Famous Birthdays on July 16

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  • 1194 Saint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies (the Poor Clares), born in Assisi, Italy (d. 1253)
  • 1571 Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1633)
  • 1611 Archduchess Cecilia Renata of Austria, Queen of Poland, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1644)
  • 1714 Marc René, Marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer, born in Angoulême, France (d. 1800)
  • 1715 Charles de Rohan, Prince de Soubise, Marshal of France, born in Paris (d. 1787)
  • 1722 Joseph Wilton, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey), born in London (d. 1803)
  • 1723 Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), born in Plympton, Devon, England (d. 1792)
  • 1725 Georg Simon Löhlein, German pianist and composer, born in Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany (d. 1781)
  • 1728 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1803)
  • 1746 Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (found 1st asteroid-Ceres), born in Ponte in Valtellina, Italy (d. 1826)
  • 1796 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1875)

Person of interestMary Baker Eddy

1821 Mary Baker Eddy, American founder of Christian Science (Science & Health), born in Bow, New Hampshire (d. 1910)

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • 1822 Luigi Arditi, Italian violinist and composer, born in Crescentino, Italy (d. 1903)
  • 1823 James Isham Gilbert, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1884)
  • 1829 Robert Brown Potter, American lawyer and Major General (Union Army), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1834 Carlo Angeloni, Italian composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1901)

  • 1834 Peter Leyten, Bishop of Breda (1885-1914) (d. 1914)
  • 1839 Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1910)
  • 1848 Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Lexicon of Music), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1933)
  • 1855 Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer (d. 1923)
  • 1858 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège (d. 1931)
  • 1860 Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist, born in Randers, Denmark (d. 1943)
  • 1862 Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, American journalist and civil rights activist, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi (d. 1931)
  • 1865 George A. Birmingham, Irish clergyman and novelist, born in Belfast (d. 1950)
  • 1870 Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer, born in Clontarf, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 1956)

Person of interestRoald Amundsen

1872 Roald Amundsen, Norwegian polar explorer who led the 1st expedition to the South Pole, born in Borge, Østfold, Norway (d. 1928)

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • 1877 Béla Schick, Hungarian-American paediatrician (Schick test), born in Balatonboglár, Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1882 Edward Earle, Canadian actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)
  • 1882 Felix Locher, Swiss actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), born in Berne, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • 1884 Anna Vyrubova, Russian lady-in-waiting, the best friend and confidante of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna, born in Oranienbaum, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1887 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
  • 1888 Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • 1888 Percy Kilbride, American actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)
  • 1889 Larry Semon, American comedian and director (The Wizard of Oz), born in West Point, Mississippi (d. 1928)
  • 1896 Maurits Dekker, Dutch writer (Merkteken), born in Amsterdam (d. 1962)
  • 1896 Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician and 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (1946-52), born in Oslo (d. 1968)
  • 1896 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German human biologist and Nazi physician, born in Wildeck, German Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1899 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female district attorney (NY), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1902 Mary Philbin, American actress (Phantom of the Opera), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1902 Alexander Luria, Russian neuropsychologist (Higher Cortical Functions in Man), born in Kazan, Russian Empire (d. 1977)

  • 1903 Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1971)
  • 1904 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (Beatitudines), born in Zagarolo, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1904 Leo Joseph Suenens, Belgian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), born in Vienna, Georgia (d. 2006)
  • 1907 Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (Dynasty II, Big Valley, Thorn Birds), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Person of interestOrville Redenbacher

1907 Orville Redenbacher, American popcorn magnate (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn), born in Brazil, Indiana (d. 1995)

Businessman Orville Redenbacher
Businessman
Orville Redenbacher
  • 1907 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (Ding Dong School), born in Ottawa, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Aruna Asaf Ali, Indian independence activist and politician (first Mayor of Delhi), born in Kalka, Punjab, British India (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Maurice Adams, British surgeon and rear admiral
  • 1909 Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, Canon of Windsor and moral theologian (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Teddy [John Edward] Buckner, American trumpeter (Dixieland music), born in Sherman, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's), born in Grenfell, New South Wales (d. 1968)

Person of interestGinger Rogers

1911 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1911 Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1912 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1912 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Hugh Ford, British mechanic engineer, born in Northampton, England (d. 2010)
  • 1913 Peter Van Eyck [Götz von Eick], German actor (The Longest Day, The Wages of Fear), born in Steinwehr, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1915 Barnard Hughes, American actor (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends), born in Bedford Hills, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1915 Annie Llewelyn-Davies, Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, British Labour Party politician, born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Edward Miller, British historian and Master (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge), born in Acklington Park, Warkworth, Northumberland (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Harold Locke, archdeacon of Loughborough
  • 1917 William Bishop, American actor (Black Eagle, Adventures in Silverado, It's a Great Life), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1918 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor [Okey Ka Fairy Ko!], born in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippine Islands (d. 1989)
  • 1918 George Mueller, NASA Systems Engineer (managed 1969 Moon landing), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Choi Kyu-hah, President of South Korea, born in Wŏnju, South Korea (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal and female camp guard at Ravensbrück and Majdanek concentration camps, born in Vienna, Republic of German-Austria (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Bernard W. Rogers, United States Army general who served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, born in Fairview, Kansas (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Reg Prentice, British government minister, born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Chris Argyris, American business theorist and educator, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Phillip Pine, American actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Cal Tjader, American Latin jazz musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • 1926 Brian Howard, deputy chairman (Marks & Spencer), born in Blackpool, England (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Philip Randle, British biochemist (Randle cycle), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927 John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office and judge at the European Court of Human Rights, born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1927 John Warr, English cricket bowler (avg 281) and president (MCC), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Shirley Hughes, English author and illustrator (Dogger), born in West Kirby, England
  • 1928 Bella Davidovich, Jewish Soviet-American pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel), born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 1928 James Kilfedder, Northern Ireland unionist politician, born in Kinlough, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Ray Thornton, American politician (Democratic U.S. Representative for Arkansas), born in Conway, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Robert Sheckley, American sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap),born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, born in Copenhagen (d. 1993)
  • 1929 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • 1930 John Everett Watts, American composer, born in Maryville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • 1930 Michael Bilirakis, American politician, Republican U.S. House of Representatives from Florida, born in Tarpon Springs, Florida
  • 1931 Lady Caroline Blackwood, British journalist and writer (The Last of the Duchess), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1932 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Milly Vitale, Italian actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1932 Dick [Richard Lewis] Thornburgh, 76th United States Attorney General (1988-91) and 41st Governor of Pennsylvania, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1932 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), born in Overton, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops), born in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1934 Donald Payne, New Jersey Congressman (1989-2012), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Tom Rosenthal, British publisher and broadcaster, born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1936 Buddy Merrill, American guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Torrey, Utah
  • 1936 Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 1937 Richard Bryan, American attorney and politician (25th Governor of Nevada), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Corin Redgrave, Brtish actor (Excalibur, A Man For All Seasons), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1939 Marion Pitt, social worker/writer
  • 1939 Mary Parkinson, British broadcaster, born in Doncaster, West Riding
  • 1939 William Bell, American singer (Tryin' to Love Two), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1939 Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director, born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1939 Denise LaSalle [Ora Denise Allen], American blues and R&B singer recognized as the "Queen of the Blues" (Trapped by a Thing Called Love), born in Leflore County, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers), born in Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2003)

  • 1941 George Young, Baron Young of Cookham, British minister of housing & planning, born in Oxford, England
  • 1941 Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1941 Jan Krajenbrink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Oostwold, Netherlands
  • 1941 Mišo Kovač, Croatian musician (Mojoj vjernoj publici), born in Tribunj, Croatia
  • 1942 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites), born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica (d. 2006)
  • 1942 Frank Field, British Labour politician, born in Edmonton, Middlesex

Person of interestMargaret Smith Court

1942 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis star (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court

Person of interestJimmy Johnson

1943 Jimmy Johnson, American NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins), born in Port Arthur, Texas

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1943 Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker
  • 1943 Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet and novelist (Pentagonia), born in Aguas Claras, Holguín Province, Cuba (d. 1990)
  • 1944 Thomas Boggs, American rock drummer (Box Tops), born in Wynne, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • 1945 Barry Dudleston, English cricketer and cricket umpire, born in Bebington, Cheshire
  • 1945 Diana Warwick, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe, Labour member of the House of Lords
  • 1945 Jos Stelling, Dutch film director (Pointsman), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1946 Barbara Lee, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1946 Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Ron Yary, American football player (Minnesota Vikings), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 John Hollins, British retired footballer, born in Guildford, Surrey
  • 1947 Roelof Petrus Meyer, South African under minister of Law & Order etc, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1947 Alexis Herman, American politician (23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1947 Assata Shakur, American activist Black Liberation Army) and wanted by FBI, born in Queens, New York
  • 1948 Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli-American violinist (Leventritt 1967), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1948 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor, born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1949 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist and vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1949 Cyndy Garvey, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • 1950 Camille Saviola, American actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1950 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel and cosmonaut, born in Tyumen, Russia
  • 1950 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Pierre Paradis, Quebec politician ( Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), born in Bedford, Quebec
  • 1950 Dennis Priestley, English darts player, born in Mexborough, England
  • 1951 Esther Friesner, American sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Lorraine Chase, English actress and model (Lame Ducks, Love & Bullets), born in Deptford, England
  • 1951 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist, born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • 1952 Phil Carrick, English cricketer (Yorkshire County Cricket Club), born in Armley, Yorkshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1952 Stewart Copeland, American drummer (The Police-Roxanne), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1952 Robert David Steele, American activist and former CIA officer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Philece Sampler, American actress (Donna Love-Another World), born in San Angelo, Texas
  • 1953 Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Jeanette Mott Oxford, American activist and politician, born in Eldorado, Illinois

  • 1956 Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York
  • 1957 Alan Donnelly, British Labour Party politician, born in Jarrow, England
  • 1957 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1957 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer (Igra Na Chuzhom Pole), born in Lviv, Ukraine

Person of interestMichael Flatley

1958 Michael Flatley, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance), born in Chicago, Illinois

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • 1958 Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist, born in Monaco
  • 1958 Mike Rogers, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1959 Gerd Wessig, East German high jumper (1st male to set high jump world record at Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow), born in Lübz, Germany
  • 1959 Gary Anderson, NFL placekicker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Parys, Orange Free State, South Africa
  • 1959 Doug Herzog, American television executive (Viacom Music and Entertainment Group), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1960 Eus van Someren, Dutch pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw), born in Beverwijk, Netherlands
  • 1960 Gisela Beyer, German discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
  • 1960 Terry Pendleton, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Leila Kenzle, American actress (Mad About You, Identity), born in Long Island, New York

Person of interestMikael Pernfors

1963 Mikael Pernfors, Swedish tennis star (1986 French Open finalist), born in Malmö, Sweden

Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • 1963 Phoebe Cates, American actress (Fast Times at Ridgemount High), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1963 Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach, born in Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1964 Miguel Induráin, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95), born in Villava, Spain
  • 1965 Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1965 Claude Lemieux, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado), born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada
  • 1966 Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (New Orleans Saints), born in Woodbury, Minnesota
  • 1966 Jyrki Lumme, Finnish NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1966 Warren Sallenback, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in South Surrey, British Columbia
  • 1966 Johnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster (Capital Breakfast), born in Barnet, London
  • 1967 Roger Duffy, American NFL guard and center (NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Will Ferrell, American comedian (Step Brothers), born in Irvine, California
  • 1967 Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist, born in Honfleur, Calvados, France
  • 1968 Ariel Solomon, American NFL center and guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Barry Sanders, American NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1968 Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia, born in Bellevue, Washington
  • 1969 Rain Pryor, American actress (Head of the Class) and daughter of Richard Pryor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netball player, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1969 Daryl Mitchell, American actor (Tommy Webber-Galaxy Quest), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1970 Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), born in Como, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1970 Phil Graham, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1970 William Van Landingham, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1970 Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1971 Chris Thomas, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in Burbank, California
  • 1971 Corey Feldman, American actor (License to Drive, Stand by Me), born in Reseda, California
  • 1971 Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Aaron Glenn, American NFL cornerback and kick returner (NY Jets), born in Humble, Texas
  • 1972 Mindy Carson, American vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1973 Shaun Pollock, South African cricketer (son of Peter South African Test quick 1995-), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1973 Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist, born in Varese, Italy
  • 1973 Tim Ryan, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Niles, Ohio
  • 1973 Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1974 Michelle Chandler, Australian basketball point guard (Olymp-bronze-96), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 1974 Chris Pontius, American actor and Jackass cast member, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1974 Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer, born in Brisbane, Australia