List of Famous people born on January 16th


Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Born on January 16, 1979
Died on August 25, 2001 (aged 22)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, actress and model. She has been credited for helping to redefine contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop, earning her the nicknames the "Princess of R&B" and "Queen of Urban Pop".

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda (; is an American actor, singer, rapper, composer, producer, and playwright. He created and starred in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. His awards include a Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a Kennedy Center Honor in 2018.

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John Carpenter

First Name John
Last Name Carpenter
Born on January 16, 1948 (age 75)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

John Howard Carpenter is an American film director, producer, actor, screenwriter, and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Albert Pujols

José Alberto Pujols Alcántara is a Dominican professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played 11 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals, with whom he was a three-time National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) and nine-time All-Star. Since joining the Angels in 2012, he has made one All-Star appearance, in 2015. A right-handed batter and thrower, Pujols stands 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and weighs 235 pounds (107 kg).

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Joe Flacco

Joseph Vincent Flacco is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Delaware after transferring from Pittsburgh and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

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René Angélil

First Name René
Last Name Angélil
Born on January 16, 1942
Died on January 14, 2016 (aged 73)
Born in Canada, Quebec

René Angélil, was a Canadian musical producer, talent manager and singer. He was the manager (1981–2014) and husband of singer Céline Dion.

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Vijay Sethupathi

First Name Vijay
Last Name Sethupathi
Born on January 16, 1978 (age 45)
Born in India

Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu known by his stage name as Vijay Sethupathi, is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer. Sethupathi works predominantly in Tamil besides few Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi productions. Being referred as "Makkal Selvan", he has starred in more than 30 films including several successful ventures. He has won numerous awards, including two Filmfare Awards South and three Vijay Awards.

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Roy Jones Jr.

First Name Roy
Last Name Jr.
Born on January 16, 1969 (age 54)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Roy Levesta Jones Jr. is an American former professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper, and actor who holds dual American and Russian citizenship. He competed in boxing from 1989 to 2018, and held multiple world championships in four weight classes, including titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight, and is the only boxer in history to start his professional career at light middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight title. As an amateur, he represented the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal in the light middleweight division after one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history.

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Takumi Minamino

First Name Takumi
Last Name Minamino
Born on January 16, 1995 (age 28)
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Takumi Minamino is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Japan national team.

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Sandra Ravel

Alessandra Winkelhauser Ratti
First Name Sandra
Last Name Ravel
Born on January 16, 1910
Died on August 13, 1954 (aged 44)
Born in Italy, Lombardy

Sandra Ravel was an Italian film actress of the 1930s.

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Justin Jefferson

First Name Justin
Last Name Jefferson
Height 190 cm | 6'3

Justin Jefferson is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU and was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Dian Fossey

First Name Dian
Last Name Fossey
Born on January 16, 1932
Died on December 26, 1985 (aged 53)

Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her 1985 murder. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey. Gorillas in the Mist, a book published two years before her death, is Fossey's account of her scientific study of the gorillas at Karisoke Research Center and prior career. It was adapted into a 1988 film of the same name.

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Debbie Allen

First Name Debbie
Born on January 16, 1950 (age 73)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Deborah Kaye Allen is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, director, producer, and a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, and has also won a Golden Globe Award and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991.

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Sade Adu

First Name Sade
Last Name Adu
Born on January 16, 1959 (age 64)
Born in Nigeria, Oyo State

Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is a British singer, songwriter, and actress, known as the lead singer of her eponymous band. She has been credited as one of the most successful British female artists in history, and is often recognised as an influence on contemporary music. Her services to music were recognised in the UK with an award of the OBE in 2002, and a CBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours.

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Mélanie Joly

First Name Mélanie
Born on January 16, 1979 (age 44)
Born in Canada, Quebec

Mélanie Joly is a Canadian lawyer and politician who has served as the minister of economic development and official languages since 2019. A member of the Liberal Party, Joly represents the Montreal area riding of Ahuntsic-Cartierville in the House of Commons, taking office as member of Parliament (MP) following the 2015 federal election. She has held a number of portfolios including Canadian heritage, tourism, and La Francophonie. Joly ran for mayor of Montreal in the 2013 Montreal municipal election, placing second behind eventual winner Denis Coderre.

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Gregor Gysi

First Name Gregor
Last Name Gysi
Born on January 16, 1948 (age 75)
Born in Germany
Height 164 cm | 5'5

Gregor Gysi is a German attorney, president of the Party of the European Left and a prominent politician of The Left political party.

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Alexander Acosta

Rene Alexander Acosta
First Name Alexander
Last Name Acosta
Born on January 16, 1969 (age 54)

Rene Alexander Acosta is an American attorney and politician, who served as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor from 2017 to 2019. President Donald Trump nominated Acosta to be Labor Secretary on February 16, 2017, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 27, 2017.

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Born on January 16, 1996 (age 27)
Born in South Korea, Seoul

Jennie Kim, known mononymously as Jennie, is a South Korean singer and rapper. Born and raised in South Korea, Kim studied in New Zealand at the age of eight for five years, before returning to South Korea in 2010. She later debuted as a member of the girl group Blackpink under YG Entertainment in August 2016 and made her solo debut with the single "Solo" on November 12, 2018.

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Franz Müntefering

First Name Franz
Last Name Müntefering
Born on January 16, 1940 (age 83)

Franz Müntefering is a German politician. He was Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 18 October 2008 to 13 November 2009. He served as Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, as well as Vice-Chancellor, from 2005 to 2007.

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FKA Twigs

Tahliah Debrett Barnett
First Name FKA
Born on January 17, 1988 (age 35)
Height 159 cm | 5'3

Tahliah Debrett Barnett, known professionally as FKA twigs, is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress. Born and raised in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, she became a backup dancer after moving to South London at age 17. She made her musical debut with the extended plays EP1 (2012) and EP2 (2013).

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