1620 – Pierre Paul Puget the French painter and sculptor was born on the 16th October 1620 (died 1694).
1726 – Daniel Chodowiecki the Polish painter was born on the 16th October 1726 (died 1801).
1758 – Noah Webster the American lexicographer and author was born on the 16th October 1758 (died 1843).
1804 – Benjamin Russell the American painter was born on the 16th October 1804 (died 1885).
1854 – Oscar Wilde the Irish author, poet, and playwright was born on the 16th October 1854 (died 1900).
1884 – Rembrandt Bugatti the Italian sculptor was born on the 16th October 1884 (died 1916).
1890 – Paul Strand the American photographer was born on the 16th October 1890 (died 1975).
1922 – Max Bygraves the English actor and singer was born on the 16th October 1922 (died 2012).
1923 – Bert Kaempfert the German orchestra leader and composer was born on the 16th October 1923 (died 1980).
1925 – Angela Lansbury the English-American actress and singer was born on the 16th October 1925.
1977 – John Mayer the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 16th October 1977.
1985 ~ CASEY STONER the Australian professional motorcycle racer was born on the 28th October in 1985. Casey Stoner is best known for being a 2 time MotoGP World Champion in 2007 and 2011. Casey was born in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Australia and raised in Southport, Queensland, where he raced from 4 years old. Casey Stoner announced that he would retire from Grand Prix racing at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
1991 ~ JEDWARD duo John & Edward Grimes the Irish singers were born on the 16th October 1991 in Dublin, Ireland. Official Jedward website: www.planetJedward.net | official Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialJedward | Twitter verified: www.twitter.com/planetjedward | YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/JEDWARDTV | YouTube video: Young Love (2012) ~ Jedward…
1995 – The Skye Bridge was opened on the 16th October 1995.
2011 ~ CASEY STONER had his 5th straight win at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island on the 16th October in 2011, and it was also his 2nd World championship, all on his birthday!
2012 ~ The KUNSTHAL MUSEUM in Rotterdam, Netherlands, had 7 paintings stolen on the 16th October 2012. The paintings stolen were by Monet, Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, De Haan and Freud.
Today in History for October 16th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…