Who Was Born Today – September 16 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – September 16 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on September 16
1838 James J. Hill, railroad builder.
1875 James Cash Penney, founder and owner of the J.C. Penny Company department stores.
1885 Karen Horney, psychoanalyst who exposed the male bias in the Freudian analysis of women.
1891 Karl Doenitz, German Admiral who succeeded Hitler in governing Germany.
1893 Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist who isolated vitamin C.
1925 Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
1925 B.B. King, blues guitarist.
1926 John Knowles, writer; won first-ever William Faulkner Foundation Award (A Separate Peace, 1961).
1927 Peter Falk, actor, best known for his role as detective Columbo in the TV series of the same name.
1943 James Alan McPherson, author; first African American to win Pulitzer Prize for fiction (Elbow Room, 1978).
1948 Rosemary Casals, pro tennis player whose efforts to gain greater equality for women in the sport led to many changes.
1950 Henry Louis Gates Jr., critic and scholar.
1952 Mickey Rourke, actor, screenwriter, professional boxer; won Golden Globe (The Wrestler, 2009).
1954 Earl Klugh, jazz guitarist.
1956 David Copperfield, magician.

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