Birthdays in History in 1916

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 234

  • Jan 4 Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
  • Jan 4 Robert Parrish, director (Casino Royale), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Jan 6 Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 7 Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu (d. 1989)
  • Jan 9 Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
  • Jan 9 Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
  • Jan 10 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • Jan 11 James H [Jimmy] Quillen, (Rep-R-TN, 1963- )

Person of interestP. W. Botha

Jan 12 P. W. Botha, President of South Africa (1984-89) and Prime Minister (19778-84), born in Paul Roux, Orange Free State Province, South Africa (d. 2006)

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha
  • Jan 13 Bella Lewitsky, choreographer
  • Jan 14 John Oliver Killens, novelist
  • Jan 15 Mikki Doyle, journalist
  • Jan 16 Frederick Stewart, British geologist
  • Jan 18 James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
  • Jan 20 Walter Bartley, biochemist

  • Jan 22 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • Jan 23 Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
  • Jan 23 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist best known for his war photography, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Jan 24 John Corner, scientist
  • Jan 29 Barbara Skelton, writer
  • Jan 31 Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
  • Jan 31 Violet Cane, statistician
  • Feb 1 Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
  • Feb 2 Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
  • Feb 3 Vivien Signy, nurse (d. 1997)
  • Feb 4 Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner
  • Feb 4 Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
  • Feb 4 Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
  • Feb 6 John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
  • Feb 10 Edward R Roybal, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
  • Feb 11 Bernice Levin Neugarten, social scientist/gerontologist
  • Feb 12 Joseph L Alioto, American politician (Mayor-San Francisco), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 14 Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
  • Feb 14 Marcel Bigeard, French general
  • Feb 15 Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
  • Feb 18 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
  • Feb 18 Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
  • Feb 23 William Walsh, academic
  • Feb 24 Gene Mitchell, museum director
  • Feb 25 Ian Wallace, British CEO

  • Feb 25 Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • Mar 2 Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Mar 4 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
  • Mar 4 Hans Eysenck, psychologist
  • Mar 8 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Mar 8 John W. Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer, born in Newburgh, Indiana (d. 2004)

Person of interestHarold Wilson

Mar 11 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Mar 11 Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
  • Mar 13 Lindy Boggs [Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs], American political administrator, born in New Roads, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Mar 13 Jacque Fresco, American industrial designer and founder of the Venus Project, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Mar 15 Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
  • Mar 15 Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • Mar 16 Lloyd McBride, union president (United Steelworkers)
  • Mar 17 David Stafford-Clark, English psychiatrist, born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1999)
  • Mar 17 Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral, Fleet Air Arm pilot of the WWII
  • Mar 19 Irving Wallace, author (People's Almanac, The Man) [or Mar 18]
  • Mar 20 Pierre Messmer, PM (France)
  • Mar 24 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 26 Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
  • Mar 26 Mort Abrahams, producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes)

Person of interestEugene McCarthy

Mar 29 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, born in Watkins, Minnesota (d. 2005)

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • Mar 29 John Paul, British colonial administrator, Governor-General (Bahamas), born in Weymouth, Dorset (d. 2004)
  • Mar 31 John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (d. 1979)
  • Apr 3 Herb Caen, American columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1997)
  • Apr 3 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum Curator
  • Apr 4 Nikola Ljubičić, President of the Presidency of Serbia (1982-84) and Communist politician, born in Karan, Užice, Kingdom of Serbia (d. 2005)
  • Apr 5 Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn [Margaret Rosalind Delacourt-Smith], British Labour politician, born in Newport, Wales (d. 2010)
  • Apr 5 Bernard Baily, American comic artist (co-creator of DC Comics), born in New York (d. 1996)
  • Apr 12 Beverly Cleary, American writer (Ramona and her Mother), born in McMinnville, Oregon
  • Apr 12 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (human consciousness), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Apr 15 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • Apr 17 Ryoei Saito, Japanese businessman (Daishowa Paper Manufacturing), born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 1996)

Person of interestSirimavo Bandaranaike

Apr 17 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960-65, 1970-77 and 1994-2000) and 1st female head of state, born in Ratnapura, British Ceylon (d. 2000)

World's 1st Female Head of State Sirimavo Bandaranaike
World's 1st Female Head of State
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
  • Apr 22 Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)
  • Apr 24 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
  • Apr 28 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer, born in Cento, Ferrara (d. 1993)
  • Apr 30 Claude Shannon, information theorist
  • Apr 30 Dugo D Schenker, Suriname/Antillian producer
  • May 3 Henry B. González, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1961-99), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Pierre Emmanuel [Noël Mathieu], French poet (Sodome), born in Gan, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 1984)
  • May 4 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • May 5 Zail Singh, Indian politician, seventh President of India (1982-87), born in Sandhwan, British India (d. 1994)
  • May 8 Gordon Scarrott, engineer
  • May 8 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • May 8 Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
  • May 9 Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
  • May 11 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Padrón, La Coruña (d. 2002)
  • May 14 Marco Zanuso, Italian architect
  • May 16 Ephraim Katzir, biophysicist and President of Israel (1973-78), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 2009)
  • May 16 Irene Ighodaro, Sierra Leonean doctor and social reformer, born in Freetown, Sierra Leone (d. 1995)
  • May 17 Cornelis A Eman, Aruban politician
  • May 17 John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter
  • May 20 Cornelie Coposu, politician
  • May 20 John McIntyre, theologian
  • May 20 Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, born in London (d. 2015)
  • May 20 Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)
  • May 21 Harold Robbins, American author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Joseph Janni, producer
  • May 21 Leonard Manasseh, British architect (Rutherford School), born in Singapore (d. 2017)
  • May 23 Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
  • May 24 Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
  • May 25 Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
  • May 26 Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
  • May 27 Norman Griggs, VP (Building Society Association)
  • May 28 Gerald McArthur, detective
  • May 28 Walker Percy, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 30 Joseph W Kennedy, scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium)
  • May 31 Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)
  • Jun 4 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes)

  • Jun 4 Robert Furchgott, Charleston South Carolina, American Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • Jun 5 Jack Sutherland, journalist

Person of interestFrancis Crick

Jun 8 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and 1962 Nobel laureate, born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • Jun 9 Robert McNamara, American United States Secretary of Defense (1961-8), who played a major role in US escalation in Vietnam, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2009)
  • Jun 9 Robert S McNamara, US Sec of Defense (1961-68)/head (World Bank)
  • Jun 12 Irwin Allen, American director (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jun 14 Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations
  • Jun 15 Marshall Field IV, publisher/editor (Chic Daily News, Sunday Times)
  • Jun 17 Victor Dalby Lord, fictional character on "One Life to Live"
  • Jun 20 William Balchin, English geographer, born in Aldershot, England (d. 2007)
  • Jun 20 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
  • Jun 21 Joe Bamford, British manufacturer and multi-millionaire, born in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England (d. 2001)
  • Jun 24 John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)
  • Jun 25 Philip Toynbee, British journalist and writer (Savage Days, Barricade), born in Oxford, England (d. 1981)
  • Jun 26 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist
  • Jun 27 Arthur Walter Lucas, first Chief Restorer of the National Gallery, London, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jun 29 David Donaldson, Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, born in Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Jul 2 Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)
  • Jul 2 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
  • Jul 4 Tokyo Rose [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], American-born Japanese propagandist (WWII), born in Los Angeles (d. 2006)
  • Jul 6 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1970)
  • Jul 7 Luc Peire, Flemish painter and graphic artist

Person of interestEdward Heath

Jul 9 Edward Heath, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1970-74), born in Broadstairs, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Jul 11 Gough Whitlam, Australian politician (Prime Minister, 1972-1975), born in Kew, Melbourne (d. 2014)
  • Jul 14 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
  • Jul 14 Phyllis Stedman, politician
  • Jul 15 George Maduro, Dutch Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam), born in Willemstad, Curaçao (d. 1945)
  • Jul 16 Harold Locke, archdeacon of Loughborough
  • Jul 18 Isaäc Arend Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer and Minister of Education, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Jul 18 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor, born in Leeds, England (d. 2002)
  • Jul 19 James D. Ramage, American Naval Aviator in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War, born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 2012)
  • Jul 22 Hipolito Ocalia, Curacao landscape painter, born in Curaçao (d. 1984)
  • Jul 23 Ronald Ridout, English school textbook author (English Today), born in Farnham, Surrey (d. 1994)
  • Jul 24 John D. MacDonald, American novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye), born in Sharon, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • Jul 25 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (d. 1989)
  • Jul 27 Amha Selassie, Crown prince of Ethiopia and son of emperor Haile Selassi, born in Harar, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Jul 30 Robert van Spaendonck, Dutch resistance fighter, born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Jul 31 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer, born in Ambari Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1986)
  • Aug 1 David Pollock, Viscount Hanworth, British barrister (d. 1996)
  • Aug 1 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska), born in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, Quebec, Canada (d. 2000)

  • Aug 2 Reginald Murley, British surgeon (President of the Royal College of Surgeons) (d. 1997)
  • Aug 6 Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), born in Bormla, Malta (d. 2012)
  • Aug 14 Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)
  • Aug 15 Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer (That way Myzeqe), born in Palasë, Himara, Albania (d. 1989)
  • Aug 17 John de Young, resistance fighter
  • Aug 21 William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 24 Anita V Figueredo, American physician and humanitarian, born in Costa Rica (d. 2010)
  • Aug 25 Frederick Robbins, American pediatrician and bacteriologist (Nobel 1954), born in Auburn, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • Aug 25 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, born in Saga District, Japan (d. 2000)
  • Aug 26 Allan Leslie Merson, historian
  • Aug 28 C. Wright Mills, American sociologist and writer (The Power Elite), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1962)
  • Aug 28 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, American sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2013)
  • Aug 30 John Thoday, British geneticist, born in Chinley, Derbyshire (d. 2008)
  • Aug 30 Kenneth Keith, Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker, born in Castle Acre, England (d. 2004)
  • Sep 1 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner
  • Sep 4 Robert A. W. Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet) (d. 1988)
  • Sep 5 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Sep 6 Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, English landowner and member of British nobility (d. 2008)
  • Sep 10 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician

Person of interestRoald Dahl

Sep 13 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1990)

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • Sep 14 Eric Bentley, British-American critic and writer (In Search of Theater), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 16 Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)
  • Sep 16 Willem Noordhoek, photographer
  • Sep 16 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
  • Sep 16 Julius B. Richmond, 12th US Surgeon General (1977-81) created Head Start program, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Sep 17 Mary Stewart, British sci-fi author (Crystal Cave), born in Sunderland, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 17 Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)
  • Sep 17 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (electronics) who invented the over-the-horizon radar that could detect objects thousands of miles away and peer around the Earth's curvature, born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • Sep 18 John Jacob Rhodes, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona), born in Council Grove, Kansas (d. 2003)
  • Sep 18 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited (d. 1989)
  • Sep 21 Jagernath Lachmon, Surinamese politician, born in Nickerie, Suriname (d. 2001)
  • Sep 21 Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (French Minister of Culture), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2003)

Person of interestAldo Moro

Sep 23 Aldo Moro, Italian Prime Minister (1963-68 and 1974-76), born in Maglie, Italy (d. 1978)

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • Sep 24 John Lapsley, British air marshal, born in India (d. 1995)
  • Sep 27 Samuel S. Stratton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1990)
  • Sep 27 Frank Handlen, American artist
  • Sep 28 Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)
  • Sep 29 Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist
  • Oct 1 Tibor Reich, textile designer
  • Oct 3 María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, Spanish marine biologist and oceanographer, born in El Ferrol, Spain (d. 2005)

Person of interestJames Herriot

Oct 3 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], English veterinarian and novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), born in Sunderland, County Durham (d. 1995)

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • Oct 4 Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer
  • Oct 5 Douglas Ranger, British surgeon, born in Furness, Lancashire (d. 1997)
  • Oct 7 Walt W Rostow, American economist (Politics & Stages of Growth), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 8 Spark Matsunaga, United States Senator from Hawaii (1977-90), born in Kukuiula, Hawaii (d. 1990)
  • Oct 14 C. Everett Koop, 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Oct 16 George Turner, Australian author (d. 1997)
  • Oct 18 Peter Shepherd, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 19 Toby Rowland, theatrical manager