16 October


1758

 Noah Webster
lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author..

1854

 Oscar Wilde
Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1900)

1886

 David Ben-Gurion
Israeli politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1973)

1888

 Eugene O’Neill
American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

1917

 Alice Pearce
American actress (d. 1966)

1922

 Max Bygraves
English actor and singer (d. 2012)

1923

 Linda Darnell
American actress (d. 1965)
 Bert Kaempfert
German orchestra leader and composer (d. 1980)
 Bill McLaren
Scottish sportscaster (d. 2010)

1925

 Angela Lansbury
English-American actress and singer.

1927

 Günter Grass
German author, poet, and illustrator, Nobel Prize laureate.

1936

 Peter Bowles
English actor.

1946

 Suzanne Somers
American actress.

1958

 Tim Robbins
American actor, director, and screenwriter.

1959

 Gary Kemp
English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Spandau Ballet).

1962

  Flea
Australian-American bass player, songwriter, and actor (Red Hot Chili Peppers, What Is This?, Atoms for Peace, and Fear).

1967

 Davina McCall
English television host.

1969

 Wendy Wilson
Wendy Wilson (born October 16, 1969) is an American singer and member of the pop singing trio Wilson Phillips. She is the daughter of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson.

1983

  Loreen
Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui (born 16 October 1983), known by her stage name Loreen, is a Swedish pop singer and music producer. Loreen represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, with her entry “Euphoria” and won the contest

1984

 Shayne Ward
English singer.

1985

 Casey Stoner
Australian motorcycle racer.

1991

 John and Edward Grimes
Irish singers.

1994

 Amelia Lily
Amelia Lily (born Amelia Lily Oliver; 16 October 1994) is an English pop singer who finished third in the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011. Her debut single, “You Bring Me Joy”, was released on 9 September 2012 and reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart

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