List of Famous people who born in 1916

Kirk Douglas

First Name Kirk
Last Name Douglas
Born on December 9, 1916
Died on February 5, 2020 (aged 103)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Kirk Douglas was an American actor, producer, director, philanthropist, and writer. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war films. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 films. Douglas was known for his explosive acting style, which he displayed as a criminal defense attorney in Town Without Pity (1961).

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María de los Ángeles Alvariño González

First Name María
Last Name González
Born on October 3, 1916
Died on May 29, 2005 (aged 88)
Born in Spain, Galicia, Ferrol

María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, known as Ángeles Alvariño, was a Spanish fishery research biologist and oceanographer globally recognized as an authority in plankton biology. She was the first woman ever appointed as scientist aboard any British or Spanish exploration ships. She discovered 22 new species of marine animals and published over a hundred scientific books, chapters and articles. In her late career she studied the history of early marine scientific exploration.

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François Mitterrand

François Marie Adrien Maurice Mitterrand
First Name François
Last Name Mitterrand
Born on October 26, 1916
Died on January 8, 1996 (aged 79)

François Marie Adrien Maurice Mitterrand was a French statesman who served as President of France from 1981 to 1995, the longest time in office in the history of France. As First Secretary of the Socialist Party, he was the first left-wing politician to assume the presidency under the Fifth Republic.

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Roald Dahl

First Name Roald
Born on September 13, 1916
Died on November 23, 1990 (aged 74)
Spy

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

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Olivia de Havilland

First Name Olivia
Last Name Havilland
Born on July 1, 1916 (age 107)
Born in Japan

Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland was a British-American actress. The major works of her cinematic career spanned from 1935 to 1988. She appeared in 49 feature films and was one of the leading actresses of her time. She was the last major surviving star from the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema and the oldest living and earliest surviving Academy Award winner until her death in July 2020. Her younger sister was the actress Joan Fontaine.

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Harold Wilson

First Name Harold
Last Name Wilson
Born on March 11, 1916
Died on May 24, 1995 (aged 79)

James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, was a British statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976. A member of the Labour Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Ormskirk from 1945 to 1950 and for Huyton from 1950 to 1983.

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Biju Patnaik

First Name Biju
Last Name Patnaik
Born on March 5, 1916
Died on April 17, 1997 (aged 81)
Born in India

Bijayananda Patnaik, popularly known as Biju Patnaik, was an Indian politician, aviator and businessman. As politician, he served twice as the Chief Minister of the State of Odisha.

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Gregory Peck

Eldred Gregory Peck
First Name Gregory
Last Name Peck
Born on April 5, 1916
Died on June 12, 2003 (aged 87)
Height 189 cm | 6'2

Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. He was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Peck among 25 Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema, ranking him at No. 12.

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Claude Shannon

First Name Claude
Last Name Shannon
Born on April 30, 1916
Died on February 24, 2001 (aged 84)

Claude Elwood Shannon was an American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory". Shannon is noted for having founded information theory with a landmark paper, "A Mathematical Theory of Communication", which he published in 1948.

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Jacque Fresco

First Name Jacque
Last Name Fresco
Born on March 13, 1916
Died on May 18, 2017 (aged 101)

Jacque Fresco was an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Self-taught, he worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design.

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