October 16 Birthdays in History - October 16 Deaths - October 16 Events



1980 Jeremy Jackson, born in Newport Beach, California, actor, Shout, Baywatch
1979 Matt Nagle, born in Massachusetts, quadriplegic, first to use brain-computer interface to control movement
1978 Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer, Menudo-Cannonball
1978 Whitni Zimmerman, Miss New Mexico Teen USA 1996
1977 John Mayer, American Musician
1975 Jacques Kallis, cricketer, South African Test all-rounder vs. England 1995
1975 Jamila Wideman, WNBA guard for the Los Angeles Sparks
1975 Kellie Martin, actress, Becca Thatcher-Life Goes On
1974 Jermaine Lewis, wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens
1974 Paul Kariya, Vancouver, NHL left wing, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, 1998 Olympics
1972 Darius Kasparaitis, Elektrenai Lit, NHL defenseman, Islanders, Pitts
1972 Darren Balmforth, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1972 Kordell Stewart, NFL quarterback/wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1972 Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ 1990
1971 Greg Jeffries, NFL cornerback, Detroit Lions
1971 Kathryn J Taylor, Miss USA-Kansas 1997
1971 Simon Shanks, NFL inside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals
1971 Toni Foster, WNBA forward and center, Phoenix Mercury
1970 Adrian Murrell, NFL running back/kick returner for the New York Jets
1969 Darren McKenzie-Potter, Auckland New Zealand, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1969 Doug Hocking, CFL linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1969 Gregory Metcalf, Ellensburg Wash, 3k steeplechase
1969 Spencer McLennan, CFL safety, Montreal Alouettes
1969 Wendy Wilson, born in Los Angeles, California, rock vocalist, Wilson Phillips-Hold On
1968 Randall Batinkoff, actor, For Keeps
1968 Robert van Oosterom, cricket opening batsman, Holland 1996 World Cup
1968 Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver, Olympics-4th-96
1967 Joe Murphy, London, NHL right wing, Chicago Blackhawks
1967 Michael York, Australian field hockey fullback, Silver Medal 1992, 1996 Olympics
1966 Donovan Right, CFL linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1966 Gerhard Puschnik, hockey forward, Team Austria 1998
1965 German Titov, born in Moscow, Russia, NHL center, Calgary Flames, Silver Medal 1998 Olympics
1965 Lisa Bonder, Columbus Ohio, tennis star
1964 Kay Cockerill, born in San Jose, California, LPGA golfer, 1995 Friendly's Classic-32nd
1963 Missy Hyatt, born in Atlanta, Georgia, wrestling manager, WCW, ECW
1962 Flea, Michael Balzary, bassist, Red Hot Chili Peppers
1962 Laura Coenen, Neenah Wisconsin, team handball goalie, Olympic-1988, 92, 96
1962 Manute Bol, NBA center, Golden State Warriors
1962 Tamara McKinney, Lexington, Kentucky, slalom skier, Olympic-4th-1984
1961 Billy Taylor, Monticello, Florida, pitcher for the Oakland A's
1961 Chris Doleman, defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers
1961 Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player, NEC
1960 Bob Mould, U.S. singer/guitarist/songwriter, Husker Du
1960 Val Skinner, Hamilton, Montana, LPGA golfer, 1995 Sprint Championship
1959 Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist, Spandau Ballet-True
1958 Tim Robbins, born in West Covina, California, actor, Bull Durham, Shawshank Redemption
1956 James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut, STS-51, 69
1956 James Newman, American Astronaut
1955 Ellen Dolan, Monticello IO, actress, Guiding Light, Margo Hughes-ATWT
1953 Martha Smith, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actress, Animal House, playmate, July 1973
1953 Susan Pedersen, U.S., 4 x 100m medley swimmer, Gold Medal 1968 Olympics
1953 Tony Carey, born in Fresno California, rocker
1952 Christopher Cox, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Representative-R-California 1989 - 2005
1952 Chris Cox, American Politician
1951 Alan Wheat, born in San Antonio, Texas, Representative-D-Missouri 1983 - 1995
1951 Daniel Gerroll, London, actor, Big Business
1948 Michael Tylo, Detroit, actor, Guiding Light, Blade-Young and Restless
1947 Bob Weir, born in San Francisco, California, guitarist, Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band
1947 David Zucker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, director, Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret
1946 Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress, 3's Company, Step by Step
1946 Naveen Patnaik, Indian Politician
1945 Paul Monette, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, writer, wrote, 'Becoming a Man', wrote about gay relationships, taught writing, Milton Academy
1944 Bob Cottam, cricketer, England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours
1944 Johnny Washbrook, Toronto, actor, Ken-My Friend Flicka
1943 C Fred Turner, rock bassist/vocalist, Bachman-Turner Overdrive
1941 Derek David Bourgeois, composer
1941 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher, Cards, Phils, asportscaster, ABC, CBS
1940 Barry Corbin, actor, Maurice-Northern Exposure
1940 Dave DeBusschere, Detroit, NBA foward, New York Knick, last ABA commissioner
1938 Nico, U.S. model/pop singer, Velvet Underground, Venus in Furs
1937 Emile Ford, born in Saint Lucia, West Indies, rocker, singer, guitarist, produced UK chart-topper 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?,' recorded for Pye Records
1937 Tony Anthony, Clarksburg, West Virginia, actor, Treasure of 4 Crowns
1936 Gerardo Gandini, composer
1935 Sugar Pie DeSanto, U.S. singer, Soulful dress
1932 Henry Jay Lewis, born in Los Angeles, California, conductor/bass, LA Philharmonic 1955-59
1931 Charles W. Colson, presidential adviser, Watergate figure
1931 Charles W. Colson, Public Servant
1931 Chuck Colson, American Lawyer
1930 John Polkinghorne, British Physicist
1929 S. William Green, born in New York City, New York, Representative-R-New York 1978 - 1983 and 1983 - 1993
1927 Gus Yatron, born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Representative-D-Pennsylvania 1969 - 1993
1927 Gunter Grass, Danzig Germany, novelist/poet, Tin Drum
1927 Lee Montague, born in London, England, actor, Uncle Sasha-Holocaust
1927 Peter Brinson, dance educationalist
1927 Gunther Grass, German Author
1925 Angela Lansbury, born in London, England, actress, Jessica-Murder She Wrote
1925 Daniel J. Evans, born in Seattle, Washington, Senator-R-Washington 1983 - 1989, Governor of Washington 1965 - 1977
1925 Lorraine Sweeny, communications specialist
1923 Bert Kaempfert, born in Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany, orchestra leader, songwriter, composed jazz-oriented, easy-listening records including Strangers in the Night and hit Wonderland by Night, Danke Schoen for Wayne Newton and L-O-V-E for Nat King Cole
1922 Max Bygraves, London, actor, Tom Brown's School Days
1922 Robert Urquhart, actor, Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed, Dark Avenger
1921 Linda Darnell, born in Dallas, Texas, actress, Unfaithfully Yours, 2nd Chance
1921 Michael Conrad, Washington Hgts, New York, actor, Delvecchio, Hill St. Blues
1919 Kathleen Winsor, American Author
1914 Christian J Modeste, gypsey king
1913 Alice Pearce, New York City, comedienne/actress, Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched
1913 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist
1911 Mahalia Jackson, American Musician
1910 William Leonard Reed, composer
1908 Enver Hoxha, post-war leader of Albania, 1944-85
1907 Roger Vailland, French author, La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir
1906 Dino Buzzati, writer
1906 George Martin Lott, Jr., tennis champ, 1931 U.S. Open runner-up
1905 Rex Bell, Chicago, cowboy actor, Cowboys and Injuns, lieutenant governor, Nevada
1905 Wild Bill Elliott, Pattonsburg, Missouri, actor, Beyond the Sacramento
1903 Mario Pilati, composer
1900 Lloyd Corrigan actor, Papa Dodger in 'Willy', Professor McKillup in 'Hank'
1900 [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer, AL bat champ 1928
1898 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR
1898 William O Douglas, Maine, 81st Supreme Court justice, 1939-75
1898 William O. Douglas, American Judge
1897 Harrison Kerr, composer
1896 Edmond van Dooren, Flemish painter
1890 Paul Strand, New York City, photographer, Native Land-1942
1888 Eugene O'Neill, born in New York City, dramatist, Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936
1886 Armin T Wegner, writer
1886 David Ben-Gurion, Plonsk Poland, 1st Prime Minister of Israel, 1948 - 1953, 1955
1886 David Ben Gurion, Israeli Statesman
1885 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, Italian marathoner, Olympic-DQ gold-1908
1878 Carlos Pedrell, composer
1870 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist
1868 Franz X. Ritter von Epp, German general, China
1866 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist, Troffel and Sword
1863 Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary, Nobel 1925
1855 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian
1854 Karl J Kautsky, Austrian marxist/socialist
1854 Oscar Wilde, born in Dublin, Ireland, 'Picture of Dorian Gray'
1851 James Ten Eyck, champion rower/coach, Ten Eyck Trophy namesake
1849 Arnold Krug, composer
1849 Charles Harford Lloyd, composer
1849 Geoirge Washington Williams, famous African
1837 John Francis Barnett, composer
1832 George Crockett Strong, Major General Union volunteers
1832 Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexico, writer/diplomat
1830 Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliography
1827 Arnold Bocklin, born in Switzerland, landscape and allegory painter
1826 Piotr Studzinski, composer
1825 Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1821 Albert Franz Doppler, composer
1816 William Preston, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1811 Gaetano Capocci, composer
1806 William Pitt Fessenden, Secretary Treasury, Union
1803 Robert Stephenson, English Celebrity
1792 Francisco Morazan, L, president of Central America, 1830-40
1765 Frederic Nicolas Duvernoy, composer
1758 Noah Webster, lexicographer, Webster's Dictionary
1729 Pierre van Maldere, composer
1723 Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer
1708 Albrecht von Haller, born in Switzerland, experimental physiology, Academy of Science
1679 Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer
1605 Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer











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