March 16 Birthdays in History - March 16 Deaths - March 16 Events
1991 Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halan and Valerie Bertinelli
1978 Brooke Burns, born in Dallas, Texas, model, actress, appeared on 'Baywatch', 'Baywatch Hawaii' television shows, hosted 'Hole in the Wall' television game show
1976 Michelle Rae Collie, Miss Universe-Bahamas, 1996
1974 Heath Streak, cricketer, Zimbabwean pace bowler 1993-
1974 Lamont Burns, guard for the New York Jets
1973 Bert Zuurman, soccer player, South Carolina Heerenveen
1971 Brett Carolan, NFL tight end for the San Francisco 49ers
1971 Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1970 Kelli James, born in Medford, New Jersey, field hockey forward 1996 Olympics
1969 Ottis Gibson, cricketer, Barbados fast bowler, WI 1995
1969 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle for the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders
1969 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots
1968 Jason van Blerk, soccer player, Go Ahead Eagles
1967 Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions
1967 John Mangum, NFL safety for the Chicago Bears
1967 Lauren Graham, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, actress, producer, appeared on 'Gilmore Girls' television series, films include, 'Bad Santa', 'Evan Almighty'
1966 Brad Bergen, Pennsylvania Sask, hockey defenseman, Team Germany 1998
1966 Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward for the Houston Comets
1966 David Nascimento, soccer player, Roda JC/FC Utrecht
1966 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles
1965 Cindy Brown, U.S., basketball player 1988 Olympics gold
1963 Phung Vuong, born in Saigon, Vietnam, murderer, FBI Most Wanted List
1963 Ron Kind, American Politician
1961 Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner, Houston/Tennessee Oilers
1961 Todd McFarlane, Canadian Artist
1960 Jenny Eclair, Malaysian Comedian
1959 Michael J. Bloomfield, born in Flint, Michigan, Major USAF/astronaut, STS-86
1959 Stan Thorn, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, singer, Shenandoah-Sunday in the South
1959 Flavor Flav, American Musician
1957 Pearl Moore, WBL guard, New York Stars
1956 Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end for the Cleveland Browns
1955 Isabelle Huppert, born in Paris, France, actress, Cactus, Heaven's Gate
1954 Dav Whatmore, cricketer, Colombo Australia bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-
1954 Hollis Stacy, born in Savannah, Georgia, LPGA golfer, U.S. Open 1977, 1978
1954 Jimmy Nail, singer and actor, Evita, Spender, Howling II
1954 Nancy Wilson, rock guitarist, Heart-Never, What about Love
1953 Richard Stallman, born in New York City, New York, computer programmer, software freedom activist, set up the Free Software Foundation
1952 Alice Hoffman, born in New York City, New York, author, known for novel, 'Practical Magic', adapted for film
1951 Kate Nelligan, born in London, Ontario, actress, Bethune, Eye of the Needle
1951 Ray Benson, born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, country singer, House of Blue Lights
1949 Bertha Knox Gilkey, welfare and tenament rights for urban women
1949 Elliott Murphy, U.S. singer and songwriter
1949 Victor Garber, born in Montreal, Quebec, actor, Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
1948 Margaret [Edith] Weis, U.S., sci-fi author, Dragons of Spring Dawning
1948 Michael Bruce, rocker and actor, Rudy-Rainbow Drive
1948 Margaret Weis, American Writer
1948 Michael Owen Bruce, American Musician
1946 Erik Estrada, born in New York City, actor, CHiPs, Cross and Switchblade, Lightblast
1940 Bernardo Bertolucci, born in Parma, Italy, director, Last Tango in Paris
1940 Chuck Woolery, born in Kentucky, TV game show host, Love Connection
1940 Jan P. Pronk, Dutch politician, PvdA
1940 Jan Schaefer, Dutch Assistant Secretary of state, PvdA
1937 Constanca Capdeville, composer
1937 David Del Tredici, born in Cloverdale, California, composer, 1980 Pulitzer
1936 Thelma Hopkins, born in England, high jumper, 1956 Olympics silver
1933 Ruth Bader Ginsberg, justice, U.S. Supreme Court
1933 Sanford I. Weill, American Businessman
1932 Ronnie Walter Cunningham, born in Creston, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut, Apollo 7
1931 Betty Johnson, born in Guilford County, North Carolina, singer, Jack Paar Show, I Dreamed
1931 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist
1929 Edwin London, composer
1928 Christa Ludwig, born in Berlin, Germany, soprano, Vienna State Opera
1927 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. ambassador to United Nations, Senator-D-New York, 1977 - 2001
1927 Karlheinz Boehm, born in Germany, actor, Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural
1927 Olga San Juan, born in New York City, actress, Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus
1927 Vladimir M. Komarov, born in Moscow, Russia, cosmonaut, Voshkod I Soyuz 1
1926 Jerry Lewis, comedian and fund raiser, MDA, loved in France
1925 Cornell Borchers, born in Germany, actress, Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul
1923 George Bean, cricketer, 92 runs in 3 Tests for England vs. Australia
1922 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer
1922 Harding Lemay, born in North Bangor, New York, headwriter, Another World
1920 John Addison, born in Surrey, England, composer, Tom Jones-Academy Award
1920 Leo McKern, born in Sydney, Australia, actor, Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared
1920 Percy Mansell, cricketer, leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa
1918 Aldo E van Eyck, Dutch architect, City Hall
1918 Howard Boatwright, composer
1918 Frederick Reines, American Physicist
1918 Vernon Howard, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, spiritual teacher, speaker, philosopher, author, wrote humor books, children's books, spoke and wrote about self-development, self-awareness, spiritual, psychological growth
1916 Lloyd McBride, union president, United Steelworkers
1912 Pat Nixon, 1st lady, 1968-74
1910 Aladar Gerevich, born in Hungary, Sabres, Gold Medal 1948 Olympics
1910 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer
1910 Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer, Nawab of Pataudi, England and India
1910 Martijn Lijnema, boer/resistance fighter, WW II
1910 Norman Wooland, born in Dusseldorf, Germany, actor, Hamlet
1908 Robert Rossen director and writer, Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo
1906 Francisco Ayala, writer
1906 Henny Youngman, born in London, England, comedian, Take my wife please
1906 Henny Youngman, American Comedian, "Take my wife - please"
1904 Clive Morton, born in London, England, actor, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Moonraker
1903 Mike Mansfield, born in New York City, New York, Senator-D-Montana 1953 - 1977, Representative-D-Montana 1943 - 1953
1903 Morgan Conway, actor, Dick Tracy
1903 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, born in Revel Estonia, composer, Variaioni Concertanto
1902 Lucie Rie, born in Vienna, Austria, born Luzie Gomperz, potter, works displayed in collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York
1901 Walter E. Schafer, German playwright
1896 Conrad Nagel, born in Keokuk Iowa, actor, Celebrity Time
1896 Harry Banks, English Soldier
1893 Isobel Elsom, actress, My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger
1892 Cesar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet, Los Heraldos Negros
1889 Elsie Janis, American Musician
1885 Giacomo Benvenuti, composer
1885 Sydney Chaplin, born in South Africa, actor, Limelight
1878 Clemens A Graaf von Galen, cardinal/bishop of Munster/anti-nazi
1878 Henry B. Walthall, born in Shelby City, Alabama, actor, Birth of a Nation, Klondike
1878 Reza Sjah Pahlawi, Reza Chan, shah of Iran
1876 Charles Halton, born in Washington D.C., actor, Dr. Cyclops, Tugboat Annie Sails Again
1873 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter, Sereniteit
1868 Maxim Gorky, Russian Novelist
1856 E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte, French/English prince
1849 James E Smith, became father at 100 with woman 64 years younger
1839 Rene F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, born in France, poet, 1st Nobel winner, 1901
1836 Andrew S. Hallidie, inventor, cable car
1832 Charles Camp Doolittle, Major General Union volunteers
1823 William Henry Monk, composer
1822 John Pope, Major General Union volunteers
1822 Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter, Buffalo Bill
1821 Ernest Feydeau, French author, Georges Feydeau
1814 Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer
1812 Henry Dwight Terry, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1806 Norbert Rillieux, inventor, sugar refiner
1802 George Archibald McCall, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1787 Georg Simon Ohm, physicist, discovered Ohm's Law
1776 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs
1774 Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer, coast Australia
1757 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet, Medea, Yttersa Domen
1751 James Madison, born in Port Conway, Virginia, D-R, 4th U.S. president, 1809-17
1750 Caroline Lucretia Herchel, Hanover, Germany, 1st mod woman astronomer
1745 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer
1739 George Clymer, U.S. merchant, signed Declaration of Independence
1729 Georg W. "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian, Annales typographic
1663 Nicholas Siret, composer
1651 Zaccaria Tevo, composer
1634 Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist
1609 Michael Franck, composer
1585 Gerbrant A. Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright, Klucht van de Koe