Famous People Born in 1916 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 486

  • May 17 Cornelis A Eman, Aruban politician
  • May 17 John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter
  • May 20 Cornelie Coposu, politician
  • May 20 John McIntyre, theologian
  • May 20 Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, born in London (d. 2015)
  • May 20 Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
  • May 20 Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)
  • May 21 Harold Robbins, American author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Joseph Janni, producer
  • May 21 Leonard Manasseh, British architect (Rutherford School), born in Singapore (d. 2017)
  • May 21 Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)
  • May 22 Gordon Binkerd, American composer, born in Lynch, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • May 23 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • May 23 Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
  • May 24 Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
  • May 25 Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
  • May 26 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)
  • May 26 Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
  • May 27 Norman Griggs, VP (Building Society Association)
  • May 28 C Wright Mills, US sociologist (Power Elite) [or Aug 28]
  • May 28 Gerald McArthur, detective
  • May 28 Walker Percy, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 29 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), born in Lenoir, North Carolina (d.1995)
  • May 30 Joseph W Kennedy, scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium)
  • May 31 Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)
  • May 31 John Vivyan, actor (Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life)
  • May 31 Judy Campbell [Judith Mary Gamble], British actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie), born in Grantham, England (d. 2004)
  • Jun 4 Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
  • Jun 4 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes)
  • Jun 4 Robert Furchgott, Charleston South Carolina, American Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • Jun 5 Eddie Joost, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Jack Sutherland, journalist
  • Jun 5 Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)

Person of interestFrancis Crick

Jun 8 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and 1962 Nobel laureate, born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • Jun 8 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (L'imperatore di Capri), born in Salò, Lombardy, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Jun 9 Robert McNamara, American United States Secretary of Defense (1961-8), who played a major role in US escalation in Vietnam, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2009)
  • Jun 9 Robert S McNamara, US Sec of Defense (1961-68)/head (World Bank)
  • Jun 10 Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)
  • Jun 12 Irwin Allen, American director (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jun 12 Ivan Tors, Hungarian TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1983)
  • Jun 14 Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations
  • Jun 14 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, composer
  • Jun 14 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Gentlemen's Agreement, Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • Jun 15 Marshall Field IV, publisher/editor (Chic Daily News, Sunday Times)
  • Jun 16 Francis Lopez, composer
  • Jun 16 Hank Luisetti, NBA forward (1st to use a one-handed shot)
  • Jun 17 Einar Englund, composer
  • Jun 17 Victor Dalby Lord, fictional character on "One Life to Live"
  • Jun 18 John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Pat Buttram, actor (Mr Haney-Green Acres)
  • Jun 19 George Pravda, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)

  • Jun 20 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor (Once in a Lifetime)
  • Jun 20 William Balchin, geographer
  • Jun 20 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
  • Jun 21 Joe Bamford, British manufacturer and multi-millionaire, born in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England (d. 2001)
  • Jun 22 Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
  • Jun 23 Irene Worth [Hattie Abrams], American actress (Nicolas & Alexandra), born in Fairbury, Nebraska (d. 2002)
  • Jun 23 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)
  • Jun 24 John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)
  • Jun 25 Philip Toynbee, British journalist and writer (Savage Days, Barricade), born in Oxford, England (d. 1981)
  • Jun 26 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist
  • Jun 27 Arthur Walter Lucas, first Chief Restorer of the National Gallery, London, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jun 27 Hallvard Olav Johnsen, Norwegian composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Jun 29 David Donaldson, Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, born in Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Jun 29 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)

Person of interestOlivia de Havilland

Jul 1 Olivia de Havilland, American actress (All the King's Men, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gone with the Wind), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • Jul 1 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1985)
  • Jul 2 Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)
  • Jul 2 Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], actor (Ripcord, Festus - Gunsmoke), born in Lamar, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • Jul 2 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
  • Jul 4 Tokyo Rose [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], American-born Japanese propagandist (WWII), born in Los Angeles (d. 2006)
  • Jul 6 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1970)
  • Jul 7 Luc Peire, Flemish painter and graphic artist
  • Jul 7 Robert Stevens Baker, composer

Person of interestTiny Grimes

Jul 7 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes

Person of interestEdward Heath

Jul 9 Edward Heath, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1970-74), born in Broadstairs, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Jul 9 Joe Liggins, American pianist and vocalist (The Honeydripper), born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • Jul 9 Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • Jul 10 Dick Cary, American jazz musician, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Jul 11 Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
  • Jul 11 Howard Brubeck, American composer (Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra), born in Concord, California (d. 1993)
  • Jul 11 Reg Varney, English actor
  • Jul 14 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
  • Jul 14 Phyllis Stedman, politician
  • Jul 15 George Maduro, Dutch Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam), born in Willemstad, Curaçao (d. 1945)
  • Jul 16 Harold Locke, archdeacon of Loughborough
  • Jul 17 Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
  • Jul 18 Isaäc Arend Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer and Minister of Education, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Jul 18 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor, born in Leeds, England (d. 2002)
  • Jul 18 Johnny Hopp, American baseball player, born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • Jul 19 James D. Ramage, American Naval Aviator in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War, born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 2012)
  • Jul 19 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Jul 22 Hipolito Ocalia, Curacao landscape painter, born in Curaçao (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • Jul 23 Ben Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Jul 23 Ronald Ridout, English school textbook author (English Today), born in Farnham, Surrey (d. 1994)
  • Jul 24 Bob Eberly [Robert Eberle], American singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), born in Mechanicville, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jul 24 John D. MacDonald, American novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye), born in Sharon, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • Jul 25 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (d. 1989)
  • Jul 27 Amha Selassie, Crown prince of Ethiopia and son of emperor Haile Selassi, born in Harar, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Jul 27 Elbert Skippy Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • Jul 27 Keenan Wynn, American actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Jul 27 Siegfried Reda, German church musician and composer, born in Bochum, Germany (d. 1968)
  • Jul 28 David Brown, American film producer ("The Sting", "Jaws", "Cocoon"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 28 Laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 29 Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
  • Jul 29 Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
  • Jul 30 Robert van Spaendonck, Dutch resistance fighter, born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Jul 30 Dick Wilson, British-American actor, born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • Jul 31 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), born in London, England
  • Jul 31 Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer and rugby player, born in Devonport, Auckland (d. 1980)
  • Jul 31 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer, born in Ambari Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1986)
  • Aug 1 David Pollock, Viscount Hanworth, British barrister (d. 1996)
  • Aug 1 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska), born in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, Quebec, Canada (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Reginald Murley, British surgeon (President of the Royal College of Surgeons) (d. 1997)
  • Aug 3 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist, born in Badayun, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (d. 1970)
  • Aug 3 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • Aug 6 Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), born in Bormla, Malta (d. 2012)
  • Aug 6 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
  • Aug 10 John Clark, Hampton IA, actor (Graveyard of Horror)
  • Aug 11 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
  • Aug 14 Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)
  • Aug 14 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
  • Aug 15 Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer (That way Myzeqe), born in Palasë, Himara, Albania (d. 1989)
  • Aug 16 Iggy Katona, American race car driver, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Aug 17 John de Young, resistance fighter
  • Aug 18 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • Aug 19 Marie Wilson, American actress (The Story of Mankind, My Friend Irma), born in Anaheim, California (d. 1972)
  • Aug 20 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1984)
  • Aug 21 William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 22 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England
  • Aug 24 Anita V Figueredo, American physician and humanitarian, born in Costa Rica (d. 2010)
  • Aug 24 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer, born in Monaco (d. 1993)
  • Aug 24 Hal Smith, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Campbell), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • Aug 25 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Boulevard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • Aug 25 Frederick Robbins, American pediatrician and bacteriologist (Nobel 1954), born in Auburn, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • Aug 25 Van Johnson, American actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2008)
  • Aug 25 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, born in Saga District, Japan (d. 2000)
  • Aug 26 Allan Leslie Merson, historian
  • Aug 27 Martha Raye [Margaret Reed], American actress (Waikiki Wedding, Martha Raye Show), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1994)
  • Aug 27 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
  • Aug 28 C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
  • Aug 28 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, American sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 28 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)
  • Aug 29 George Montgomery, American actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination), born in Brady, Montana (d. 2000)
  • Aug 29 Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee, columnist and businessman, born in Sittard, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Aug 30 John Thoday, geneticist
  • Aug 30 Kornelis M R van der Beek, reformed vicar (Arnhem)
  • Aug 30 Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker
  • Aug 31 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • Sep 1 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner
  • Sep 2 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player (141 US tennis titles), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 2 Penny Santon [Pierina Burlando], American actress (Fletch, Roll Out, Matt Houston), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Sep 4 Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet)
  • Sep 5 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Sep 5 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2002)
  • Sep 6 Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, English landowner
  • Sep 10 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician

Person of interestEd Sabol

Sep 11 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • Sep 12 Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver, born in Tinley Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

Person of interestRoald Dahl

Sep 13 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1990)

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • Sep 13 Dick Haymes, Argentine vocalist (d. 1980)
  • Sep 14 Eric Bentley, England, critic/writer (In Search of Theater)
  • Sep 15 Margaret Lockwood, British actress (Cast a Dark Shadow, The Lady Vanishes), born in Karachi, India (d. 1990)
  • Sep 16 Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)
  • Sep 16 Willem Noordhoek, photographer
  • Sep 16 M.S. [Madurai Shanmukhavadivu] Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1st singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna), born in Madurai, Madras Presidency (d. 2004)
  • Sep 16 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
  • Sep 16 Julius B. Richmond, 12th US Surgeon General (1977-81) created Head Start program, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Sep 17 Mary Stewart, British sci-fi author (Crystal Cave), born in Sunderland, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 17 Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)
  • Sep 17 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (electronics) who invented the over-the-horizon radar that could detect objects thousands of miles away and peer around the Earth's curvature, born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • Sep 18 John J Rhodes, (Rep-R-Az)
  • Sep 18 Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (Final Justice, South Pacific, The Barefoot Contessa), born in Bolognia, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Sep 18 Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989)
  • Sep 21 Jagernath Lachmon, premier Suriname
  • Sep 21 Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003)

Person of interestAldo Moro

Sep 23 Aldo Moro, Italian Prime Minister (1963-68 and 1974-76), born in Maglie, Italy (d. 1978)

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • Sep 24 John Lapsley, British air marshal
  • Sep 25 Tolia Nikiprowetzsy, composer
  • Sep 27 Samuel S Stratton, (Rep-D-NY, 1959- )
  • Sep 27 Frank Handlen, American artist
  • Sep 28 Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)

Person of interestPeter Finch

Sep 28 Peter Finch, actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe), born in London, England

  • Sep 29 Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist
  • Sep 29 Minao Shibata, composer
  • Oct 1 Tibor Reich, textile designer
  • Oct 3 Angeles Alvarino Deleira, biologist/oceanographer/writer

Person of interestJames Herriot

Oct 3 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], English veterinarian and novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), born in Sunderland, County Durham (d. 1995)

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • Oct 3 Shelby Storck, American television producer (d. 1969)
  • Oct 4 Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer
  • Oct 4 George Sidney, American film director (d. 2002)
  • Oct 5 Douglas Ranger, surgeon
  • Oct 6 Tommy Lawton, footballer
  • Oct 7 Walt W Rostow, American economist (Politics & Stages of Growth), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 8 Spark Matsunaga, United States Senator from Hawaii (1977-90), born in Kukuiula, Hawaii (d. 1990)
  • Oct 10 Benson Fong, actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1987)
  • Oct 10 Scott Huston, composer
  • Oct 12 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1994)