Today in History, English
Today in History, English

92821August 16Birth1876 – Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator and stage designer (d. 1942)
92822August 16Birth1877 – Roque Ruaño, Spanish priest and engineer (d. 1935)
92823August 16Birth1882 – Désiré Mérchez, French swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)
92824August 16Birth1882 – Christian Mortensen, Danish-American super-centenarian (d. 1998)
92825August 16Birth1884 – Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-American author and publisher (d. 1967)
92826August 16Birth1888 – T. E. Lawrence, Welsh colonel and archaeologist (d. 1935)
92827August 16Birth1888 – Armand J. Piron, American violinist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1943)
92828August 16Birth1892 – Hal Foster, Canadian-American author and illustrator (d. 1982)
92829August 16Birth1892 – Otto Messmer, American cartoonist and animator, co-created Felix the Cat (d. 1983)
92830August 16Birth1894 – George Meany, American plumber and labor leader (d. 1980)
92831August 16Birth1895 – Albert Cohen, Greek-Swiss author and playwright (d. 1981)
92832August 16Birth1895 – Liane Haid, Austrian-Swiss actress and singer (d. 2000)
92833August 16Birth1902 – Georgette Heyer, English author (d. 1974)
92834August 16Birth1902 – Wallace Thurman, American author and playwright (d. 1934)
92835August 16Birth1904 – Minoru Genda, Japanese general, pilot, and politician (d. 1989)
92836August 16Birth1904 – Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
92837August 16Birth1908 – Orlando Cole, American cellist and educator (d. 2010)
92838August 16Birth1908 – William Keepers Maxwell, Jr., American author (d. 2000)
92839August 16Birth1909 – Paul Callaway, American organist and conductor (d. 1995)
92840August 16Birth1910 – Gloria Blondell, American actress (d. 1986)
92841August 16Birth1910 – Mae Clarke, American actress and singer (d. 1992)
92842August 16Birth1911 – E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (d. 1977)
92843August 16Birth1912 – Ted Drake, English footballer and manager (d. 1995)
92844August 16Birth1913 – Menachem Begin, Belarusian-Israeli politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
92845August 16Birth1915 – Al Hibbler, American singer (d. 2001)
92846August 16Birth1916 – Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)
92847August 16Birth1917 – Matt Christopher, American author (d. 1997)
92848August 16Birth1917 – Roque Cordero, Panamanian composer and educator (d. 2008)
92849August 16Birth1919 – Karl-Heinz Euling, German captain (d. 2014)
92850August 16Birth1920 – Charles Bukowski, German-American author and poet (d. 1994)

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