16 March


1751

 James Madison
James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, political theorist and the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817). He is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. Born at Belle Grove Plantation near Port Conway, Virginia. (d. 1836)

1774

 Matthew Flinders
Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was a distinguished English navigator and cartographer, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent. (d. 1814)

1822

 Rosa Bonheur
French realist painter and sculptor (d. 1899)

1906

 Henny Youngman
Henry “Henny” Youngman (16 March 1906 – 24 February 1998) was a British-born American comedian and violinist famous for “one-liners”, short, simple jokes usually delivered rapid-fire. His best known one-liner was “Take my wife—please.” Born in Liverpool, Lancashire. (d. 1998)

1911

 Dr. Josef Mengele
German physician and SS officer (d. 1979)

1912

 Pat Nixon
American First Lady (d. 1993)

1916

 Mercedes McCambridge
American actress (d. 2004)

1920

 Traudl Junge
German secretary to Adolf Hitler (d. 2002)
 Leo McKern
Australian actor (d. 2002)

1926

 Jerry Lewis
American comedian.

1928

 Victor Maddern
Victor Jack Maddern (16 March 1928—22 June 1993) was an English actor. From 1950 to the early 1990s, Maddern appeared in films and TV series, often portraying military types. Born in Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex. (d. 1993)

1940

 Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci (born 16 March 1940) is an Italian film director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky and The Dreamers. In recognition of his work, he was presented with the inaugural Honorary Palme d’Or Award at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Born in Parma, Italy.

1944

 Peter Cleall
Peter Cleall (born 16 March 1944) is an actors’ agent and former actor who is probably best known for his performance as Eric Duffy in the London Weekend Television comedy series Please Sir! which ran from 1968 to 1972. Born in Finchley, Middlesex.

1949

 Erik Estrada
American actor.

1951

 Kate Nelligan
Canadian actress.

1952

 Graham Cole
British actor.

1953

 Richard Stallman
American free software activist and computer programmer.
 Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert (born 16 March 1953) is a French actress who has appeared in more than 90 film and television productions since 1971. She has appeared in 14 films that have been in the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the Best Actress Award twice, for Violette Nozière (1978) and La pianiste (2001). She is also the most nominated actress for the César Award, with 14 nominations. She won a César Award for Best Actress in 1996 for her performance in La Cérémonie. Born in Paris.

1954

 Jimmy Nail
British actor and singer.
 Nancy Wilson
American guitarist, singer and actress (Heart).

1960

 Jenny Eclair
British comedienne, novelist and actress..

1963

 Jerome Flynn
Jerome Flynn (born 16 March 1963) is an English actor and singer best known for his role as Corporal Paddy Garvey of the King’s Fusiliers in the ITV series Soldier Soldier, Bronn in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, and as half of the singing duo Robson & Jerome, who had several UK number one singles in the 1990s. Born in Bromley, Kent.

1973

 Tim Kang
American actor.

1989

 Theo Walcott
English footballer.

2002

 Isabelle Allen
Isabelle Lucy Allen (born 16 March 2002) is an English child actress known for her role as the young Cosette in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables. Born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

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