The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people born in 1916

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990)

British writer
Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland (1916 - 2020)

British-American actress
Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson (1916 - 1995)

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916 - 2010)

Japanese businessman, and survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings
Edward Heath

Edward Heath (1916 - 2005)

English politician
Francis Crick

Francis Crick (1916 - 2004)

English biologist
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite (1916 - 2009)

American journalist
Betty Grable

Betty Grable (1916 - 1973)

American actress
Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford (1916 - 2006)

Canadian actor
Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore (1916 - 1994)

American singer and actress
John Basilone

John Basilone (1916 - 1945)

American marine
Richard Proenneke

Richard Proenneke (1916 - 2003)

American naturalist
Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis (1916 - 1991)

American actor and singer
Peter Finch

Peter Finch (1916 - 1977)

English-Australian actor
Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam (1916 - 2014)

Australian Prime Minister
Claude Shannon

Claude Shannon (1916 - 2001)

American engineer and mathematician
Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason (1916 - 1987)

American actor and singer
Van Johnson

Van Johnson (1916 - 2008)

American actor
Ferruccio Lamborghini

Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916 - 1993)

Italian industrialist and automobile manufacturer, created Lamborghini
James Herriot

James Herriot (1916 - 1995)

English surgeon and author
Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary (104)

American writer
Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin (1916 - 1999)

American-Russian violinist and conductor
Hans Eysenck

Hans Eysenck (1916 - 1997)

German-English psychologist
Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs (1916 - 2006)

American-Canadian author and activist
Moondog

Moondog (1916 - 1999)

American composer, musician, and poet
Martha Raye

Martha Raye (1916 - 1994)

American comic actress and singer
Reg Varney

Reg Varney (1916 - 2008)

English actor
Keenan Wynn

Keenan Wynn (1916 - 1986)

American actor
Aldo Moro

Aldo Moro (1916 - 1978)

Italian politician, 39th Prime Minister of Italy
Eugene McCarthy

Eugene McCarthy (1916 - 2005)

American politician
Adriana
Caselotti

Adriana Caselotti (1916 - 1997)

American actress and singer
Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis (1916 - 2018)

English-American historian
Ruth Handler

Ruth Handler (1916 - 2002)

President of Mattel, Inc.
Harry James

Harry James (1916 - 1983)

American musician and bandleader
Chick Hearn

Chick Hearn (1916 - 2002)

American sportscaster
Dom Mintoff

Dom Mintoff (1916 - 2012)

Maltese Prime Minister
Jack Vance

Jack Vance (1916 - 2013)

American author
Rafael Caldera

Rafael Caldera (1916 - 2009)

Venezuelan politician, 65th President of Venezuela
Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes (1916 - 2008)

American actress
Virginia Satir

Virginia Satir (1916 - 1988)

American psychotherapist and author
João Havelange

João Havelange (1916 - 2016)

Brazilian industrialist