January 16 Birthdays in History - January 16 Deaths - January 16 Events
1986 Mason Gamble, actor, Dennis the Menace
1979 Aaliyah, born Aaliyah Dana Haughton, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, model, singer, appeared in film, 'Romeo Must Die', successful album, 'One in a Million'
1976 Trisha Stillwell, Miss USA-Oklahoma, 1997, top 10
1974 Kate Moss, Addiscomb Surrey England, model, Calvin Klein
1973 Mario Bates, NFL-running back for the New Orleans Saints
1973 Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1972 Desiree Leipham, born in Spokane, Washington WPVA volleyballer, Nationals-17th-1995
1972 Joe Horn, wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs
1972 Lee McIntyre, born in Peak Hill, Australia, golfer, T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ
1971 Sergi Bruguera, born in Barcelona, Spain, professional tennis player, played for Spain, won consecutive men's singles titles at the 1993 and 1994 French Open
1971 Josh Evans, actor, Ricochett, The Doors
1971 Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback for the Scottish Claymores
1971 Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers
1971 Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player, Ajax
1971 Scott Williams, Orange California, field hockey defender 1996 Olympics
1971 Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star
1971 Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player, Feyenoord
1970 Don MacLean, NBA forward, New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets
1970 Ron Villone, Englewood, New Jersey, pitcher for the San Diego Padres
1969 Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian 1996 Olympics
1969 Roy Jones, Pensacola, Florida, Light-MW boxer 1988 Olympics silver
1968 David Chokachi, born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, actor, known for roles in television series Baywatch, Witchblade, Beyond the Break
1967 Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Mississippi, infielder for the Cincinnati Reds
1967 Maxine Waters Jones, rocker, En Vogue
1966 Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower, Olympics-4th-96
1966 Jack McDowell, Van Nuys California, pitcher, New York Yankees, White Sox, Indians
1964 Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer, 1995 Fieldcrest Cannon
1964 Mark Collins, NFL cornerback and safety, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers
1964 Trevor Barsby, cricketer, Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85
1962 Jan Koster, Dutch drummer, Sleeze Beez-Powertool
1962 Kevin Ross, NFL safety, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs
1962 Paul Webb, born in Essex, England, musician, producer, bass player, member of reggae band Eskalator, joined band TalkTalk in 1981, produced album 'The Year of the Leopard' with James Jorkston in 1996
1962 Rob Glaser, American Businessman
1960 Sade, Helen Ady, Nigeria, rocker, Taboo; Grammy 1986-Best new singer
1958 Anatoli Boukreev, born in Russia, Anatolij Nikolaevich Bukreev, climber, mountaineer, made seven, 8,000-metre peaks without supplemental oxygen, died in avalanche on Annapurna, chronicled in books 'Into Thin Air', 'The Climb'
1956 Wayne Daniel, cricketer, WI fast bowler 1976-84
1955 Jerry M Linenger, Mount Clemens, Michigan, PhD/Commander USN/astronaut, STS-81/84
1952 Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr., Savannah, Georgia, Major USAF/astr, STS-39, 64
1952 Roberta Baskin, New York, correspondent, 48 Hours
1951 Richard Thompson, rocker, BT Express-Here Comes the Express
1950 Debbie Allen, born in Houston, Texas, dancer/actress, 3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame
1948 Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut, TM-5,9,15,26, STS-71
1948 Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
1948 Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
1948 John Carpenter, born in Carthage, New York, director, Halloween, The Thing
1947 Georgette Mosbacher, CEO, La Prairie cosmetics
1947 Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress, Le Sex Shop
1947 Laura Schlessinger, American Writer
1946 Michael L Coats, Sacramento California, Captain USN/astronaut, STS-41-D, 29, 39
1945 Kabir Bedi, actor, Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry
1944 Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
1944 Jim Stafford, Eloise, Florida, singer, Spiders and Snakes, My Girl Bill
1944 Ronnie Milsap, born in Robbinsville, North Carolina, country singer, Legend in My Time
1943 Brian Ferneyhough, composer
1943 Gavin Bryars, born in Goole, England, composer, bassist, performed in trio Joseph Holbrooke, founding member, Portsmouth Sinfonia
1942 Barbara Lynn, born in Beaumont, Texas, American guitarist, singer, rhythm and blues, toured with soul music greats like Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, recorded the song Oh Baby (We've Got A Good Thing Goin') with The Rolling Stones
1942 Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker, Dr. Hook
1942 Tony P. Hall, born in Dayton, Ohio, Representative-D-Ohio 1979 - 2003
1941 Christine Janes, tennis player
1941 Richard Bohringer, Paris, France, actor, Diva, I Married a Shadow
1941 Tomen G J "Tim" Beekman, actor, Nosferatu
1939 Cliff Thorburn, English snookers player
1938 Michael Pataki, Youngstown Ohio, actor, Get Christie Love
1937 Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist, Ventures-Batman Theme
1937 Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer, My rose, my little rose
1936 Michael White, theater/film producer, From Russia With Love
1935 A J Foyt, Houston, auto race driver, Indy 500 1961, 64, 67, 77
1935 A. J. Foyt, American Celebrity
1934 William Vollie Alexander, Jr., born in Memphis, Tennessee, Representative-D-Arkansas 1969 - 1993
1934 Marilyn Horne, Bradford, Pennsylvania, mezzo-soprano
1934 Richard Wernick, born in Boston, Massachusetts, composer
1933 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, U.S.S.R., cosmonaut, Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3
1933 Susan Sontag, born in New York City, Susan Rosenblatt, New York, writer, author, filmmaker, philosopher, political activist, 'Against Interpretation' established reputation as 'the Dark Lady of American Letters'
1932 Dian Fossey, zoologist, Gorillas in the Mist
1932 Jim Berry, cartoonist, Berry's World
1931 Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist
1931 Johannes Rau, German Statesman
1930 Norman Podhoretz, born in Brooklyn, New York, author/editor, New York Post
1929 Allard Lowenstein, radical, Students for Democratic Action
1929 Francesco Scavullo, Staten Island, New York, celebrity photographer
1929 Tage Nielsen, composer
1928 Ezra Sims, born in Birmingham, Alabama, composer of microtonal music, Joseph Maneri adopted his system of notation, composed in quarter tones, received Guggenheim Fellowship
1928 John William Fozard, aircraft designer
1928 William Kennedy, U.S. writer
1926 John "Jack" Layden, local politician
1924 Katy Jurado, Mexico, actress, High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo
1923 Martin Stokken, Norway, nordic relay 1952 Olympics silver
1923 Roy Lanham, rocker, Sons of the Pioneers
1923 Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader, CDA
1923 Anthony Hecht, American Poet
1920 Elliot Reid, New York City, actor, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
1919 Bob Boucher, born in Kent, Ohio, orchestra leader, Music on Ice
1918 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
1917 Buddy Lester, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Nick-Phil Silvers Show
1917 Carl Karcher, born in Ohio, restauranteur, founder of Carl's Jr. hamburger chain, supported Conservative causes
1916 Frederick Stewart, British geologist
1914 Roger Aubert, Belgium, church historian, Le Pontificat de Pie IX
1912 Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist, Cloak, Aufruf
1912 Nigel Dennis, British Writer
1911 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
1911 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
1910 David McCampbell, U.S. pilot/captain, WW II-Pacific-downed 34 Japanese planes
1910 Dizzy Dean, American Athlete
1908 Ethel Merman, stage and screen actress, Anything Goes, Call Me Madam
1907 Alexander Knox, Canada, actor, Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind
1907 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
1907 Paul Nitze, American Writer
1906 Clement Greenberg, art critic
1906 Diana Winyard, London, actress, Cavalcade
1905 Ernesto Halffter, composer
1904 Max Vredenburg, composer
1902 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner 1924 Olympics gold
1902 Evelyn Levine, composer
1901 Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba, 1933-44, 1952-59
1894 Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach, Canton, Frankford, Cards
1894 Irving Mills, American Musician
1893 Henry C Rumke, Dutch psychiatrist, Periods in Man's Life
1890 Karl Freund, Czechoslovakian/Austrian cameraman/director
1890 Lloyd Bacon, born in San Jose, California, actor, Charlie Chaplin
1887 John Hamilton, Penn, actor, Perry White-Superman
1885 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland, 1939-40
1878 Harry Carey Sr, born in Bronx, New York, actor, Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force
1878 Henry Dewitt "Harry" Carey II, U.S. actor, Informer
1878 Robert Garbe, German poet, Gorniek
1874 Robert Service, England, Canadian poet, Cremation of Sam McGee
1874 Robert W. Service, Scottish Poet
1873 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
1873 William Christopher Handy, American Musician
1872 Edward G Craig, actor and director, On the art of theatre
1872 Henri-Paul Busser, composer
1872 Edward Gordon Craig, British Actor
1870 Wilhelm Normann, German chemist, hardening of oils
1868 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer
1864 Frank Bacon, actor/author, Lightnin
1853 Andre Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer, Michelin
1853 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor/theater director, Kathleen
1847 Kalman Mikszath, Hungary, writer, Wonderparaplu
1837 James Phillip Simms, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1834 Albert Lindley Lee, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1815 Adolph Trube, composer
1815 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Major-General Union Army
1807 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral Union Navy
1804 Karl August Krebs, composer
1757 Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect, architect of Salem
1749 Vittoria A. Alfieri, Italian count/poet, Maria Stuarda
1749 Vittorio Alfieri, Italian Dramatist
1728 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer, Buona Figliuola
1697 Richard Savage, poet
1672 Francesco Mancini, composer
1587 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter