Who Was Born Today – October 16 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 16 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 16
1758 Noah Webster, U.S. teacher, lexicographer and publisher who wrote the American Dictionary of the English Language.
1797 Lord Cardigan, leader of the famed Light Brigade.
1849 George Washington Wiliams, historian, clergyman and politician.
1854 Oscar Wilde, dramatist, poet, novelist and critic.
1886 David Ben-Gurion, Israeli statesman.
1888 Eugene O’Neill, Nobel Prize-winning playwright (A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Iceman Cometh).
1898 William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
1906 Cleanth Brooks, Kentucky-born writer and educator.
1919 Kathleen Winsor, writer Forever Amber.
1925 Angela Lansbury, stage, screen, and TV actress
1927 Gunther Grass, novelist, playwright, painter and sculptor best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum.
1930 Dan Pagis, Romanian-born Israeli poet.
1931 Charles “Chuck” Colson, special counsel to Pres. Richard Nixon (1969-73); one of the “Watergate Seven,” he was sentenced to prison for obstruction of justice.
1949 Suzanne Somers, actress (Three’s Company TV series).
1958 Tim Robbins, actor, screenwriter, director, producer; won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Mystic River 2003.
1969 Roy Hargrove, jazz trumpeter; won Grammy Awards for albums in 1998 (Habana) and 2002 (Directions in Music).
1977 John Mayer, singer, songwriter, musician, producer; won Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (“Your Body is a Wonderland,” 2003).
2003 Princess Kritika of Nepal.

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