Friday, March 16, 2012

March 16 Birthdays

* 1338 – Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (d. 1401)
* 1445 – Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510)
* 1473 – Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
* 1581 – Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)
* 1585 – Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero, Dutch writer (d. 1618)
* 1631 – René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)
* 1654 – Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)
* 1663 – Jean-Baptiste Matho, French composer (d. 1743)
* 1687 – Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, Queen consort in Prussia (d. 1757)
* 1750 – Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (d. 1848)
* 1751 – James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
* 1773 – Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (d. 1836)
* 1774 – Captain Matthew Flinders, English explorer (d. 1814)
* 1789 – Georg Simon Ohm, German physicist (d. 1854)
* 1794 – Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (d. 1881)
* 1797 – Alaric Alexander Watts, English poet and journalist (d. 1864)
* 1800 – Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
* 1805 – Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)
* 1822 – Rosa Bonheur, French realist painter and sculptor (d. 1899)
* 1834 – James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907)
* 1839 – René François Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French writer and Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
* 1839 – John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (d. 1922)
* 1840 – Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (d. 1931)
* 1845 – Umegatani Tōtarō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Yokozuna (d. 1928)
* 1846 – Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (d. 1927)
* 1846 – Jurgis Bielinis, Lithuanian book-smuggler (d. 1918)
* 1851 – Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)
* 1856 – Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial, only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France (d. 1879)
* 1857 – Charles Harding Firth, British historian (d. 1936)
* 1859 – Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1906)
* 1865 – Patsy Donovan, American baseball player (d. 1953)
* 1869 – F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)
* 1871 – Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (d. 1951)
* 1877 – Reza Shah Pahlavi, Iranian shah (d. 1944)
* 1878 – Clemens August Graf von Galen, German archbishop and cardinal (d. 1946)
* 1883 – Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (d. 1958)
* 1889 – Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
* 1890 – Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)
* 1892 – James Petrillo, American president of the musicians union (d. 1984)
* 1892 – César Vallejo, Peruvian poet (d. 1938)
* 1897 – Conrad Nagel, American actor (d. 1970)
* 1901 – Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)
* 1901 – Potti Sreeramulu, an Indian revolutionary (d. 1952)
* 1902 – Leon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1943)
* 1903 – Mike Mansfield, American politician, and diplomat (d. 2001)
* 1905 – Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (d. 1977)
* 1906 – Francisco Ayala, Spanish writer (d. 2009)
* 1906 – Henny Youngman, American comedian (d. 1998)
* 1908 – René Daumal, French writer (d. 1944)
* 1908 – Robert Rossen, American film director, screenwriter and producer (d. 1966)
* 1911 – Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician (d. 2009)
* 1911 – Dr. Josef Mengele, German physician and SS officer (d. 1979)
* 1912 – Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)
* 1916 – Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
* 1916 – Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (d.2010)
* 1917 – Samael Aun Weor, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
* 1917 – Louis C. Wyman, American politician (d. 2002)
* 1918 – Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
* 1920 – John Addison, British composer (d. 1998)
* 1920 – Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
* 1920 – Sid Fleischman, American author (d. 2010)
* 1920 – Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler (d. 2002)
* 1920 – Leo McKern, Australian actor (d. 2002)
* 1922 – Harding Lemay, American television scriptwriter and playwright
* 1924 – Beryl Davis, English singer (d. 2011)
* 1925 – Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist (d. 2004)
* 1926 – Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
* 1926 – Jerry Lewis, American comedian
* 1927 – Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1967)
* 1927 – Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American senator (d. 2003)
* 1927 – Olga San Juan, American comedian (d. 2009)
* 1928 – Karlheinz Böhm, Austrian actor
* 1928 – Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (d. 2010)
* 1928 – Christa Ludwig, German mezzo-soprano
* 1929 – Nadja Tiller, Austrian actress
* 1930 – Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (d. 2001)
* 1931 – Betty Johnson, American singer
* 1932 – Don Blasingame, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
* 1932 – Walter Cunningham, American astronaut
* 1932 – Kurt Diemberger, Austrian mountaineer
* 1932 – Baruch Modan, Israeli scientist (d. 2001)
* 1933 – Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
* 1934 – Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)
* 1935 – Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
* 1936 – Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
* 1936 – Raymond Vahan Damadian, Armenian American practitioner of MRI
* 1937 – Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (d. 1996)
* 1939 – Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
* 1940 – Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director
* 1940 – Jan Pronk, Dutch politician
* 1940 – Keith Rowe, English painter and guitarist (AMM)
* 1941 – Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
* 1941 – Chuck Woolery, American game show host
* 1942 – Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
* 1942 – James Soong, Taiwanese politician
* 1942 – Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
* 1943 – Ursula Goodenough, American biologist, zoologist, professor and author
* 1943 – Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (d. 2005)
* 1944 – Andrew S. Tanenbaum, American Computer Science Professor, Author of MINIX OS
* 1946 – Michael Basman, English chess master
* 1946 – Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
* 1947 – Ramzan Paskayev, Chechen accordionist
* 1947 – Baek Yoon-sik, South Korean actor
* 1948 – Michael Bruce, American musician (Alice Cooper)
* 1948 – Richard Desjardins, Canadian singer, songwriter and film director
* 1948 – Margaret Weis, American author
* 1949 – Erik Estrada, American actor
* 1949 – Victor Garber, Canadian actor
* 1949 – Elliott Murphy, American singer-songwriter
* 1949 – Joe Pilato, Italian-American actor
* 1951 – Joe DeLamielleure, American football player
* 1951 – Kate Nelligan, Canadian actress
* 1952 – Graham Cole, British actor
* 1952 – Alice Hoffman, American author
* 1952 – Scott Simon, American journalist and radio personality
* 1953 – Isabelle Huppert, French actress
* 1953 – Óscar Ramírez, Peruvian revolutionary
* 1953 – Richard Stallman, American free software activist
* 1954 – Jimmy Nail, British actor and singer
* 1954 – Nancy Wilson, American guitarist, singer and actress (Heart)
* 1955 – Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
* 1955 – Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
* 1958 – Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor
* 1958 – Kate Worley, American comic book writer (d. 2004)
* 1959 – Sebastian Currier, American composer
* 1959 – Flavor Flav, American rapper, and reality TV star
* 1959 – Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway
* 1960 – Jenny Eclair, British comedienne, novelist and actress.
* 1960 – Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1961 – Brett Kenny, Australian rugby league footballer
* 1961 – Todd McFarlane, Canadian comic book artist, writer and media entrepreneur
* 1961 – Michiru Oshima, Japanese composer
* 1962 – Philippe Kahn, French entrepreneur
* 1963 – Jimmy Degrasso, American musician (F5)
* 1963 – Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (d. 2002)
* 1964 – Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter
* 1964 – Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
* 1964 – Gore Verbinski, American movie director
* 1965 – Richard Daniel Roman, English songwriter and record producer
* 1965 – Belén Rueda, Spanish actress
* 1966 – Hans Peter Geerdes, German musician (Scooter)
* 1967 – John Darnielle, American Musician
* 1967 – Lauren Graham, American actress
* 1968 – Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
* 1968 – Trevor Wilson, American basketball player
* 1969 – Judah Friedlander, American actor and comedian
* 1969 – Aggelos Koronios, Greek basketball coach and retired player
* 1970 – Joakim Berg, Swedish singer (Kent)
* 1970 – Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson, Icelandic singer, songwriter and disc jockey
* 1970 – Reynolds Wolf, American TV meteorologist and journalist
* 1971 – Alan Tudyk, American actor
* 1972 – Velibor Radovic, Serbian basketball player
* 1973 – Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
* 1973 – Vonda Ward, American boxer
* 1974 – Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
* 1974 – Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
* 1975 – Sienna Guillory, British actress
* 1976 – Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
* 1976 – Paul Schneider, American actor
* 1976 – Nick Spano, American actor
* 1977 – Donal Óg Cusack, Irish hurler
* 1978 – Brooke Burns, American actress
* 1979 – Edison Méndez, Ecuadorian footballer
* 1979 – Rashad Moore, American football player
* 1979 – Leena Peisa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
* 1980 – Todd Heap, American football player
* 1980 – Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player
* 1981 – Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
* 1981 – Curtis Granderson, American baseball player
* 1981 – Danny Brown (rapper), American rapper
* 1981 – Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
* 1982 – Riley Cote, Canadian hockey player
* 1983 – Brandon League, American baseball player
* 1983 – Tramon Williams, American football player
* 1984 – Levi Brown, American football player
* 1984 – Hosea Gear, New Zealand rugby player
* 1985 – Eddy Lover, Panamanian singer
* 1986 – Joe Denly, English cricketer
* 1986 – Ken Doane, American professional wrestler
* 1986 – Toney Douglas, American basketball player
* 1986 – T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
* 1986 – Boaz Solossa, Indonesian footballer
* 1986 – Daisuke Takahashi, Japanese figure skater
* 1986 – Nicole Trunfio, Australian model
* 1987 – Tiiu Kuik, Estonian model
* 1988 – Patrick Herrmann, German footballer
* 1989 – Blake Griffin, American basketball player
* 1989 – Theo Walcott, English footballer
* 1991 – Wolfgang Van Halen, American musician

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