April 16

Today's:

Birthdays


Hans Sloane 1660 - Doctor, naturalist, instrumental in founding of the British Museum


Sir John Franklin 1786


Flora Batson 1864


Jose de Diego 1866 - Patriot and political leader of Puerto Rico, April 16 is a legal holiday in Puerto Rico in his honor


Wilbur Wright 1867 - Aviator, one of the Wright Brothers


John Millington Synge 1871 - Poet, playwright


Charlie Chaplin (Sir Charles (Spencer) ‘Charlie’ Chaplin) 1889 - Actor, comedian


Les Tremayne (Henning) 1913 - Actor ("The War of the Worlds", "The Slime People")


John Hodiak 1914 - Actor


Spike Milligan 1918


Merce Cunningham 1919 - Dancer, choreographer


Sir Peter Ustinov 1921 - Actor


Kingsley Amis 1922 - Novelist


Bennie Green 1923 - Musician, lyricist


Barry Nelson 1920 - Actor ("Airport", "The Shining"), first actor to portray Ian Fleming's James Bond.


Henry Mancini (Enrico Nicola Mancini) 1924 - Composer (themes for "The Pink Panther", "Peter Gunn")


Joseph Alois Ratzinger 1927 - Pope Benedict XVI


Peter Mark Richman 1927


Edie Adams 1929 - Actress


Ed Townshend 1929


Roy Hamilton 1929 - Singer


Herbie Mann (Solomon) 1930 - Jazz musician,


Ike Pappas 1933 - Singer


Bobby Vinton 1935 - Singer


Dusty Springfield (Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien) 1939 - Singer


Queen Margrethe II 1940 - Queen of Denmark


Jim (James Reynold) Lonborg 1942 - Baseball player


Dave Peverett (Lonesome Dave) 1943 - Musician (Foghat)


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) 1947 - Basketball player


Gerry Rafferty 1947 - Singer, songwriter


Bill Spooner 1949 - Musician (The Tubes)


Peter Garrett 1953 - Singer (Midnight Oil)


Jay O. Sanders 1953 - Actor


Ellen Barkin 1954 - Actress ("Eddie and the Cruisers")


Jimmy Osmond 1963 - Singer (The Osmonds), the youngest Osmond


David Pirner 1964 - Musician (Soul Asylum)


John Cryer 1965 - Actor ("Superman 4: The Quest for Peace", "Pretty in Pink", "Two and a Half Men")


Martin Lawrence 1965 - Actor, comedian


Dan Rieser 1966 - Musician (Marcy Playground)


Selena Quintanilla 1971 - Singer


Peter Billingsley 1972 - Actor ("A Christmas Story")


Lukas Haas 1976 - Actor


Samantha Char 1995


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