Famous People Born On February 16th

People who are born on the February 16 are generally optimistic and idealistic in their outlook. This is very much evident in their life goals. These people are focused on their goal and seek a steady job that provides good income. It is no wonder that some of the world’s most famous artists, musicians, and dancers share this same birthday. These people are extremely imaginative. They love to live fast and move forward quickly. They are never really held back from anything they desire. They have an amazing eye for detail and sometimes they can come off as a little too blunt.

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 1 
Elizabeth Olsen
(Best Known for Her Role of 'Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Superhero Films)
Elizabeth Olsen
135
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Elizabeth Olsen gained worldwide recognition for her performance as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in films, such as Avengers: Endgame. Starting out as a child actress, she received singing and ballet lessons when she was a child. A New York University Tisch School of the Arts alumna, Elizabeth Olsen went on to establish herself as a successful actress.

 2 
The Weeknd
(Best Known for Singles "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills")
The Weeknd
173
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

One of the most successful Canadian recording artists, singer-songwriter, the Weeknd, holds several chart records and has won numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards. Despite a difficult childhood marred by drug abuse and violence, he persevered and worked hard to emerge as a beloved music star. He is actively involved in philanthropy.

 3 
Ice-T
(Co-Founder of the Heavy Metal Band “Body Count”)
Ice-T
38
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, Ice-T is known for his fusion music that combines elements of rock and hip hop. Beginning his career as an underground rapper in the 1980s, he went on to release many albums that were commercially and critically successful. He is also an actor and voice actor.

 4 
Valentino Rossi
(Italian Former Professional Motorcycle Road Racer and Nine-time Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing World Champion)
Valentino Rossi
40
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Urbino, Italy

Valentino Rossi is an Italian motorcycle road racer. Having won nine Grand Prix World Championships, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle racers ever. Apart from being a famous racer, Valentino Rossi also owns the Sky Racing Team VR46, which competes in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes.

 5 
Ava Max
(Singer-Songwriter)
Ava Max
50
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
 6 
Mahershala Ali
(The First Muslim Actor to Win an Oscar)
Mahershala Ali
25
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

Mahershala Ali is an American rapper and actor. One of the finest and most decorated actors of his generation, Ali has won many prestigious awards such as Screen Actors Guild Awards, Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Award, and Golden Globe Award. In 2019, Mahershala Ali was included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 7 
Amanda Holden
(Actress)
Amanda Holden
37
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Amanda Holden is an English actress, TV personality, author, and musician. Her autobiography book No Holding Back was ranked first on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Apart from being a media personality, Amanda Holden is also known for her charity work; in 2018, she posed as a mermaid underwater as part of a PETA awareness campaign against the SeaWorld.

 8 
Sonny Bono
(One-half of the Popular Singing Duo 'Sonny & Cher')
Sonny Bono
36
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: January 5, 1998
Sonny Bono formed the musical duo Sonny & Cher, with his second wife, Cher. They also starred in The Sonny and Cher Show. He also served as the mayor of Palm Springs and a congressman for California's 44th district. The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act was named after him.
 9 
LeVar Burton
(Best Known for Playing 'Geordi La Forge' in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' (1987–1994))
LeVar Burton
16
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Landstuhl, Germany

Best known for his performances as Kunta Kinte in Roots and Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, LeVar Burton is also known for his 23-year stint as the award-winning host of Reading Rainbow. Though he initially aspired to be a Catholic priest, he doesn’t believe in any religion anymore.

 10 
John McEnroe
(Former American Professional Tennis Player Known for His Shot-making and Volleying Skills)
John McEnroe
18
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

Widely regarded as one of the greatest American tennis players of all time, John McEnroe helped the US team win five Davis Cup titles. McEnroe is also known for his confrontational on-court behavior. His infamous bad temper on court was parodied in satirical TV programs, such as Spitting Image and Not the Nine O'Clock News.

 11 
Kim Soo-hyun
(South Korean Actor)
Kim Soo-hyun
51
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

From being a shy kid who found it difficult to speak in front of strangers to becoming one of the brightest stars in South Korean films and television, Kim Soo-hyun has come a long way. The internationally recognised and multiple award winning actor has given numerous hit performances like Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, The Thieves and Secretly, Greatly.

 12 
Denzel Curry
(Rapper Known for His Singles ‘Ultimate’ and ‘Flying Nimbus’)
Denzel Curry
18
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Carol City, Florida, United States

Rapper Denzel Curry initially gained fame as part of the hip-hop collective Raider Klan. He then released Billboard-charting projects such as Ta13oo. He was also featured on Lil Ugly Mane's Twistin and Dillon Cooper's Eyes of the World. He has also worked with artists such as Ghostemane and ZillaKami.

 13 
William Katt
(Best Known as the Star of the Television Series 'The Greatest American Hero')
William Katt
10
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Renowned for his performance in The Greatest American Hero, William Katt first gained prominence for playing Tommy Ross in Carrie. Son of actor Bill Williams and actress Barbara Hale, starred in films such as First Love, Big Wednesday, and Butch and Sundance: The Early Days.
 14 
Girl in Red
(Singer)
Girl in Red
38
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Horten, Norway

Girl in Red is an indie-pop music project by Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven Ringheim. She became interested in music and songwriting as a teenager. With her family’s encouragement, she began releasing Norwegian music and soon earned a decent following. She has also appeared in a TV program. She is openly queer and is considered a queer icon. 

 15 
Hugh Beaumont
4
Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Eudora, Kansas, United States
Died: May 14, 1982
 16 
Lisa Loring
(Actress)
Lisa Loring
14
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, U.S.
Died: January 28, 2023
 17 
Lupe Fiasco
(Rapper)
Lupe Fiasco
12
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 18 
Cathy Freeman
(Australian Former Sprinter Who Specialised in the 400 metres Event)
Cathy Freeman
26
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Cathy Freeman is a former sprinter known for her achievements in the 400 meters events. Her personal best of 48.63, set at the 1996 Olympics, makes her the eighth-fastest woman of all time. She gave Australia an Olympic gold at the 2000 Olympics. Also a humanitarian, Freeman is credited with founding the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

 19 
Richard McDonald
(Co-Founder of McDonald's)
Richard McDonald
10
Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: July 14, 1998

Richard McDonald was an entrepreneur who co-founded the fast-food company McDonald's with his brother, Maurice. Their father ran a food stall. As young men, Richard and Maurice took over their father’s business and redesigned the restaurant. The restaurant was highly successful, and the brothers began franchising their system. The first McDonald's restaurant has now been converted into a museum. 

 20 
Jerome Bettis
(Football player)
Jerome Bettis
9
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Christopher Eccleston
8
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Langworthy, Salford, Greater Manchester

English actor Christopher Eccleston has been acting for over three decades. Inspired to pursue acting as a teenager, he trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama before making his professional debut. He has since appeared in many films, TV shows, and stage plays and is the recipient of an Emmy Award. 

 22 
James Ingram
(Singer)
James Ingram
5
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA
Died: January 29, 2019
 23 
Patty Andrews
(Singer)
Patty Andrews
12
Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: Mound, Minnesota, United States
Died: January 13, 2013
 24 
Janice Dickinson
(Model & Judge of the Reality TV Show 'America's Next Top Model')
Janice Dickinson
12
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Janice Dickinson was touted as the world’s first supermodel in the 1970s and the 1980s. She also appeared as a judge on America's Next Top Model. She later launched a modeling agency, which was featured on the reality show The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. She has also authored three memoirs.

 25 
Ernst Haeckel
(Zoologist & Evolutionist Who Was a Strong Proponent of 'Darwinism')
Ernst Haeckel
4
Birth Year: 1834
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: August 9, 1919

Ernst Haeckel had initially practiced medicine before he gained an interest in Charles Darwin’s theory and began exploring zoology and related fields. He not only coined terms such as ecology, but also named numerous species and created a genealogical tree. He drew numerous figures of animals and sea creatures, too.

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Margot Frank
(Second World War victim)
Margot Frank
5
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Died: March 9, 1945
 27 
Jim Cantore
(American Meteorologist Best Known as an On-Air Personality for 'The Weather Channel')
Jim Cantore
4
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Beacon Falls, Connecticut, United States
Best known for his long stint on The Weather Channel, meteorologist Jim Cantore has gained fame for making his weather reports interesting to even a lay person. He has hosted weather segments for the 2012 Summer Olympics and is also known for his authentic storm reports, which have often become viral.
 28 
Edgar Bergen
(Best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his characters Charlie McCarthy)
Edgar Bergen
3
Birth Year: 1903
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 30, 1978
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Francis Galton
(Polymath)
Francis Galton
7
Birth Year: 1822
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: January 17, 1911

Nineteenth-century polymath Francis Galton revolutionized science with his pathbreaking research on human intelligence and psychometrics. His books dealt with diverse topics such as correlational calculus, fingerprint analysis, and meteorology, and he also explored Africa. He left Cambridge without an honors degree, and yet ended up being knighted for his achievements.

 30 
Krishnadevaraya
(Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire)
Krishnadevaraya
42
Birth Year: 1471
Birthplace: Hampi
Died: 1529 AD
Krishnadevaraya, from the Tuluva Dynasty, was the emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1509 to 1529. Named the Lord of the Kannada empire, he was one of the most influential Hindu kings of the Indian peninsula. An able military general and ruler, he also patronized art and literature.
 31 
Alejandra Silva
(Spanish Publicist, Political Activist and Wife of Actor Richard Gere)
Alejandra Silva
9
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain
Spanish publicist, activist, and Instagram star Alejandra Silva is best known for her philanthropic efforts, most notably her non-profit, the Beautiful Life Fund, which focuses on homeless and distressed children. She has also worked to promote sports among underprivileged African communities. She is married to actor Richard Gere. 
 32 
Matthew Knight
14
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
 33 
Lee Min-jung
(Actress)
Lee Min-jung
11
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Seoul

Lee Min-jung is a South Korean actress best known for her performance in the 2010 romantic comedy film Cyrano Agency, for which she received several awards, including the prestigious Grand Bell Award. She has also won awards for her work in TV series like Smile, You and Once Again.

 34 
Coby White
(Basketball Player)
Coby White
4
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
 35 
Akidearest
(Youtube Star)
Akidearest
9
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: United States
 36 
Eric Mun
(South Korean Singer)
Eric Mun
13
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Seoul-born Eric Mun later moved to the U.S. with his parents. After returning to Korea later, he gained fame as a rapper with the band Shinhwa. He co-owns an agency and has also impressed audiences with his roles in series such as Phoenix and films such as Diary of June.
 37 
Alex Aiono
(Singer, Actor, YouTuber)
Alex Aiono
13
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 38 
John Schlesinger
(Film Director)
John Schlesinger
2
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 25, 2003
 39 
Kim Jong-il
(Supreme Leader of North Korea from 1997 to 2011)
Kim Jong-il
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Russia
Died: December 17, 2011

Kim Jong-il was the second Supreme Leader of North Korea. He assumed this position from his father Kim Il-sung in 1994 and served in this position until his own death in 2011. His reign was repressive and totalitarian and was marked by food scarcity.

 40 
Chloe East
(Actress, Dancer, Model)
Chloe East
7
Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: San Clemente, California, United States
 41 
Andy Taylor
(Guitarist)
Andy Taylor
5
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Cullercoats, Northumberland, England
 42 
Rebecca Lord
(Adult Film Star, Actor)
Rebecca Lord
1
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Paris
 43 
Willy Aubameyang
(Association football player)
Willy Aubameyang
11
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Paris
 44 
Eckhart Tolle
(Spiritual Teacher and Self-Help Author Known for His Works ‘The Power of Now’ and ‘A New Earth’)
Eckhart Tolle
21
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Lünen, Germany
Spiritual and self-help writer Eckhart Tolle is best known for his bestselling books The Power of Now and A New Earth. He collaborated with Oprah Winfrey, appearing in 10 live webinars and was also named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100. He also launched Eckhart Teachings and the website Eckhart Tolle TV.
 45 
Soumaya Akaaboune
(Actress)
Soumaya Akaaboune
4
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Tangier, Morocco
 46 
C. David Baker
(Politician, Basketball player)
C. David Baker
1
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States
 47 
Koffee
(Rapper)
Koffee
14
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Koffee is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, deejay, rapper, and guitarist. She is best known for her 2019 extended play Rapture, which earned her the prestigious Grammy Award, making her the only woman and youngest person to receive the award under the Best Reggae Album category.

 48 
Henry Adams
(Historian Known for His Work 'The History of the United States of America 1801–1817')
Henry Adams
3
Birth Year: 1838
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 27, 1918

Historian Henry Adams was part of the famous Adams political family of the U.S and a typical Boston Brahmin elite. His best-known work remains his posthumously published autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams, which won a Pulitzer Prize. He also taught medieval history at Harvard.

 49 
Lanny McDonald
(Ice hockey player)
Lanny McDonald
4
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Hanna
 50 
Henry Wilson
(18th Vice President of the U.S.A)
Henry Wilson
2
Birth Year: 1812
Birthplace: Farmington
Died: November 22, 1875

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on February 16th

Personality
February 16 people are known to be artistic and intelligent. They are extrovert, open minded, honest, and loyal. They can also be extremely responsible, reasonable, and tolerant. They are generally well-rounded people who love to have fun with friends and family. They tend to be big perfectionists and do not settle for anything less.

Health
Most of the health issues related to these people occur when they push themselves beyond their limits. This is nothing new to them, in fact it is almost habitual. If there is anything they can learn, it is, to pace themselves. Other than this, they are very much interested in fitness and nutrition and are generally quite fit. They tend to be competitive and are very interested in playing sports for a past time.

Finance
People born on February 16 tend to have superb business skills and therefore financial stability is never an issue with them. They are very good with budgeting and can stretch their money to amazing lengths.

Career
People born on this day prefer a job that has a little more depth than most. They want something that they find challenging and meaningful; otherwise, they get bored and leave. They need a career that holds their interest and is well paying. They are very versatile and creative so they love change and want a chance to express themselves. Self-employment is one of the options for them.

Relationships, Marriage, and Children
These people are very impatient to settle down. They know what they want and what they expect out of a relationship, so they usually don't waste time on something they do not want. When they are in the right relationship they become very loving and affectionate; they still do enjoy having their own space and at times will become a little detached but will come back. They can be very romantic and spontaneous. There will not be an anniversary that they won’t remember. They are affectionate and caring when it comes to their children and family.

Lucky Colors: Darker green shades
Lucky Numbers: 7, 16, 25, 34, 43, 52, 61, 70, 79
Lucky Days (of the week): Saturday, Monday
Lucky Days (of the month): 7th, 8th