Famous People Born In 1916

Discover the most famous people born in 1916. The list includes people like Kirk Douglas, Roald Dahl, Maria Altmann, Gregory Peck, Olivia de Havilland and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, political leaders, journalists and soldiers born in 1916. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & Germany and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
24
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
Died: November 23, 1990

 2 Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas
14
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, United States
Died: February 5, 2020

 3 Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck
9
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
Died: June 12, 2003
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 4 Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland
21
Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 26, 2020
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 5 Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976)
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England
Died: May 24, 1995

 6 Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bushwick, New York, United States
Died: June 24, 1987
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 7 James Herriot

James Herriot
4
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Died: February 23, 1995
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 8 Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford
6
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quebec, Canada
Died: August 30, 2006
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 9 Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore
0
Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee
Died: February 24, 1994

 10 Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Lyudmila Pavlichenko
5
Listed In: Soldiers
Famous As: Sniper
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
Died: October 27, 1974
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 11 Edward Heath

Edward Heath
9
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Broadstairs, England
Died: July 17, 2005

 12 Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died: August 8, 1965
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 13 Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite
1
Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Joseph
Died: July 17, 2009

 14 Betty Grable

Betty Grable
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 2, 1973
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 15 P. W. Botha

P. W. Botha
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of South Africa
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paul Roux, South Africa
Died: October 31, 2006

 16 Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former United States Secretary of Defense
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Died: July 6, 2009
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 17 Biju Patnaik

Biju Patnaik
0
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Asika Aska, Bihar, India
Died: April 17, 1997

 18 Keenan Wynn

Keenan Wynn
3
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Character actor
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 14, 1986
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 19 John Basilone

John Basilone
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Famous As: Armed Force Officer
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: February 19, 1945

 20 François Mitterrand

François Mitterrand
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of France (1981-1995)
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarnac, France
Died: January 8, 1996
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 21 Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden
0
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Upper Montclair, Montclair, New Jersey
Died: May 23, 1986

 22 Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lamar, Colorado, USA
Died: April 28, 1991
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 23 Maxene Andrews

Maxene Andrews
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 21, 1995

 24 Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Died: June 27, 2005
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 25 Peter Finch

Peter Finch
2
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 14, 1977

 26 Van Johnson

Van Johnson
0
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: December 12, 2008
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 27 Virginia Hill

Virginia Hill
5
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lipscomb, Alabama
Died: March 24, 1966

 28 Ruth Handler

Ruth Handler
0
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: April 27, 2002
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 29 Richard Proenneke

Richard Proenneke
1
Listed In: Naturalists
Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lee County, Iowa
Died: April 20, 2003

 30 M. S. Subbulakshmi

M. S. Subbulakshmi
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Carnatic Musician
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madurai
Died: December 11, 2004

 31 Ferruccio Lamborghini

Ferruccio Lamborghini
1
Famous As: Founder of Automobili Lamborghini
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Renazzo di Cento, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died: February 20, 1993

 32 Hal Smith

Hal Smith
2
Listed In: Voice Actors
Famous As: actor, dub actor, screenwriter, disc jockey, television actor
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Petoskey
Died: January 28, 1994

 33 Claude Shannon

Claude Shannon
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Cryptographer
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Died: February 24, 2001

 34 Michael Gough

Michael Gough
0
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur
Died: March 27, 2011

 35 Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: McMinnville, Oregon, United States

 36 Francis Crick

Francis Crick
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England
Died: July 28, 2004

 37 Hans-Ulrich Rudel

Hans-Ulrich Rudel
2
Listed In: Soldiers
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kondratów, Poland
Died: December 18, 1982

 38 Martha Raye

Martha Raye
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Butte, Montana, United States
Died: October 19, 1994

 39 Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: 11th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kew Vic
Died: October 21, 2014

 40 Movita Castaneda

Movita Castaneda
1
Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nogales, Arizona, USA
Died: February 12, 2015

 41 Dorothy McGuire

Dorothy McGuire
2
Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Died: September 14, 2001

 42 Zail Singh

Zail Singh
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of India
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Faridkot, Punjab, India
Died: December 25, 1994

 43 Elena Ceauşescu

Elena Ceauşescu
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petrești, Romania
Died: December 25, 1989

 44 Archie Moore

Archie Moore
3
Listed In: Boxers
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benoit, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 9, 1998

 45 Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Sirimavo Bandaranaike
10
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960-65, 1970-77, 1994-2000)
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mahawalathenna, Sri Lanka
Died: October 10, 2000

 46 John L. Nelson

John L. Nelson
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisiana, USA
Died: August 25, 2001

 47 Adriana Caselotti

Adriana Caselotti
2
Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 19, 1997

 48 Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes
1
Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: July 4, 2008

 49 Aldo Moro

Aldo Moro
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Diplomat, University teacher
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maglie
Died: May 9, 1978

 50 Eugene McCarthy

Eugene McCarthy
4
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Watkins
Died: December 10, 2005