Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16 Birthdays

* 1093 – Isaac Komnenos, son of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos (d. after 1152)
* 1245 – Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
* 1409 – René I of Naples (d. 1480)
* 1477 – Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
* 1501 – Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
* 1516 – Bayinnaung, King of Burma (d. 1581)
* 1616 – François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
* 1626 – Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)
* 1634 – Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
* 1675 – Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)
* 1728 – Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (d. 1800)
* 1749 – Vittorio Alfieri, Italian dramatist (d. 1803)
* 1757 – Richard Goodwin Keats, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1834)
* 1807 – Charles Henry Davis, American Civil War Admiral (d. 1877)
* 1815 – Henry W. Halleck, American Civil War general (d. 1872)
* 1821 – John C. Breckinridge, American lawyer and politician; 14th Vice President of the United States and Confederate general (d. 1875)
* 1834 – Robert R. Hitt, American politician (d. 1906)
* 1836 – King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
* 1838 – Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
* 1844 – Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)
* 1853 – Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor and theatre manager (d. 1937)
* 1853 – Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
* 1853 – André Michelin, French industrialist (d. 1931)
* 1853 – Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
* 1872 – Henri Busser, French composer (d. 1973)
* 1872 – Edward Gordon Craig, English actor, producer, director and scenic designer (d. 1966)
* 1874 – Robert W. Service, Canadian poet (d. 1958)
* 1875 – Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
* 1878 – Harry Carey, American silent film actor (d. 1947)
* 1885 – Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
* 1886 – John Hamilton, American actor (d. 1958)
* 1888 – Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)
* 1893 – Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
* 1894 – Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
* 1895 – Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
* 1896 – Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)
* 1897 – Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
* 1898 – Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
* 1898 – Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
* 1901 – Fulgencio Batista, Cuban leader (d. 1973)
* 1901 – Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
* 1902 – Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (d. 1945)
* 1903 – William Grover-Williams, English-French racing driver and WWII resistance fighter (d. 1945)
* 1905 – Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor (d. 1989)
* 1906 – Diana Wynyard, British actress (d. 1964)
* 1907 – Alexander Knox, Canadian actor (d. 1995)
* 1907 – Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
* 1908 – Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (d. 1984)
* 1908 – Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
* 1910 – Dizzy Dean, American baseball player (d. 1974)
* 1911 – Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
* 1911 – Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean politician (d. 1982)
* 1914 – Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
* 1915 – Leslie H. Martinson, American television and film director.
* 1916 – Philip Lucock, Australian politician and Presbyterian minister (d. 1996)
* 1917 – Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
* 1918 – Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
* 1918 – Allan Ekelund, Swedish film producer (d. 2009)
* 1918 – Clem Jones, Australian Lord Mayor of Brisbane (d. 2007)
* 1918 – Stirling Silliphant, American writer (d. 1996)
* 1920 – Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (d. 1991)
* 1920 – Elliott Reid, American actor
* 1921 – Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
* 1922 – Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
* 1923 – Gene Feist, American stage actor and producer
* 1923 – Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
* 1924 – Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
* 1928 – Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
* 1928 – William Kennedy, American author
* 1930 – Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (d. 2006)
* 1930 – Norman Podhoretz, US writer, foreign policy adviser
* 1931 – Robert L. Park, American physicist
* 1931 – Johannes Rau, German politician (d. 2006)
* 1932 – Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d. 1985)
* 1933 – Susan Sontag, American writer (d. 2004)
* 1934 – Marilyn Horne, American opera singer
* 1935 – A.J. Foyt, American race car driver and team owner
* 1937 – Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
* 1937 – Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
* 1938 – Michael Pataki, American actor d. 2010
* 1938 – Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
* 1942 – René Angélil, Canadian music executive
* 1942 – Barbara Lynn, American singer
* 1943 – Gavin Bryars, English composer and double bassist
* 1943 – Brian Ferneyhough, British composer
* 1944 – Gerd Klier, German footballer (d. 2011)
* 1944 – Jim Stafford, American singer and songwriter
* 1945 – Wim Suurbier, Dutch footballer
* 1946 – Kabir Bedi, Indian actor
* 1946 – Ronnie Milsap, American singer and songwriter
* 1946 – Katia Ricciarelli, Italian soprano
* 1947 – Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
* 1947 – Sarah Jane Olson, American political activist
* 1947 – Harvey Proctor, British politician
* 1947 – Laura Schlessinger, American radio talk show host
* 1948 – John Carpenter, American film director
* 1948 – Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
* 1948 – Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
* 1948 – Cliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player
* 1949 – Andrew Refshauge, Australian politician, Deputy Premier of New South Wales
* 1949 – Caroline Munro, British actress
* 1950 – Debbie Allen, American dancer and choreographer
* 1950 – Brian Castro, Australian author
* 1950 – Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
* 1950 – Robert Schimmel, American Comedian (d. 2010)
* 1951 – Glenn Ordway, American radio talk show host
* 1952 – King Fuad II of Egypt
* 1952 – L. Blaine Hammond, NASA astronaut
* 1953 – Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
* 1955 – Jerry M. Linenger, NASA astronaut
* 1956 – Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
* 1956 – Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
* 1956 – Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
* 1957 – Jurijs Andrejevs, Latvian footballer
* 1957 – Ricardo Darin, Argentine actor
* 1958 – Anatoli Boukreev, Russian climber (d. 1997)
* 1958 – Lena Ek, Swedish politician
* 1959 – Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
* 1959 – Sade, Nigerian-born singer
* 1961 – Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)
* 1962 – Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian politician
* 1962 – Tracey Moore, voice actress
* 1962 – Denis O'Hare, Irish-American actor
* 1962 – Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
* 1963 – James May, English television presenter
* 1965 – Maxine Jones, American singer (En Vogue)
* 1965 – Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
* 1968 – David Chokachi, American actor
* 1969 – Per Yngve "Dead" Ohlin, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991)
* 1969 – Roy Jones Jr., American boxer
* 1969 – Neil Back, England rugby player
* 1970 – Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
* 1970 – Brendan O'Hare, Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub, Telstar Ponies)
* 1970 – Ron Villone, American baseball player
* 1971 – Sergi Bruguera, Spanish tennis player
* 1972 – Ruben Bagger, Danish footballer
* 1972 – Ang Christou, Australian rules footballer
* 1972 – Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor
* 1972 – Yuri Drozdov, Russian footballer
* 1972 – Ezra Hendrickson, Vincentian footballer
* 1972 – Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner
* 1972 – Joe Horn, American football player
* 1972 – Richard T. Jones, American actor
* 1972 – Greg Page, Australian musician and actor
* 1972 – Alen Peternac, Croatian footballer
* 1973 – Josie Davis, American actress
* 1974 – Marlon Anderson, American baseball player
* 1974 – Kate Moss, English model
* 1975 – Greg Strause, American visual effects creator
* 1975 – Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress
* 1976 – Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
* 1976 – Martina Moravcová, Slovak female swimmer
* 1977 – Ariel Zeevi, Israeli judoka
* 1977 – Jeff Foster, American basketball player
* 1978 – Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player
* 1979 – Aaliyah, American R&B singer/actress (d. 2001)
* 1979 – Mark Anthony Fernandez, Filipino actor
* 1979 – Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1979 – Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1980 – Seydou Keita, Malian footballer
* 1980 – Lin Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
* 1980 – Albert Pujols, Dominican-born baseball player
* 1980 – Michelle Wild, Hungarian model
* 1981 – Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes)
* 1981 – Bobby Zamora, English footballer
* 1982 – Samuel Preston, British singer (The Ordinary Boys)
* 1982 – Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
* 1983 – Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
* 1984 – Stephan Lichtsteiner, Swiss footballer
* 1984 – Jared Slingerland, Canadian musician
* 1985 – Joe Flacco, American football player
* 1985 – Gintaras Janusevicius, Lithuanian pianist
* 1985 – Jonathan Richter, Danish footballer
* 1986 – Reto Ziegler, Swiss footballer
* 1986 – Mason Gamble, American actor
* 1986 – Paula Pareto, Argentine judoka
* 1987 – Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model
* 1988 – Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
* 1989 – Yvonne Zima, American actress
* 1991 – Matt Duchene, Canadian hockey player
* 1992 – Maja Keuc, Slovenian singer

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