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Notable Birthdays for April 16

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- French writer Anatole France in 1844
- aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright in 1867
- movie legend Charlie Chaplin in 1889
- writer Kingsley Amis in 1922
- composer/conductor Henry Mancini in 1924
- Pope Benedict XVI in 1927
- football Hall of fame member Dick Night Train Lane in 1927
- jazz flutist Herbie Mann in 1930
- singer Bobby Vinton in 1935 (age 89)
- singer Dusty Springfield in 1939
- Danish Queen Margrethe II in 1940 (age 84)
- basketball Hall of Fame member Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1947 (age 77)
- NFL coach Bill Belichick in 1952 (age 72)
- actor Ellen Barkin in 1954 (age 70)
- actor Michel Gill in 1960 (age 64)
- musician Jason Scheff (Chicago) in 1962 (age 62)
- musician Jimmy Osmond in 1963 (age 61)
- musician David Pirner (Soul Asylum) in 1964 (age 60)
- actor Jon Cryer in 1965 (age 59): actor Martin Lawrence in 1965 (age 59)
- actor Peter Billingsley in 1971 (age 53)
- Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla in 1971
- singer Akon, born Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, in 1973 (age 51)
- actor Lukas Haas in 1976 (age 48)
- actor/MMA fighter Gina Carano in 1982 (age 42)
- actor Claire Foy in 1984 (age 40)
- Chance the Rapper, born Chancellor Jonathan Bennett, in 1993 (age 31)
- Mirai Nagasu, first female figure skater to land a triple axel at the Olympics, in 1993 (age 31)
- actor Anya Taylor-Joy in 1996 (age 28)
- actor Sadie Sink in 2002 (age 22).

 


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