On this day timelines December 16th

On this day timelines December 16th

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On this day timelines December 16th



1917 – Arthur C. Clarke, English-Sri Lankan soldier and author (d. 2008)

1928 – Philip K. Dick, American philosopher and author (d. 1982)

1945 – Tony Hicks, English singer and guitarist (The Hollies)

1946 – Benny Andersson, Swedish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (ABBA and Hep Stars)

1949 – Billy Gibbons, American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and actor (ZZ Top and Moving Sidewalks)

1951 – Robben Ford, American guitarist and songwriter (L.A. Express and Yellowjackets)

1951 – Mark Heard, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)

1961 – Shane Black, American actor, director, and screenwriter

1963 – James Mangold, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1971 – Paul van Dyk, German DJ and producer


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