Famous Birthdays on this Day, August 16:

1355 - Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster
1378 - Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)
1397 - Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1401 - Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)
1550 - Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1557 - Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)
1573 - Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)
1596 - Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)
1622 - Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
1637 - Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
1645 - Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (d. 1696)
1650 - Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist (d. 1718)
1666 - Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
1682 - Louis, duc de Bourgogne, heir-apparent to the French throne (d. 1712)
1761 - Yevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (d. 1800)
1769 - Jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 - Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
1795 - Heinrich August Marschner, composer
1815 - John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)
1816 - Joseph Robinson, composer
1817 - Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865
1820 - Andrew Rainsford Wetmore, Canadian politician (d. 1892)
1828 - Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1831 - Edward Payson Chapin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1831 - John Jones Ross, Quebec politician (d. 1901)
1832 - Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher
1836 - John Farmer, composer
1837 - Emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer
1842 - Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (d. 1922)
1845 - Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist
1846 - Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)
1858 - Arthur Achleitner, German writer (d. 1927)
1860 - Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)
1860 - Lord Hawke, cricketer (England batsman 1890's, many official posts)
1862 - Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)
1864 - Ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)
1867 - Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)
1868 - Bernard MacFadden, publisher (Physical Culture, True Romances)
1868 - Charles Sanford Skilton, composer
1868 - Bernarr McFadden, American publisher (d. 1955)
1871 - Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer
1874 - Arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)
1876 - Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (d. 1942)
1877 - Karl L Hoschna, composer
1879 - Ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise)
1882 - Pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
1884 - Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
1884 - Hugo Gernsback, sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo)
1884 - Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (d. 1942)
1885 - Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
1887 - Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
1888 - Armand J. Piron, American musician (d. 1943)
1892 - Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")
1892 - Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (d. 1983)
1894 - George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO)
1895 - Jacinto Guerrero, composer
1895 - Lucien Littlefield, San Antonia Tx, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie)
1895 - Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 1981)
1895 - Liane Haid, Austrian actress (d. 2000)
1897 - Robert Ringling, circus master
1897 - Vicente Ascone, composer
1899 - Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
1902 - Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child)
1902 - Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer
1904 - Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
1906 - Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
1907 - Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer
1907 - Mae Clarke, [Klotz], Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge)
1908 - William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (d. 2000)
1909 - Paul Smith Callaway, composer
1910 - Mae Clarke, Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl)[or 1907]
1912 - Marga AM Klompe, 1st Netherland woman elected minister
1912 - Ted Drake, soccer star
1912 - Ted Drake, English footballer (d. 1995)
1913 - Menachem Begin, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978)
1914 - Tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
1915 - Al Hibbler, singer (Unchained Melody)
1916 - Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)
1917 - Roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)
1920 - Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
1922 - Louis E Lomax, author
1923 - Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd
1923 - Shimon Peres, Israeli Labor Party leader/prime minister
1923 - Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian playwright
1925 - Fess Parker, Fort Worth Texas, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller)
1925 - Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
1928 - Ann Blyth, Mt Kisko NY, actress (Kismet, Mildred Pierce)
1928 - Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
1929 - Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
1929 - Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
1929 - Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
1930 - Frank Gifford, Calif, NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster
1930 - Marion A Trabert, tennis champ (US Open-1953)
1930 - Robert Culp, Berkley Calif, actor (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
1930 - Ted Hughes, England, poet laureate (1984- )
1930 - Tony Trabert, tennis pro (1955 Wimbledon)
1932 - Eydie Gorme, [Edithe Gormezano], Bronx NY, singer (Bossa Nova)
1932 - Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh
1933 - Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
1933 - Reiner Kunze, writer
1933 - Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
1934 - Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)
1934 - Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
1934 - John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
1934 - Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
1934 - Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland bat, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
1934 - Pierre Richard, French actor
1935 - Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)
1935 - Julie Newmar, Hollywood Calif, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll)
1935 - Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
1936 - Anita Gillette, Balt Md, actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck)
1936 - Gary Clarke, LA Calif, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne)
1937 - David Behrman, composer
1937 - Lorraine Gary, NYC, actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4)
1937 - Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt, US, sci-fi author (Undying Wizard)
1937 - David Anderson, Canadian politician
1938 - Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1939 - Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
1939 - Valeri V Ryumin, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32)
1939 - Wim Meijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1939 - Sir Trevor Mcdonald, Trinidadian-born British television newsreader
1940 - Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)
1942 - John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
1944 - Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)
1944 - Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)
1945 - Bob Balaban, Chicago IL, actor/director (2010, Girlfriends)
1945 - Gary Loizzo, Chicago IL, rock guitarist (American Breed)
1945 - Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
1945 - Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy)
1945 - Robert Balaban, Chicago, actor (Absence of Malice, Altered States)
1945 - Suzanne Farrell, Cincinnati, ballerina (Don Quioxote)
1946 - Lesley Ann Warren, NYC, actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible)
1946 - Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician
1946 - Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)
1947 - Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)
1947 - John Howard, (US), speed record (152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT)
1948 - Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
1948 - Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
1948 - Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
1949 - Bill Spooner, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)
1949 - Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
1950 - Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
1950 - Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
1950 - Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
1950 - Stockwell Day, Canadian politician
1951 - Richard Hunt, American puppeteer (d. 1992)
1952 - Gianna Rolandi, NYC, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)
1952 - Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)
1952 - Reginald Veljohnson, actor (Carl Winslow-Family Matters, Die Hard)
1953 - Catlin O'Heaney, Whitefish Bay Wisc, actress (Snow White-Charmings)
1953 - James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
1953 - Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
1953 - Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
1954 - James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/dir (True Lies, Titanic)
1956 - Colleen Walker, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda Champions)
1956 - Dominic Erban, French rugby international player
1956 - Daniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
1957 - Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
1958 - Angela Bassett, NYC, actress (What's Love Got to Do With It)
1958 - Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)
1958 - Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
1958 - Madonna, [Ciccone], Bay City Mich, singer/actress (Like a Virgin)
1958 - Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)
1959 - Laura Innes, American actress
1959 - Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist
1960 - Timothy Hutton, Malibu Calif, actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People)
1961 - Christian Okoye, American football player
1962 - Steve Carell, American actor and comedian
1963 - Scott Dunlap, Pittsburgh PA, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 S Afr Masters)
1964 - Jimmy Arias, Buffalo NY, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
1964 - Nigel Redman, English rugby international player
1965 - Brian McDonough, Long Beach Calif, points cyclist (Olympics-19th-96)
1965 - Eric van der Luer, soccer player (Roda JC)
1965 - Todd McNair, NFL running back/kick returner (Houston Oilers)
1965 - Xavier Hernandez, Port Arthur TX, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1966 - Ed Olczyk, Chicago, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1966 - Rosey Edeh, London England, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96)
1966 - Terry Shumpert, Paducah KY, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1967 - Bret Barberie, Long Beach CA, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1967 - Matt Vanderbeek, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1967 - Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish television personality
1967 - Pamela Smart, American convicted murderess
1968 - Donovan Leitch Jr, actor/musician (I Shot Andy Warhol)
1968 - Eric Jonassen, offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
1969 - Becky Delos Santos, Boston Mass, playmate (April, 1994)
1969 - Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
1969 - Carl Henkel, Torrance Calif, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1969 - Andy Milder, American voice actor
1970 - Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
1970 - Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
1970 - Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 - Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
1970 - Quinton McCracken, Wilmington NC, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1970 - Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1970 - Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
1970 - Killah Priest, American rapper
1970 - Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
1970 - Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
1971 - Nigel Williams, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1971 - Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1971 - Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971 - Stefan Klos, German footballer
1972 - Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
1972 - Michael Thornberry, Virginia Beach Va, team handball circle (Oly-1996)
1972 - Zach Wiegert, tackle (St Louis Rams)
1972 - Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
1972 - Emily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks)
1972 - Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian
1973 - Damian Jackson, American baseball player
1974 - Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
1974 - Krizstina Egerszegi, Hungarian backstroke swimmer (100/200m WR)
1974 - Roger Cedeno, Valencia Edo Venezuela, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
1974 - Ryan Longwell, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1974 - Iván Hurtado, Ecuadorian footballer
1975 - Felicia Zimmermann, Rochester NY, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1975 - Didier Agathe, French footballer
1975 - George Stults, American actor
1976 - Jonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer
1976 - Dave Ockun, American concert producer
1977 - Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer/actor
1978 - Eddie Gill, American basketball player
1978 - Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver
1979 - Monder Rizki, Belgian athlete
1979 - Michael Stahlman, American rower and coach
1980 - Vanessa Carlton, American singer/songwriter
1980 - Robert Hardy, English musician (Franz Ferdinand)
1981 - Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer
1981 - Taylor Rain, American pornographic actress
1982 - Cam Gigandet, American actor
1982 - Joleon Lescott, English footballer
1983 - Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ
1983 - Colt Brennan, NFL Quarterback, Washington Redskins
1983 - Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player
1985 - Agnes Bruckner, American actress
1986 - Shawn Pyfrom, American actor
1987 - Kyal Marsh, Australian actor
1988 - Rumer Willis, child of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
1988 - Kevin Schmidt, American actor
1991 - Evanna Lynch, Irish actress
1991 - Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress
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