Famous Birthdays on this Day, September 16:

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 (d. 1179)
1386 - Traversari Ambrosius, Italian humanist//sciencist/general
1387 - Henry V, king of England (1413-22)
1507 - Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
1547 - Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet
1557 - Jacques Mauduit, composer
1574 - Samuel Coster, Dutch physician/playwright (Polyxena)
1584 - Matthias Gallas, Austria earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna/general-major
1638 - Louis XIV, [Sun King], king of France (1643-1715) [NS]
1651 - Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (d. 1716)
1666 - Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)
1678 - Henry St John, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)
1685 - John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera)
1722 - Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799)
1725 - Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (d. 1815)
1736 - Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician
1745 - Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)
1762 - Charles G G, earl of Merode/mayor of Brussels/French senator
1782 - Daoguang, Emperor of China (d. 1850)
1797 - Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum
1800 - Jozef Nowakowski, composer
1818 - Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist
1822 - Charles S Crocker, Pres of Central & South Pacific Railroad
1823 - Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)
1823 - Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia
1827 - Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
1832 - George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)
1837 - Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61)
1838 - James J Hill, Canada, RR entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad)
1847 - Albert Ross Parsons, composer
1853 - Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
1858 - Andrew Bonar Law, British PM (C, 1922-23)
1872 - Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, Dutch/Flemish actress (Rose Kate)
1875 - James Cash Penney, department store founder (J C Penney)
1877 - James J Jeans, cosmologist/astrophysicist (Mysterious Universe)
1877 - Willem H Rassers, Dutch cultural anthropologist (Panji)
1878 - Karl Albiker, German sculptor (German Art, female nudes)
1880 - Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
1881 - Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
1882 - Mart Saar, composer
1883 - T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
1885 - Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst
1887 - Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor
1888 - Almira Sessions, Washington DC, actress (Okla Annie)
1889 - Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press)
1890 - Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Prague Czech, actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man)
1891 - Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer
1891 - Isabel Jeans, London England, actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above)
1891 - Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German spy (d. 1972)
1891 - Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)
1893 - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)
1893 - Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)
1894 - Clarence R Hennecke, Omaha NE, actor (Keystone Kops)
1895 - Charles W Bidwill Sr, Chicago, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals)
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, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50)
1901 - Andree Joly Bunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
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, sailor
1908 - Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch, actor/cabaret performer/director (Nemo)
1908 - James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)
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, Adolf Hitler's chauffeur (d. 1975)
1911 - Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)
1912 - Jerry Wald, NYC, producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda)
1914 - Allen Funt, Bkln NY, TV host & creator (Candid Camera)
1915 - Cy Walter, Minneapolis Mn, pianist (3's Company)
1916 - Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)
1916 - Willem Noordhoek, photographer
1916 - M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004)
1916 - Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
1918 - Baroness Pike, MP
1919 - Andy Russell, LA Calif, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show)
1919 - Milan Harasta, composer
1919 - Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)
1920 - Franco Pandolfini, Italy, 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, Tacoma Wash, actress (Lanigan's Rabbi, Trapper John MD)
1922 - Marcel Mouloudji, singer
1923 - Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister, Senior Minister and Minister Mentor of Singapore
1924 - Lauren Bacall, Staten Island, actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo)
1924 - Paddy Stone, Winnipeg Manitoba, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace)
1925 - B[lues] B[oy] King, Itta Bena Miss, blues singer (Thrill is Gone)
1925 - Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)
1925 - Charlie Byrd, guitarist (Desfinado)
1925 - B. B. King, American musician
1926 - John Knowles, US writer (Morning in Antibes)
1926 - Robert Schuller, televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power)
1926 - Tommy "Butch" Bond, actor (Butch-Our Gang)
1927 - Jack Kelly, Astoria Queens, actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love)
1927 - Peter Falk, Ossining NY, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight)
1929 - Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )
1930 - Ken Coates, MEP (Labour)
1931 - Jan Johansson, composer
1932 - Anne Francis, Ossining NY, actress (Honey West, Pancho Villa)
1932 - Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
1933 - George Chakiris, Norwood Ohio, actor (West Side Story)
1933 - Jim Gilbert, artist
1934 - Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)
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
1936 - Frits Niessen, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1937 - Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)
1937 - Vincent J Naimoli, Paterson NJ, owner (SF Giants)
1941 - Jim McBride, NYC, director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy)
1941 - Joe Butler, Glen Cove NY, rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful)
1941 - Tommy Carberry, 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, NYC, actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi)
1943 - David Wilshire, British MP (C)
1943 - Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)
1943 - James Alan McPherson, American writer
1944 - Ard Schenk, Holland 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
1944 - Betty Kelly, Detroit, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas)
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, Austria, high jumper (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1947 - Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)
1947 - Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)
1947 - Russ Abbott, British TV comedian (September Song)
1947 - Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
1948 - Kenny Jones, London, rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces)
1948 - Rosemary Casals, tennis star (US Open doubles 1967,71,74) [or Oct 10]
1948 - Ron Blair, American bassist
1949 - Ed Begley Jr, LA Cal, actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood)
1949 - Susan Ruttan, Oregon City Ore, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law)
1950 - David Bellamy, Darby Fla, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow))
1950 - Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
1952 - Nile Rodgers, Bronx NY, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers)
1952 - Ron Blair, Macon Ga, rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
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, Boston, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show)
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)
1955 - Liz Knights, publisher
1955 - Robin Yount, baseballer (Mil Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits)
1955 - Vicki Tabor, LPGA golfer
1955 - Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer
1956 - Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956 - Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio)
1956 - David Copperfield, [Kotkin], US, magician
1956 - Kevin R Kregel, NYC NY, Pilot/astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87)
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)
1956 - Mickey Rourke, American actor
1957 - Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1984)
1957 - David McCreery, Irish footballer
1958 - Jennifer Tilly, LA Calif, actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II)
1958 - Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
1958 - Terry McBride, Austin Tx, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You)
1958 - Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
1959 - Tim Raines, American baseball player
1960 - Mickey Tettleton, Oklahoma City OK, catcher (Texas Rangers)
1960 - Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
1961 - Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian entertainer
1961 - Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
1961 - William M "Bill" Hicks, comedian
1961 - Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
1962 - Julie Larsen Piers, Westchester NY, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty)
1962 - Kimberly McArthur, Fort Worth Texas, playmate (January, 1982)
1963 - Garth Jax, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
1963 - Richard Marx, Chicago Ill, rocker (Hold on to the Night)
1964 - David Michael Sabo, Perth Amboy NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1964 - Molly Shannon, American actress
1964 - Mary Coustas, Austalian entertainer
1964 - Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
1965 - Katy Kurtzman, Wash DC, actress (Lindsay-Dynasty)
1966 - Kevin Curtis Young, LA Calif, 400m hurdler
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-96)
1967 - Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka
1968 - Charles McRae, NFL guard/tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1968 - Tara Cross-Battle, Houston Texas, volleyball hitter (Oly-br-92, 96)
1968 - Marc Anthony, American singer
1968 - Walt Becker, American director and writer
1969 - Andrew Borodow, Montreal, 130 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-5-92, 96)
1969 - Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1969 - Kathi Wolfgram, Minneapolis, rocker (Jets-You Got it All)
1969 - Marthijn Pothoven, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1969 - Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica)
1970 - Anthony Marshall, NFL safety (Chic Bears)
1970 - Paul Shuey, Lima OH, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1970 - Mark Schultz, American musician
1971 - Charlie Fields, Bkln NY, actor (Shannon)
1971 - Derrell Mitchell, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts)
1971 - Shawntel Smith, Oklahoma, Miss America (1996)
1971 - Amy Poehler, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1972 - Don Sasa, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)
1972 - Mark Bruener, NFL tight end (Pitts Steelers)
1972 - Ramon van Haaren, soccer player (RKC)
1972 - Shalane McCall, actor (Charlie Wade-Dallas)
1972 - Steve Russ, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1973 - Clint Peay, Columbia Md, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist
1973 - Justin Haythe, American writer
1973 - George Corrie, English Footballer
1974 - Justin Whalin, SF Calif, actor (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark)
1975 - Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 - Andres Javier Blazquez, PR, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
1976 - Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club)
1977 - Greg Ball, American politician
1978 - Dan Dickau, American basketball player
1978 - Matthew Rogers, American singer
1979 - Bobby Korecky, American baseball player
1980 - Patrik Stefan, Czech hockey player
1981 - Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
1981 - Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls)
1982 - Leon Knight, English footballer
1982 - Michael McCall, Irish chemist
1983 - Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer
1984 - Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer
1984 - Katie Melua, Georgian-British singer
1985 - Madeline Zima, American actress
1986 - Kyla Pratt, American actress
1987 - Madeline Zima, New Haven Ct, actress (Grace Sheffield-Nanny)
1987 - Louis Clement Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player
1987 - Travis Wall, American Dancer/Dance Instructor
1987 - Daren Kagasoff, American actor
1988 - Teddy Geiger, American singer
1988 - Sarah Steele, American actress
1992 - Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers
2005 - Princess Jalilah bint Ali, of Jordan
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