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
(One of the World's Greatest Authors)

Roald Dahl
42
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
Died: November 23, 1990

 2 

Gregory Peck
16
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
Died: June 12, 2003

 3 
Kirk Douglas
(17th-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema)

Kirk Douglas
23
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, United States
Died: February 5, 2020
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Glenn Ford
(Actor)

Glenn Ford
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quebec, Canada
Died: August 30, 2006
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Dinah Shore
(Singer)

Dinah Shore
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 24, 1994

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Olivia de Havilland
22
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 26, 2020
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Jackie Gleason
8
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bushwick, New York, United States
Died: June 24, 1987
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 8 
Walter Cronkite
(Broadcaster)

Walter Cronkite
3
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: July 17, 2009
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Betty Grable
(Actress)

Betty Grable
3
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 2, 1973

 10 

Lyudmila Pavlichenko
9
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
Died: October 27, 1974
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Shirley Jackson
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 8, 1965

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James Herriot
23
Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Died: February 23, 1995
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John Basilone
(Armed Force Officer)

John Basilone
1
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: February 19, 1945

 14 

Beverly Cleary
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: McMinnville, Oregon, United States
Died: March 25, 2021
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Ferruccio Lamborghini
(Founder of Automobili Lamborghini)

Ferruccio Lamborghini
4
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Renazzo di Cento, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died: February 20, 1993

 16 

Van Johnson
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: December 12, 2008
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Francis Crick
(Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner)

Francis Crick
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England
Died: July 28, 2004

 18 
Keenan Wynn
(Character actor)

Keenan Wynn
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 14, 1986
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M. S. Subbulakshmi
(Carnatic Musician)

M. S. Subbulakshmi
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madurai
Died: December 11, 2004

 20 

Peter Finch
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England
Died: January 14, 1977
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Harold Wilson
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976))

Harold Wilson
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 24, 1995

 22 
Richard Proenneke
(Naturalist)

Richard Proenneke
3
Listed In: Naturalists
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lee County, Iowa
Died: April 20, 2003
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Sterling Hayden
3
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 23, 1986

 24 
Maria Altmann
(Art Collector)

Maria Altmann
3
Listed In: Art Critics
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 7, 2011
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 25 
Claude Shannon
(Mathematician, Engineer & Cryptographer Known as a 'Father of Information Theory')

Claude Shannon
4
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Died: February 24, 2001

 26 

Michael Gough
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur
Died: March 27, 2011
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Dorothy McGuire
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: September 13, 2001

 28 
Hal Smith
(Actor)

Hal Smith
3
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Died: January 28, 1994
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 29 
Virginia Hill
(Organized crime figure)

Virginia Hill
10
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lipscomb, Alabama, United States
Died: March 24, 1966

 30 
Robert McNamara
(Former United States Secretary of Defense)

Robert McNamara
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Died: July 6, 2009

 31 
Shelby Foote
(Writer)

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

 32 
Jane Jacobs
(Journalist)

Jane Jacobs
2
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 25, 2006

 33 

Mercedes McCambridge
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Died: March 2, 2004

 34 
Ken Curtis
(Singer)

Ken Curtis
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lamar, Colorado, United States
Died: April 28, 1991

 35 
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
(Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960-65, 1970-77, 1994-2000))

Sirimavo Bandaranaike
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mahawalathenna, Sri Lanka
Died: October 10, 2000

 36 

Hans-Ulrich Rudel
3
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kondratów, Poland
Died: December 18, 1982

 37 
Tsutomu Yamaguchi
(Survivor of Hiroshima & Nagasaki)

Tsutomu Yamaguchi
2
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Japan
Died: January 4, 2010

 38 

Movita Castaneda
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nogales, Arizona, USA
Died: February 12, 2015

 39 
Martha Raye
(Actress)

Martha Raye
3
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Butte, Montana, United States
Died: October 19, 1994

 40 
George Montgomery
(Best Known for His Work in Western Films)

George Montgomery
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brady, Montana, United States
Died: December 12, 2000

 41 
François Mitterrand
(President of France (1981-1995))

François Mitterrand
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarnac, France
Died: January 8, 1996

 42 
Zail Singh
(President of India)

Zail Singh
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Faridkot, Punjab, India
Died: December 25, 1994

 43 

Maxene Andrews
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 21, 1995

 44 
Harry James
(Musician)

Harry James
0
Listed In: Jazz Musicians
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: July 5, 1983

 45 
Moondog
(Musician)

Moondog
0
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marysville,United States
Died: September 8, 1999

 46 
Sherwood Schwartz
(Television producer)

Sherwood Schwartz
0
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 12, 2011

 47 

C. Everett Koop
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 25, 2013

 48 
Dennis Day
(Singer, Radio, Television, and Film Personality)

Dennis Day
0
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 1988

 49 
Lou Thesz
(Professional wrestler)

Lou Thesz
3
Listed In: Wrestlers
Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Banat, Michigan, United States
Died: April 28, 2002

 50 

Rossano Brazzi
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: December 24, 1994