Monday, 16 May 2011

Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

May 16

  • 1490 – Duke Albert of Prussia (d. 1568)
  • 1578 – Everard Digby, English conspirator (d. 1606)
  • 1611 – Pope Innocent XI (d. 1689)
  • 1710 – William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (d. 1782)
  • 1718 – Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician (d. 1799)
  • 1763 – Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (d. 1829)
  • 1788 – Friedrich Rückert, German Poet, Translator and Orientalist (d. 1866)
  • 1801 – William H. Seward, American politician and diplomat (d. 1872)
  • 1821 – Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894)
  • 1824 – Levi P. Morton, 22nd United States Vice President (d. 1920)
  • 1827 – Pierre Cuypers, Dutch architect (d. 1921)
  • 1831 – David E. Hughes, British inventor and musician (d. 1900)
  • 1845 – Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1916)
  • 1861 – Herman Webster Mudgett, American serial killer (d. 1896)
  • 1891 – Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (d. 1948)
  • 1897 – Zvi Sliternik, Israeli entomologist (d. 1994)
  • 1898 – Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (d. 1980)
  • 1898 – Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (d. 1956)
  • 1905 – Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1906 – Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)
  • 1906 – Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan writer (d. 2001)
  • 1906 – Margret Rey, author and illustrator (d. 1996)
  • 1909 – Margaret Sullavan, American actress (d. 1960)
  • 1910 – Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1910 – Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (d. 1972)
  • 1912 – Studs Terkel, American writer (d. 2008)
  • 1913 – Woody Herman, American musician and band leader (d. 1987)
  • 1914 – Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Adriana Caselotti, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1916 – Ephraim Katzir, Israeli politician (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Fred Hargesheimer, American World War II pilot (d. 2010)
  • 1917 – Juan Rulfo, Mexican novelist (d. 1986)
  • 1917 – James C. Murray, American politician (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – George Gaynes, American actor
  • 1918 – Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1919 – Liberace, American pianist (d. 1987)
  • 1919 – Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1920 – Martine Carol, French actress (d. 1967)
  • 1921 – Harry Carey, Jr., American actor
  • 1921 – S. Neil Fujita, American graphic designer (d. 2010)
  • 1923 – Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – Victoria Fromkin, American linguist (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist
  • 1925 – Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer (d. 2010)
  • 1926 – Ronald Podrow, British peace activist (d. 2004)
  • 1927 – Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1928 – Billy Martin, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
  • 1929 – John Conyers, American politician
  • 1929 – Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • 1929 – Adrienne Rich, American writer
  • 1930 – Betty Carter, American jazz singer (d. 1998)
  • 1930 – Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (d. 2000)
  • 1931 – Jack Dodson, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1931 – Denise Filiatrault, French Canadian actress and director
  • 1931 – Natwar Singh, Indian politician
  • 1931 – Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., American politician
  • 1931 – Hana Brady, Polish Holocaust victim (d. 1944)
  • 1936 – Roy Hudd, English radio and television actor
  • 1936 – Karl Lehmann, German Catholic cardinal
  • 1937 – Yvonne Craig, American actress
  • 1943 – Dan Coats, American politician, junior senator of Indiana
  • 1943 – Marko Kravos, Slovenian poet
  • 1944 – Billy Cobham, American drummer
  • 1944 – Danny Trejo, American actor
  • 1945 – Nicky Chinn, English songwriter (Sweet, Suzi Quatro)
  • 1945 – Alan Flusser, American clothing designer
  • 1946 – Robert Fripp, English guitarist (King Crimson)
  • 1946 – Roger Earl, English rock drummer (Savoy Brown, Foghat)
  • 1947 – Bob Edwards, American newscaster
  • 1947 – Bill Smitrovich, American actor
  • 1948 – Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
  • 1948 – Judy Finnegan, English TV presenter (Richard & Judy)
  • 1948 – Adrian Legg, English guitarist
  • 1948 – Jesper Christensen, Danish actor
  • 1950 – J. Georg Bednorz, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1950 – Ray Condo, Canadian rockabilly musician (d. 2004)
  • 1951 – Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer
  • 1951 – Jonathan Richman, American Protopunk singer and musician (The Modern Lovers)
  • 1952 – James Herndon, American media psychologist
  • 1953 – Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor
  • 1953 – Kitanoumi Toshimitsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 55th Yokozuna
  • 1954 – Dafydd Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut
  • 1955 – Olga Korbut, Belarussian gymnast
  • 1955 – Jack Morris, American baseball player
  • 1955 – Hazel O'Connor, English singer
  • 1955 – Debra Winger, American actress
  • 1957 – Yuri Shevchuk, Russian singer and head of Russian band DDT
  • 1958 – Glenn Gregory, British musician (Heaven 17)
  • 1958 – Gitane Demone, American Goth singer
  • 1959 – Mare Winningham, American actress
  • 1960 – Landon Deireragea, Nauruan politician
  • 1961 – Kevin McDonald, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1961 – Charles Wright, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 – Jon Coffelt, American artist
  • 1963 – Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
  • 1964 – John Salley, American basketball player
  • 1964 – Boyd Tinsley, American musician (Dave Matthews Band)
  • 1964 – Edit Berces, Hungarian marathon runner
  • 1965 – Krist Novoselic, American musician and author
  • 1966 – Janet Jackson, American singer
  • 1966 – Scott Reeves, American actor and singer
  • 1966 – Thurman Thomas, American football player
  • 1968 – Ralph Tresvant, American singer (New Edition)
  • 1968 – Chingmy Yau, Hong Kong actress
  • 1969 – David Boreanaz, American actor
  • 1969 – Tucker Carlson, American television commentator
  • 1969 – Tracey Gold, American actress
  • 1969 – Steve Lewis, American athlete
  • 1970 – Gabriela Sabatini, Argentine tennis player
  • 1970 – Danielle Spencer, Australian singer and actress
  • 1971 – Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)
  • 1972 – Derek Mears, American actor
  • 1972 – Khary Payton, American actor
  • 1972 – Christian Califano, French rugby player
  • 1973 – Special Ed, American rapper
  • 1973 – Tori Spelling, American actress
  • 1973 – Jason Acuña, American television personality
  • 1974 – Laura Pausini, Italian pop singer
  • 1974 – Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
  • 1974 – Adam Richman, American actor and television personality
  • 1975 – Tony Kakko, Finnish singer (Sonata Arctica)
  • 1975 – Tonéx, American singer
  • 1976 – Brian Langtry, American lacrosse player
  • 1976 – Dirk Nannes, Dutch-born Australian cricketer
  • 1977 – Dolcenera, Italian singer
  • 1977 – Emiliana Torrini Icelandic singer and songwriter
  • 1977 – Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Melanie Lynskey, New Zealand actress
  • 1978 – David Ford, English singer and songwriter
  • 1978 – Lionel Scaloni, Argentine footballer
  • 1979 – McKenzie Lee, English pornographic actress
  • 1980 – Mikel Alonso, Spanish footballer
  • 1980 – Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Melanie Lofton, American journalist
  • 1981 – Taavi Rähn, Estonian footballer
  • 1981 – Jim Sturgess, English actor
  • 1982 – Billy Crawford, Filipino singer and musician
  • 1982 – Joo Ji Hoon, Korean actor and model
  • 1982 – Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player
  • 1982 – Hanna Mariën, Belgian athlete
  • 1983 – Nancy Ajram, Lebanese singer
  • 1983 – Daniel Kerr, Australian football player (AFL)
  • 1983 – Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Mickie Knuckles, American professional wrestler
  • 1984 – Dario Cvitanich, Argentinian footballer
  • 1984 – Jensen Lewis, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Café, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 – Stanislav Ianevski, Bulgarian actor
  • 1985 – Anja Mittag, German footballer
  • 1985 – Corey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Okura Tadayoshi, Japanese singer (Kanjani Eight)
  • 1986 – Megan Fox, American actress
  • 1986 – Andy Keogh, Irish footballer
  • 1987 – Tom Onslow-Cole, British racing driver
  • 1990 – Thomas Sangster, English actor
  • 1991 – Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgarian tennis player
  • 1992 – Jeff Skinner, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1993 – Lee Ji-eun, Korean singer also known as IU
  • 1994 – Miles Heizer, American actor
  • 1998 – Ariel Waller, Canadian actress

 

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