Famous Birthdays on November 16

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  • 1436 Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)
  • 1569 Paul Sartorius, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1609)
  • 1587 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1603 Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (d. 1673)
  • 1609 Henrietta Maria, French-born, Queen Consort of England (d. 1669)
  • 1615 Guillaume Dumanoir, composer
  • 1642 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer of Zeeland, born in Vlissingen, Netherlands (d. 1706)
  • 1643 Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)
  • 1653 Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1707-09)
  • 1684 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
  • 1715 Girolamo Abos, Maltese composer, born in Valetta (d. 1760)

Person of interestJean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert

1717 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), born in Paris (d. 1783)

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • 1720 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer
  • 1730 Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician
  • 1757 Daniel Read, American composer, born in Attleboro, Massachusett (d. 1836)
  • 1758 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)

  • 1762 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
  • 1766 Rodolphe Kreitzer, French composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1780 Robert Archibald Smith, composer
  • 1793 Francis Danby, Irish painter
  • 1807 Francois Hainl, composer
  • 1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer
  • 1822 Charles Smith Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Westernville, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1827 James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)
  • 1829 Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]
  • 1835 Elliott Warren Rice, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1887)
  • 1835 Eugenio Beltrami, Cremona Lombardy, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
  • 1836 David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)
  • 1839 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer
  • 1841 Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1847 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (d. 1927)
  • 1854 Jules van de Heuvel, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • 1860 Edmund Schuecker, composer
  • 1861 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (1933)
  • 1862 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")
  • 1870 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), born in Melbourne (d. 1960)

Person of interestW. C. Handy

1873 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 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)
  • 1880 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]

  • 1881 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1883 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/composer (In Tempore Belli)
  • 1885 Michael Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
  • 1887 Philip Frohman, US architect
  • 1888 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York
  • 1888 Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • 1888 Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)
  • 1889 August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
  • 1889 George S Kaufman, playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1889 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer
  • 1890 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer

Person of interestElpidio Quirino

1890 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines (d. 1956)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • 1890 George Seldes, journalist
  • 1892 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
  • 1892 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist
  • 1894 Count Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, Austrian politician
  • 1894 Mabel Normand [Muriel Fortescue], American silent-film actress, director and comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1930)
  • 1895 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)
  • 1895 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1956)
  • 1895 Paul Hindemith, German composer (Mathis der Maler) , born in Hanau (d. 1963)
  • 1896 Jim Jordan, American actor and radio comedian (Fibber McGee), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • 1896 Lawrence Tibbett, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1896 Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of British Union of Fascists, born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Mary Margaret McBride, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), born in Paris, Missouri
  • 1902 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
  • 1904 Eddie Condon, American jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), born in Goodland, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist/art historian
  • 1904 Nnamdi Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe, politician
  • 1905 Astrid SLT Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden

Person of interestBurgess Meredith

1907 Burgess Meredith, American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1997)

  • 1912 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, author (Weird White)
  • 1912 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Daws Butler, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1917 John Whiting, British actor, dramatist and critic (PT Raiders, The Devils, The Good Companions), born in Salisbury, England (d. 1963)
  • 1919 Udo Kasemets, composer
  • 1920 Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer
  • 1922 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)

Person of interestJosé Saramago

1922 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 1924 Joep de Boer, Dutch naval officer and politician (CDA)
  • 1924 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, 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
  • 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, Survivors, The Tall Man), born in Holdenville, Oklahoma
  • 1929 Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)
  • 1930 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestChinua Achebe

1930 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013)

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • 1930 Salvatore Riina, Sicilian mafioso
  • 1931 Bob Gibson, folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • 1932 Barbara Romack, LPGA golfer
  • 1933 Guy Stockwell, American actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Garrett "Garnet" Mimms, Ashland West Virginia, singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby)
  • 1935 Elizabeth Drew, journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
  • 1935 France-Albert Rene, president of Seychelles (1977- )
  • 1936 Shirvani Chalayev, composer
  • 1936 John Moore, Australian politician
  • 1938 Richard Landry, composer
  • 1938 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1938 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1940 Chris Balderstone, cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976)
  • 1941 Ann Dore McLaughlin, US Secretary of Labor (1987- )
  • 1941 Dan Penn, US songwriter/producer/gospel singer (Out in Left Field)
  • 1942 Donna McKechnie, actress, dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1942 Joanna Pettet, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London, England

  • 1942 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • 1943 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, US singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live)
  • 1944 Charles Jay Hammer, actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light)
  • 1944 David O'Sullivan, NZ cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76)
  • 1944 Hugo Dittberner, writer
  • 1944 Oliver Braddick, British psychologist
  • 1945 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1945 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Barbara Leigh, Ringgold Ga, actress (Vampirella)
  • 1946 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1947 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer
  • 1948 Aline Issermann, director (Amant Magnifiquew)
  • 1948 Chi Coltrane, US pianist and singer, born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic
  • 1949 Pattie Santos, 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, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
  • 1950 David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)
  • 1950 John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist
  • 1951 Miguel Sandoval, American actor
  • 1952 Robin McKinley, American writer
  • 1952 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana
  • 1952 Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer
  • 1953 Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space)
  • 1954 Andrea Barrett, American author
  • 1954 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • 1954 Dick Gross, Australian politician
  • 1955 Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • 1956 Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver
  • 1957 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • 1957 Jacques Gamblin, French actor
  • 1958 Harry Rushakoff, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • 1958 Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)
  • 1958 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
  • 1958 Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
  • 1959 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1959 Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)

Person of interestFrank Bruno

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

  • 1961 Corinne Hermès, French singer

  • 1961 Bruno Amato American actor
  • 1962 Chuck Finley, pitcher (Angels)
  • 1962 Josh Silver, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • 1963 Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)

Person of interestZina Garrison

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

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 1964 Dwight Gooden, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1964 Diana Krall, Canadian Jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • 1964 Harry J. Lennix, American actor
  • 1964 Maeve Quinlan, American actress
  • 1965 Glen Edward Day, American PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-2nd), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1965 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian-French actress, screenwriter and film director (A Castle in Italy, Normal People), born in Turin, Italy
  • 1966 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966 Tammy Lauren, actress (Angie, Out of the Blue), born in San Diego, California
  • 1966 Tim Scott, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Hanford, California
  • 1966 Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actress (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)
  • 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
  • 1967 Lawrence Dawsey, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Lisa Bonet, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967 Craig Arnold, American poet
  • 1968 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
  • 1968 Melvin Stewart, US butterfly swimmer (200m record)
  • 1968 Suzi Simpson, Athens Greece, playmate (Jan, 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, NFL guard/center (Buffalo Bills, Cardinals)
  • 1969 Thomas Ingalsbe, 238+ lbs (108+ kg) US weightlifter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Jason Carthen, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Martha Plimpton, American actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Donald Wolf, computer game creator
  • 1971 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
  • 1971 Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • 1971 Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
  • 1971 Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
  • 1972 Missi Pyle, American actress
  • 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)
  • 1973 Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • 1973 Brendan Laney, New Zealand rugby player, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1974 Eric Judy, American musician (Modest Mouse)
  • 1974 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1974 Paul Scholes, British footballer, born in Salford, United Kingdom
  • 1976 Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer, born in Kemi, Finland
  • 1976 Danny Wallace, British author, born in Dundee, United Kingdom
  • 1977 Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian figure skater (Olympic gold 1994), born in