Birthdays of Personalities on August 16

1397 :Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1550 :Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1603 :Christianus Schotanus … Sterringa, Frisian theologist/historian
1622 :Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
1645 :Jean de La BruyŠre, French author
1666 :Henri‰tte Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
1763 :Frederick of York, English duke/bishop of Osnabrck
1817 :Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865
1828 :Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1831 :Edward Payson Chapin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1832 :Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher
1837 :Emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer
1845 :Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist
1846 :Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)
1860 :Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)
1862 :Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)
1864 :Ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)
1867 :Ant˘nio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)
1868 :Bernard MacFadden, publisher (Physical Culture, True Romances)
1874 :Arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)
1882 :Franz MT de Liage B”hl, German/Dutch assyrologist/translator
1882 :Pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
1884 :Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
1884 :Hugo Gernsback, sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo)
1887 :Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
1892 :Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")
1892 :Harold Foster, cartoonist (created Prince Valiant)
1894 :George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO)
1897 :Robert Ringling, circus master
1902 :Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child)
1904 :Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
1906 :Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
1912 :Marga AM Klomp‚, 1st Netherland woman elected minister
1913 :Menachem Begin, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978)
1915 :Al Hibbler, singer (Unchained Melody)
1920 :Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
1922 :Louis E Lomax, author
1923 :Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd
1923 :Shimon Peres, Israeli Labor Party leader/prime minister
1928 :Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
1929 :Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
1930 :Ted Hughes, England, poet laureate (1984- )
1932 :Eydie Gorme, [Edithe Gormezano], Bronx NY, singer (Bossa Nova)
1932 :Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh
1933 :Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
1933 :Reiner Kunze, writer
1933 :Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
1933 :Stuart A Smokey Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
1934 :Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)
1934 :Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
1938 :Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1939 :Valeri V Ryumin, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32)
1939 :Wim Meijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1942 :John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
1944 :Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)
1945 :Gary Loizzo, Chicago IL, rock guitarist (American Breed)
1945 :Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
1945 :Gordon Snowy Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
1945 :Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy)
1945 :Suzanne Farrell, Cincinnati, ballerina (Don Quioxote)
1947 :Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)
1948 :Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
1949 :Bill Spooner, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)
1952 :Gianna Rolandi, NYC, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)
1953 :James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
1953 :Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
1953 :Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
1954 :James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/dir (True Lies, Titanic)
1956 :Dominic Erban, French rugby international player
1957 :Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
1958 :Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)
1958 :Peter Jeff K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)
1966 :Ed Olczyk, Chicago, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1966 :Terry Shumpert, Paducah KY, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1967 :Bret Barberie, Long Beach CA, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1968 :Eric Jonassen, offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
1969 :Becky Delos Santos, Boston Mass, playmate (April, 1994)
1971 :Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972 :Zach Wiegert, tackle (St Louis Rams)
1988 :Rumer Willis, child of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore



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