Birthdays of Personalities on December 16

xxxx :Patti Deutsch, Pitts Pa, comedienne (Ace Trucking Co, Laugh-in)
1485 :Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII
1622 :Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder
1685 :Charles Cressent, France, cabinetmaker (Rgence)
1742 :Gebhard Leberecht Frst Blcher von Wahlstatt, German fieldmarshal
1775 :Jane Austin, England, novelist (Pride & Prejudice)
1809 :Peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance
1812 :William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900
1819 :Robert Selden Garnett, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861
1825 :Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1827 :John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer
1828 :John Beatty, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1914
1830 :John Frederick Hartranft, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1834 :Lon Walras, French economist (border use theory)
1851 :Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08)
1857 :Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite)
1862 :Eugne Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)
1863 :George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)
1863 :Ralph Adams Cram, US, gothic architect (Cathedral of St Joan NYC)
1865 :Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor
1869 :Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)
1882 :Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)
1888 :Alphonse Juin, French marshal
1890 :Harlan Sanders, founder/CEO (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
1892 :A "Shon Nn" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady
1893 :Vladimir Golschmann, Paris France, conductor with Immortal Downbeat
1895 :Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia
1897 :Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright (Le Canari et le Cerise)
1899 :Harold Walter Bailey, philologist
1899 :Nol Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
1900 :Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)
1901 :Margaret Mead, Phila, anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)
1903 :Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)
1904 :Edward Morris Bernstein, economist
1904 :Norbert E Fonteyne, Flemish writer (Guest house Vivs)
1905 :Piet Hein, poet/inventor
1906 :John Morrison, politician/landowner
1906 :Lord Margadale, English Conserv parliament leader/large landowner
1907 :Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman
1909 :Henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter
1916 :Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer
1916 :Udom Patpongsiri, property developer
1917 :Arthur C[harles] Clarke, sci-fi author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)
1918 :Henry Clarke, fashion photographer
1919 :Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
1922 :Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist
1923 :Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)
1926 :James McCracken, Gary Ind, dramatic tenor (Rodolfo-La Bohme)
1927 :G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)
1927 :Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)
1928 :Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian
1928 :Philip K[indred] Dick, US, sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Blade Runner)
1929 :Ian Board, barkeeper
1937 :Jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
1937 :Joe Farrell, rocker
1941 :Lesley Stahl, newscaster/correspondent (CBS)
1943 :Anthony Hicks, rock guitarist (Hollies)
1943 :Steven Bochco, prod (Hill St Blues, LA Law, St Elsewhere, NYPD Blue)
1943 :Tony Hicks, rocker (Hollies-The Air That I Breathe)
1944 :John Abercrombie, rocker
1946 :Adriaan van Dis, Dutch TV host/writer (Promised Country)
1946 :Benny Andersson, Stockholm Sweden, singer (ABBA-Money! Money! Money!)
1946 :Fred Borgman, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1949 :Billy Gibbons, Houston TX, jazz guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top)
1950 :Ieremia Tabai, pres of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands) (1979-91)
1952 :Elayne Boosler, comedienne (Night Court)
1953 :Joel Garner, Barbados, bowler
1955 :Carol M Browner, US Administrator (EPA)
1959 :Steven Irvine, rock drummer (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)
1961 :Kelly Tough, Vancouver BC, playmate (Oct, 1981)
1963 :Silvio Diliberto, WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1964 :Billy Ripken, Havre de Grace MD, 2nd baseman (Bal Orioles, Tx Rangers)
1964 :Evelyn Conley, SF Calif, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1989)
1964 :Heike Drechsler, Gera German DR, sprinter (1988 world record)
1965 :Chris Jones, Utica NY, outfielder (NY Mets)
1965 :Cynthia Lynne White, Okla City Okla, Miss Okla-America (1991-top 10)
1967 :Donovan Bailey, Manchester Jamaica, Canada 100m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)
1971 :Michael S McCary, [Boss], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
1979 :Nicole Werra, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA (1996)



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