The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 2016

David Bowie

David Bowie (1947 - 2016)

English singer, songwriter and musician
Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro (1926 - 2016)

Cuban Politician
Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher (1956 - 2016)

American actress and writer
Chyna

Chyna (1972 - 2016)

American wrestler and actress
Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice (1974 - 2016)

Bahamian-American boxer, mixed martial artist, and actor
Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen (1934 - 2016)

Canadian singer, songwriter and poet
Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder (1933 - 2016)

American actor
Harper Lee

Harper Lee (1926 - 2016)

American author
Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan (1921 - 2016)

American actress, 40th First Lady of the United States
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917 - 2016)

Hungarian-American actress
George Michael

George Michael (1963 - 2016)

English singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel (1928 - 2016)

American writer
Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia (1936 - 2016)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke (1947 - 2016)

Canadian actor and composer
Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey (1948 - 2016)

American singer and songwriter
Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer (1929 - 2016)

American golf player
John Glenn

John Glenn (1921 - 2016)

American astronaut and politician
Pete Burns

Pete Burns (1959 - 2016)

English singer-songwriter
Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff (1947 - 2016)

Dutch footballer and coach
Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres (1923 - 2016)

Israeli politician
Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard (1937 - 2016)

American singer-songwriter and musician
Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe (1928 - 2016)

Canadian ice hockey player
Abe Vigoda

Abe Vigoda (1921 - 2016)

American actor
Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts (1925 - 2016)

American actress
Prince

Prince (1958 - 2016)

American musician
George Martin

George Martin (1926 - 2016)

English composer and producer
Patty Duke

Patty Duke (1946 - 2016)

American actress
Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt (1952 - 2016)

American basketball coach
Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson (1934 - 2016)

American actress and singer
Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (1932 - 2016)

Italian philosopher and author
Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid (1950 - 2016)

Iraqi-English architect, designed the Bridge Pavilion
Christina Grimmie

Christina Grimmie (1994 - 2016)

American singer, songwriter, pianist
Janet Reno

Janet Reno (1938 - 2016)

American lawyer and politician, 79th United States Attorney General
Leon Russell

Leon Russell (1942 - 2016)

American pianist and guitarist
Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin (1989 - 2016)

Russian/American actor
Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan (1938 - 2016)

Irish-English broadcaster
Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922 - 2016)

Egyptian politician and diplomat 6th Secretary General of the United Nations
Alan Young

Alan Young (1919 - 2016)

English-Canadian actor
Edward Albee

Edward Albee (1928 - 2016)

American playwright
Steven Hill

Steven Hill (1922 - 2016)

American actor
Rob Ford

Rob Ford (1969 - 2016)

Canadian politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto