Born on April 16th? You share your birthday with Claire Foy, Max Beesley and Joan Bakewell

Happy birthday to you! You are one among some extremely talented people…


If you were born on April 16th, you share your birthday with Charlie Chaplin and one of the biggest pop stars of the sixties, Dusty Springfield. Nor should we forget one of the most influential people in the world – the Pope himself – who is also celebrating with you. 


Date: 16th April

You share your birthday with…Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Pope Benedict XVI, Max Beesley, Claire Foy, Jon Cryer, Joan Bakewell and Peter Ustinov. 

Today, why not…

Watch some fantastic telly. It’s the least you can do when you share your day with the stars of Ordinary Lies, Hotel Babylon, Wolf Hall and Upstairs Downstairs.

Laughing and Clapping Wolf Hall

Listen to some great retro tunes. ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ remains an enduring classic. Do it for Dusty.

Enjoy a couple of movies. Maybe you are ‘Wishin’ and Hopin’’ for some nice presents. But in the meantime, you could take your mind off the anticipation by watching My Best Friend’s Wedding, which features a sensational Dusty Springfield cover in the opening credits… 

Finally, as a birthday treat, here is Jon Cryer reprising that iconic record store scene from Pretty in Pink:


Happy Birthday!