Date History - On this day in history

Famous birthdays for this day in history

Born on this day - July 16th

1979 - Brandin William Erickson, Future American President I am not joking

1976 - Anna Smashnova, Israeli tennis player

1971 - Corey Feldman, American actor

1970 - Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director

1968 - Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia

1968 - Dhanraj Pillay, Indian field hockey player

1968 - Barry Sanders, American football player

1967 - Will Ferrell, American comedian

1967 - Christopher Rocancourt, French impostor and con artist

1964 - Phil Hellmuth, American poker player

1964 - Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist

1963 - Srecko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach

1963 - Phoebe Cates, American actress

1963 - Fatboy Slim, English musician

1959 - Gary Anderson, South African-born American football player

1958 - Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist

1957 - Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer

1956 - Tony Kushner, American playwright

1952 - Stewart Copeland, American musician

1948 - Ruben Blades, Panamanian actor, musician, and politician

1948 - Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli violinist

1947 - Assata Shakur, American activist

1946 - Ron Yary, American football player

1945 - Victor Sloan, Irish visual artist

1943 - Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet, novelist, and playwright (d. 1990)

1942 - Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis player

1941 - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican reggae and ska singer/songwriter

1939 - Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director (d. 1995)

1936 - Buddy Merrill, American musician, The Lawrence Welk Show

1932 - Richard Thornburgh, American politician

1926 - Irwin Rose, American biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

1925 - Cal Tjader, American musician (d. 1982)

1924 - Bess Myerson, American beauty queen and television personality

1919 - Choi Kyuha, President of South Korea

1911 - Sonny Tufts, American actor (d. 1970)

1911 - Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)

1907 - Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman (d. 1995)

1907 - Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)

1906 - Vincent Sherman, American director

1903 - Mary Philbin, American actress (d. 1993)

1903 - Carmen Lombardo, Canadian singer, saxophonist, composer, and arranger (d. 1971)

1902 - Alexander Luria, Russian psychologist (d. 1977)

1896 - Trygve Lie, first United Nations Secretary General (d. 1968)

1896 - Evelyn Preer, American actress (d. 1932)

1889 - Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1951)

1889 - Larry Semon, comedian (d. 1928)

1888 - Percy Kilbride, American actor (d. 1964)

1888 - Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)

1884 - Anna Vyrubova, Russian memoirist (d. 1964)

1872 - Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer (d. 1928)

1862 - Ida B. Wells, American journalist and anti-lynching crusader (d. 1931)

1821 - Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader (d. 1910)

1796 - Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (d. 1875)

1723 - Joshua Reynolds, English painter (d. 1792)

1722 - Joseph Wilton, English sculptor (d. 1803)

1714 - Marc Rene, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer (d. 1800)

1611 - Cecylia Renata, Queen of Poland

1486 - Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter (d. 1530)

1194 - Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (d. 1253)



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