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Basic Today in Birthdays and Deaths for January 16

Last Updated 08-25-2018

🎭🎵Maxine Jones -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.1/16/1962 or 1/16/1959 N.S. or 1/16/1965 N.S.
Actress, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: sources give b. 1959, 1962, and 1965; no source agrees on a birth year!
Group Names: En Vogue

🎭🎵Maxine Jones -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.1/16/1962 or 1/16/1959 N.S. or 1/16/1965 N.S.
Actress, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: sources give b. 1959, 1962, and 1965; no source agrees on a birth year!
Group Names: En Vogue

🎭🎵Maxine Jones -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.1/16/1962 or 1/16/1959 N.S. or 1/16/1965 N.S.
Actress, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: sources give b. 1959, 1962, and 1965; no source agrees on a birth year!
Group Names: En Vogue

Alexander Acosta -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1969 N.S.
Government Official
Misc: Labor Secretary

🎭🎵Debbie Allen -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1950
Actress, TV Producer/Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Songwriter
Names/Places: b. in Houston, Tex.; Phylicia Rashad's sister
Misc: some say b. 1951 or '52
TV Shows: 3 Girls 3; Fame (as Lydia Grant), Roots (as Nan), A Different World (as Dr. Langhorn), In The House (as Jackie Warren)

🎵Katherine Anderson -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: LN:Schaffner
Group Names: The Marvelettes

🏆🏈Mario Bates -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1973
NFL Runningback

🎭Kabir Bedi -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1946
Actor, India
Movie Titles: Octopussy (as Gobinda the Designated Goon), Main Hoon Na

🎭Shaun Benson -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1974
Actor, Canadian
Movie Titles: K-19: The Widowmaker, Populaire, The Beautiful Risk

🏆🎾Sergei Bruguera -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1971
Tennis Player, Spanish
Misc: winner of back-to-back French Opens in 1993 and '94.

🎭John Carpenter -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1948
Director
Names/Places: b. in Carthage, NY; Adrienne Barbeau's hubby
Movie Titles: Escape from L.A., Escape from New York, They Live, Halloween, The Thing

🎭David Chokachi -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1968
Actor
TV Shows: Baywatch (as Cody Madison), Witchblade (as Det. Jake McCartey), Beyond the Break (as Justin Healy)
Movie Titles: Witchblade

🎭🏆Sharon Cintron -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1945
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: May 1963

🏆🏈Mark Collins -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1964
NFL Cornerback
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champ

🏆Joy Elizabeth Corrigan -- is 23 in the year 2018 and 24 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1995 N.S.
Model, Playmate, American
Misc: February 2017 Playmate

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🎭Josie Davis -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1973
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Charles in Charge (as Sarah Powell), Titans (as Lauren "Laurie" Williams), Two and a Half Men (as Sandy), Beverly Hills 90210 (as Camille Desmond)
Movie Titles: Backstabbed

Emma Rose Dawson -- is 20 in the year 2018 and 21 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1998
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Roxann's daughter

🏆🏒Matt Duchene -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1991 N.S.
NHL Center, Canadian

🎭🎵Mary Espinosa -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1945
Dancer, Singer
TV Shows: Mickey Mouse Club

✍🎭Josh Evans -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1971
Writer, Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Born on the Fourth of July, The Doors, Glam, Inside the Goldmine

🎭Kathy Evison -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1963
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 2000
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Kathy Fisher 3x), seaQuest DSV (as Ensign Helmsperson Lonnie Ellen Henderson), Diagnosis Murder (as guest 3x)

🏆🏈Joe Flacco -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1985
NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: NN: Joe Cool
Misc: Super Bowl XLVII MVP
Sports Teams: Baltimore Ravens

🏆🏁A. J. Foyt -- is 83 in the year 2018 and 84 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1935
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: b. in Houston; FN:Anthony Joseph
Misc: 7-time USAC/CART national champion (1960-61,63-64,67,75,79); 4-time Indy 500 winner (1961,64,67,77); only driver in history to win Indy 500, Daytona 500 (1972) and 24 Hours of LeMans (1967 with Dan Gurney); retired in 1993 as all-time IndyCar wins leader with 67.

🎭Mason Gamble -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1986
Actor
Movie Titles: Dennis the Menace (1993), Rushmore, Gattaca, Arlington Road

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Orson Handel -- is 11 in the year 2018 and 12 in the year 2019; b.1/16/2007
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Lauren Ambrose and Sam's son

🏆🏈Bo Harris -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1953
NFL Linebacker
Misc: Super Bowl XVI
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Bengals

🎭Ellen Holly -- is 87 in the year 2018 and 88 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1931
Actress
Movie Titles: School Daze, 10,000 Black Men Named George (TV movie)

🎵Marilyn Horne -- is 84 in the year 2018 and 85 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1934
Mezzo-Soprano, Opera Performer
Names/Places: b. in Bradford, Pa.

🏆🏈Joe Horn -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1972
NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl; in the Saints Hall of Fame

🎭Anders Hove -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1956
Actor, Greenlandian

✍🎭Alain Jessud -- is 86 in the year 2018 and 87 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1932
Screen/Scriptwriter, Director

🎭Richard T. Jones -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1972
Actor, Producer, Japanese
TV Shows: Judging Amy (as Court Services Officer Bruce Van Exel)
Movie Titles: Collateral, Godzilla (2014), Event Horizon

✍📰William Kennedy -- is 90 in the year 2018 and 91 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1928
Author, Novelist, Journalist
Book Titles: Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, Ironweed

🏆🏒Stephen Leach -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1966
NHL Coach, NHL Player

🎵Barbara Lynn -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1942
Songwriter, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: LN:Ozen

🏆🏀Don MacLean -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1970
NBA Forward

🎭Jonathan Mangum -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1971 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Announcer
TV Shows: The Drew Carey Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, NCIS, Let's Make a Deal (announcer)
Movie Titles: The Bucket List

🎭James May -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1963
TV Host, English
Names/Places: aka Captain Slow
TV Shows: Top Gear

🎵🎸🏆⚾Jack Burns McDowell -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1966
Rock & Roll Guitarist, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 2-time 20-game winner (1992-93) and 1993 AL Cy Young award winner with Chicago White Sox; won championship game for Stanford in 1987 College World Series
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox
Group Names: Magenta (member of the progressive rock group, formerly V.I.E.W.)

🎵Ronnie Milsap -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1943
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Pianist, Violinist, Country-Pop Performer
Names/Places: b. in Robbinsville, NC

✍🎭🎵Lin-Manuel Miranda -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1980 N.S.
Playwright, Actor, Composer, Rapper
Arts Titles: PL: Hamilton, In the Heights;

🏆Kate Moss -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1974
Model, English
Misc: Calvin Klein; she turned sideways and vanished!

🎭🎵🏆Caroline Munro -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1950
Actress, Singer, Model, English
Movie Titles: The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac, Slaughter High, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

🎵🎸Frank O'Toole -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1964
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Frankie Goes to Hollywood

🎵Greg Page -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1972 N.S.
Children's Singer, Pop Singer, Australian
Group Names: The Wiggles

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🎵Sandy Pinkard -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1947
Songwriter, Bassist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Pinkard and Bowden

✍📰Norman Podhoretz -- is 88 in the year 2018 and 89 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1930
Author, Commentator, Editor
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Misc: New York Post

🏆⚾Albert Pujols -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1980
MLB First Baseman, Dominican Republican
Misc: NL LCS MVP 2004; NL MVP 2005, 2008, 2009; 10x All-Star, 2x World Series champ, 3x NL MVP, 2x NL home run leader, 6x Silver Slugger, 2x Gold Glove, 500 home run club; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (2001-2011), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheum (2012-)

🎵🎸Rou Reynolds -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1986 N.S.
Rock Singer, English
Group Names: Enter Shikari

🏆🏈Kevin Ross -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1962
NFL Safety, NFL Cornerback
Names/Places: NN:Rock
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl

🎵🎷Sade -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1959
Songwriter, Jazz Singer, New Age Singer, Soul Singer, Nigerian
Names/Places: RN:Helen Folasade Adu; PRON:Shaw-day
Misc: some say b. June 16 or 1960
Song Titles: Your Love is King, Smooth Operator, The Sweetest Taboo, Paradise
Album Titles: Diamond Life, Promise, Stronger Than Pride, Love Deluxe, Lovers Rock, Soldier of Love

🎭Dr. Laura Schlessinger -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1947
Radio Talk Show Hostess

✍🎭Renée Felice Smith -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1985
Children's Author, Actress, Producer
TV Shows: NCIS: Los Angeles (as Nell Jones)
Movie Titles: Detachment, Code Academy, Nanny Cam

🎵🎸Jill Sobule -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1959 N.S.
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Song Titles: I Kissed a Girl

🎭Birgitte Hjort Sørensen -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1982 N.S.
Actress, Danish (Denmark)
TV Shows: Borgen (as Katrine), Vinyl (as Ingrid)
Movie Titles: Automata, Marie Kroyer, Pitch Perfect 2

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✍🎭🎵Jim Stafford -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1944
Humorist, TV Host, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: Bobbie Gentry's hubby
Song Titles: Spiders & Snakes, Wildwood Weed, My Girl Bill
TV Shows: Jim Stafford Show, Those Amazing Animals, Nashville on the Road

🎵Richard Thompson -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1951
Rhythm and Blues Performer
Misc: soulwalking.co.uk lists his birthdate as Jan 6, brainhistory.com lists it as b. Jan 16 as some other sources do
Group Names: BT Express

🎭🎵FKA Twigs -- is 30 in the year 2018 and 31 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1988 N.S.
Director, Dancer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, English
Names/Places: RN: Tahliah Debrett Barnett

🎵🎸Nick Valensi -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1981
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Strokes

🏆⚾Ron Villone -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1970
MLB Pitcher

🎭Gillian Illana Waters -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1975
Actress
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives
Movie Titles: Jackie Brown, Bamboozled, How to Be a Player, Never Back Down: No Surrender

🎵🎸Paul Webb -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1962
Alternative Rock Bassist, English
Group Names: Talk Talk

Chicago West -- is 0 in the year 2018 and 1 in the year 2019; b.1/16/2018 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Kim Kardashian and Kanye's daughter

🎵James Young -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1980
Country Guitarist
Group Names: The Eli Young Band

🎭Yvonne Zima -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1989
Actress
TV Shows: ER (as Rachel Greene #1)
Movie Titles: The Nice Guys, Iron Man 3, The Long Kiss Goodnight

🎵Aaliyah -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1979 d.8/25/2001 (22)
Rhythm and Blues-Pop Performer

Vittorio Alfieri -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1749 N.S. d.10/8/1803 N.S. (54)
Poet, Dramatist, Italian
Names/Places: NN: The Founder of Italian Tragedy

🎵René Angélil -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1942 N.S. d.1/14/2016 N.S. (73)
Music Producer, Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: Celine Dion's husband
Misc: Music Manager

🎭Lloyd Bacon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1890 d.11/15/1955 (65)
Actor
Movie Titles: Charlie Chaplin

F. Batista Y Zaldivar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1901 d.8/6/1973 (72)
Head of State, Dictator, Cuban
Names/Places: FN:Fulgencio
Misc: the man Fidel Castro deposed

🎨Jim Berry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1932 d.3/20/2015 (83)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Berry's World

🏆🎳Joseph Bodis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1897 d.4/26/1970 (73)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

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🎵🎸Bob Bogle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1934 d.6/14/2009 (75)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Ventures

🎭🎵Irène Bordoni -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1885 d.3/19/1953 (68)
Stage Actress, Singer, French

Franz Brentano -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1838 d.3/17/1917 (79)
Philosopher, German

🏆🏈David Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1953 d.1/10/2006 N.S. (52)
NFL Coach, NFL Safety
Misc: Super Bowl X
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers

🎭Harry Carey Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1878 d.9/21/1947 (69)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Henry De Witt Carey II
Misc: he's NOT the baseball announcer (see CarAy)

🏆🏈Guy Chamberlain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1894 d.4/4/1967 (73)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Tight End, College Football Coach
Misc: 5x NFL champion
Sports Teams: Canton Bulldogs (player 1919, player 1922-1923, coach 1922-1923), Cleveland Bulldogs (player 1924, coach 1924), Frankford Yellow Jackets (player 1925-1926, coach 1925-1926), Chicago Cardinals (player 1927-1928, coach 1927), Decatur Staleys (player 1920), Chicago Staleys (player 1921), Millville Big Blue (player 1925), Haven-Villa of Winter Haven (player 1926)

🏆⚾Jimmy Collins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1873 N.S. d.3/6/1943 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Sports Teams: Boston Beaneaters (1895), Louisville Colonels (1895), Boston Beaneaters (1896-1900), Boston Americans (player 1901-1907, manager 1902-1906), Philadelphia Athletics (1907-1908)

✍🎭Gordon Craig -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1872 d.7/29/1966 (94)
Writer, Set Designer, English

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🏆⚾"Dizzy" Dean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1911 d.7/17/1974 (63)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Lukas, AR; RFN:Jerome Jan Hannah
Misc: 4x All-Star, 4x MLB strikeout leader, 2x MLB wins leader, NL MVP 1934; St. Louis Cardinal "Gashouse Gang" colorful pitcher; Dean won 163 games and lost 101. His lifetime ERA was 3.03. He once struck out 17 batters in a single game, then a record, but since bettered (Roger Clemens fanned 20); mentioned in "Who's On First?"; Cardinals #17 retired and in Cardinals Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1930, 1932-1937), Chicago Cubs (1938-1941), St. Louis Browns (1947)

⚛💰Gordon S. Decker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1884 d.??/??/????
Inventor, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Misc: Electric Drill Co. founder

Sir Henry Dickens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1849 d.12/21/1933 (84)
Judge/Jurist
Names/Places: Charles' son

🎭Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1853 d.11/6/1937 (84)
Stage Actor, English
Misc: greatest Hamlet of his time

Dian Fossey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1932 d.12/27/1985 (53)
Naturalist, Zoologist
Misc: studied gorillas in the wild, was found hacked to death at a research station in Rwanda.

🎵🎸William "Bill" Francis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1942 d.5/23/2010 N.S. (68)
Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

🏆⚾Marvin Goodwin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1891 d.10/18/1925 (34)
MLB Pitcher

🎭Claire Gordon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1941 d.4/13/2015 (74)
Actress, Comedienne, English

🎭John Hamilton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1887 d.10/15/1958 (71)
Actor
TV Shows: The Adventures of Superman (as Perry White)

💰Fred Hartley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1917 d.10/19/1990 (73)
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: built Unocal into an energy giant

🎭Katy Jurado -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1924 d.7/5/2002 (78)
TV/Movie Actress, Mexican
Names/Places: RN:Maria Christina Jurado Garcia; Ernest Borgnine's ex-wife
TV Shows: aka Pablo (as Rosa Maria Rivera)
Movie Titles: High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas

✍🎭Alexander Knox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1907 d.4/25/1995 (88)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Canadian
Movie Titles: Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind

🎵Roy Lanham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1923 d.2/14/1991 (68)
Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

🎭Buddy Lester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1917 d.10/4/2002 (85)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: New Phil Silvers Show (as Nick)

🎵Evelyn Levine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1902 d.7/26/1996 (94)
Composer/Songwriter

🎵Pilar Lorengar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1928 d.6/3/1996 (68)
Singer

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🏆🏁🏃William "Bill" Ernest Lucas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1917 N.S. d.3/24/2018 N.S. (101)
Runner, Olympic Athlete, English

🎭Leslie H. Martinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1915 N.S. d.9/3/2016 N.S. (101)
TV Director
TV Shows: Mannix, Roy Rogers Show, The Brady Bunch, CHiPs, Fantasy Island, Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Dusty's Trail, Batman (two installments)
Movie Titles: Batman: The Movie (1966)

🎭🎵Ethel Merman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1909 d.2/15/1984 (75)
Movie/Stage Actress, Opera Singer
Names/Places: b. in Astoria, NY; RLN:Zimmermann; Ernest Borgnine's ex-wife
Misc: some say b. 1912
TV Shows: Batman (as Lola Lasagne)
Movie Titles: Anything Goes, Call Me Madam, Everything's Coming up Roses

💰Andre Michelin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1853 d.4/4/1931 (78)
Industrialist, French
Misc: Tire Company king

Leonor Michaelis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1875 d.10/8/1949 (74)
Chemist, Physician, German

📰🎵Irving Mills -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1894 d.4/21/1985 (91)
Publisher, Lyricist, Singer, Bandleader
Misc: manager; Black music promoter Manager

🎭Michael Pataki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1938 d.4/15/2010 (72)
Actor
TV Shows: Get Christie Love, The Amazing Spider-Man (as Capt. Barbera)

🎭Irving Rapper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1898 d.12/20/1999 (101)
Director

🎭Elliot Reid -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1920 d.6/21/2013 (93)
Actor
TV Shows: That Was the Week That Was
Movie Titles: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Inherit the Wind, The Absent-Minded Professor, Move Over Darling

🎨Francesco Scavullo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1921 d.1/6/2004 (82)
Photographer
Misc: celebrities and models

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🎭Robert Schimmel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1950 d.9/3/2010 (60)
Comedian

Robert William Service -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1874 d.9/11/1958 (84)
Poet, English

✍🎭Stirling Silliphant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1918 d.4/26/1996 (78)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Producer
TV Shows: Route 66 (creator), In The Heat Of The Night (creator)

✍🎭Susan Sontag -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1933 d.12/28/2004 (71)
Author, Novelist, Critic, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City

🎖⚖💰Meshech Weare -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1713 d.1/14/1786 (72)
Revolutionary, Lawyer, Farmer
Misc: the first President of New Hampshire 1776-1785

🎭Dwight Weist -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1910 d.7/16/1991 (81)
Radio Actor, Announcer
Names/Places: NN:The Man of 1,000 Voices;
Misc: radio: The March of Time

🎭Michael White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1936 d.3/7/2016 N.S. (80)
Movie/Stage Producer, Scotish
Movie Titles: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

⚛🏆🏒Frank Zamboni -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1901 d.7/27/1988 (87)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Hockey Figure
Names/Places: RN:Frank Joseph Zamboni Jr.
Misc: Inventor of the modern ice resurfacer with his surname, which is a registered trademark for those resurfacers.

📰🏆Ray Barrett -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1907 d.1/16/1973 (65)
Commentator, Sportscaster
TV Shows: Gillette Summer Sports Reel

🎵Paul Beaver -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1926 d.1/16/1975 (49)
Music Figure
Misc: of Beaver and Krause; He did the soundtracks for "The Graduate," "Catch-22" and "Rosemary's Baby."

🏆⚽John "Frenchy" Boulos -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1921 N.S. d.1/16/2002 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Haitian

📰Samuel Bowles -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1826 N.S. d.1/16/1878 (51)
Journalist

✍⚛Robert Hanbury Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1916 d.1/16/2002 (85)
Writer, Astronomer, India
Misc: noted for his design, development, and use of the intensity interferometer.

🎭Ron Carey -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1935 d.1/16/2007 (71)
TV Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ
TV Shows: The Corner Bar, Barney Miller (as Off. Carl Levitt)

🏆🎳Adolph Carlson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1897 d.1/16/1967 (69)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎭🎵Ted Cassidy -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1932 d.1/16/1979 (46)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Pianist
Misc: some say b. 1933
TV Shows: The Addams Family (as Lurch & 'Thing'), Huck Finn (as Injun Joe)

🎵Jimmy Castor -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1940 d.1/16/2012 (71)
Arranger, Composer, Saxophonist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Song Titles: Troglodyte (Cave Man), The Bertha Butt Boggie

🎖⚛Eugene Andrew Cernan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1934 d.1/16/2017 N.S. (82)
Naval Officer, Astronaut
Misc: Gemini 9, Apollo 10, 17

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🎖Margaret Corbin -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1751 d.1/16/1800 (48)
Revolutionary, Hero

🎭Glenn Corbett -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1933 N.S. d.1/16/1993 N.S. (59)
Soap Actor, TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Route 66 (as Linc), Dallas (as Paul), The Doctors

Ennis William Cosby -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1969 d.1/16/1997 (27)
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Bill Cosby's son

✍📰Marcia Davenport -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1903 d.1/16/1996 (92)
Novelist, Historian
Names/Places: Stephanie Zimbalist's aunt

✍🎵Reginald De Koven -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1859 N.S. d.1/16/1920 N.S. (60)
Critic, Composer

🎖George Dewey -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1837 d.1/16/1917 (79)
Naval Officer
Misc: Admiral, Naval commodore, Manilla hero

🎭Bradford Dillman -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1930 d.1/16/2018 N.S. (87)
Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
Misc: some say b. Apr 13
Arts Titles: PL: Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night
TV Shows: Falcon Crest (as Darryl)
Movie Titles: Sudden Impact, Piranha, The Way We Were, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, The Enforcer

🏆🎳Alfred "Lindy" Faragalli -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1911 d.1/16/1997 (85)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

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💰Marshall Field -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1834 d.1/16/1906 (71)
Businessperson, Merchant, Philanthropist
Misc: Marshall's dept stores 1881; was 72?

Robert Fitzgerald -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1910 d.1/16/1985 (74)
Poet, Translator, Critic

Emile Gautier -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1864 d.1/16/1940 (75)
Geographer, French

✍📰Edward Gibbon -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1737 J-LD or 5/8/1737 N.S. d.1/16/1794 N.S. (56)
Author, Historian, English, German
Book Titles: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

🎵Gene Harris -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1933 d.1/16/2000 (66)
Pianist
Misc: overlooked and underrated

🎖Courtney Hodges -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1887 d.1/16/1966 (79)
General

🎵🎸Dave (Rock Drummer) Holland -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1948 d.1/16/2018 N.S. (69)
Heavy Metal Drummer, English
Group Names: Trapeze, Judas Priest

🎵James "Pooky" Hudson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1934 N.S. d.1/16/2007 N.S. (72)
Singer
Group Names: The Spaniels

🎭Joyce Jameson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/16/1987 (54)
Comedienne
TV Shows: The Spike Jones Show

🎭Russell Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1934 d.1/16/2014 (79)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Gilligan's Island (as Roy Hinkley 'The Professor')

🎵Will "Dub" Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1928 N.S. d.1/16/2000 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

🏆🏒Gordon Blanchard Keats -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1895 d.1/16/1972 (76)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:Duke, Iron Duke
Misc: played 1915-1934
Sports Teams: Toronto Blueshirts, Edmonton Eskimos, Boston Bruins, Detroit Cougars, Chicago Black Hawks

🎵🎸Richard Kermode -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1946 d.1/16/1996 N.S. (49)
Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Malo, Santana

Nicolas Leblanc -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1742 N.S. d.1/16/1806 N.S. (63)
Chemist, Inventor, Surgeon, French
Misc: discovered how to manufacture soda from common salt

🎵🎸Gary Loizzo -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1945 d.1/16/2016 N.S. (70)
Music Producer, Musical Engineer, Rock Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: MN: Alexander
Group Names: American Breed

🎭Carole Lombard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1908 d.1/16/1942 (33)
Movie Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in Fort Wayne, IN; RMLN:Jane Peters; Clark Gable's wife
Misc: some say b. 1909

Thaddeus Lowe -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1832 d.1/16/1913 (80)
Aeronautical, Balloonist, Inventor
Misc: Artifical ice machine maker

🎭Dave Madden -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1931 d.1/16/2014 (82)
Actor, Comedian, Canadian
Misc: not b. Dec 12 or 15, 1933
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, The Partridge Family (as Reuben Kinkaid), Alice (as Earl Hicks)

🏆🏈Ted Marchibroda -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1931 N.S. d.1/16/2016 N.S. (84)
NFL Coach

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🎭Kermit Maynard -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1897 d.1/16/1971 (73)
Actor, Stuntman
Names/Places: Ken's brother
Misc: Cowboy actor; appearred in 280 films between 1927 and 1962.

✍⚖John Mortimer -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1923 d.1/16/2009 (85)
Author, Attorney/Lawyer, English

🎭🎵Virginia O'Brien -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1919 d.1/16/2001 (81)
Actress, Singer
Group Names: The Harvey Girls

🏆🥊Carl "Bobo" Olson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1928 d.1/16/2002 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏁Benjamin Stewart "Benny" Parsons -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1941 N.S. d.1/16/2007 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Auto Racer
Misc: an American NASCAR driver, and later an announcer/analyst/pit reporter on SETN, TBS, ABC, ESPN, NBC and TNT. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) champion; in the NASCAR Hall of Fame

🎵Ike Quebec -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1918 d.1/16/1963 (44)
Tenor-sax

⛪⚖Hiram Rhodes Revels -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1827 d.1/16/1901 (73)
Clergyman, Senator, Educator
Misc: first black Senator on 2-25-1870

🎭Fran Ryan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1916 d.1/16/2000 (83)
Actress
TV Shows: Doris Day Show (as Aggie Thompson), Green Acres (as Doris Ziffel), Gunsmoke (as Miss Hannah), No Soap Radio, The Wizard

🏆⚾By Saam -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/11/1914 N.S. d.1/16/2000 N.S. (85)
Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1990
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics

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🎵Edgar Sampson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1907 d.1/16/1973 (65)
Arranger, Composer, Reeds, Saxophonist, Violinist
Misc: played with many bands; one of the most widely-heard but least celebrated writers of the Swing Era music
Group Names: Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Rex Stewart, Chick Webb

✍🎭🎵David Seville -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1919 d.1/16/1972 (52)
Author, Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter
Names/Places: b. in Fresno, CA; RN:Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
Misc: he created the Chipmunks while experimenting with tape recording speeds; his son David Jr. resurrected the character of David Seville after his father died beginning with a new Chipmunks album in 1980 and TV series in 1983; Jason Lee began voicing Seville in 2015
Song Titles: Witch Doctor, The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
TV Shows: The Alvin Show (as David Seville & the Chipmunks: Theodore, Simon, and... ALLLLL-VINNN!)

🎭Emil Sitka -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1914 d.1/16/1998 (83)
Actor
Movie Titles: The Three Stooges (favorite foil)

🎵Carl Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1927 d.1/16/2010 (82)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: June Carters' then Goldie Hill's hubby
Misc: Grand Ole Opry regular

📰Leland Stowe -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1899 d.1/16/1994 (94)
Correspondent, Journalist, Commentator, Editor
Misc: Pulitzer Prize-winning; renowned for coverage of World War II for the Chicago Daily News

🎨🎭Hal Sutherland -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1929 d.1/16/2014 (84)
Animator, Director
Misc: Worked for Filmation as director of 70s cartoons such as the animated Star Trek, Mission: Magic!, Archie's Fun House, and several episodes of others such as The Brady Kids, Batman/Superman/Aquaman (60s), and three for The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

🎵Arturo Toscanini -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1867 d.1/16/1957 (89)
Conductor, Italian
Misc: Symphonies

Dr. Robert Van De Graaff -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1901 d.1/16/1967 (65)
Inventor, Physicist
Misc: built a high-voltage electrostatic energy generator

🎵Clara Ward -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1924 d.1/16/1973 (48)
Gospel Singer

🎵David Whitfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1925 d.1/16/1980 (54)
Opera Tenor, British
Misc: the first Brit to have a million-seller in the USA "Cara Mia"
Song Titles: Cara Mia

🏆🏀Jo Jo White -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1946 d.1/16/2018 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard
Misc: 7x NBA All-Star; Celtics #10 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (1969-1979), Golden State Warriors (1979-1980), Kansas City Kings (1980-1981)

📰Earl Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1907 d.1/16/1987 (79)
Columnist
Names/Places: aka The Midnight Earl
Misc: Broadway gossip

🎭Trey Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1948 d.1/16/1989 (40)
Actor
Movie Titles: Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona

Leonard F. Woodcock -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1911 d.1/16/2001 (89)
Statesman
Misc: labor officer, former head of the UAW

🎵🎸Steven (Rock) Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.1/16/2017 N.S.
Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Greg Kihn Band

🎨Andrew Wyeth -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1917 d.1/16/2009 (91)
Painter
Names/Places: N.C.'s son

⛪📰Abigail van Buren -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1918 d.1/16/2013 (94)
Jewish, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Sioux City; RN:Mrs. Morton Phillips or Pauline Esther Phillips or LN:Friedman; Ann Landers' twin sis; aka Dear Abby

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The Holiday Almanacs for January 16, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Wed Jan the 16 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 16 of the year
Serialnumber = 43469
Julian date = 2458488 O.S.= 1 - 3 - 2019

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[USA] Man Watcher's Week (Day 4)
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[USA] Nothing Day (1973)
[USA] Religious Freedom Day
[USA] There's No Business Like Show Business Day

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Astrological sign: Capricorn: The Goat (12-22 thru 1-20) Ruling Planet: Saturn; Element: Earth; Traits: Ambitious, disciplined, persevering, pessimistic; Body part associated with this sign: The knees. Occupations: Positions of trust, banking, mountain climbing, coaching, engineering.
Astrological sign: Aquarius: The Water Bearer (1-21 thru 2-19) Ruling Planet: Uranus; Element: Air; Traits: Humanitarian, independent, inventive, aloof; Body part associated with this sign: The legs; Occupations: Teacher, social worker, astronomer, astrologer, scientist, inventor.
January was originally the eleventh month. Its name comes from the Roman two-faced god Janus, protector of Heaven's gate.
Flowers: carnation and snowdrop
Full Moon: the Wolf Moon
Gems: garnet and hyacinth
Meanings: the sentimental meaning of the garnet is for constancy, and the carnation is for friendship.
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