Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 16 Birthdays

1319 – John II of France (d. 1364)
1488 – Jungjong of Joseon (d. 1544)
1495 – Petrus Apianus, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1557)
1516 – Tabinshwehti, Burmese king (d. 1550)
1635 – Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter (d. 1681)
1646 – Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect, designed the Château de Dampierre and Grand Trianon (d. 1708)
1660 – Hans Sloane, Irish-English physician (d. 1753)
1661 – Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, English poet and politician, First Lord of the Treasury (d. 1715)
1682 – John Hadley, English mathematician, invented the octant (d. 1744)
1693 – Anne Sophie Reventlow, Danish wife of Frederick IV of Denmark (d. 1743)
1697 – Johann Gottlieb Görner, German organist and composer (d. 1778)
1728 – Joseph Black, French-Scottish physician and chemist (d. 1799)
1730 – Henry Clinton, English general and politician (d. 1795)
1755 – Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
1786 – John Franklin, English admiral and politician, 4th Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land (d. 1847)
1800 – George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, English field marshal (d. 1888)
1808 – Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (d. 1864)
1821 – Ford Madox Brown, French-English painter (d. 1893)
1823 – Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician and academic (d. 1852)
1827 – Octave Crémazie, Canadian poet (d. 1879)
1839 – Antonio Starabba, Marchese di Rudinì, Italian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1908)
1834 – Charles Lennox Richardson, English-Chinese merchant (d. 1862)
1844 – Anatole France, French journalist, author, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
1847 – Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect, designed the Federal Palace of Switzerland (d. 1906)
1848 – Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (d. 1919)
1851 – Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 3rd Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (d. 1930)
1865 – Harry Chauvel, Australian general (d. 1945)
1866 – José de Diego, Puerto Rican journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1918)
1867 – Wilbur Wright, American pilot, engineer, and businessman, co-founded the Wright Company (d. 1912)
1871 – John Millington Synge, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1909)
1878 – R. E. Foster, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1914)
1882 – Seth Bingham, American organist and composer (d. 1972)
1885 – Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer and educator (d. 1960)
1886 – Ernst Thälmann, German politician (d. 1944)
1886 – Margaret Woodrow Wilson, American daughter of Woodrow Wilson (d. 1944)
1888 – Billy Minter, English footballer and manager (d. 1940)
1889 – Charlie Chaplin, English actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1977)
1890 – Michalis Dorizas, Greek javelin thrower (d. 1957)
1890 – Fred Root, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1954)
1890 – Gertrude Chandler Warner, American author (d. 1979)
1891 – Dorothy P. Lathrop, American author and illustrator (d. 1980)
1892 – Howard Mumford Jones, American author, critic, and academic (d. 1980)
1893 – Germaine Guèvremont, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1968)
1894 – Ernst Ziegler, German actor (d. 1974)
1895 – Ove Arup, English-Danish engineer and businessman, founded Arup (d. 1988)
1896 – Robert Henry Best, American journalist (d. 1952)
1896 – Pat Clayton, English soldier and surveyor (d. 1962)
1896 – Tristan Tzara, Romanian-French poet and critic (d. 1963)
1899 – Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist and educator (d. 1988)
1903 – Paul Waner, American baseball player (d. 1965)
1904 – Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian-American actress (d. 1983)
1905 – Frits Philips, Dutch businessman (d. 2005)
1907 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Canadian inventor and businessman (d. 1964)
1907 – August Eigruber, Austrian-German politician (d. 1947)
1908 – Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman and activist (d. 2004)
1908 – Ray Ventura, French pianist and bandleader (d. 1979)
1910 – Berton Roueché, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
1911 – Guy Burgess, English-Russian spy (d. 1963)
1912 – David Langton, Scottish-English actor (d. 1994)
1912 – Catherine Scorsese, American actress (d. 1997)
1912 – Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)
1913 – Les Tremayne, English-American actor (d. 2003)
1915 – Joan Alexander, American actress (d. 2009)
1915 – Gerard McLarnon, Irish actor and playwright (d. 1997)
1916 – Ted Mann, American businessman (d. 2001)
1917 – Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli (d. 2013)
1917 – Barry Nelson, American actor (d. 2007)
1918 – Dick Gibson, English race car driver (d. 2010)
1918 – Hsuan Hua, Chinese monk (d. 1995)
1918 – Juozas Kazickas, Lithuanian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)
1918 – Spike Milligan, Irish actor, singer, screenwriter, and author (d. 2002)
1919 – Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
1919 – Nilla Pizzi, Italian singer (d. 2011)
1919 – Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Mexican architect, designed the Tijuana Cultural Center and Museo Nacional de Antropología (d. 2013)
1919 – Thomas Willmore, English geometer and academic (d. 2005)
1920 – Ananda Dassanayake, Sri Lankan politician (d. 2012)
1920 – Alan Pegler, English businessman (d. 2012)
1921 – Wolfgang Leonhard, German historian and author (d. 2014)
1921 – Peter Ustinov, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1922 – Kingsley Amis, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1995)
1922 – John Christopher, English author (d. 2012)
1922 – Lawrence N. Guarino, American colonel (d. 2014)
1922 – Pat Peppler, American football player and coach
1922 – Leo Tindemans, Belgian politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)
1923 – Warren Barker, American composer (d. 2006)
1923 – Arch A. Moore, Jr., American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of West Virginia (d. 2015)
1924 – John Harvey-Jones, English academic and businessman (d. 2008)
1924 – Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (d. 1994)
1924 – Rudy Pompilli, American saxophonist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1976)
1924 – Madanjeet Singh, Indian diplomat, author, and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1926 – Pierre Fabre, French pharmacist, founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre (d. 2013)
1927 – Edie Adams, American actress and singer (d. 2008)
1927 – Pope Benedict XVI
1927 – John Chamberlain, American sculptor (d. 2011)
1927 – Dick Lane, American football player (d. 2002)
1927 – Peter Mark Richman, American actor
1927 – Rolf Schult, German actor (d. 2013)
1928 – Nader Jahanbani, Iranian general and pilot (d. 1979)
1929 – Roy Hamilton, American singer (d. 1969)
1929 – Ralph Slatyer, Australian biologist and ecologist (d. 2012)
1929 – Ed Townsend, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2003)
1930 – Doug Beasy, Australian footballer and educator (d. 2013)
1930 – Fyodor Bogdanovsky, Russian weightlifter (d. 2014)
1930 – Herbie Mann, American flute player (d. 2003)
1931 – Herman van Ham, Dutch chef (d. 2012)
1932 – Maury Meyers, American politician (d. 2014)
1933 – Marcos Alonso Imaz, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)
1933 – Joan Bakewell, English journalist
1933 – Erol Günaydın, Turkish actor (d. 2012)
1933 – Ike Pappas, American journalist (d. 2008)
1934 – Vicar, Chilean cartoonist (d. 2012)
1934 – Richard Kershaw, English journalist (b. 2014)
1934 – Geoffrey Owen, English journalist, academic, and businessman
1934 – Robert Stigwood, Australian film producer
1935 – Marcel Carrière, Canadian director and screenwriter
1935 – Sarah Kirsch, German poet (d. 2013)
1935 – Lennart Risberg, Swedish boxer (d. 2013)
1935 – Steffi Sidney, American actress (d. 2010)
1935 – Dominique Venner, French journalist and historian (d. 2013)
1935 – Bobby Vinton, American singer and actor
1936 – Šaban Bajramović, Serbian singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
1936 – Tom Lodge, English radio host (d. 2012)
1937 – Vince Hill, English singer-songwriter, producer, and playwright
1937 – George Steele, American wrestler and actor
1938 – Gordon Wilson, Scottish lawyer and politician
1938 – Rich Rollins, American baseball player
1939 – John Amabile, American football player and coach (d. 2012)
1939 – John Delafose, American accordion player (d. 1994)
1939 – Boris Dvornik, Croatian actor (d. 2008)
1939 – Dusty Springfield, English singer and producer (The Lana Sisters and The Springfields) (d. 1999)
1940 – Benoît Bouchard, Canadian politician
1940 – Margaret Maden, English academic
1940 – Margrethe II of Denmark
1940 – Joan Snyder, American painter
1940 – Thomas Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys, English banker and politician
1941 – Allan Segal, American director and producer (d. 2012)
1942 – Jim Lonborg, American baseball player
1942 – Frank Williams, English businessman, founded the Williams F1 Racing Team
1943 – Ruth Madoc, English-Welsh actress and singer
1943 – Dave Peverett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Foghat and Savoy Brown) (d. 2000)
1943 – Morris Stevenson, Scottish footballer (d. 2014)
1943 – Petro Tyschtschenko, German businessman
1944 – Sue Clifford, English environmentalist and academic, co-founded Common Ground
1945 – Tom Allen, American lawyer and politician
1945 – Sebastian Barker, English poet (d. 2014)
1946 – Margot Adler, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
1946 – Ernst Bakker, Dutch politician (d. 2014)
1946 – Johnnie Lewis, Liberian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Justice of Liberia (d. 2015)
1946 – R. Carlos Nakai, American flute player
1947 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player and coach
1947 – Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter (The Humblebums and Stealers Wheel) (d. 2011)
1948 – Reg Alcock, Canadian politician (d. 2011)
1948 – Ammar El Sherei, Egyptian accordion player, composer, and academic (d. 2012)
1948 – Lynne Franks, English businesswoman
1948 – Kazuyuki Sogabe, Japanese voice actor (d. 2006)
1949 – Melody Patterson, American actress
1949 – Pirkko Saisio, Finnish actress and director
1950 – Robert Dutil, Canadian politician
1950 – David Graf, American actor (d. 2001)
1951 – Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian author and photographer
1951 – Mordechai Ben David, American singer-songwriter
1951 – Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer
1951 – M. S. Narayana, Indian actor and director (d. 2015)
1951 – David Nutt, English psychiatrist and academic
1952 – Bill Belichick, American football player and coach
1952 – Michel Blanc, French actor and director
1952 – Esther Roth-Shahamorov, Israeli sprinter and hurdler
1952 – Billy West, American voice actor and singer
1952 – Nick Young, English lawyer and activist
1953 – Douglas M. Fraser, American general
1953 – Peter Garrett, Australian singer-songwriter and politician (Midnight Oil)
1953 – Jay O. Sanders, American actor
1953 – J. Neil Schulman, American author, actor, director, and producer
1954 – Ellen Barkin, American actress
1954 – John Bowe, Australian race car driver
1954 – Mike Zuke, Canadian ice hockey player
1955 – Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager
1955 – Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
1956 – David M. Brown, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
1956 – T Lavitz, American keyboard player, composer, and producer (Dixie Dregs, Jazz Is Dead, and Widespread Panic) (d. 2010)
1956 – Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier
1957 – Patricia De Martelaere, Flemish author (d. 2009)
1958 – Tim Flach, English photographer, artist and director
1959 – Robert Casilla, American illustrator
1959 – Scott McKinsey, American director and producer
1959 – Alison Ramsay, Scottish field hockey player
1960 – Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
1960 – Rafael Benítez, Spanish footballer and manager
1960 – Pierre Littbarski, German footballer and manager
1961 – Doris Dragović, Croatian singer-songwriter
1961 – Jarbom Gamlin, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (d. 2014)
1962 – Anna Dello Russo, Italian journalist
1962 – Ian MacKaye, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1963 – Nick Berry, English actor and singer
1963 – Saleem Malik, Pakistani cricketer
1963 – Jimmy Osmond, American singer and actor (The Osmonds)
1964 – David Kohan, American screenwriter and producer
1964 – Dave Pirner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Soul Asylum)
1964 – Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish pianist (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) (d. 2008)
1965 – Yves-François Blanchet, Canadian politician
1965 – Jon Cryer, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1965 – Martin Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1965 – Michael Wong, American-Hong Kong actor and director
1968 – Vickie Guerrero, American wrestler and manager
1968 – Rüdiger Stenzel, German runner
1969 – Stacy Francis, American singer and actress (Ex Girlfriend)
1969 – Patrik Järbyn, Swedish skier
1969 – Fernando Viña, American baseball player and sportscaster
1970 – Dero Goi, German singer-songwriter and drummer (Oomph!)
1970 – Walt Williams, American basketball player
1971 – Selena, American singer-songwriter (Selena y Los Dinos) (d. 1995)
1971 – Max Beesley, English actor and singer
1971 – Peter Billingsley, American actor, director, and producer
1971 – Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor
1971 – Belinda Stewart-Wilson, English actress
1971 – Seigo Yamamoto, Japanese race car driver
1971 – Natasha Zvereva, Russian tennis player
1972 – Conchita Martínez, Spanish-American tennis player
1972 – Tracy K. Smith, American poet and educator
1972 – John McGuinness, English motorcycle racer
1973 – Akon, American singer-songwriter and producer
1973 – Gary Delaney, English comedian
1973 – Hirofumi Nojima, Japanese voice actor
1973 – Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer-songwriter
1973 – Oksana Yermakova, Estonian-Russian fencer
1974 – Mat Devine, American singer-songwriter and actor (Kill Hannah)
1974 – Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress and director
1974 – Valarie Rae Miller, American actress
1974 – Fabián Robles, Mexican actor
1974 – Thomas Tevana, American actor
1975 – Keon Clark, American basketball player
1975 – Sean Maher, American actor
1975 – Nick Pickard, English actor
1975 – Karl Yune, American actor
1976 – Phil Baroni, American mixed martial artist
1976 – Robert Dahlqvist, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Hellacopters, Dundertåget, and Thunder Express)
1976 – Lukas Haas, American actor
1976 – Dan Kellner, American fencer
1976 – David Lyons, Australian actor
1976 – Kelli O'Hara, American actress and singer
1976 – Shu Qi, Taiwanese actress
1977 – Tameka Empson, English actress
1977 – Florentijn Hofman, Dutch sculptor
1977 – Fredrik Ljungberg, Swedish footballer
1977 – Hayes MacArthur, American actor
1977 – Alek Wek, Sudanese-English model
1978 – Lara Dutta, Indian model and actress, Miss Universe 2000
1978 – Jody Marie Gnant, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1978 – Nikki Griffin, American actress
1978 – Matthew Lloyd, Australian footballer
1978 – John Buffalo Mailer, American actor, playwright, and producer
1978 – Kristin Proctor, American-Norwegian actress
1978 – Igor Tudor, Croatian footballer and manager
1978 – Ivan Urgant, Russian television host
1978 – Christos Vasilopoulos, Greek actor
1979 – Christijan Albers, Dutch race car driver
1979 – Lars Börgeling, German pole vaulter
1979 – Daniel Browne, New Zealand rugby player
1979 – Sean Costello, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
1979 – Sixto Peralta, Argentinian-English footballer
1980 – Jake Andrews, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980 – Jens Hartwig, German actor
1980 – Paul London, American wrestler
1980 – Juliette Marquis, Ukrainian actress, model, and ballerina
1980 – Adriana Sage, Mexican-American porn actress and model
1981 – Anestis Agritis, Greek footballer
1981 – Maya Dunietz, Israeli singer-songwriter and pianist
1981 – Russell Harvard, American actor
1981 – Matthieu Proulx, Canadian football player
1981 – Jake Scott, American football player
1981 – Vico Thai, Australian actor
1982 – Gina Carano, American mixed martial artist, actress, and model
1982 – Boris Diaw, French basketball player
1982 – Michael Ratajczak, German footballer
1982 – Jonathan Vilma, American football player
1983 – Marié Digby, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1983 – Manuela Martelli, Chilean actress
1983 – Cat Osterman, American softball player
1983 – George Patis, Greek badminton player
1984 – Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author
1984 – Natalie Blair, Australian actress
1984 – Teddy Blass, American composer and producer
1984 – Dane Brookes, English actor
1984 – Noah Fleiss, American actor
1984 – Claire Foy, English actress
1984 – Tucker Fredricks, American speed skater
1984 – Paweł Kieszek, Polish footballer
1985 – Mark Baker, Welsh author
1985 – Luol Deng, Sudanese-English basketball player
1985 – Nate Diaz, American mixed martial artist
1985 – Rhiana Griffith, Australian model and actress
1985 – Brendon Leonard, New Zealand rugby player
1985 – Benjamín Rojas, Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor (Erreway)
1985 – Taye Taiwo, Nigerian footballer
1985 – JC Tiuseco, Filipino model, actor, and basketball player
1986 – Paul di Resta, Scottish race car driver
1986 – Laura Langman, New Zealand netball player
1986 – Shinji Okazaki, Japanese footballer
1986 – Andres Olvik, Estonian swimmer
1986 – Peter Regin, Danish ice hockey player
1986 – Epke Zonderland, Dutch gymnast
1987 – Neil Haskell, American dancer
1987 – Aaron Lennon, English footballer
1987 – Kyley Statham, Canadian actress
1987 – Aleksander Vinter, Norwegian DJ and producer
1988 – Jullie, Brazilian singer-songwriter and actress
1988 – Alisa Durbrow, Japanese model, actress, and singer
1990 – Jérémy Kapone, French actor and singer
1990 – Lily Loveless, English actress
1990 – Vangelis Mantzaris, Greek basketball player
1990 – Lorraine Nicholson, American actress
1990 – Nia Ramadhani, Indonesian actress
1990 – Jules Sitruk, French actor
1991 – Kim Kyung-Jung, South Korean footballer
1991 – Nolan Arenado, American baseball player
1992 – Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg
1993 – Mirai Nagasu, American figure skater
1993 – Chance The Rapper, American rapper
1994 – Liliana Mumy, American actress
2008 – Princess Eléonore of Belgium

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