Monday, April 16, 2012

April 16 Birthdays

* 778 – King Louis the Pious (d. 840)
* 1319 – King John II of France (d. 1364)
* 1495 – Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)
* 1516 – Tabinshwehti, King of Burma (d. 1550)
* 1646 – Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)
* 1660 – Sir Hans Sloane, British collector and physician (d. 1753)
* 1661 – Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)
* 1682 – John Hadley, British inventor (d. 1744)
* 1683 – Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer (d. 1738)
* 1693 – Anne Sophie Reventlow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1743)
* 1697 – Johann Gottlieb Görner, German composer and organist (d. 1778)
* 1728 – Joseph Black, Scottish chemist (d. 1799)
* 1730 – Henry Clinton, British general (d. 1795)
* 1755 – Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
* 1800 – George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British soldier (d. 1888)
* 1821 – Ford Madox Brown, English painter (d. 1893)
* 1823 – Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician (d. 1852)
* 1827 – Octave Crémazie, Canadian poet (d. 1879)
* 1844 – Anatole France, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
* 1847 – Hans Auer, Swiss architect (d. 1906)
* 1848 – Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social reformer (d. 1919)
* 1859 – Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, Welsh socialite (d. 1924)
* 1865 – Henry George Chauvel, Australian general (d. 1945)
* 1866 – José de Diego, Puerto Rican statesman and journalist (d. 1918)
* 1867 – Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer (d. 1912)
* 1871 – John Millington Synge, Irish writer (d. 1909)
* 1878 – Tip Foster, English cricketer (d. 1914)
* 1882 – Seth Bingham, American organist and prolific composer (d. 1972)
* 1885 – Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer and music educator (d. 1960)
* 1886 – Ernst Thälmann, German politician (d. 1944)
* 1889 – Charlie Chaplin, English actor and filmmaker (d. 1977)
* 1890 – Michalis Dorizas, Greek javelin thrower, Olympic medal winner (d. 1957)
* 1895 – Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)
* 1896 – Pat Clayton, British surveyor and explorer (d. 1962)
* 1896 – Tristan Tzara, Romanian poet and essayist (d. 1963)
* 1899 – Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (d. 1988)
* 1904 – Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (d. 1983)
* 1905 – Frits Philips, Dutch businessman (d. 2005)
* 1907 – August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (d. 1947)
* 1907 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Canadian inventor and businessman (d. 1964)
* 1910 – Berton Roueché, American medical writer (d. 1994)
* 1912 – Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)
* 1912 – Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
* 1915 – Gerard McLarnon, Irish playwright (d. 1997)
* 1915 – Joan Alexander, American actress (d. 2009)
* 1917 – Barry Nelson, American actor (d. 2007)
* 1918 – Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (d. 2002)
* 1918 – Dick Gibson, British racing driver
* 1919 – Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
* 1919 – Tom Willmore, English geometer (d. 2005)
* 1921 – Peter Ustinov, English actor (d. 2004)
* 1922 – Kingsley Amis, English author (d. 1995)
* 1922 – Pat Peppler, American pro football coach and executive
* 1924 – Sir John Harvey-Jones, British industrialist (d. 2008)
* 1924 – Henry Mancini, American composer (d. 1994)
* 1924 – Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1976)
* 1927 – Edie Adams, American actress (d. 2008)
* 1927 – Pope Benedict XVI
* 1927 – Peter Mark Richman, American actor
* 1928 – Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (d. 2002)
* 1929 – Roy Hamilton, American singer (d. 1969)
* 1929 – Ed Townsend, American singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
* 1930 – Herbie Mann, American jazz flute player (d. 2003)
* 1937 – George "The Animal" Steele, American professional wrestler
* 1933 – Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster
* 1935 – Sarah Kirsch, German poet
* 1935 – Bobby Vinton, American singer
* 1938 – Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician
* 1938 – Rich Rollins, American baseball player
* 1939 – Dusty Springfield, English singer (d. 1999)
* 1939 – Boris Dvornik, Croatian actor (d. 2008)
* 1940 – Margrethe II of Denmark
* 1940 – Benoît Bouchard, Canadian politician
* 1942 – Sir Frank Williams, English Formula One constructor and team principal
* 1942 – Jim Lonborg, American baseball player
* 1943 – Ruth Madoc, Welsh actress
* 1943 – Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (d. 2000)
* 1944 – Richard Bradshaw British opera conductor
* 1945 – Tom Allen, American politician
* 1946 – Margot Adler, American journalist
* 1947 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player
* 1947 – Gerry Rafferty, Scottish musician and songwriter (d. 2011)
* 1948 – Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant
* 1949 – Melody Patterson, American actress
* 1950 – David Graf, American actor (d. 2001)
* 1951 – Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer
* 1951 – Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer
* 1951 – Mordechai Ben David, American Yiddish singer
* 1952 – Bill Belichick, American football coach
* 1952 – Michel Blanc, French actor
* 1952 – Billy West, American voice actor
* 1953 – Peter Garrett, Australian singer (Midnight Oil)
* 1953 – J. Neil Schulman, American writer
* 1954 – Ellen Barkin, American actress
* 1954 – John Bowe, Australian racing driver
* 1955 – Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager
* 1955 – Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
* 1956 – David McDowell Brown, American astronaut (d. 2003)
* 1956 – Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier
* 1959 – Scott McKinsey, American television director
* 1959 – Alison Ramsay, Scottish field hockey player
* 1959 – Robert Casilla, American artist and illustrator
* 1960 – Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
* 1960 – Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager
* 1960 – Pierre Littbarski, German footballer
* 1961 – Doris Dragović, Croatian singer
* 1962 – Ian MacKaye, American musician, (Fugazi and Minor Threat)
* 1963 – Jimmy Osmond, American pop singer (The Osmonds)
* 1963 – Saleem Malik, Pakistani cricketer
* 1964 – Dave Pirner, American rock singer (Soul Asylum)
* 1964 – David Kohan, American television producer
* 1965 – Jon Cryer, American actor
* 1965 – Martin Lawrence, American actor
* 1965 – Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong actor and director
* 1968 – Vickie Guerrero, American professional wrestling personality
* 1969 – Patrik Järbyn, Swedish alpine ski racer
* 1969 – Fernando Viña, American baseball player
* 1970 – Dero Goi, German musician (Oomph!)
* 1970 – Walt Williams, American basketball player
* 1971 – Max Beesley, English musician and actor
* 1971 – Peter Billingsley, American actor
* 1971 – Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor
* 1971 – Selena, American Tejano singer (d. 1995)
* 1971 – Seigo Yamamoto, Japanese racing driver
* 1972 – Ed Byrne, Irish comedian
* 1972 – Conchita Martínez, Spanish tennis player
* 1973 – Akon, American singer and song writer
* 1973 – Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
* 1974 – Mat Devine, American singer (Kill Hannah)
* 1974 – Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director
* 1974 – Valarie Rae Miller, American actress
* 1975 – Keon Clark, American basketball player
* 1975 – Sean Maher, American actor
* 1975 – Kelli O'Hara, American singer/actress
* 1975 – Nick Pickard, British actor
* 1976 – Lukas Haas, American actor
* 1976 – Dan Kellner, American fencer
* 1976 – Shu Qi, Taiwanese actress
* 1977 – Fredrik Ljungberg, Swedish footballer
* 1977 – Alek Wek, Sudanese supermodel
* 1978 – Lara Dutta, Indian actress
* 1978 – Matthew Lloyd, Australian rules footballer
* 1979 – Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver
* 1979 – Sean Costello, American blues musician (d. 2008)
* 1979 – Sixto Peralta, Argentine footballer
* 1980 – Paul London, American professional wrestler
* 1981 – Anestis Agritis, Greek footballer
* 1982 – Gina Carano, American Mixed Martial Arts fighter
* 1982 – Boris Diaw, French basketball player
* 1982 – Barry Jones, Scottish magician
* 1982 – Michael Ratajczak, German footballer
* 1982 – Jonathan Vilma, American football player
* 1983 – Marié Digby, American singer
* 1983 – Cat Osterman, American softball pitcher
* 1983 – George Patis, Greek badminton player
* 1984 – Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author
* 1984 – Noah Fleiss, American actor
* 1984 – Tucker Fredricks, American speed skater
* 1985 – Mark Baker, Welsh author and historian
* 1985 – Luol Deng, British-Sudanese basketball player
* 1985 – Brendon Leonard, New Zealand rugby player
* 1985 – Benjamín Rojas, Argentine actor and singer
* 1985 – Taye Taiwo, Nigerian footballer
* 1986 – Paul di Resta, British racing driver
* 1986 – Peter Regin, Danish ice hockey player
* 1987 – Aaron Lennon, English footballer
* 1990 – Lily Loveless, English actress
* 1990 – Evangelos Mantzaris, Greek basketball player
* 1990 – Lorraine Nicholson, American actress
* 1992 – Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg
* 1993 – Mirai Nagasu, American figure skater
* 1994 – Liliana Mumy, American actress
* 2003 – Alina Foley, American actress
* 2008 – Princess Eléonore of Belgium

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