Famous Birthdays on September 16

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  • 16 Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38)
  • 1098 Hildegard of Bingen, German magistra and the first composer whose biography is known, born in Böckelheim, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1179)
  • 1386 Ambrose Traversari, Italian theologian and monk, born in Portico di Romagna, Forlì, Papal States (d. 1439)
  • 1387 Henry V, King of England (1413-22) and France (1416-19), born in Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Principality of Wales (date disputed) (d. 1422)
  • 1507 Jiajing, 12th Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China (d. 1567)
  • 1547 Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet, born in Agra, Mughal India (d. 1595)
  • 1557 Jacques Mauduit, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1627)
  • 1574 Samuel Coster, Dutch physician and playwright (Polyxena), born in Amsterdam (d. 1665)
  • 1577 Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor and architect (Aanbidding of the Point), born in Carrara, Italy (d. 1640)
  • 1584 Matthias Gallas, Austrian earl of Campo and Duke of Lucerna, born in Trento, Italy (d. 1647)
  • 1651 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler, born in Lemgo, Lippe, Germany (d. 1716)
  • 1666 Antoine Parent, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1716)
  • 1678 Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher, born in Battersea, Surrey, England (d. 1751)
  • 1722 Gabriel Christie, British general, born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 1799)
  • 1725 Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist and geographer (Volcanos), born in Soulaines-Dhuys, France (d. 1815)
  • 1736 Johann Nikolaus Tetens, German-Danish philosopher and mathematician, born in Tetenbüll, Duchy of Schleswig, Denmark (d. 1807)

  • 1745 Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian field marshal, born in St Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1813)
  • 1762 Charles de Merode, Earl of Merode, Mayor of Brussels and French senator, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1830)
  • 1782 Daoguang, 8th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, born in Forbidden City, Beijing, China (d. 1850)
  • 1797 Anthony Panizzi, Italian librarian at British Museum, born in Brescello, Italy (d. 1879)
  • 1800 Józef Nowakowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Koryciska, Przysucha County, Poland (d. 1865)
  • 1818 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, born in London (d. 1910)
  • 1822 Charles Crocker, American railroad executive (President of Central & South Pacific Railroad), born in Troy, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1823 Francis Parkman, American historian and author (Oregon Trail), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1893)
  • 1823 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia (1839-42,1860-68), born in Kragujevac, Serbia (d. 1868)
  • 1827 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist and palaeontologist, born in St Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1908)
  • 1832 George Washington Custis Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Fort Monroe, Virginia (d. 1913)
  • 1837 Pedro V van Alcantara, King of Portugal (1853-61), born in Lisbon (d. 1861)
  • 1838 James J. Hill, Canadian-American railroad entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad), born in Eramosa Township, Ontario (d. 1916)
  • 1847 Albert Ross Parsons, American composer, born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1933)
  • 1853 Albrecht Kossel, German physician (Nobel 1910), born in Rostock, Germany (d. 1927)

Person of interestBonar Law

1858 Andrew Bonar Law, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1922-23), born in Kingston, Colony of New Brunswick (now Canada)

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
  • 1859 Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and President of the Republic of China (1916), born in Xiangcheng, Henan, Qing dynasty, China (d. 1916)
  • 1872 Henriette deVreker-Verschuur, Dutch-Flemish actress (Roze Kate), born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)

Person of interestJames Cash Penney

1875 James Cash Penney, American department store founder (J C Penney), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1971)

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • 1877 Willem Huibert Rassers, Dutch cultural anthropologist (Pandji), born in Roosendaal, Netherlands (d. 1973)
  • 1878 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (German Art, female nudes), born in Ühlingen-Birkendorf, Germany (d. 1961)
  • 1880 Alfred Noyes, British poet and essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1958)
  • 1881 Clive Bell, English art critic, born in East Shefford, Berkshire (d. 1964)
  • 1883 T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
  • 1883 George Duncan, Scottish golfer (British Open 1920), born in Methlick, Scotland (d. 1964)

  • 1885 Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst
  • 1887 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • 1887 Jean Arp [Hans Arp], French-Swiss sculptor, artist and poet, born in Strassburg, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1888 Almira Sessions, American actress (Oklahoma Annie), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974)
  • 1889 Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press)
  • 1890 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1891 Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer
  • 1891 Isabel Jeans, British actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • 1891 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German spy (d. 1972)

Person of interestKarl Dönitz

1891 Karl Dönitz, German naval leader, born in Grünau, German Empire (d. 1980)

Naval commander and Nazi leader Karl Dönitz
Naval commander and Nazi leader
Karl Dönitz
  • 1893 Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungarian biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)
  • 1893 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)
  • 1894 Clarence Hennecke, American actor (The Strong Man, Murder by Television, Keystone Kops), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1895 Charles W Bidwill Sr, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1895 Karol Rathaus, composer
  • 1896 Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist
  • 1898 H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Hans Swarowsky, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1901 Andree Joly Bunet, French pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • 1901 CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem)
  • 1903 Richard Hall, composer
  • 1905 Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)
  • 1906 Annie Hermes, Dutch singer
  • 1906 Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando
  • 1908 Beecher Moore, British sailor, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1909 John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1909 [Hans JM] Fernand Lodewick, literature historian
  • 1910 Joan Alice Chetwode Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury
  • 1910 Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 1910 Erich Kempka, German chauffeur to Adolf Hitler, born in Oberhausen, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1911 Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)
  • 1912 Jerry Wald, American producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Allen Funt, American TV host & creator (Candid Camera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1915 Cy Walter, American jazz pianist (Three's Company), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1968)
  • 1916 Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)
  • 1916 Willem Noordhoek, photographer
  • 1916 M.S. [Madurai Shanmukhavadivu] Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1st singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna), born in Madurai, Madras Presidency (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
  • 1916 Julius B. Richmond, 12th US Surgeon General (1977-81) created Head Start program, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], politician (C), born in Castleford, West Yorkshire (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Andy Russell, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919 Milan Harasta, composer
  • 1919 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)
  • 1920 Franco Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1920 Hannie [Jannetje J] Schaft, "Girl with red hair"
  • 1920 Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
  • 1921 Dusty Hughers, playwright
  • 1921 Fritz Geissler, composer
  • 1921 John Hendricks, lyricist singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross)
  • 1921 William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland
  • 1922 Janis Paige, American actress (Lanigan's Rabbi, Trapper John MD), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1922 Marcel Mouloudji, singer
  • 1922 Guy Hamilton, British director (Goldfinger), born in Paris (d. 2016)

Person of interestLee Kuan Yew

1923 Lee Kuan Yew, Founding father of modern Singapore and 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-90), born in Singapore

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
  • 1924 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Paddy Stone, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Person of interestB.B. King

1925 [Riley B.] B.B. King, American blues guitarist and singer (The Thrill is Gone), born in Itta Bena, Mississippi (d. 2015)

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 1925 Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)
  • 1925 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1926 John Knowles, American writer (Morning in Antibes)
  • 1926 Robert Schuller, televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power)
  • 1926 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, Amercan actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Jack Kelly, American actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love), born in Astoria, Queens, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Peter Falk, American actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )
  • 1930 Ken Coates, MEP (Labour)
  • 1930 Anne Francis, American actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1931 Jan Johansson, composer
  • 1932 Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
  • 1932 Joan Tabor, American actress (Teenage Millionaire), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (d. 1968)

  • 1933 George Chakiris, Norwood Ohio, actor (West Side Story)
  • 1933 Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, born in London (d. 1995)

Person of interestElgin Baylor

1934 Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers), born in Washington, D.C.

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • 1934 Eva Clayton, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • 1934 Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008)
  • 1935 Carl Andre, US sculptor (minimal/conceptual art)
  • 1935 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist, born in Minneapolis (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Frits Niessen, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 1937 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1964 68, 72)
  • 1937 Vincent J Naimoli, owner (SF Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1941 Jim McBride, American director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941 Tommy Carberry, Irish jockey
  • 1941 Richard Perle, American political advisor
  • 1942 Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
  • 1942 Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
  • 1942 Linda G Miller, American actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Dennis Conner, American sailor, 4 time America's Cup winning skipper (1974, 1980, 1987, 1988) and Olympic bronze medalist (1976), born in San Diego, California
  • 1943 David Wilshire, British MP (C)
  • 1943 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Ard Schenk, Dutch 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Anna Paulowna
  • 1944 Betty Kelly, American rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Attalla, Alabama
  • 1946 Lord Walton of Detchant, physician (Warden of Green College Oxford)
  • 1946 Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model
  • 1946 Mike Reynolds, Australian politician
  • 1946 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
  • 1947 Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
  • 1947 Andy Irvine, rugby player
  • 1947 Ilona Gusenbauer, Austrian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1947 Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1947 Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)
  • 1947 Russ Abbot [Russell A Roberts], British TV comedian (The Russ Abbot Show, September Song), born in Cheshire, England
  • 1947 Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
  • 1948 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • 1948 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestRosemary Casals

1948 Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • 1949 Ed Begley Jr, American actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Susan Ruttan, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • 1950 David Bellamy, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow), born in Darby, Florida
  • 1950 Loyd Grossman, American television presenter

  • 1952 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1953 Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist
  • 1953 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • 1953 Jerry Pate, Macon Ga, PGA golfer (US Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976)
  • 1953 Lenny Clarke, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953 Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995)
  • 1953 Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
  • 1954 Colin Newman, English musician (Wire)
  • 1954 Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014)
  • 1955 Janet Ellis, English television presenter (Blue Peter, Jigsaw), born in Kent
  • 1955 Liz Knights, publisher
  • 1955 Robin Yount, baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits)
  • 1955 Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1956 Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1956 Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio)

Person of interestDavid Copperfield

1956 David Copperfield [Kotkin], American magician, born in Metuchen, New Jersey

  • 1956 Kevin R Kregel, Pilot/astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Mark Daniel Gearan, Gardner Mass, campaign manager (Al Gore)
  • 1956 Nick Banton, founder (Body Positive)
  • 1956 Peter Zaremba, rocker (Fleshtones)
  • 1956 Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1957 Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1957 David McCreery, Irish footballer
  • 1958 Jennifer Tilly, American actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
  • 1958 Terry McBride, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1958 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer

Person of interestTim Raines

1959 Tim Raines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Sanford, Florida

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 1960 Mickey Tettleton, catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1960 Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
  • 1961 Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian entertainer
  • 1961 Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1961 Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
  • 1962 Julie Larsen Piers, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1962 Kimberly McArthur, playmate (January, 1982), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1963 Garth Jax, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1963 Richard Marx, rock musician (Hold on to the Night), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 David Michael Sabo, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1964 Molly Shannon, American actress
  • 1964 Mary Coustas, Austalian entertainer
  • 1964 Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
  • 1965 Katy Kurtzman, actress (Lindsay-Dynasty), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966 Kevin Curtis Young, 400m hurdler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Bernie Parmalee, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Dana Dormann, Oxnard CA, LPGA golfer (1993 McCall's LPGA Classic
  • 1967 Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka
  • 1968 Charles McRae, NFL guard/tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1968 Tara Cross-Battle, volleyball hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Houston, Texas