Famous Birthdays on 16th February

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1032 - Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)
1075 - Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet
1222 - Nichiren, Japan, Buddhist priest/saint
1497 - Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)
1519 - Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral
1543 - Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)
1620 - Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia
1643 - John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)
1669 - Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter
1684 - Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Nymburk, Bohemia, Czech monk/composer
1698 - Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)
1709 - Charles Avison, composer
1727 - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (d. 1817)
1740 - Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)
1746 - Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
1761 - Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
1774 - Pierre Rode, composer
1786 - Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)
1787 - Andreas Schelfhout, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer
1788 - Juan van Halen, Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer
1790 - Chretien Urhan, composer
1802 - Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866)
1804 - Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885)
1807 - Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
1812 - Henry Wilson, (R) 18th VP (1873-75)
1813 - Joseph Reid Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1892
1813 - Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer
1821 - Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)
1822 - Francis Galton, Birmingham England, anthropologist & geneticist
1822 - James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
1823 - John Daniel Imboden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1824 - Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
1826 - Franz von Holstein, composer
1826 - Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)
1831 - Nikolai Leskow, writer
1832 - Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army)
1834 - Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Potsdam Germ, biologist (Causes of Evolution)
1836 - Benjamin Edward Woolf, Dutch composer
1838 - Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist
1838 - Henry Adams, Boston Mass, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams)
1847 - Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album polonaise)
1848 - Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist (How species emerge)
1850 - Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
1852 - Charles Taze Russell, religion founder (Jehovah's Witnesses)
1852 - William Scarborough, Macon Ga, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes)
1854 - Oscar Fetras, composer
1856 - Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)
1856 - Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (d. 1944)
1858 - Laurence "Lon" Myers, US, track star (top US miler)
1866 - Johann Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King)
1866 - Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]
1866 - William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
1868 - Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
1874 - Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)
1876 - George Macauley Trevelyan, England, historian (Giuseppi Garibaldi)
1878 - Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer/conductor (Peter Schlemihl)
1880 - Frank Burke, American baseball player (d. 1946)
1881 - Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
1883 - Elizabeth Craig, British writer (d. 1980)
1884 - Robert Flaherty, Mich, father of documentary film (Nanook of North)
1886 - Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
1886 - Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
1887 - Kathleen Clifford, American actress (d. 1962)
1890 - Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer
1891 - Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
1893 - Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic [OS]
1896 - Alexander Brailowsky, Russia, pianist (Chopin)
1898 - Katharine Cornell, actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)
1900 - Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
1901 - Chester Morris, NYC, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown)
1901 - Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
1901 - Vincent Coleman, American actor (d. 1971)
1903 - Edgar Bergen, Chicago, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy)
1903 - George-Henri Lévesque, Quebec priest and sociologist (d. 2000)
1904 - Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
1904 - George F Kennan, Milwaukee Wisc, US ambassador (to Moscow)
1905 - José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician
1905 - Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
1906 - Vera Menchik, Moscow, 1st official women's world chess champ (1927)
1907 - Fernando Previtali, composer
1907 - Henri van Albada, Belgian sculptor (Charles V)
1909 - Hugh Beaumont, Lawrence Ks, actor (Ward Cleaver-Leave it to Beaver)
1909 - Jeffrey Lynn, Auburn, Massachusetts, American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties)
1909 - Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (d. 1998)
1910 - Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
1910 - Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer
1911 - Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
1912 - Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
1912 - Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author
1912 - Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
1912 - Machito "Frank Grillo", Florida, bandleader (created salsa music)
1912 - Maitland Mackie, Lord Lt (Aberdeenshire)
1914 - J Tobin, British anaesthetist
1914 - Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee)
1915 - Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
1916 - William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
1918 - Patty Andrews, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American vocalist (Andrews Sisters)
1920 - Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist
1920 - Lee Russell, Cleveland Oh, vocalist (Vincent Lopez)
1920 - Anna Mae Hays, American army general
1921 - Jean Behra, auto racer
Actress Vera-EllenActress Vera-Ellen (1921) 1921 - Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], Norwood, Ohio, American actress/dancer (Wonder Man)
1921 - Araucaria, British crossword compiler
1921 - Esther Bubley, Phillips, Wisconsin, American photographer
1922 - Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)
1922 - Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
1924 - James Swaffield, director-general (Swaffield & Clerk to the GLC)
1924 - Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
1925 - David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)
1925 - John Schlesinger, London England, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling)
1925 - PER Bailey, director (Gatwick & Stansted Airports)
1925 - Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitar master (d. 2004)
1926 - Jack Levy, mechanical engineer
1926 - John Schlesinger, film director, (Midnight Cowboy)
1927 - June Brown, British actress
1929 - Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
1929 - Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
1930 - F G R Cuming, painter
1930 - Peggy King, Greensburg Pa, vocalist/actress (George Gobel Show)
1930 - Ricou Browning, Florida, director/actor (Thunderball)
1931 - A Kolleritsch, writer
1931 - Gamini Goonesena, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for Ceylon, Notts)
1931 - George E Sangmeister, (Rep-D-Illinois)
1931 - Ken Takakura, [Goichi Oda], Kita Japan, actor (Story of Antarctic)
1931 - Bobby Collins, Govanhill, Scotland, footballer (Celtic, 31 caps), (d. 2014)
1932 - A Appelfeld, writer
1932 - Gretchen Wyler, Bartlesville Oklahoma, actress (Silk Stockings)
1932 - Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host
1932 - Otis Blackwell, composer/singer
1932 - Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
1932 - Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, President of Sierra Leone
1934 - Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
1934 - Marlene Bauer Hagge, Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete)
1935 - Brian Bedford, England, actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue)
1935 - Robin Clark, chemist (FRS)
1935 - Sonny Bono, Detroit, vocalist (Sonny & Cher)/(Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98)
1935 - Kenneth Price, Los Angeles, California, ceramic artist and print maker (Hot Bottoms, Tamed), (d. 2012)
1936 - Jill Kinmont, American skier
1937 - Paul Bailey, novelist
1937 - Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut
1938 - Barry Primus, NYC, actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha)
1938 - John Corigliano, NYC, composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles)
1939 - David Griffiths, portrait painter
1939 - Harold Kalin, singer
1940 - Karoli Ruth Needles, painter
1941 - Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic-silver-1972)
1942 - Gabriel Brncic, composer
Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-ilSupreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il (1942) 1942 - Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011) [disputed birthdate, 1941]
1943 - Anthony Dowell, London, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet)
1943 - J D Moore, headmaster (St Dunstan's College)
1943 - James Beaton, British GC
1944 - Richard Ford, US author (Sportswriter)
1944 - António Mascarenhas Monteiro, 2nd President of Cape Verde
1945 - Frank Welker, American voice actor
1946 - Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
1946 - Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
1946 - J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
1947 - Franz West, Vienna, Austria, artist (Flause), (d. 2012)
1948 - Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher
1949 - Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)
1950 - Peter Hain, British MP
1950 - Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese acid-folk singer
1950 - Roman Tam, Hong Kong famous singer (d. 2002)
1951 - William Katt, Los Angeles, California, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie)
1952 - James Ingram, Akron, Ohio, American vocalist (Just Once)
1952 - Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
1953 - Andre St Lauren, NHLer
1953 - George Martin, NFLer (NY Giants)
1953 - Mike Ford, NYC, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Port Jefferson Open)
1953 - Roberta Williams, computer game designer
1954 - Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory), (d. 2013)
1954 - Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)
1954 - Margaux Hemingway, Portland Or, actress (Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce)
1955 - George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants)
1955 - Guy Gallo, New Orleans LA, writer (Under the Volcano)
1955 - Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
1955 - Hunt Block, American actor
1957 - LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
1958 - Herb Williams, NBA center (Toronto Raptors, NY Knicks)
1958 - Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], Newark, New Jersey, American rapper and actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six)
1958 - John Paul Morse, Marshall MI, PGA golfer (1995 United Airlines)
1958 - Lisa Loring, actress (As the World Turns, Wednesday-Addams Family)
1958 - Michael W. Burns, American politician
Tennis Player John McEnroeTennis Player John McEnroe (1959) 1959 - John McEnroe, Wiesbaden, Germany, American tennis great (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimb 1981, 83, 84)
1959 - Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
1960 - Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress
1961 - Andy Taylor, England, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1962 - Alexa Kenin, NYC, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever)
1962 - Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1962 - John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV) (d. 2004)
1963 - Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer
1964 - Mark Price, NBA guard (Cleveland Caveliers)
1964 - Bebeto, Brazilian footballer
1964 - Christopher Eccleston, English actor
1965 - Dave Lombardo, Cuban drummer (Slayer)
1966 - Eric Uptagrafft, Spokane Wash, prone rifle (Olympics-1996)
1967 - Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
1967 - John Valentin, Mineola NY, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
1967 - Keith Gretzky, former hockey player; brother of Wayne Gretzky
1968 - Cecil Gray, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)

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