Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 16 Birthdays

1485 – Catherine of Aragon (d. 1536)
1584 – John Selden, English jurist and scholar (d. 1654)
1614 – Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)
1716 – Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini, French poet and diplomat (d. 1798)
1717 – Elizabeth Carter, English poet and scholar (d. 1806)
1742 – Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, German field marshal (d. 1819)
1775 – Jane Austen, English author (d. 1817)
1775 – François-Adrien Boieldieu, French pianist and composer (d. 1834)
1776 – Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German chemist, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1810)
1778 – John Ordronaux, French-American soldier (d. 1841)
1787 – Mary Russell Mitford, English author and playwright (d. 1855)
1790 – Leopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
1804 – Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1889)
1834 – Léon Walras, French-Swiss economist and theorist (d. 1910)
1836 – Ernst von Bergmann, Latvian-German surgeon and academic (d. 1907)
1861 – Antonio de La Gándara, French painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
1863 – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher and author (d. 1952)
1865 – Olavo Bilac, Brazilian journalist and poet (d. 1918)
1866 – Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-French painter and theorist (d. 1944)
1867 – Amy Carmichael, Anglo-Irish missionary and humanitarian in India (d. 1951)
1869 – Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian physician and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1952)
1872 – Anton Denikin, Russian general (d. 1947)
1882 – Jack Hobbs, English cricketer and journalist (d. 1963)
1882 – Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer, conductor, and musicologist (d. 1967)
1882 – Walther Meissner, German physicist and engineer (d. 1974)
1883 – Károly Kós, Hungarian-Romanian architect, ethnologist, and politician (d. 1977)
1883 – Max Linder, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1925)
1884 – Seibo Kitamura, Japanese sculptor (d. 1987)
1888 – Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
1888 – Alphonse Juin, Algerian-French general (d. 1967)
1889 – Kim Chwa-chin, South Korean guerrilla leader (d. 1930)
1892 – Ivar Wester, Swedish sport shooter (d. 1967)
1895 – Marie Hall Ets, American author and illustrator (d. 1984)
1899 – Noël Coward, English actor, playwright, and composer (d. 1973)
1900 – Horatio Fitch, American sprinter (d. 1985)
1900 – V. S. Pritchett, English author and critic (d. 1997)
1901 – Margaret Mead, American anthropologist and author (d. 1978)
1902 – Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet and playwright (d. 1999)
1903 – Hardie Albright, American actor (d. 1975)
1903 – Harold Whitlock, English race walker and coach (d. 1985)
1905 – Piet Hein, Danish mathematician, author, and poet (d. 1996)
1907 – Barbara Kent, Canadian-American actress (d. 2011)
1910 – Freddie Brown, Peruvian-English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1991)
1913 – George Ignatieff, Russian-Canadian scholar and diplomat, 8th Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1989)
1913 – Salik Lucknawi, Indian journalist and poet (d. 2013)
1915 – Turk Murphy, American trombonist and singer (d. 1987)
1916 – Birgitta Valberg, Swedish actress (d. 2014)
1917 – Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, Pakistani author and scholar (d. 2011)
1917 – Pete T. Cenarrusa, American soldier, pilot, and politician, Secretary of State of Idaho (d. 2013)
1917 – Arthur C. Clarke, English-Sri Lankan soldier and author (d. 2008)
1917 – Ruth Johnson Colvin, American author and educator, founded ProLiteracy Worldwide
1918 – Pierre Delanoë, French songwriter (d. 2006)
1918 – Vida Hope, English actress (d. 1963)
1920 – Frederick Rotimi Williams, Nigerian lawyer and politician (d. 2005)
1921 – Eulalio González, Mexican actor, humorist, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, announcer, director and producer (d. 2003)
1922 – Cy Leslie, American record producer, founded Pickwick Records (d. 2008)
1923 – Menahem Pressler, German-American pianist (Beaux Arts Trio)
1923 – Ernst Florian Winter, Austrian-American historian and political scientist (d. 2014)
1924 – Nicolas Sidjakov, Latvian-American illustrator (d. 1993)
1926 – James McCracken, American tenor and actor (d. 1988)
1926 – A. N. R. Robinson, Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2014)
1927 – Peter Dickinson, English author and poet
1927 – Randall Garrett, American author and poet (d. 1987)
1928 – Terry Carter, American actor, director, and producer
1928 – Philip K. Dick, American philosopher and author (d. 1982)
1929 – Nicholas Courtney, Egyptian-English actor (d. 2011)
1930 – Bill Brittain, American author (d. 2011)
1930 – Sam Most, American flute player and saxophonist (d. 2013)
1930 – Bill Young, American sergeant and politician (d. 2013)
1931 – Karl Denver, Scottish-English singer (d. 1998)
1932 – Rodion Shchedrin, Russian pianist and composer
1932 – Quentin Blake, English author and illustrator
1934 – Louis Waldon, American actor (d. 2013)
1936 – Morris Dees, American lawyer and activist, co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center
1937 – Joyce Bulifant, American actress and singer
1937 – Edward Ruscha, American artist
1938 – Frank Deford, American journalist and author
1938 – Liv Ullmann, Japanese-Norwegian actress, director, and screenwriter
1939 – Philip Langridge, English tenor and actor (d. 2010)
1939 – Gordon Miller, English high jumper
1941 – Robert Kerman, American porn actor and producer
1941 – Lesley Stahl, American journalist and actress
1941 – Roger Neil Wheeler, English general
1942 – Donald Carcieri, American educator and politician, 73rd Governor of Rhode Island
1942 – Eugene Robert Glazer, American actor
1943 – Steven Bochco, American screenwriter and producer
1944 – Jeff Kanew, American director and screenwriter
1944 – Don Meyer, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
1945 – Patti Deutsch, American actress
1945 – Bobby George, English darts player and sportscaster
1945 – Yukio Hattori, Japanese television host
1945 – Tony Hicks, English singer and guitarist (The Hollies)
1946 – Benny Andersson, Swedish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (ABBA and Hep Stars)
1946 – Charles Dennis, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1946 – Christopher Ellison, English actor
1946 – Terence Knox, American actor
1946 – Trevor Pinnock, English harpsichord player and conductor
1946 – Tom Stern, American cinematographer
1947 – Ben Cross, English actor
1947 – Vincent Matthews, American sprinter
1947 – Martyn Poliakoff, English chemist and academic
1948 – Christopher Biggins, English actor
1949 – Billy Gibbons, American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and actor (ZZ Top and Moving Sidewalks)
1949 – Heather Hallett, English lawyer and judge
1950 – Claudia Cohen, American journalist (d. 2007)
1950 – Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist and manager (d. 2006)
1951 – Sally Emerson, English author and poet
1951 – Mike Flanagan, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2011)
1951 – Robben Ford, American guitarist and songwriter (L.A. Express and Yellowjackets)
1951 – Mark Heard, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)
1951 – Shinji Yamashita, Japanese actor
1952 – Joel Garner, Barbadian cricketer and manager
1952 – Francesco Graziani, Italian footballer and manager
1953 – Rebecca Forstadt, American voice actress and screenwriter
1955 – Xander Berkeley, American actor and producer
1955 – Carol Browner, American lawyer and environmentalist, 8th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
1955 – Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
1957 – H. D. Kumaraswamy, Indian social worker and politician, 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka
1957 – Antonio Vega, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nacha Pop) (d. 2009)
1958 – Katie Leigh, American voice actress
1958 – Bart Oates, American football player and lawyer
1959 – Alexander Lebedev, Russian businessman and politician
1959 – Steve Mattsson, American author and illustrator
1959 – Larry Poindexter, American actor and singer
1960 – Pat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer and manager
1961 – LaChanze, American actress, singer, and dancer
1961 – André Andersen, Russian-Danish keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Royal Hunt)
1961 – Shane Black, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1961 – Bill Hicks, American comedian, actor, and singer (d. 1994)
1961 – Gretchen Palmer, American actress
1961 – Sam Robards, American actor
1961 – Jon Tenney, American actor and director
1962 – Maruschka Detmers, Dutch-French actress
1962 – William Perry, American football player and wrestler
1962 – Melanie Smith, American actress
1963 – Benjamin Bratt, American actor and producer
1963 – Jeff Carson, American singer-songwriter
1963 – James Mangold, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1964 – Heike Drechsler, German sprinter and long jumper
1964 – Gail Harris, English actress and producer
1964 – Georgie Parker, Australian actress
1964 – Billy Ripken, American baseball player and sportscaster
1964 – Paul Vogt, American actor
1964 – Todd Glass, American comedian and actor
1965 – Chris Jones, American baseball player and manager
1965 – Melanie Sloan, American lawyer and activist
1965 – Nancy Valen, American actress and producer
1966 – Clifford Robinson, American basketball player
1966 – Dennis Wise, English footballer and manager
1967 – Donovan Bailey, Canadian sprinter and sportscaster
1967 – Indrek Kaseorg, Estonian decathlete
1967 – Miranda Otto, Australian actress and singer
1968 – Peter Dante, American actor and singer
1968 – Lalah Hathaway, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1968 – Greg Kovacs, Canadian bodybuilder (d. 2013)
1968 – Mark Dean Schwab, American rapist and murderer (d. 2008)
1969 – Shane, American porn actress and director
1969 – Simon Grayson, English footballer and manager
1969 – Florencia Lozano, American actress
1969 – Adam Riess, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic Nobel Prize laureate
1969 – Dmitri Tymoczko, American composer and theorist
1969 – Craig White, English cricketer and coach
1970 – Valerie Chow, Canadian-Hong Kong actress
1970 – Daniel Cosgrove, American actor
1971 – Shigeki Hosokawa, Japanese actor
1971 – Seyhan Kurt, French-Turkish poet and sociologist
1971 – Michael McCary, American singer-songwriter (Boyz II Men)
1971 – Paul van Dyk, German DJ and producer
1972 – Charles Gipson, American baseball player
1972 – Željko Kalac, Australian footballer and coach
1972 – Paul Leyden, Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1972 – Travis Morrison, American singer-songwriter (The Dismemberment Plan)
1973 – Sarah Kozer, American model and actress
1973 – Themba Mnguni, South African footballer
1973 – Jason Molina, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1973 – Luisa Ranieri, Italian actress
1973 – Scott Storch, American songwriter and producer, founded Storch Music Company
1974 – Frida Hallgren, Swedish actress
1975 – Valentin Bădoi, Romanian footballer and manager
1975 – Nao Kawakita, Japanese drummer (Maximum the Hormone)
1975 – Benjamin Kowalewicz, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Billy Talent)
1975 – Paul Maynard, English politician
1975 – Jonathan Scarfe, Canadian actor
1976 – Jen Golbeck, American computer scientist
1976 – Emiri Henmi, Japanese actress and singer
1977 – Éric Bélanger, Canadian ice hockey player
1977 – Sylvain Distin, French footballer
1978 – Joe Absolom, English actor
1978 – Satoshi Matsuda, Japanese actor
1978 – John Morris, Canadian curler and firefighter
1978 – Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer and manager
1979 – Luke Harper, American wrestler
1979 – Trevor Immelman, South African golfer
1979 – Mihai Trăistariu, Romanian singer-songwriter
1979 – Jessie Ward, American wrestler and producer
1980 – Danish Kaneria, Pakistani cricketer
1981 – Imran Nazir, Pakistani cricketer
1981 – Krysten Ritter, American model, actress, and producer
1981 – Gareth Williams, Scottish footballer
1982 – Garnon Davies, Welsh actor
1982 – Justin Mentell, American actor (d. 2010)
1982 – Antrel Rolle, American football player
1982 – Stanislav Šesták, Slovakian footballer
1982 – Hanna Syedokova, Ukrainian-American singer and actress (Nu Virgos)
1983 – Kelenna Azubuike, American basketball player
1983 – Frankie Ballard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983 – Mika Kikuchi, Japanese actress and voice actress
1983 – Danielle O'Hara, English model and actress, Miss Great Britain 2006
1984 – Theo James, English-American actor and singer
1985 – Rachel Bright, English actress
1985 – Stanislav Manolev, Bulgarian footballer
1985 – James Nash, English racing driver
1985 – Amanda Setton, American actress
1985 – Keita Tachibana, Japanese singer and dancer (W-inds)
1986 – Candice Crawford, American model and journalist, Miss Missouri USA 2008
1986 – Alcides Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
1986 – Zoltán Kovács, Hungarian footballer (d. 2013)
1986 – Pärt Uusberg, Estonian actor, composer, and conductor
1987 – Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer
1987 – Beau Dowler, Australian footballer
1987 – Hallee Hirsh, American actress
1988 – Mats Hummels, German footballer
1988 – Edita Janeliunaite, Lithuanian cyclist
1988 – Nitya Krishinda Maheswari, Indonesian badminton player
1988 – Anna Popplewell, English actress
1988 – Park Seo-joon, South Korean model and actor
1989 – Mirei Kiritani, Japanese actress, model, and news anchor
1992 – Ulrikke Eikeri, Norwegian tennis player
1992 – Anamul Haque, Bangladeshi cricketer
1992 – Moe Miura, Japanese model, actress, and idol (9nine)
1992 – Pietro Perdichizzi, Belgian footballer
1992 – Tom Rogić, Australian footballer
1993 – Jyoti Amge, Indian actress
1993 – Rikako Sakata, Japanese model and actress
1994 – Elliot Lee, English footballer
1994 – Nicola Murru, Italian footballer
1994 – José Rodríguez Martínez, Spanish footballer
1994 – Stephen Sutton, English activist and blogger (d. 2014)

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