16 April


1821

 Ford Madox Brown
English painter (d. 1893).

1867

 Wilbur Wright
Inventor and aviation pioneer credited, with brother Orville, with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane.

1889

 Charlie Chaplin
English actor, director, and composer (d. 1977).

1911

 Guy Burgess
English-Soviet spy (d. 1963).

1918

 Spike Milligan
Irish comedian (d. 2002).

1921

 Peter Ustinov
English actor (d. 2004).

1922

 Kingsley Amis
English author (d. 1995).

1924

 John Harvey-Jones
English businessman (d. 2008).
 Henry Mancini
American composer (d. 1994).

1933

 Joan Bakewell
English broadcaster.

1939

 Dusty Springfield
English singer (The Lana Sisters and The Springfields) (d. 1999).

1942

 Frank Williams
English founder and team principal of the WilliamsF1 Formula One racing team.

1943

 Ruth Madoc
Welsh actress.

1947

 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
American basketball player.
 Gerry Rafferty
Scottish musician and songwriter (The Humblebums and Stealers Wheel) (d. 2011).

1954

 Ellen Barkin
American actress.

1963

 Jimmy Osmond
American singer (The Osmonds).
 Nick Berry
British television actor and musician.

1965

 Jon Cryer
American actor.

1971

 Max Beesley
English actor and musician.

1987

 Aaron Lennon
English footballer.

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