16 November


1873

 W. C. Handy
American composer (d. 1958)

1889

 George Kaufman
George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 – June 2, 1961) was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals, notably for the Marx Brothers. One play and one musical that he wrote won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama: You Can’t Take It With You (1937, with Moss Hart), and Of Thee I Sing (1932, with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin). He also won the Tony Award as a Director, for the musical Guys and Dolls. (d. 1961)

1892

 Tazio Nuvolari
Italian racing driver (d. 1953)

1896

 Oswald Mosley
British politician and founder of the British Union of Fascists (d. 1980)

1907

 Burgess Meredith
American actor (d. 1997)

1914

 Eddie Chapman
British World War II spy and double agent, aka Agent Zigzag (d. 1997)

1916

 Daws Butler
American voice actor (d. 1988)

1922

 Gene Amdahl
American computer scientist.

1928

 Clu Gulager
American actor.

1935

 Sir Magdi Yacoub
Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub KBE FRS (born 16 November 1935) is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College London. Yacoub’s major achievements include establishing heart transplantation in UK and becoming the world’s leading transplant surgeon

1942

 Willie Carson
Scottish jockey.
 Joanna Pettet
English actress.

1950

 David Leisure
David Russell Leisure (born November 16, 1950) is an American actor best known for his role as Charley Dietz in the sitcom Empty Nest from 1988 to 1995 and fictional automotive “pitch man” Joe Isuzu in a series of North American television commercials for Isuzu. Born in San Diego.

1953

 Griff Rhys Jones
Welsh comedian, writer and actor.

1958

 Marg Helgenberger
American actress.

1961

 Frank Bruno
British boxer.

1965

 Mark Benton
English actor.

1967

 Lisa Bonet
American actress.
 Eva Pope
va Rebecca Pope (born 16 November 1967) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Rachel Mason in the BBC drama Waterloo Road and Tanya Pooley in ITV soap-opera Coronation Street. Born in Appley Bridge, Lancashire.

1971

 Waqar Younis
Pakistani cricketer.

1972

 Missi Pyle
American actress.

1973

 Christian Horner
British Formula One team owner.

1976

 Danny Wallace
British author.

1977

 Maggie Gyllenhaal
American actress.
 Oksana Baiul
Oksana Baiul (born November 16, 1977) is a Ukrainian figure skater. She is the 1994 Olympic champion in ladies’ singles and the 1993 World champion. Baiul is the first and so far the only skater to win gold at the Winter Olympics representing Ukraine.

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