Birthdays of Personalities on April 16

1628 :Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
1635 :Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter
1648 :John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
1652 :Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)
1660 :Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)
1682 :John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
1696 :Giovanni Battista Tupolo, Italian painter
1728 :Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist
1800 :William Chambers, author/publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding)
1808 :Caleb Blood Smith, Secy Int (Union), died in 1864
1816 :Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army)
1820 :Georg Curtius, German classical linguist
1821 :Ford Maddox Brown, painter
1823 :Mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol)
1823 :Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1907
1832 :John A Neuhuys, painter
1844 :Anatole France, writer (Tha‹s, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921)
1850 :Herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Assn)
1851 :Ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist
1861 :Isaac Murphy, US jockey (won 628 races)
1867 :Jos‚ de Diego, Puerto Rico, patriot/PR Secretary of Justice
1867 :Wilbur Wright, of aeronautical fame (Wright Brothers)
1871 :John Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)
1881 :Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)
1886 :Ernst Th„lmann, German communist presidential candidate
1889 :Charlie Chaplin, (Tramp), comedian (City Lights)/IBM salesman
1897 :John B Glubb, British commandant/writer (A soldier with the Arabs)
1898 :Marian Jordan, Peoria Ill, radio comedienne (Fibber McGee & Molly)
1900 :Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)
1901 :Leo Poos, nazi police officer (caught Dutch underground agents)
1904 :Clifford Case, (Sen-R-NJ)
1904 :Lily Pons, Draguignan France, soprano diva (Hitting a New High)
1905 :John Lee-Barber, admiral
1906 :Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer
1906 :Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, Dutch peace activist
1906 :Marion Lloyd Vince, Bkln NY, fencer (National champ 1928, 31)
1906 :Pigmeat Markham, Durham NC, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In)
1909 :Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian
1911 :William Stearn, botanist
1912 :John Halas, animator
1913 :Lord Aberconway, CEO (John Brown & Co)
1915 :Dany [Dani‰l S] Tuijnman, head of Dutch traffic & water
1919 :Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Acrobat in Every Soul is a Circus)
1920 :Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb, prison governor
1920 :John William Farr, Detroit, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List)
1920 :Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo)
1922 :Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy)
1922 :Kingsley Amis, London, novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier)
1922 :Leo Tindermans, British statesman
1924 :John Harvey-Jones, CEO (ICI)
1926 :Barbara Tizzard, British educator
1927 :Joseph Ratzinger, German theologist/dogmaticus
1930 :Herbie Mann, Brooklyn NY, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin')
1930 :John Robson, British ambassador (Norway)
1931 :Piet de Visser, economist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1933 :Perry Botkin Jr, NYC, orch leader (Bert Convy Show)
1934 :Brian Peppiatt, joint CEO (SG Warburg Securities)
1934 :Geoffrey Owen, British editor (Financial Times)
1934 :Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster
1936 :James Rand, British judge (Advocate General)
1938 :Michael Hirst, chief constable (Leicestershire England)
1939 :Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster
1939 :Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], London, vocalist (Growing Pains)
1939 :John DeLaFose, zydeco Musician
1939 :Margaretha de Boer, Dutch minister (PvdA)
1939 :Reinier Lucassen, Dutch painter (Kuifje contra James Union)
1940 :Lord Camoys, deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
1940 :Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972- )
1940 :Queen Margrethe II, of Denmark
1941 :Cliff Stearns, (Rep-R-Florida)
1943 :Ewald Vanvugt, author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love)
1945 :Goran Antunac, Yugoslavia, International Chess Master (1975)
1947 :Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)
1951 :John Bentley, rocker
1955 :Charlotte Morrison, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1955 :Henri, Heir Apparent Prince of Luxembourg
1956 :David M Brown, Arlington Va, Cmdr USN/astronaut
1962 :Ian MacKaye, rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac)
1964 :Dave Pirner, rocker (Soul Asylum)
1964 :Robert Kelker-Kelly, Wichita Kansas, (Bo-Days of our Live)
1965 :Caren Kemner, Quincy IL, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
1965 :Gerardo, rocker
1965 :Martin Lawrence, comedian (Martin)
1969 :Melinda Rich, Muskegon Mich, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1993)
1970 :Ian Franklin, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1971 :Frederik Nilsson, Stockholm SWE, IHL forward (Team Sweden, KC (IHL))
1971 :Selena [Quintanilla], tejano vocalist
1972 :Mario Bradley, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
1987 :Milton J Cross, NYC, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air)



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