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Notable Birthdays for July 16

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Those born on this date include:

- Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science Church, in 1821
- journalist/civil rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett in 1862
- Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in 1872
- baseball great/Black Sox scandal figure Shoeless Joe Jackson in 1887
- actor Percy Kilbride (Pa Kettle) in 1888
- first U.N. Secretary-General Trygva Lie in 1896
- popcorn tycoon Orville Redenbacher in 1907
- actor Barbara Stanwyck in 1907
- actor/dancer Ginger Rogers in 1911
- actor Corin Redgrave in 1939
- tennis Hall of Fame member Margaret Court in 1942 (age 78)
- football Hall of Fame member Jimmy Johnson in 1943 (age 77)
- playwright Tony Kushner in 1956 (age 64)
- Irish dancer Michael Flatley in 1958 (age 62)
- actor Phoebe Cates in 1963 (age 57)
- actor Will Ferrell in 1967 (age 53)
- football Hall of Fame member Barry Sanders in 1968 (age 52)
- actor Rain Pryor in 1969 (age 51)
- actor Corey Feldman in 1971 (age 49)
- soccer player Carli Lloyd in 1982 (age 38)
- actor Rosa Salazar in 1985 (age 35)
- singer James Maslow in 1990 (age 30)
- actor Alexandra Shipp in 1991 (age 29)
- singer Luke Hemmings in 1996 (age 24).

 

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