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.

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
(Actor)

9th December

American

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

13th September

British,Welsh

Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland
(Actress)

1st July

American

Gregory PeckGregory Peck

5th April

American

Jackie GleasonJackie Gleason
(Comedian)

26th February

American

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
(Former British Prime Minister)

11th March

British

Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara
(Former United States Secretary of Defense)

9th June

American

Glenn FordGlenn Ford
(Actor)

1st May

Canadian

Dinah ShoreDinah Shore
(Singer)

29th February

American

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
(Writer)

12th April

American

Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite
(Broadcaster)

4th November

American

Lyudmila PavlichenkoLyudmila Pavlichenko
(Sniper)

12th July

Russian

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Betty GrableBetty Grable
(American actress)

18th December

American

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
(Author)

14th December

American

François MitterrandFrançois Mitterrand
(Former President of France)

26th October

French

Van JohnsonVan Johnson
(Actor)

25th August

American

Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
(Actor)

26th March

American

Peter FinchPeter Finch
(Actor)

28th September

Australian

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Francis CrickFrancis Crick
(Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner)

8th June

British

Virginia HillVirginia Hill
(Criminal)

26th August

Austrian,American

Gough WhitlamGough Whitlam
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

11th July

Australian

Keenan WynnKeenan Wynn
(Actor)

27th July

American

M. S. SubbulakshmiM. S. Subbulakshmi
(Carnatic Musician)

16th September

Indian

Dorothy McGuireDorothy McGuire
(Actress)

14th June

American

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Richard ProennekeRichard Proenneke
(Naturalist)

4th May

American

Eugene McCarthyEugene McCarthy
(Politician)

29th March

American

Movita CastanedaMovita Castaneda
(Actress)

12th April

American

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
(Journalist, Author, Activist)

4th May

Canadian

Zail SinghZail Singh
(President of India)

5th May

Indian

Adriana CaselottiAdriana Caselotti
(Voice Actor)

6th May

American

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Sirimavo BandaranaikeSirimavo Bandaranaike
(Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka)

17th April

Sri Lankan

Mercedes McCambridgeMercedes McCambridge
(Actress)

16th March

American

Maria AltmannMaria Altmann
(Art Collector)

18th February

Austrian,American

Ahmed Ben BellaAhmed Ben Bella
(First President of Algeria)

25th December

Algerian

Hans EysenckHans Eysenck

4th March

German

Vladimir Petrovich DemikhovVladimir Demikhov
(Organ Transplant Pioneer)

18th July

Russian

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Maurice Hugh Frederick WilkinsMaurice Wilkins
(Biophysicist)

15th December

British

Virginia SatirVirginia Satir
(American author)

26th June

American

Camilo José CelaCamilo José Cela
(Writer)

11th May

Spanish

Vernon PresleyVernon Presley
(Elvis Presley's Father)

10th April

American

Robert F. Furchgott Robert F. Furchgott
(Biochemist)

4th June

American

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon
(Economist, Political scientist, sociologist, psychologist, and professor)

15th June

American

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Frederick Chapman RobbinsFrederick Chapman Robbins
(Virologist and Paediatrician)

25th August

American

Sune BergströmSune Bergström
(Biochemist)

16th January

Swedish

Jean DaussetJean Dausset
(Immunologist)

19th October

French

Christian Boehmer AnfinsenChristian Anfinsen
(Biochemist)

26th March

American

Aleksandr ProkhorovAleksandr Prokhorov
(Physicist)

11th July

Russian

John Dann MacDonaldJohn Dann MacDonald
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

24th July

American

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Edward HeathEdward Heath
(Politician, Military personnel, Journalist, Conductor)

9th July

British

John BasiloneJohn Basilone
(Boxer)

4th November

American

Dennis DayDennis Day
(Singer, Actor, Television actor, Military personnel, Radio personality)

21st May

American

Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
(Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist, Engineer, Sport cyclist, University teacher)

30th April

American

Shelby FooteShelby Foote
(Historian, Novelist, Writer, University teacher, Author)

17th November

American

Ferruccio LamborghiniFerruccio Lamborghini
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Mechanic, Racecar driver)

28th April

Italian

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Tsutomu YamaguchiTsutomu Yamaguchi
(Engineer)

16th March

Japanese

James HerriotJames Herriot
(Writer, Veterinarian, Autobiographer, Children's writer)

3rd October

British

Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(Aviator, Writer, Mountaineer, Officer)

2nd July

German

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
(Politician)

12th January

South African

Michael GoughMichael Gough
(Actor)

23rd November

Malaysian,British

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
(Economist, Psychologist, Politician, Sociologist, University teacher, Computer scientist)

15th June

American

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James B. DonovanJames B. Donovan
(Lawyer)

26th February

American

Yehudi MenuhinYehudi Menuhin
(Conductor, Politician, Autobiographer, Jazz musician, Writer)

22nd April

Swiss,British,American

Vittorio MussoliniVittorio Mussolini
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film critic, Journalist, Racecar driver)

27th September

Italian

Tokyo RoseTokyo Rose
(Radio Personality)

4th July

American

Ruth HandlerRuth Handler
(Screenwriter, Entrepreneur, Patent inventor)

4th November

American

Archie MooreArchie Moore
(Professional boxer)

13th December

American

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Harry JamesHarry James
(American musician)

15th March

American

Aldo MoroAldo Moro
(Politician, Diplomat, University teacher)

23rd September

Italian

Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco
(Futurist, Designer, Writer, Architect)

13th March

American

Daws ButlerDaws Butler
(Actor, Dub actor)

16th November

American

Rossano BrazziRossano Brazzi
(Actor, Film director, Singer)

18th September

Italian

Chick HearnChick Hearn
(Journalist)

27th November

American

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C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
(Sociologist)

28th August

American

Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
(Historian, University teacher)

31st May

British

Leonard SiffleetLeonard Siffleet

14th January

Australian

Sherwood SchwartzSherwood Schwartz
(Screenwriter, Television Producer)

14th November

American

Walker PercyWalker Percy
(Writer, Novelist, Philosopher)

28th May

American

Chiang Wei-kuoChiang Wei-kuo
(Politician)

6th October

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Charlie ChristianCharlie Christian
(Guitarist)

30th November

Chinmayananda SaraswatiChinmayananda Saraswati
(Philosopher)

8th May

Indian

Rafael CalderaRafael Caldera
(President)

24th January

Venezuelan

Horton FooteHorton Foote
(Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor)

14th March

American

Hilary KoprowskiHilary Koprowski
(Virologist, Immunologist)

5th December

Polish,American

Walt Whitman RostowWalt Whitman Rostow
(Economist, University teacher)

7th October

American

Jagjit Singh AuroraJagjit Singh Aurora
(General)

31st January

Indian

SudirmanSudirman
(Military personnel)

24th January

Indonesian

Richard HofstadterRichard Hofstadter
(Historian, Political scientist, Writer, University teacher)

6th August

American

Wellington MaraWellington Mara
(Officer)

14th August

American

Anton DiffringAnton Diffring
(actor)

20th October

German

Judy CampbellJudy Campbell
(Actor, Playwright)

31st May

British

João HavelangeJoão Havelange
(Swimmer, Water polo player, Lawyer)

8th May

Brazilian

Anton RupertAnton Rupert
(Entrepreneur)

4th October

South African

William RosenbergWilliam Rosenberg
(Entrepreneur)

10th June

American

Emil GilelsEmil Gilels
(Pianist)

19th October

Russian

Raf ValloneRaf Vallone
(Actor, Association football player, Journalist, Stage actor)

17th February

Italian

Masaki KobayashiMasaki Kobayashi
(Film director, Film producer, Writer, Screenwriter)

14th February

Japanese

Florynce KennedyFlorynce Kennedy
(Autobiographer, Lawyer)

11th February

American

Robert Stanford TuckRobert Stanford Tuck
(Fighter pilot)

1st July

British

Brion GysinBrion Gysin
(Writer, Poet, Painter, Choreographer, Novelist)

19th January

American