Happy Birthday to these Sagittarius's who were born on December 16th.

  1. 1485 - Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England (d. 1536)
  2. 1584 - John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)
  3. 1614 - Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)
  4. 1714 - George Whitefield, British-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)
  5. 1716 - Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
  6. 1717 - Elizabeth Carter, British writer (d. 1806)
  7. 1742 - Gebhard Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt, German Field Marshal (d. 1819)
  8. 1770 - Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (d. 1827)
  9. 1775 - Jane Austen, British writer (d. 1817)
  10. 1775 - François-Adrien Boïeldieu, French composer (d. 1834)
  11. 1776 - Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German physicist (d. 1810)
  12. 1790 - King Léopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
  13. 1804 - Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1889)
  14. 1834 - Léon Walras, French economist (d. 1910)
  15. 1861 - Antonio de La Gandara, French painter (d. 1917)
  16. 1863 - George Santayana, Spanish philosopher and writer (d. 1952)
  17. 1865 - Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (d. 1918)
  18. 1866 (N.S.) - Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-born French abstract painter (d. 1944)
  19. 1867 - Amy Carmichael - missionary in Dohnavur, India (d. 1951)
  20. 1869 - Hristo Tatarchev - Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1952)
  21. 1872 - Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (d. 1947)
  22. 1882 - Sir Jack Hobbs, English test cricketer (d. 1963)
  23. 1882 - Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (d. 1967)
  24. 1882 - Walther Meissner, German physicist (d. 1974)
  25. 1883 - Max Linder, French pioneer of silent film (d. 1925)
  26. 1888 - King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
  27. 1888 - Alphonse Juin, marshall of France (d. 1967)
  28. 1899 - Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, actor and composer (d. 1973)
  29. 1900 - V. S. Pritchett, British author and critic (d. 1997)
  30. 1901 - Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (d. 1978)
  31. 1902 - Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (d. 1999)
  32. 1905 - Piet Hein, Danish mathematician and inventor (d. 1996)
  33. 1906 - Barbara Kent, Canadian Actress
  34. 1917 - Sir Arthur C. Clarke, British writer
  35. 1926 - James McCracken, American tenor (d. 1988)
  36. 1927 - Randall Garrett, American writer
  37. 1928 - Philip K. Dick, American writer (d. 1982)
  38. 1929 - Nicholas Courtney, British actor
  39. 1932 - Rodion Shchedrin, Soviet-born Russian composer
  40. 1934 - Elgin Baylor, American basketball player
  41. 1938 - Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress
  42. 1941 - Lesley Stahl, American journalist
  43. 1943 - Steven Bochco, American television producer and writer
  44. 1943 - Tony Hicks, British guitarist (The Hollies)
  45. 1945 - Yukio Hattori, Japanese Iron Chef commentator
  46. 1946 - Benny Andersson, Swedish musician, singer and songwriter (ABBA)
  47. 1946 - Trevor Pinnock, British conductor and harpsichordist
  48. 1947 - Vincent Matthews, American sprinter and Olympic gold medalist
  49. 1947 - Ben Cross, British actor
  50. 1949 - Billy Gibbons, American guitarist (ZZ Top)
  51. 1950 - Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)
  52. 1951 - Robben Ford, American guitarist
  53. 1952 - Joel Garner, West Indian test cricketer
  54. 1955 - Xander Berkeley, American actor
  55. 1961 - Bill Hicks, American comedian (d. 1994)
  56. 1962 - William Perry, American football player
  57. 1963 - Benjamin Bratt, American actor
  58. 1964 - Heike Drechsler, East German-born sprinter
  59. 1964 - Billy Ripken, former American baseball player
  60. 1965 - Nancy Valen, American actress
  61. 1965 - Chris Jones, Former American Baseball Player
  62. 1966 - Denis Wise, English soccer player
  63. 1967 - Donovan Bailey, Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter
  64. 1967 - Miranda Otto, Australian actress
  65. 1971 - Paul van Dyk (real name Matthias Paul), German trance DJ and producer
  66. 1971 - Michael McCary, American singer (Boyz II Men)
  67. 1972 - Željko Kalac, Australian footballer
  68. 1972 - Charles Gipson, American Baseball player
  69. 1973 - Scott Storch- Canadian / American hip-hop producer
  70. 1975 - Benjamin Kowalewicz, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
  71. 1977 - Sylvain Distin, French footballer
  72. 1977 - Éric Bélanger, National Hockey League player
  73. 1978 - Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer
  74. 1979 - Mihai Traistariu, Romanian singer
  75. 1979 - Jessie Ward, American former professional wrestler
  76. 1981 - Anna Sedokova, Ukrainian singer
  77. 1981 - Gareth Williams, Scottish footballer
  78. 1981 - Took Leng How, Malaysian convicted of murder
  79. 1983 - Kelenna Azubuike, Basketball player
  80. 1985 - Keita Tachibana, Japanese singer
  81. 1987 - Hallee Hirsh, American actress
  82. 1988 - Anna Popplewell, English actress
  83. 1989 - Chen Yaoye, professional Go player