The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

January 16th famous birthdays

Sienna Mae Gomez

Sienna Mae Gomez (18)

American social media star

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco (37)

American football player

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda (42)

American composer and stage actor

Jennie (Jennie Kim)

Jennie (Jennie Kim) (26)

South Korean singer and rapper

Ruby Rube

Ruby Rube (16)

English YouTube star


Aaliyah (1979 - 2001)

American singer, dancer, and actress

Kate Moss

Kate Moss (48)

English model

James May

James May (59)

English journalist and television host

Gabi Butler

Gabi Butler (24)

American cheerleader, TV personality, and social media star

Sade Adu

Sade Adu (63)

Nigerian-English singer-songwriter and producer

Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr. (53)

American-Russian professional boxer


Graser (25)

Canadian YouTube star

Fred DeGrace

Fred DeGrace (18)

American TikTok star

Rupert Sanders

Rupert Sanders (51)

English film director

John Carpenter

John Carpenter (74)

American director

Fulgencio Batista

Fulgencio Batista (1901 - 1973)

Cuban army officer and politician, 9th President of Cuba

Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey (1932 - 1985)

American zoologist

Alyssa Edwards

Alyssa Edwards (42)

American reality star

David Alvarez

David Alvarez (30)

American YouTube star


Phoeberry (22)

English YouTuber

Na Haeun

Na Haeun (13)

South Korean dancer

FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs (34)

English singer

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols (42)

Dominican-American baseball player

Curran Walters

Curran Walters (24)

American actor

Cassey Ho

Cassey Ho (35)

American YouTube star

Nicklas Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner (34)

Danish footballer

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen (72)

American actress, dancer, and choreographer

Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman (1908 - 1984)

American actress and singer

Kabir Bedi

Kabir Bedi (76)

Indian actor

Josie Davis

Josie Davis (49)

American actress and producer

René Angélil

René Angélil (1942 - 2016)

Canadian singer and manager

Bobby Zamora

Bobby Zamora (41)

English footballer


Scoped (18)

American Twitch star

Max Joseph

Max Joseph (40)

American filmmaker and TV personality

Danni Ashe

Danni Ashe (54)

American model and businesswoman

Laura Schlessinger

Laura Schlessinger (75)

American physiologist, talk show host, and author

Emanuel Pogatetz

Emanuel Pogatetz (39)

Austrian footballer

Nick Valensi

Nick Valensi (41)

American guitarist


Seungkwan (24)

South Korean singer

Speedy SSJ

Speedy SSJ (26)

American YouTube star

Reto Ziegler

Reto Ziegler (36)

Swiss footballer

Alex Gonzaga

Alex Gonzaga (34)

Filipina actress

Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro (73)

English actress and singer

Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Milsap (79)

American singer-songwriter and pianist

Martin Jol

Martin Jol (66)

Dutch footballer and manager

PnB Meen

PnB Meen (29)

American rapper and internet personality

On this day

January 16 in History

  • 1605

    January 16, 1605:

    “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes is published for the first time.

  • 1883

    January 16, 1883:

    The United States’ Civil Service Commission is established by the Pendleton Civil Service Act.

  • 1938

    January 16, 1938:

    Benny Goodman becomes the first jazz artist to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City.

  • 1942

    January 16, 1942:

    American actress Carole is killed with others in a crash involving the plane TWA DC-3.

  • 1973

    January 16, 1973:

    The Western television series, “Bonanza” airs its series finale episode.

  • 1991

    January 16, 1991:

    The Persian Gulf War starts.

  • 1992

    January 16, 1992:

    The Chapultepec Peace Accords are signed by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front and the government of El Salvador to bring an end to the country’s civil war.

  • 1997

    January 16, 1997:

    Comedian and actor Bill Cosby loses his 27-year-old son, Ennis to murder.

  • 2006

    January 16, 2006:

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia’s first female president while also making history as Africa’s first female head of state.