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Notable Birthdays on September 16th

1891Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)

1956David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician

1959Tim Raines, Sanford Florida, American baseball player (Montreal Expos)

1875James Cash Penney, Hamilton Missouri, department store founder (J C Penney), (d. 1971)

1934Elgin Baylor, Washington D.C., NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)

1948Rosemary Casals, San Francisco California, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon)

September 16th Birthdays
Date Event
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Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38) 
1098
Hildegard of Bingen, German magistra and the first composer whose biography is known (d. 1179) 
1386
Traversari Ambrosius, Italian humanist//sciencist/general 
1387
Henry V, king of England (1413-22) 
1507
Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567) 
1547
Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet 
1557
Jacques Mauduit, composer 
1574
Samuel Coster, Dutch physician/playwright (Polyxena) 
1584
Matthias Gallas, Austria earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna/general-major 
1651
Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (d. 1716) 
1666
Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716) 
1678
Henry St John, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751) 
1685
John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera) 
1722
Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799) 
1725
Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (d. 1815) 
1736
Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician 
1745
Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813) 
1762
Charles G G, earl of Merode/mayor of Brussels/French senator 
1782
Daoguang, Emperor of China (d. 1850) 
1797
Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum 
1800
Jozef Nowakowski, composer 
1818
Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist 
1822
Charles S Crocker, Pres of Central & South Pacific Railroad 
1823
Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail) 
1823
Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia 
1827
Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908) 
1832
George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army) 
1837
Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61) 
1838
James J Hill, Canada, RR entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad) 
1847
Albert Ross Parsons, composer 
1853
Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927) 
1858
Andrew Bonar Law, British PM (C, 1922-23) 
1872
Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, Dutch/Flemish actress (Rose Kate) 
1875
James Cash Penney, Hamilton Missouri, department store founder (J C Penney), (d. 1971) 
1877
James J Jeans, cosmologist/astrophysicist (Mysterious Universe) 
1877
Willem H Rassers, Dutch cultural anthropologist (Panji) 
1878
Karl Albiker, German sculptor (German Art, female nudes) 
1880
Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman) 
1881
Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964) 
1882
Mart Saar, composer 
1883
T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917) 
1885
Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst 
1887
Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony) 
1887
Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor 
1888
Almira Sessions, Washington DC, actress (Oklahoma Annie) 
1889
Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press) 
1890
Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Prague Czech, actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man) 
1891
Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer 
1891
Isabel Jeans, London England, actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above) 
1891
Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German spy (d. 1972) 
1891
Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980) 
1893
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937) 
1893
Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man) 
1894
Clarence R Hennecke, Omaha NE, actor (Keystone Kops) 
1895
Charles W Bidwill Sr, Chicago, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals) 
1895
Karol Rathaus, composer 
1896
Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist 
1898
H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977) 
1899
Hans Swarowsky, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50) 
1901
Andree Joly Bunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32) 
1901
CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem) 
1903
Richard Hall, composer 
1905
Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980) 
1906
Annie Hermes, Dutch singer 
1906
Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando 
1908
Beecher Moore, sailor 
1908
Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch, actor/cabaret performer/director (Nemo) 
1908
James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83) 
1909
John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal 
1909
[Hans JM] Fernand Lodewick, literature historian 
1910
Joan Alice Chetwode Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury 
1910
Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003) 
1910
Erich Kempka, Adolf Hitler's chauffeur (d. 1975) 
1911
Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom) 
1912
Jerry Wald, NYC, producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda) 
1914
Allen Funt, Brooklyn New York, American TV host & creator (Candid Camera) 
1915
Cy Walter, Minneapolis Mn, pianist (3's Company) 
1916
Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House) 
1916
Willem Noordhoek, photographer 
1916
M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004) 
1916
Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999) 
1918
Baroness Pike, MP 
1919
Andy Russell, Los Angeles California, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show) 
1919
Milan Harasta, composer 
1919
Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990) 
1920
Franco Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948) 
1920
Hannie [Jannetje J] Schaft, "Girl with red hair" 
1920
Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross) 
1921
Dusty Hughers, playwright 
1921
Fritz Geissler, composer 
1921
John Hendricks, lyricist singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) 
1921
William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland 
1922
Janis Paige, Tacoma Wash, actress (Lanigan's Rabbi, Trapper John MD) 
1922
Marcel Mouloudji, singer 
1923
Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister, Senior Minister and Minister Mentor of Singapore 
1924
Lauren Bacall, Staten Island, actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo) 
1924
Paddy Stone, Winnipeg Manitoba, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace) 
1925
B[lues] B[oy] King, Itta Bena Miss, blues singer (Thrill is Gone) 
1925
Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92) 
1925
Charlie Byrd, guitarist (Desfinado) 
1926
John Knowles, US writer (Morning in Antibes) 
1926
Robert Schuller, televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power) 
1926
Tommy "Butch" Bond, actor (Butch-Our Gang) 
1927
Jack Kelly, Astoria Queens, actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love) 
1927
Peter Falk, Ossining NY, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight) 
1929
Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- ) 
1930
Ken Coates, MEP (Labour) 
1930
Anne Francis, Ossining NY, actress (Honey West, Pancho Villa) 
1931
Jan Johansson, composer 
1932
Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team) 
1933
George Chakiris, Norwood Ohio, actor (West Side Story) 
1933
Jim Gilbert, artist 
1934
Elgin Baylor, Washington D.C., NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers) 
1934
Eva Clayton, (Rep-D-North Carolina) 
1934
Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008) 
1935
Carl Andre, US sculptor (minimal/conceptual art) 
1935
Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist 
1936
Frits Niessen, Dutch MP (PvdA) 
1937
Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72) 
1937
Vincent J Naimoli, Paterson NJ, owner (SF Giants) 
1941
Jim McBride, NYC, director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy) 
1941
Joe Butler, Glen Cove NY, rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful) 
1941
Tommy Carberry, jockey 
1941
Richard Perle, American political advisor 
1942
Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion) 
1942
Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies) 
1942
Linda G Miller, NYC, actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi) 
1943
David Wilshire, British MP (C) 
1943
Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper) 
1943
James Alan McPherson, American writer 
1944
Ard Schenk, Holland 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972) 
1944
Betty Kelly, Detroit, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas) 
1946
Lord Walton of Detchant, physician (Warden of Green College Oxford) 
1946
Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model 
1946
Mike Reynolds, Australian politician 
1946
Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer 
1947
Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- ) 
1947
Andy Irvine, rugby player 
1947
Ilona Gusenbauer, Austria, high jumper (Olympic-bronze-1972) 
1947
Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks) 
1947
Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY) 
1947
Russ Abbott, British TV comedian (September Song) 
1947
Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer 
1948
Kenney Jones, London, London, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who) 
1948
Ron Blair, San Diego, California, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) 
1948
Rosemary Casals, San Francisco California, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon) 
1949
Ed Begley Jr, LA Cal, actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood) 
1949
Susan Ruttan, Oregon City Ore, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law) 
1950
David Bellamy, Darby Fla, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)) 
1950
Loyd Grossman, American television presenter 
1953
Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist 
1953
Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-Mississippi) 
1953
Jerry Pate, Macon Ga, PGA golfer (US Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976) 
1953
Lenny Clarke, Boston, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show) 
1953
Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995) 
1953
Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist 
1954
Colin Newman, English musician (Wire) 
1954
Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014) 
1955
Liz Knights, publisher 
1955
Robin Yount, baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits) 
1955
Vicki Tabor, LPGA golfer 
1955
Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer 
1956
Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980) 
1956
Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio) 
1956
David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician 
1956
Kevin R Kregel, NYC NY, Pilot/astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87) 
1956
Mark Daniel Gearan, Gardner Mass, campaign manager (Al Gore) 
1956
Nick Banton, founder (Body Positive) 
1956
Peter Zaremba, rocker (Fleshtones) 
1956
Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980) 
1956
Mickey Rourke, American boxer/actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly) 
1957
Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1984) 
1957
David McCreery, Irish footballer 
1958
Jennifer Tilly, Los Angeles California, actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II) 
1958
Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians) 
1958
Terry McBride, Austin Tx, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You) 
1958
Neville Southall, Welsh footballer 
1959
Tim Raines, Sanford Florida, American baseball player (Montreal Expos) 
1960
Mickey Tettleton, Oklahoma City OK, catcher (Texas Rangers) 
1960
Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer 
1961
Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian entertainer 
1961
Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers) 
1961
Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine) 
1962
Julie Larsen Piers, Westchester NY, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty) 
1962
Kimberly McArthur, Fort Worth Texas, playmate (January, 1982) 
1963
Garth Jax, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals) 
1963
Richard Marx, Chicago Ill, rocker (Hold on to the Night) 
1964
David Michael Sabo, Perth Amboy NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love) 
1964
Molly Shannon, American actress 
1964
Mary Coustas, Austalian entertainer 
1964
Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress 
1965
Katy Kurtzman, Wash DC, actress (Lindsay-Dynasty) 
1966
Kevin Curtis Young, Los Angeles California, 400m hurdler 
1967
Bernie Parmalee, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins) 
1967
Dana Dormann, Oxnard CA, LPGA golfer (1993 McCall's LPGA Classic 
1967
Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics-96) 
1967
Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka 
1968
Charles McRae, NFL guard/tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs) 
1968
Tara Cross-Battle, Houston Texas, volleyball hitter (Oly-br-92, 96) 
1968
Marc Anthony, American singer 
1968
Walt Becker, American director and writer 
1969
Andrew Borodow, Montreal, 130 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-5-92, 96) 
1969
Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders) 
1969
Kathi Wolfgram, Minneapolis, rocker (Jets-You Got it All) 
1969
Marthijn Pothoven, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles) 
1969
Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica) 
1970
Anthony Marshall, NFL safety (Chic Bears) 
1970
Paul Shuey, Lima OH, pitcher (Cleveland Indians) 
1970
Mark Schultz, American musician 
1971
Charlie Fields, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Shannon) 
1971
Derrell Mitchell, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts) 
1971
Shawntel Smith, Oklahoma, Miss America (1996) 
1971
Amy Poehler, American comedian (Saturday Night Live) 
1972
Don Sasa, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers) 
1972
Mark Bruener, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers) 
1972
Ramon van Haaren, soccer player (RKC) 
1972
Shalane McCall, actor (Charlie Wade-Dallas) 
1972
Steve Russ, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32) 
1973
Clint Peay, Columbia Md, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96) 
1973
Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist 
1973
Justin Haythe, American writer 
1973
George Corrie, English Footballer 
1974
Justin Whalin, SF California, actor (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark) 
1975
Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96) 
1976
Andres Javier Blazquez, PR, singer (Menudo-Cannonball) 
1976
Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club) 
1977
Greg Ball, American politician 
1978
Dan Dickau, American basketball player 
1978
Matthew Rogers, American singer 
1979
Bobby Korecky, American baseball player 
1980
Patrik Stefan, Czech hockey player 
1981
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress 
1981
Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls) 
1982
Leon Knight, English footballer 
1982
Michael McCall, Irish chemist 
1983
Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer 
1984
Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer 
1984
Katie Melua, Georgian-British singer 
1985
Madeline Zima, New Haven, Connecticut, American actress (The Nanny, Californication) 
1986
Kyla Pratt, American actress 
1987
Louis Clement Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player 
1987
Travis Wall, American Dancer/Dance Instructor 
1987
Daren Kagasoff, American actor 
1988
Teddy Geiger, American singer 
1988
Sarah Steele, American actress 
1992
Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers 
2005
Princess Jalilah bint Ali, of Jordan 
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