Famous Birthdays on January 16

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 223

  • 1245 Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
  • 1409 René I of Naples (d. 1480)
  • 1477 Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
  • 1501 Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
  • 1587 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
  • 1616 François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
  • 1626 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)
  • 1634 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
  • 1672 Francesco Mancini, composer
  • 1675 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)
  • 1697 Richard Savage, English poet and playwright (d. 1743) date not proven
  • 1728 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
  • 1749 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
  • 1757 Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
  • 1804 Karl August Krebs, composer
  • 1807 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)
  • 1815 Adolph Trube, composer
  • 1815 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, American expert in military studies and Major General (Union Army), born in Oneida County, New York (d. 1872)
  • 1834 Albert Lindley Lee, American lawyer, Kansas State Supreme Court Judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Fulton, New York (d. 1907)
  • 1836 King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
  • 1837 James Phillip Simms, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • 1838 Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
  • 1844 Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)

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1853 Andre Michelin, French industrialist,tire manufacturer (Michelin) and publisher of the Michelin Guide, born in Paris (d. 1931)

Industrialist André Michelin
Industrialist
André Michelin
  • 1853 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, British actor and theatre director (Kathleen), born in London, England (d. 1937)
  • 1853 Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
  • 1853 Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
  • 1864 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), born near Yuba City, California (d. 1922)
  • 1868 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer
  • 1870 Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
  • 1872 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), born in Stevenage Hertfordshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1872 Henri-Paul Busser, composer
  • 1873 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
  • 1874 Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
  • 1875 Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
  • 1878 Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1947)
  • 1878 Robert Garbe, German poet (Gorniek)
  • 1885 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)
  • 1885 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
  • 1887 John Hamilton, American actor (Superman), born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1958)
  • 1888 Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)
  • 1890 Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
  • 1890 Lloyd Bacon, US actor (Charlie Chaplin), born in San Jose, California (d. 1955)
  • 1893 Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
  • 1894 Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
  • 1894 Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
  • 1895 Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • 1896 Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1897 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
  • 1898 Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • 1898 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)

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1901 Fulgencio Batista, Dictator and President of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59), born in Banes, Cuba (d. 1973)

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 1901 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924)
  • 1902 Evelyn Danzig [Levine], American composer (Scarlet Ribbons), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Max Vredenburg, composer
  • 1905 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • 1906 Clement Greenberg, art critic
  • 1906 Diana Wynyard, British actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1907 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
  • 1907 Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
  • 1908 Ethel Merman, American stage and screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam), born in Queens, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1908 Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
  • 1910 David McCampbell, US Navy captain, fighter pilot, and Medal of Honor recipient (WW II, Pacific theatre, downed 34 Japanese planes), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
  • 1911 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1911 Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Franz Tumler, Austrian author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • 1914 Roger Aubert, Belgian church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • 1914 Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
  • 1916 Frederick Stewart, British geologist
  • 1917 Buddy Lester, actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1917 Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
  • 1918 Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)
  • 1920 Elliott Reid, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Martin Stokken, Norwegian nordic relay (Olympic silver 1952)
  • 1923 Roy Lanham, Western guitar player (Sons of the Pioneers), born in Corbin Kentucky
  • 1923 Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
  • 1923 Gene Feist, American stage actor and producer
  • 1923 Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo)
  • 1926 John "Jack" Layden, local politician
  • 1928 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1928 John William Fozard, aircraft designer
  • 1928 William Kennedy, US writer
  • 1928 Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • 1929 Francesco Scavullo, celebrity photographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1929 Tage Nielsen, composer
  • 1930 Norman Podhoretz, author/editor (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist
  • 1931 Johannes Rau, German politician (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1932 Jim Berry, cartoonist (Berry's World)
  • 1933 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3)

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1933 Susan Sontag, American author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag
  • 1934 Bill Alexander, (Rep-D-AR, 1969- )
  • 1934 Marilyn Horne, Bradford, Pa, mezzo-soprano
  • 1934 Richard Wernick, composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1935 A. J. Foyt, American racing driver (Indy 500 - 1961, 64, 67 & 77), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1936 Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Show), born in Glasgow (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • 1937 Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
  • 1937 Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • 1937 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1938 Michael Pataki, actor (Get Christie Love), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1938 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • 1941 Christine Janes, tennis player
  • 1941 Richard Bohringer, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France
  • 1942 Barbara Lynn, US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing),
  • 1942 Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker (Dr Hook)
  • 1942 Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
  • 1942 William Francis, rocker
  • 1942 René Angélil, Canadian music executive
  • 1943 Brian Ferneyhough, composer
  • 1943 Gavin Bryars, composer
  • 1943 Ronnie Milsap, American country singer (Legend in My Time), born in Robbinsville, North Carolina
  • 1944 Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
  • 1944 Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill)
  • 1945 Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
  • 1946 Michael L Coats, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1947 Georgette Mosbacher, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
  • 1947 Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)
  • 1947 Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Harvey Proctor, British politician
  • 1948 Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
  • 1948 Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1948 Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player

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1948 John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • 1948 Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
  • 1948 Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
  • 1949 Caroline Munro, Windsor, Berkshire, English actress, model (The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac) [or 12/16]
  • 1950 Debbie Allen, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950 Jesse Dizon, American actor, born in Oceanside, California
  • 1950 Brian Castro, Australian author, born in Hong Kong
  • 1950 Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
  • 1951 Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 1952 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1952 Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
  • 1952 King Fuad II of Egypt (1952-53), last King of Egypt, born in Cairo
  • 1953 Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
  • 1955 Jerry M Linenger, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • 1956 Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
  • 1956 Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
  • 1956 Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
  • 1956 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1956 Saadeddine Othmani, Moroccan politician and Prime Minister of Morocco (2017-present), born in Inezgane, Morocco
  • 1958 Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer
  • 1958 Lena Ek, Swedish politician
  • 1959 Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
  • 1959 Sade, Nigerian-born singer
  • 1960 Richard Elliot, Scottish-born American jazz saxophonist (When a Man Loves a Woman cover), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1961 Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)
  • 1961 Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
  • 1962 Jan Koster, Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool)
  • 1962 Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
  • 1962 Paul Webb, rocker (TalkTalk)
  • 1962 Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician
  • 1962 Maxine Jones, American R&B singer (En Vogue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1963 James May, English television presenter
  • 1964 Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
  • 1964 Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
  • 1964 Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
  • 1966 Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)
  • 1966 Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
  • 1967 Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1968 David Chokachi, actor (Baywatch)
  • 1969 Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Roy Jones, Light-MW boxer (Olympic silver 1988), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1970 Don MacLean, NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Ron Villone, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1970 Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
  • 1971 Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
  • 1971 Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1971 Scott Williams, Orange California, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Sergei Bruguera, Spanish tennis star
  • 1971 Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1972 Desiree Leipham, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1972 Joe Horn, Tupelo, Mississippi, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Lee McIntyre, Peak Hill Aust, golfer (T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ)
  • 1972 Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor
  • 1972 Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner
  • 1972 Richard T. Jones, American actor
  • 1972 Greg Page, Australian musician and actor
  • 1973 Josie Davis, American actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19], born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1973 Josie Davis, American actress (Two and a Half Men, Sonny), born in Los Angeles, California

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1974 Kate Moss, English model, born in Croydon, England

Supermodel Kate Moss
Supermodel
Kate Moss
  • 1975 Greg Strause, American visual effects creator
  • 1975 Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress