16 January


1853

 André Michelin
French industrialist (d. 1931).

1901

Frank Zamboni
American inventor (d. 1988).
Fulgencio Batista
President of Cuba from 1940 to 1944 and dictator from 1952 to 1959.

1902

 Eric Liddell
Scottish runner (d. 1945).

1908

 Ethel Merman
American actress and singer (d. 1984).

1930

 Paula Tilbrook
British actress.

1932

 Dian Fossey
American zoologist (d. 1985).

1933

 Susan Sontag
American writer (d. 2004).

1935

 A.J. Foyt
American race car driver and team owner.

1938

 Michael Pataki
American actor (d. 2010).

1944

 Jim Stafford
American singer and songwriter.

1948

 John Carpenter
American film director.
 Cliff Thorburn
Canadian snooker player.

1949

 Caroline Munro
British actress.

1950

 Debbie Allen
American dancer and choreographer.

1959

 Sade
Nigerian-born singer.

1963

 James May
English television presenter.

1974

 Kate Moss
English model.

1979

 Aaliyah
American R&B singer/actress (d. 2001).

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