Who Was Born Today – December 16 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – December 16 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on December 16
1485 Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, who bore him six children; only one, Mary I, survived to adulthood.
1770 Ludwig Van Beethoven, German composer best known for his 9th Symphony.
1775 Jane Austen, novelist (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice).
1917 Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction writer (2001: A Space Odyssey)
1932 Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, illustrator and children’s writer; received the Hans Christian Andersen Award (2002) and was Britain’s first Children’s Laureate (1999–2001).
1936 Morris Dees, activist; co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
1938 Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress and director; won Golden Globe for Best Actress–Motion Picture Drama for The Emigrants (1971).
1943 Steven Bochco, TV producer and writer (Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law).
1949 Billy Gibbons, singer, songwriter, musician with ZZ Top and Moving Sidewalks bands.
1955 Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.
1962 William Perry, pro football defensive lineman nicknamed The Refrigerator because of his size.
1963 Benjamin Bratt, actor best known for his role of Rey Curtis on the Law & Order TV series.
1969 Adam Riess, astrophysicist; shared 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy and 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for providing evidence the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

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