Birthdays of Personalities on March 16

1585 :Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)
1634 :Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist
1729 :Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian (Annales typographic)
1739 :George Clymer, US merchant (signed Decl of Ind, Constitution)
1750 :Caroline Lucretia Herchel, Hanover, Germany, 1st mod woman astronomer
1751 :James Madison, Port Conway Va, (D-R), 4th US president (1809-17)
1757 :Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)
1774 :Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)
1776 :Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs
1787 :Georg Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
1802 :George Archibald McCall, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1806 :Norbert Rillieux, inventor (sugar refiner)
1812 :Henry Dwight Terry, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1821 :Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)
1822 :John Pope, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1822 :Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)
1832 :Charles Camp Doolittle, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteer)
1836 :Andrew S Hallidie, inventor (cable car)
1839 :Ren‚ F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)
1849 :James E Smith, became father at 100 with woman 64 years younger
1856 :E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte, French/English prince
1868 :Maxim Gorki, USSR, playwright (The Lower Depths) [3/28 NS]
1873 :Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Sereniteit)
1878 :Clemens A Graaf von Galen, cardinal/bishop of Munster/anti-nazi
1878 :Reza Sjah Pahlawi, [Reza Chan], shah of Iran
1892 :C‚sar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)
1901 :Walter E Sch„fer, German playwright
1902 :Lucie Rie, potter
1903 :Mike Mansfield, (Sen-D-Mont) majority whip
1910 :Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer
1910 :Martijn Lijnema, boer/resistance fighter (WW II)
1912 :Patricia Nixon, [Thelma Catherine], Ely Nevada, 1st lady (1968-74)
1916 :Lloyd McBride, union president (United Steelworkers)
1918 :Aldo E van Eyck, Dutch architect (City Hall)
1927 :Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US ambassador to UN/(Sen-D-NY, 1977- )
1927 :Vladimir M Komarov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1)
1928 :Christa Ludwig, Berlin Germany, soprano (Vienna State Opera)
1931 :Don Richard Carpenter, novelist
1932 :Ronnie Walter Cunningham, Creston Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (Apollo 7)
1933 :Ruth Bader Ginsberg, justice (US Supreme Court)
1936 :Thelma Hopkins, England, high jumper (Oly-silver-1956)
1940 :Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)
1940 :Jan P Pronk, Dutch politician (PvdA)
1940 :Jan Schaefer, Dutch asst secretary of state (PvdA)
1948 :Margaret [Edith] Weis, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
1949 :Bertha Knox Gilkey, welfare & tenament rights for urban women
1954 :Nancy Wilson, SF, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love)
1957 :Pearl Moore, WBL guard (NY Stars)
1959 :Michael J Bloomfield, Flint Mich, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86)
1963 :Phung Vuong, Saigon Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1974 :Lamont Burns, guard (NY Jets)
1991 :Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halan & Valerie Bertinelli



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