Birthdays of Personalities on November 16

1587 :Joost van den Vondel, Cologne Germany, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha)
1642 :Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch buccaneer/lt admiral of Zeeland
1653 :Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1707-09)
1684 :Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
1717 :Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosopher/mathematician
1730 :Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician
1762 :Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
1793 :Francis Danby, Irish painter
1822 :Charles Smith Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1835 :Elliott Warren Rice, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
1854 :Jules van de Heuvel, Belgian lawyer/politician
1857 :Henry Potoni‚, German paleo-botanist/geologist (sapropelium)
1873 :W[illiam] C[hristopher] Handy, Alabama, jazz star (St Louis Blues)
1880 :Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
1887 :Philip Frohman, US architect
1888 :Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
1888 :Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)
1889 :August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
1889 :George S Kaufman, Pittsburgh Pa, playwright (This is Show Business)
1890 :Elpidio Quirino, president of Philippines (1949-53)
1890 :George Seldes, journalist
1893 :Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist
1894 :Count Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, Austrian politician
1894 :Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], Boston MA, comedienne (Mickey)
1895 :Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)
1895 :Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)
1896 :Lawrence Tibbett, Bakersfield Calif, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50)
1896 :Oswald Mosley, baron/British nazi
1899 :Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)
1902 :Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
1904 :Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
1904 :Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist/art historian
1904 :Nnamdi Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe, politician
1905 :Astrid SLT Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden
1912 :Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, author (Weird White)
1916 :Daws Butler, Toledo OH, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound)
1924 :Joep J P de Boer, Dutch MP (CDA)
1929 :Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)
1930 :Alice Adams, sculptor
1930 :Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra)
1931 :Bob Gibson, rocker
1935 :Elizabeth Drew, journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
1935 :France-Albert Rene, president of Seychelles (1977- )
1938 :Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
1941 :Ann Dore McLaughlin, US Secretary of Labor (1987- )
1943 :Winfred "Blue" Lovett, US singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live)
1944 :Hugo Dittberner, writer
1945 :Martine van Hamel, Brussels Belgium, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
1948 :Chi Coltrane, US pianist/singer
1949 :Pattie Santos, rocker
1950 :Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
1957 :Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
1958 :Harry Rushakoff, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
1961 :Frank Bruno, British boxer (European champ)
1963 :Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)
1966 :Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actr (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)
1967 :Gabriel Jongejans, Dutch drummer (Lo‹s Lane)
1968 :Suzi Simpson, Athens Greece, playmate (Jan, 1992)
1971 :Donald Wolf, computer game creator
1973 :Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)



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