Famous People Born in 1916

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 509

  • Jan 1 Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • Jan 1 Murray Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey centre and NCAA coach (Detroit Red Wings; coach University of Denver 1956-77, 5 NCAA C'ships), born in Manor, Saskatchewan (d. 2010)
  • Jan 3 Antonio Estévez, Venezuelan composer and conductor (Cantata Criolla), born in Calabozo, Guárico, Venezuela (d. 1988)
  • Jan 3 Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • Jan 3 Elizabeth "Betty" Furness, American actress, journalist and consumer activist (Dangerous Corner, Studio 1), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jan 3 Fred Haas, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1953), born in Portland, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • Jan 3 Maxene Andrews, American pop and sing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Jan 4 Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter, born in Terschelling, the Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Jan 4 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (Peyton Place), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Jan 4 Robert Parrish, American film director (Casino Royale), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • Jan 6 David Bruce [Marden Andrew McBroom], American actor (The Mad Ghoul, Flying Tigers), born in Kankakee, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • Jan 6 Philip Bezanson, American composer, born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • Jan 6 Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist, born in Armadale, Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jan 7 Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), born in Forkland, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu (d. 1989)
  • Jan 7 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch road and track cyclist (World Champion Track Pursuit 1948), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Jan 7 Paul Keres, Estonian and Soviet chess grandmaster (1950), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1975)
  • Jan 9 Alain Bernardin, French impresario (Crazy Horse Saloon), born in Dijon, France (d. 1994)
  • Jan 9 Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker, born in Streatham, London (d. 2004)
  • Jan 9 Vic Mizzy, American composer (Green Acres and The Addams Family themes), and bandleader, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jan 10 Bob Hamilton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1944), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1990)
  • Jan 10 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Wilcox, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Jan 10 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist & Nobel laureate, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • Jan 11 Bernard Blier, French character actor (Les Miserables; Women & War), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1989)
  • Jan 11 Jimmy Quillen, American politician (Rep-R-TN, 1963-97), born in Scott County, Virginia (d. 2003)
  • Jan 12 House Peters Jr., American actor (King of the Rocket Man), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jan 12 Jay McShann, American jazz pianist & bandleader, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2006)

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha (1916-2006)

Jan 12 South African politician (President of South Africa, 1984-89; Prime Minister, 1977-84), born in Paul Roux, Orange Free State Province, South Africa

  • Jan 12 William Pleeth, British cellist and teacher (of Jacqueline du Pré), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • Jan 13 Bella Lewitsky, American modern dance choreographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13 Osa Massen [Aase Madsen Iversen], Dutch actress (Jack London, Rocketship X-M), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2006)
  • Jan 14 John Oliver Killens, American writer, born in Macon, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • Jan 15 Mikki Doyle, American journalist & editor, born in New York (d. 1995)
  • Jan 16 Frederick Stewart, Scottish geologist, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2001)
  • Jan 17 Joel Herron, American orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Jan 18 James Crow, American geneticist & educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jan 19 Roh Ogura, Japanese composer and writer, born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan (d. 1990)
  • Jan 20 Alex Nicol, American actor (The Screaming Skull, Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jan 20 Johan Adolf Pengel, Surinamese politician (Prime Minister, 1963-69), born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1970)
  • Jan 20 Walter Bartley, English biochemist, born in Brighton, London (d. 1994)
  • Jan 21 (James Woodie) J.W. Alexander, American gospel and soul music songwriter, singer, and producer (Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, Solomon Burke), born in Hamilton, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Jan 22 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • Jan 22 Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), born in Angers, France (d. 2013)
  • Jan 23 Airey Neave, British soldier & politician, born in Knightsbridge, London (d. 1979)
  • Jan 23 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist best known for his war photography, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Jan 24 Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster, born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Jan 24 John Corner, British mathematician, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 24 Marvin Creamer, American mariner, 1st recorded person to sail around the world without navigational instruments, born near Vineland, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Jan 24 Vic Stollmeyer, West Indian cricket batsman (1 Test, 1 x 50, HS 96; Trinidad & Tobago), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad (d. 1999)
  • Jan 24 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • Jan 26 Lothar Jensch, German medical doctor, and composer, born in Höchst, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Jan 28 Peter Crossley-Holland, British composer, ethnomusicologist, and educator (UCLA, 1969-83), born in London (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 Barbara Skelton, English writer, memoirist, and socialite (mistress to King Farouk), born in Taplow, England (d. 1996)
  • Jan 29 Kyra Vayne [Knopmuss], English stage and opera soprano, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 2001)
  • Jan 31 Ciro Kroon, Curaçao politician (Premier of Dutch Antilles 1968-69), born in Curaçao (d. 2001)
  • Jan 31 Frank Parker, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • Jan 31 Violet Cane, British statistician (d. 2008)
  • Feb 1 Bruce Gordon, American actor (The Untouchables), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • Feb 1 Gordon Hobday, English scientist (developed penicillin with Alexander Fleming, worked on Ibuprofen), born in New Sawley, Derbyshire (d. 2015)
  • Feb 2 Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
  • Feb 4 Colin Morris, British playwright and documentary filmmaker (d. 1996)
  • Feb 4 David Vassall Cox, British composer ("Lillibullero"), born in Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet, England in (d. 1997)
  • Feb 4 Gavin Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 4 Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
  • Feb 6 John Crank, British mathematician, born in Hindley, United Kingdom (d. 2006)
  • Feb 8 Betty Field, American actress (Of Mice and Men, Kings Row, Bus Stop), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • Feb 9 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 10 Edward R. Roybal, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-93), born in Pecos, New Mexico (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Oscar "TV Slim" Wills, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Flatfoot Sam"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1969)
  • Feb 11 Bernice Neugarten, American physiologist (work on psychology of aging), born in Norfolk, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • Feb 12 Joseph L Alioto, American politician (Mayor-San Francisco), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 12 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode), born in Győr, Danube Monarchy (now Hungary) (d. 1969)
  • Feb 13 James Griffith, American actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • Feb 13 John Reed, British comic actor and singer (Gilbert & Sullivan; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 1951-79), born in Close House, Durham, England (d. 2010)
  • Feb 14 Edward Platt, American actor (Get Smart - "The Chief"; North By Northwest), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1974)
  • Feb 14 Marcel Bigeard, French general (WWII, First Indochina War, Algerian War), born in Toul, France (d. 2010)
  • Feb 14 Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese film director and screenwriter (Joi-uchi), born in Otaru, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Feb 14 Wawrzyniec Żuławski, Polish composer, born in Zakopane, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • Feb 15 Ian Ballantine, American publisher (Ballantine Books), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Feb 15 Mary Jane Croft, American actress (Our Miss Brooks: The Lucy Show), born in Muncie, Indiana (d. 1999)
  • Feb 15 Ronnie Aldrich, British easy listening and jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, born in Erith, Kent, England (d. 1993)
  • Feb 16 Bill Doggett, American jazz and blues Hammond B-3 organist ("Honky Tonk"; "Funky Whistler"), pianist and arranger (The Inkspots; Ella Fitzgerald), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 16 Charlie Fowlkes, American baritone saxophonist (Count Basie Orchestra, 1953-80), born in New York City (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and English rugby union winger (4 caps; Leicester Tigers RUFC, Oxford Uni RFC), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1940)
  • Feb 17 Don Tallon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (21 Tests, 58 dismissals, 2 x 50s; Queensland CA), born in Bundaberg, Australia (d. 1984)
  • Feb 17 Raf Vallone, Italian actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon), born in Tropea, Italy (d. 2002)
  • Feb 17 Vivian McGrath, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1937), born in Merrendee, Australia (d. 1978)
  • Feb 18 Betty Gathergood, British curator (Dr. Johnson's House), born in the United States (d. 1996) [1]
  • Feb 18 Jean Drapeau, Canadian politician (Mayor of Montreal 1954-57, 1960-86), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1999)

Eddie ArcaroEddie Arcaro (1916-1997)

Feb 19 American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Feb 20 Julius Juzeliūnas, Lithuanian composer and organist (The Game), born in Čepolė, Lithuania (d. 2001)
  • Feb 23 George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1952), born in Melville, Saskatchewan (d. 1996)
  • Feb 23 Martindale Sidwell, English organist and conductor, born in Little Packington, England (d. 1998)
  • Feb 25 Ralph Baldwin, Canadian harness driver and trainer (11 major world records; Hambletonian Stakes 1963, 73), born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan (d. 1982)
  • Feb 25 Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)

Jackie GleasonJackie Gleason (1916-1987)

Feb 26 American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Feb 26 Mordecai Seter, Israeli composer, born in Novorossiysk, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Feb 26 Ross Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, 2 x 50; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1942)
  • Feb 28 Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist, known as "The Fiddling Viking" (The Swe-Danes), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2017)
  • Mar 1 Bing Devine, American MLB executive (St. Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Mar 2 Bernard George Stevens, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1983)
  • Mar 4 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 2000)
  • Mar 4 Hans Eysenck, German-born British psychologist (most frequently cited living psychologist), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Mar 5 Ian Parrott, British-Welsh composer (The Black Ram), born in Streatham, England (d. 2012)
  • Mar 6 George "Red" Callender, American jazz and session string bass and tuba player, born in Haynesville, Virginia (d. 1982)
  • Mar 6 Rochelle Hudson, American actress (Les Misérables, Imitation of Life, That's My Boy), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • Mar 8 John W. Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer, born in Newburgh, Indiana (d. 2004)
  • Mar 8 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Mar 10 Manuel "Manny" Greenhill, American record producer and manager (d. 1996)
  • Mar 10 Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), born in Rochford, England (d. 1996)
  • Mar 11 Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson (1916-1995)

Mar 11 British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), born in Huddersfield, England

  • Mar 13 Ina Ray Hutton [Odessa Cowan], American singer and big band bandleader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Mar 13 Jacque Fresco, American industrial designer and founder of the Venus Project, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Mar 13 Lindy Boggs (née Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne), American politician (US Representative from Louisiana, 1973-97), and diplomat, born in New Roads, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Mar 14 Horton Foote, American playwright and screenwriter (screenplay - To Kill a Mocking Bird, Pulitzer for play The Young Man From Atlanta), born in Wharton, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Mar 14 Rodolfo Hoyos {Jr}, Mexican-American actor (The Brave One; Viva Valdez -"Luis"), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1983)
  • Mar 15 Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • Mar 15 Geert Lubberhuizen, Dutch publisher (Busy Bee), born in Schoten, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • Mar 15 Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, born in Albany, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • Mar 16 Lloyd McBride, American labor leader (President of United Steelworkers), born in Farmington, Missouri (d. 1983) [1]
  • Mar 16 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (All the King's Men, The Exorcist, Giant), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Mar 17 David Stafford-Clark, English psychiatrist, born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1999)
  • Mar 17 Ray Ellington [Henry Pitts Brown], British drummer, bandleader, and singer (The Goon Show), born in Kensington, England (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18 Jody Gilbert, American actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1979)
  • Mar 18 Louis Toebosch, Dutch composer, born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • Mar 19 Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
  • Mar 19 Irving Wallace, American author (People's Almanac, The Man), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Mar 20 Pierre Messmer, French politician (Prime Minister of France 1972-74 under Georges Pompidou), born in Vincennes, France (d. 2007)
  • Mar 22 George Wyle [Bernard Weissman], American composer (The Ballad of Gilligan's Island"; "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), and orchestra leader (The Flip Wilson Show), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • Mar 23 (Rebert) R. H. Harris, American gospel singer (The Soul Stirrers), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2000)
  • Mar 24 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 25 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1995)
  • Mar 26 Bill Edrich, English cricket all-rounder (39 Tests, 6 x 100, HS 219no, 41 wickets; MCC, Middlesex CCC), born in Lingwood, England (d. 1986)
  • Mar 26 Christian B. Anfinsen, American chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972), born in Monessen, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Mar 26 Mort Abrahams, American producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes), born in New York (d. 2009)
  • Mar 26 Sterling Hayden, American actor (Dr Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra), born in Upper Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • Mar 26 Vic Schoen, American arranger, composer, and orchestra leader (The Andrews Sisters: Dinah Shore; Patti Page), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2000)

Eugene McCarthyEugene McCarthy (1916-2005)

Mar 29 American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, born in Watkins, Minnesota

  • Mar 29 John Paul, British colonial administrator, Governor-General (Bahamas), born in Weymouth, Dorset (d. 2004)
  • Mar 31 John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (d. 1979)
  • Mar 31 Lucille Bliss, American voice actress (Cinderella, The Secret of NIMH), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Mar 31 Tommy Bolt, American golfer (US Open 1958), born in Haworth, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • Apr 3 Herb Caen, American columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1997)
  • Apr 3 Ken Kersey, Canadian jazz pianist, and composer ("Boogie Woogie Cocktail"), born in Harrow, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • Apr 4 David White, American actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1990)
  • Apr 4 Mickey Owen, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Nixa, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • Apr 4 Nikola Ljubičić, President of the Presidency of Serbia (1982-84) and Communist politician, born in Karan, Užice, Kingdom of Serbia (d. 2005)
  • Apr 5 Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn [Margaret Rosalind Delacourt-Smith], British Labour politician, born in Newport, Wales (d. 2010)
  • Apr 5 Bernard Baily, American comic artist (co-creator of DC Comics), born in New York (d. 1996)

Gregory PeckGregory Peck (1916-2003)

Apr 5 American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), born in San Diego, California

  • Apr 7 Anthony Caruso, American actor (d. 2003)
  • Apr 9 Julian Dash, American swing jazz tenor saxophonist, and composer ("Tuxedo Junction"), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1974)
  • Apr 10 Alfie Bass [Abraham Basalinsky], British actor (Moonraker; Are You Being Served), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • Apr 11 Alberto E Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1983)
  • Apr 11 Dan Fortmann, American College/Pro Football HOF guard (3 × NFL C'ship 1940, 41, 43 Chicago Bears; 6 × First-team All-Pro; 3 × Pro Bowl), born in Pearl River, New York (d. 1995)
  • Apr 11 Howard W. Koch, American producer and director (Frankenstein, Airplane II), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Apr 12 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (human consciousness), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Apr 12 Beverly Cleary, American Newberry Medal winning writer of children's and young adult fiction (Ramona series, 1955-99), born in McMinnville, Oregon (d. 2021)
  • Apr 12 Brian Connell, British writer and broadcaster, born in Hertford (d. 1999)
  • Apr 13 Phyllis Fraser [Helen Brown Nichols], American actress, journalist, and co-founder of Beginner Books, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Apr 14 C. R. Rangachari, Indian cricketer (India 1947-48), born in Mammandur, British India (d. 1993)
  • Apr 14 Denis ApIvor, British composer, born in Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland (d. 2004)
  • Apr 14 Emerson Buckley, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Apr 15 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman and heir to the Bloomingdale's department store, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Apr 17 Ryoei Saito, Japanese businessman (Daishowa Paper Manufacturing), born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 1996)

Sirimavo BandaranaikeSirimavo Bandaranaike (1916-2000)

Apr 17 Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960-65, 1970-77 and 1994-2000) and 1st female head of state, born in Ratnapura, British Ceylon

  • Apr 21 Sidney Clute, American actor (Lou Grant; Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Apr 22 Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, (Béla Bartók's Sonata), conductor and teacher, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Apr 22 Yvette Lundy, French resistance fighter during WWII, born in Oger, France (d. 2019)
  • Apr 23 Bud Wilkinson, American college football coach (Oklahoma), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1994)

Lou TheszLou Thesz (1916-2002)

Apr 24 American professional wrestler, born in Banat, Michigan

  • Apr 24 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 25 Jerry Barber, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1961), born in Woodson, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Apr 25 Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, 1954-72), and composer, born in Mexico City (d. 2014)
  • Apr 26 (Arnoldus) Arnold van Wyk, South African concert pianist and composer (Nagmusiek - Night Music), born in Calvinia, Cape Province, Union of South Africa (d. 1983)
  • Apr 26 Morris West, Australian novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman), born in St Kilda, Victoria (d. 1999)
  • Apr 26 Vic Perrin, American radio and television actor (Dragnet), and screenwriter (Gunsmoke), born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • Apr 26 Virgil Trucks, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1945 Detroit Tigers; MLB All Star 1949, 54), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 Werner Bischof, Swiss photographer (Magnum), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1954)

Enos SlaughterEnos Slaughter (1916-2002)

Apr 27 American Baseball HOF right fielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 46, 56, 58; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Roxboro, North Carolina

  • Apr 27 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1964)
  • Apr 28 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian auto-designer (Lamborghini), born in Cento, Ferrara (d. 1993)

Claude ShannonClaude Shannon (1916-2001)

Apr 30 American mathematician and information theorist (A Mathematical Theory of Communication), born in Petoskey, Michigan

  • Apr 30 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), born in Red Bluff, California (d. 1999)
  • May 1 Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway), born in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • May 3 Henry B. González, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1961-99), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor, born in Saint-Flavien, Quebec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • May 3 Pierre Emmanuel [Noël Mathieu], French poet (Sodome), born in Gan, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 1984)
  • May 4 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • May 4 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, American jazz drummer, born in Huntington, New York (d. 1994)
  • May 5 Zail Singh, Indian politician (7th President of India 1982-87), born in Sandhwan, British India (d. 1994)
  • May 7 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire (d. 1986)
  • May 8 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • May 8 Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
  • May 9 Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, born in Sawbridgeworth, England (d. 1996)
  • May 9 Douglas Guest, British organist, choir master (Westminster Abbey, 1963-81), conductor, and composer (For the Fallen), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1996) [1]
  • May 10 Milton Babbitt, American mathematician, composer of serial and electronic music (Correspondences), and teacher (Princeton; Juilliard), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • May 11 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Padrón, La Coruña (d. 2002)
  • May 12 Ellis Kohs, American composer (Lohiau and Hiiaka), educator, and musicologist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)

About 1916

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Feb 14, 1915 - Feb 2, 1916),
Dragon (Feb 3, 1916 - Jan 22, 1917)