Famous Birthdays on November 16

TiberiusTiberius (42 BC - 37 AD)

Roman emperor (14 AD-37 AD), born in Rome

  • 1436 Leonardo Loredan, Venetian nobleman, statesman and Doge of Venice (1501-21), born in Venice (d. 1521)
  • 1569 Paul Sartorius, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1609)
  • 1587 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and dramatist (Jephtha), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1679)
  • 1603 Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior, born in Iwanowice, Kalisz, Poland (d. 1673)
  • 1609 Henrietta Maria, French-born daughter of Henry IV of France and Queen Consort of England (d. 1669)
  • 1615 Guillaume Dumanoir, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1697)
  • 1642 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer of Zeeland, born in Vlissingen, Netherlands (d. 1706)
  • 1643 Jean Chardin, French explorer (Middle East and India), born in Paris (d. 1713)
  • 1653 Joan van Hoorn, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1707-09), born in Amsterdam (d. 1711)
  • 1664 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet and playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg), born in Amsterdam (d. 1721)
  • 1715 Girolamo Abos, Maltese composer, born in Valletta, Malta (d. 1760)

Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'AlembertJean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783)

French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), born in Paris

  • 1720 Charles-Antoine Campion, Italian composer, born in Lunéville, Lorraine, France (d. 1788)
  • 1730 Gualtherus van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician, born in Philippine, Zealand, Netherlands (d. 1783)
  • 1757 Daniel Read, American composer, born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1836)
  • 1758 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist, born in Vordingborg, Denmark (d. 1841)
  • 1762 Petronella Moens, Frisian author and feminist, born in Kûbaard, Netherlands (d. 1843)
  • 1766 Rodolphe Kreutzer, French composer (La mort d'Abel) and virtuoso violinist, born in Versailles, France (d. 1831)
  • 1770 Étienne Pivert de Senancour, French author (Obermann), born in Paris (d. 1846)
  • 1780 Robert Archibald Smith, Scottish composer (d. 1829)
  • 1793 Francis Danby, Irish painter, born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 1861)
  • 1807 François George-Hainl, French cellist and composer, born in Issoire, France (d. 1873)
  • 1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, German composer, born in Bleckede, Germany (d. 1882)
  • 1822 Charles Smith Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Westernville, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1827 James Southerton, English cricket spin bowler (2 Tests; played in first Test match; oldest player to make Test debut at 49; Sussex CCC, Hampshire CCC), born in Petworth, England (d. 1880)
  • 1835 Elliott Warren Rice, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1887)
  • 1835 Eugenio Beltrami, Italian mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), born in Cremona, Lombardy, Austrian Empire (d. 1900)
  • 1836 David Kalākaua, King of the Hawaiian Islands (1874-91), born in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1891)
  • 1839 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, Canadian poet, born in Lévis, Canada (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Frederick Scotson Clark, English organist and composer, born in Southwark, London (d. 1883)
  • 1841 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor, born in Langres, France (d. 1923)
  • 1843 Manuel Gregorio Tavárez, Puerto Rican composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1883)
  • 1847 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Quebec), born in Percé, Canada (d. 1927)
  • 1854 Jules van den Heuvel, Belgian lawyer and politician, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1860 Edmund Schücker, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1911)
  • 1861 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (d. 1933)
  • 1862 Charles Turner, Australian cricket fast bowler (17 Tests; 101 wickets @ 16.53; fastest to 50 Test wickets; NSWCA), born in Bathurst, Australia (d. 1944)

W. C. HandyW. C. Handy (1873-1958)

American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama

  • 1874 Johanna Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August) and wife of Henri Dons, born (d. 1946)
  • 1877 Halliwell Hobbes, British actor (Gaslight, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), born in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1881 Joel H. Hildebrand, American chemist and educator (research led to new treatments for divers with the 'bends' through the use of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1983)
  • 1883 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist and composer (In Tempore Belli) (d. 1958)
  • 1885 Mikiel Gonzi, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Malta (1944-76), born in Vittoriosa, Birgu, Malta (d. 1984)
  • 1887 Philip H. Frohman, American architect (Washington National Cathedral), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1888 Clinton Golden, American labor leader (founder of the United Steelworkers of America), born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1888 Henri Bosco, French author and poet (Gogol), born in Avignon, France (d. 1976)
  • 1889 George S. Kaufman, American playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1889 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1957)
  • 1890 Aloÿs-Henri-Gérard Fornerod, Swiss composer, born in Montet-Cudrefin, Switzerland (d. 1965)

Elpidio QuirinoElpidio Quirino (1890-1956)

6th President of the Philippines (1949-53), born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

  • 1890 George Seldes, American investigative journalist, born in Alliance Colony, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1892 Guo Moruo, Chinese scholar and writer, born in Leshan, Sichuan, China (d. 1978)
  • 1892 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian auto racer (72 x major race wins; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1933; European Championship 1932), born in Castel d'Ario, Italy (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Cornelis Jakob van der Klauw, Dutch biologist and zoologist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1972)
  • 1893 Cristóbal Torriente, Cuban Baseball HOF outfielder (NgL NL batting champion 1920; NgL NL pennant 1920–22; Chicago American Giants; career batting average: .352), born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 1938)
  • 1894 Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Austrian-Japanese politician, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1972)
  • 1895 Eduard Bagritsky, Russian-Soviet poet and journalist (South-West), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1934)
  • 1895 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1956)

Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith (1895-1963)

German composer (Mathis der Maler), born in Hanau

  • 1896 Jim Jordan, American actor and radio comedian (Fibber McGee), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • 1896 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (Picnic at Hanging Rock), born in St Kilda East, Victoria, Australia (d. 1984)
  • 1896 Lawrence Tibbett, American baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 1960)
  • 1896 Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of British Union of Fascists, born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1897 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (one of the earliest proponents of the creation of the state of Pakistan and recognized as the creator of the name “Pakistan” for a separate Muslim, homeland in South Asia and is known as the founder of the Pakistan National Movement), born in Garhshankar, Punjab, British India (d. 1951)
  • 1898 Warren Sturgis McCulloch, American neurophysiologist ("A Logical Calculus of the Ideas Immanent in Nervous Activity" with Walter Pitts), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1969)
  • 1899 Mary Margaret McBride, American radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), born in Paris, Missouri (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, born in Stalhille, Jabbeke, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • 1904 Eddie Condon, American jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), born in Goodland, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist and art historian, born in Bolsward (d. 1994)
  • 1904 Nnamdi Azikiwe, 1st President of Nigeria (1963-66), born in Zungeru, Northern Nigeria Protectorate (d. 1996)

Burgess MeredithBurgess Meredith (1907-1997)

American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1908 Sœur Emmanuelle, Belgian-French religious sister, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2008)
  • 1912 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch author (Gekke Witte), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1912 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Daws Butler, American animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • 1917 John Whiting, British actor, dramatist and critic (PT Raiders, The Devils, The Good Companions), born in Salisbury, England (d. 1963)
  • 1919 Udo Kasemets, Estonian-born Canadian composer, born in Talinn, Estonia (d. 2014)
  • 1920 Betty Hicks, American golfer, author (US Open runner-up 1948, 54), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Ethel Gabriel (nee Nagy), American record producer and label executive (RCA, 1943-84), born in Milmont Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • 1922 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)

José SaramagoJosé Saramago (1922-2010)

Portuguese writer, novelist (Blindness, The Gospel According to Jesus Christ) and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal

  • 1922 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Joep de Boer, Dutch naval officer and politician (CDA), born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Mel Patton, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 4x100m relay 1948; WR 100 yards 9.2s 1948), born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), born in Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, France (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Barbara Payton [Redfield], American actress known for her tumultuous private life (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), born in Cloquet, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1928 (William) "Clu" Gulager, American actor (Virginian; The Tall Man; The Last Picture Show), born in Holdenville, Oklahoma (d. 2022)
  • 1929 Renate Rubinstein, German-Dutch author and columnist (Tamar), born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • 1930 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in NYC, New York

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe (1930-2013)

Nigerian poet and novelist (Things Fall Apart, Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria

  • 1930 Salvatore Riina, Italian mobster and chief of the Sicilian Mafia, born in Corleone, Sicily, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Walter Cole [stage name Darcelle XV] American drag performer (Portland's Darcelle XV Showplace, aged 85 became world’s oldest drag performer), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2023) [1]
  • 1931 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Frank Bolling, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1961–62²; Gold Glove Award 1958; Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1931 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist, born in Rapallo, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Barbara Romack, American golfer (US Curtis Cup team 1954, 56, 58), born in Sacramento, CA (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Garnet Mimms, American soul singer (The Enchanters - "Cry Baby"; "A Quiet Place"), born in Ashland, West Virginia
  • 1933 Guy Stockwell, American actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Elizabeth Drew, American journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1935 France-Albert René, 2nd President of Seychelles (1977-2004), born in Victoria, Crown Colony of Seychelles (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Isaac Berger, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 60kg 1956, silver 1960, 64; World C'ship gold 1958, 61), born in Jerusalem, Palestine (d. 2022)
  • 1936 John Moore, Australian politician (Minister of Defence 1998-2001), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • 1936 Shirvani Chalayev, Daghestanian composer, born in Khosrekh, Daghestan, Russia
  • 1938 Richard "Dickie" Landry, American saxophonist (Philip Glass Ensemble), composer, photographer, and visual artist, born in Cecilia, Louisiana
  • 1938 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1938 Toni Brown, American guitarist, singer and keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1939 Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, born in Tampere, Finland (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Chris Balderstone, English cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 2000)
  • 1941 Ann McLaughlin Korologos, 19th United States Secretary of Labor (1987-89), born in Chatham, New Jersey
  • 1941 Dan Penn, American songwriter, producer and gospel singer (Out in Left Field), born in Vernon, Alabama
  • 1941 Gerry Marshall, British auto racer (625 x overall and class saloon wins), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1942 Donna McKechnie, American Tony Award-winning actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1942 Joanna Pettet, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London
  • 1942 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey (5 x British Champion Jockey; 17 x British Classic Races; 100+ winners in a season x 23 times for total 3,828 wins), born in Stirling, Scotland
  • 1943 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, American singer (Manhattans - "One Life to Live"), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • 1944 David O'Sullivan, New Zealand cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 1944 Hugo Dittberner, German writer, born in Gieboldehausen, Germany
  • 1944 Jay Hammer, American actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944 Oliver Braddick, British psychologist (research on infant visual perception)
  • 1945 Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, and songwriter ("Take Me To The River"; "Love And Happiness"), born in Germantown, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Martine van Hamel, Dutch ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1945 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1946 Barbara Leigh, American actress (Vampirella), born in Ringgold, Georgia
  • 1946 Edward Higginbottom, British organist, choirmaster and conductor, born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England
  • 1946 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1947 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer, born in Frankfurt-Sossenheim, Germany
  • 1948 Aline Issermann, French director (Amant Magnifiquew), born in Paris, France
  • 1948 Bonnie Greer, American-British playwright and critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Chi Coltrane, American pop and new wave rock pianist, singer, and songwriter born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Sammy Figueroa, American jazz-funk-Latin-rock session and touring percussionist (Raíces; Chic; Sonny Rollins; Average White Band), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1949 Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), born in San Francisco (d. 1989)
  • 1949 William Ackerman, American guitarist and composer, founder of Windham Hill Records, born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950 Carl J. Meade, Major USAF and NASA astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64), born in Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois
  • 1950 David Leisure, American actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest), born in San Diego, California
  • 1950 John Swartzwelder, American television writer (The Simpsons), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951 Miguel Sandoval, American actor (Medium), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1952 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist (Biblioteca Marciana), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1952 Robin McKinley, American writer (The Hero and the Crown), born in Warren, Ohio

Shigeru MiyamotoShigeru Miyamoto (70 years old)

1952 Japanese video game designer (Nintendo, creator of Mario and The Legend of Zelda), born in Sonobe, Kyoto, Japan

  • 1953 Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist and actor (Morons From Outer Space), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1954 Andrea Barrett, American novelist (Servants of the Map), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddie (mainly for 5 x British Open champion Tom Watson), born in Wethersfield, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1954 Dick Gross, Australian politician
  • 1954 Luis Conte, Cuban session and touring percussionist (Madonna; Jackson Browne; James Taylor; Shakira), and bandleader, born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1955 Chris Layton, American blues-rock drummer (Double Trouble -"Pride and Joy"; Kenny Wayne Shepherd), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1955 Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • 1956 Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver
  • 1957 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • 1957 Ingemar Erlandsson, Swedish soccer defender (69 caps; Malmö FF 258 games), born in Glimåkra, Sweden (d. 2022)
  • 1957 Jacques Gamblin, French actor
  • 1958 Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
  • 1958 Harry Rushakoff, American drummer (Concrete Blonde), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)
  • 1958 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
  • 1959 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1959 Corey Pavin, American golfer (US Open 1995; 15 PGA Tour titles), born in Oxnard, California
  • 1961 Bruno Amato, American actor (The Internship), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1961 Chris Pitman, session and touring rock musician (Zaum; Tool; Guns 'N" Roses; Sextapes), born in Independence, Missouri
  • 1961 Corinne Hermès [Miller], French pop singer ("Si la vie est cadeau"), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France

Frank BrunoFrank Bruno (61 years old)

1961 English boxer (European champion), born in Hammersmith, England

  • 1962 Josh Silver, American rock keyboard player (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Mani [Gary Mournfield], English rock bassist (Stone Roses; Primal Scream), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England
  • 1963 Tim Ferguson. Australian comedian, film director, screenwriter, and author, born in Sydney, Australia

Zina GarrisonZina Garrison (59 years old)

1963 American tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1990, Olympic doubles gold 1988), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1964 Diana Krall, Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Dwight GoodenDwight Gooden (58 years old)

1964 American baseball pitcher (4 x MLB All-Star; NL Cy Young Award, Triple Crown 1985 NY Mets; no-hitter 1996 NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida

  • 1964 Harry J. Lennix, American actor
  • 1964 Maeve Quinlan, American actress
  • 1964 Monica Bandini, Italian racing cyclist (World C'ship gold women's team time trial 1988), born in Faenza, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1965 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian-French actress, screenwriter and film director (A Castle in Italy, Normal People), born in Turin, Italy
  • 1966 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • 1966 Dean McDermott, Canadian actor
  • 1966 Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer
  • 1966 Tammy Lauren, actress (Angie, Out of the Blue), born in San Diego, California
  • 1966 Tim Scott, American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Hanford, California
  • 1966 Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actress (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)
  • 1967 Craig Arnold, American poet
  • 1967 Lawrence Dawsey, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Lisa BonetLisa Bonet (55 years old)

1967 American actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1968 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
  • 1968 Vlado Šola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • 1969 Bryan Abrams, American singer (Color Me Badd - "I Want to Sex You Up"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1969 Mike Devlin, American NFL guard/center (Buffalo Bills, Cardinals), born in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 1970 Kōshi Rikudō, Japanese manga cartoon artist (Excel Saga), born in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1970 Martha Plimpton, American actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer (50m & 100m Olympic gold, 1992 & 1996), Lesnoy, Soviet Union
  • 1971 Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • 1971 Waqar Younis, Pakistani cricketer, right arm fast/swing bowler, captain and head coach of Pakistan, born in Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1972 Missi Pyle, American actress
  • 1973 Brendan Laney, New Zealand rugby player, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1973 Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • 1973 Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Joe Hudepohl, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1973 Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1974 Eric Judy, American rock bassist (Modest Mouse), born in Issaquah, Washington