May 16

Today's:

Birthdays


William Seward (William Henry Seward, Sr.) 1801 - Governor of New York, U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln


Elizabeth Palmer Peabody 1804 - Educator, opened the first English-language kindergarten


Henry Fonda 1905 - Actor, father of Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda


Margret Rey 1906 - Co-author and illustrator of children's books (Curious George)


Studs Terkel (Louis "Studs" Terkel) 1912 - Author, historian, actor, broadcaster


Woody Herman (Woodrow Charles Herman) 1913 - Musician, singer


George Gaynes 1917 - Actor


Liberace (Wladziu Valentino Liberace) 1919 - Musician


Harry Carey Jr. 1921 - Actor


Eddie Bert 1922 - Musician


Robert Perpoint 1925 - Broadcast journalist, White House correspondent


Billy Martin (Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin, Jr.) 1928 - Baseball player and manager


Betty Carter (Lillie Mae Jones) 1930 - Singer


Yvonne Craig 1937 - Actress ("Batman" tv series)


Billy Cobham (William C. Cobham) 1944 - Musician


Robert Fripp 1946 - Musician


Bill Smitrovich (William Stanley "Bill" Smitrowicz) 1947 - Actor


Darrell Sweet 1947 - Musician (Nazareth)


Barbara Lee 1947 - Musician (The Chiffons)


Jim Langer (James John Langer) 1948 - Football player


Rick Reuschel 1949 - Baseball player


Jonathan Richman 1951 - Musician


Pierce Brosnan 1952 - Actor ("Remington Steel," "Dante's Peak," "Golden Eye")


Olga Korbut (Olga Valentinovna Korbut) 1955 - Gymnast, known as the Sparrow from Minsk


Debra Winger 1955 - Actress


Glenn Gregory 1958 - Musician (Heaven 17)


Mare Winningham 1959 - Actor


Krist Novoselic 1965 - Musician (Nirvana)


Janet Jackson 1966 - Singer, Janet Jackson Merchandise


Ralph Tresvant 1968 - Singer (New Edition)


Tracey Gold 1969 - Actress ("Growing Pains")


Gabriela Sabatini 1970 - Tennis player


Rick Trevino (Ricardo Treviņo, Jr.) 1971 - Country musician


David Boreanaz 1971 - Actor ("Bones," "Angel")


Simon Katz 1971 - Musician (Jamiroquai)


Tori Spelling 1973 - Actress ("Beverly Hills 90210")


Melanie Lynskey 1977 - Actress ("Two and Half Men")


Megan Fox 1986 - Actress ("Transformers")


Thomas Brodie-Sangster 1990 - Actor ("Game of Thrones")


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