Famous Birthdays on 16th May

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  • 1558 Andreas of Austria, Bohemia cardinal/gov of Netherlands (1598-1600)
  • 1578 Everard Digby, English conspirator (d. 1606)
  • 1609 Ferdinand, Austria, cardinal of Spain/governor of Netherlands
  • 1641 Dudley North, financier/economist
  • 1659 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist
  • 1710 William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (d. 1782)
  • 1718 Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician (d. 1799)
  • 1748 Antonius van Alphen, apostolic vicar of De Bosch
  • 1761 John Opie, English painter, born in Trevellas, Cornwall (d. 1807)
  • 1763 Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, chemist (discovered chromium, beryllium)
  • 1782 John Sell Cotman, water color artist
  • 1788 Friedrich Rückert, German Poet, Translator and Orientalist (d. 1866)
  • 1801 William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State, bought Alaska at 2 ¢/acre (d. 1872)
  • 1804 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator/founder (US kindergarten)
  • 1806 George C Cadwalader, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)
  • 1816 Henry Hopkins Sibley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1886)
  • 1819 Daniel Ammen, Capt (Union Navy), (d. 1898)
  • 1821 Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894)
  • 1822 Eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1824 Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • 1824 Levi Parsons Morton, (R) 22nd US VP (1889-93)
  • 1827 Petrus J H Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station)
  • 1831 David Edward Hughes, inventor (microphone, teleprinter)
  • 1832 Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)
  • 1850 Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer
  • 1857 Juan Morel Campos, composer
  • 1858 Frank Lynes, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1913)
  • 1858 Hanus Trnecek, composer
  • 1860 Herman Webster Mudgett, American Serial Killer (d. 1896)

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1861 H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], American serial killer, born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire (d. 1896)

Serial Killer H. H. Holmes
Serial Killer
H. H. Holmes
  • 1866 Ernest Watson Burgess, US sociologist (ecological school)
  • 1878 Taylor Holmes, actor (Tobor the Great, Beware My Lovely), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1880 Julian Tannen, NY, comedian (Great Moment)
  • 1887 Bull Montana, Vogliera Italy, actor (Brass Buttons, Victory)
  • 1887 Jakob van Hoddis [Hans Davidsohn], German Jewish poet (d. 1942?)
  • 1889 Joan Collette, Dutch (male) painter (New Church, Delft)
  • 1892 Coenraad B van Haeringen, linguist/etymologist (Dutch Dictionary)
  • 1892 Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor
  • 1893 Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance (1925-30)
  • 1893 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer
  • 1897 Walther Geiser, composer
  • 1898 August de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP)
  • 1898 Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (d. 1980)
  • 1902 Jan Kiepura, Sosnowiec Poland, vocalist/actor (Her Wonderful Lie)
  • 1904 Hugh Plaxton, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1905 H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)
  • 1905 Henry Fonda, Grand Is Nebraska, actor (Mr Roberts, On Golden Pond)
  • 1906 Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)
  • 1906 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)
  • 1906 Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master
  • 1906 Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)
  • 1906 Margret Rey, author and illustrator (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Robert Tisdall, Ireland, 400m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1908 Hilary Preston, editor
  • 1908 Mohammed Roem, Indonesian foreign minister (Linggadjati)
  • 1909 Charles Wislon, principal (Glasgow University)
  • 1910 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1911 Margaret Sullavan, Norfolk, Virginia, American actress (Three Comrades, The Shop Around the Corner)
  • 1911 Olaff J de Landell, [JB Wemmerslager van Sparwoude], writer
  • 1912 Studs Terkel, author/host (Stud's Place, Working), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds)
  • 1914 Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author
  • 1916 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Bernard Braden, broadcaster/actor (All Night Lone, Full Treatment)
  • 1916 Ephraim Katzir, biophysicist/president (Israel)
  • 1916 Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer
  • 1917 George Gaynes, actor (Tootsie, Police Academy), born in Helsinki Finland (d. 2016)
  • 1917 Geraint Jones, conductor/organist
  • 1918 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
  • 1918 Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro Paramo)
  • 1918 Kevin Skelton, Bishop (Lichfield)
  • 1918 Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Richard Mason, author

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1919 Liberace [Wladziu Valentino], American pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • 1919 Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Martine Carol, [Maryse Mopurer], Saint-Mande France, actress (Nana)
  • 1920 Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Harry Carey Jr, Saugus California, actor (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Robert Croften Brown, politician
  • 1922 Colin Cole, Principal King of Arms
  • 1922 Russell Wood, treasurer (Queen Elizabeth)
  • 1923 Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Dawda Kairaba Jawara, president (Gambia, 1970-94)
  • 1924 Frank F Mankiewicz, columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer
  • 1926 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, born in Ružomberok, North Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • 1927 John Walford, solicitor
  • 1927 Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Billy Martin, baseball 2nd baseman/manager (NY Yankees, Oakland A's)
  • 1928 Reginald Askew, dean (King's College London)
  • 1928 Hiroshi Nakajima, Chiba, Japan, doctor (WHO Director-General, 1988-98), (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Adrienne Cecile Rich, Balt Md, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 John Conyers Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1965- )
  • 1929 Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer
  • 1929 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • 1930 Desmond Langley, gov (Bermuda)
  • 1930 Don Conicannon, government minister
  • 1930 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist/composer (Hangman's Songs)
  • 1930 Brian Davies, Brisbane, Australia, Rugby League player, (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Donald James Martino, composer (Noturnno-Pulitzer 1974), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1931 Jack Dodson, actor (Howard Sprage- "The Andy Griffith Show"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1931 Lowell P Weicker, (Sen-R-CT, 1971-88/Gov-D-CT)
  • 1931 Peter Levi, poet/writer
  • 1931 Denise Filiatrault, French Canadian actress and director
  • 1931 Natwar Singh, Indian politician
  • 1931 Hana Brady, Killed during Holocaust
  • 1932 Isaac "Redd" Holt, US drummer (Young-Holt Unlimited-In Crowd)
  • 1934 Anthony Walker, British army officer (Commandant of the Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • 1934 Nicholas Goodison, CEO (TSB Group)
  • 1936 Philippe de Montebello, art exhibitionist (Treasures of Tut), born in Paris, France
  • 1936 Roy Hudd, English comedian (Blood Beast Terror, Vampire Beast Craves Blood)
  • 1936 Karl Lehmann, German Catholic cardinal
  • 1937 James Hunt Jr, (Gov-NC)
  • 1937 Yvonne Craig, actress (Batgirl-Batman, Kissin Cousin), born in Taylorville Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Gareth Roberts, chancellor (Sheffield University)
  • 1941 Maurice Henry Weddington, composer

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1941 Aldrich Ames, CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union, born in River Falls, Wisconsin

Soviet Union Spy Aldrich Ames
Soviet Union Spy
Aldrich Ames
  • 1943 Dan Coats, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
  • 1943 Jon Jost, director (All the Vermeers in NY)
  • 1944 Billy Cobham, Panama, jazz artist (Same Ole Love)
  • 1944 Danny Trejo, American actor
  • 1945 Brewster H Shaw Jr, Mich, Col USAF/astro (STS-9, STS 61B, STS-28)
  • 1945 James Moran, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • 1945 Nicky Chinn, English songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
  • 1946 Robert Fripp, guitarist (King Crimson)
  • 1946 Jessi B Wilson, Mississippi, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1946 Roger Earl, rocker (Foghat)
  • 1947 Barbara Lee, US singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine)
  • 1947 Bill Smitrovich, actor (Crime Story, Miami Vice)
  • 1948 Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
  • 1949 Rick Reuschel, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1949 William Sputnik Spooner, rock guitarist (Grateful Dead, Tubes)
  • 1950 Jock Bartley, rocker (Firefall)
  • 1950 Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1950 Ray Condo, Canadian rockabilly musician
  • 1951 Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)
  • 1952 James Herndon, American media psychologist

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1953 Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye), born in Drogheda, Ireland

  • 1953 David Maclean, British minister of state
  • 1953 Richard Page, rocker (Mr Mister), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Rick Rhoden, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1954 Janet Maw, actress (Sparrow, King John, Mayor of Casterbridge)
  • 1954 [Dafydd] Rhys Williams, Saskatoon Canada, MD/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • 1955 Debra Winger, actress (Officer & Gentleman), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1955 Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
  • 1955 Jack Morris, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1955 Olga Korbut, Grodno Belorussia, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1972)
  • 1957 Joan Benoit Samuelson, Cape Elizabeth ME, marathoner (Oly-gold-1984)
  • 1958 Glenn Gregory, rock vocalist (Heeaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • 1959 Bob Patterson, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1959 Mare Winningham, Phoenix Az, actress (St Elmo's Fire, Turner & Hooch)
  • 1959 Ty Armstrong, Waxahachie TX, Nike golfer (1993 Anheuser-Busch-19th)
  • 1960 Anne Parillaud, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood), born in Paris, France
  • 1961 Nina Arvesen, White Plains NY, actress (Cassandra-Young & Restless)
  • 1961 Kevin Guidry, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1961 Kevin McDonald, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1961 Charles Wright, American professional wrestler known as "The Godfather"
  • 1962 Gary Crocker, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)
  • 1963 Jon Coffelt, American artist
  • 1963 Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
  • 1964 John Salley, NBA star (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1964 Boyd Tinsley, American violinist (Dave Matthews Band)
  • 1965 Brent Jasmer, Portland Oregon, actor (Sly-Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1965 Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Krist Novoselic, American bassist (Nirvana)

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1966 Janet Jackson, singer, Michael's sister (Control), born in Gary, Indiana

  • 1966 Scott Reeves, actor (Ryan-Young & Restless), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1966 Sean Quilty, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968 Ralph Tresvant, singer (New Editon), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Marcel Schewe, cricketer (Holland wicket-keeper 1996 World Cup)
  • 1969 Steven Earl Lewis, 4X100/400m runner (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Tracey Gold, actress (Carol-Growing Pains, Incredible Sunday), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 David Boreanaz, American actor (Angel, Bones), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1969 Tucker Carlson, American television commentator
  • 1969 Steve Lewis, American athlete
  • 1970 Eric Lynch, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Gabriela Sabatini, Argentina, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1971 Khari Jones, CFL/WLAF quarterback (BC Lions, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)
  • 1972 Keith Burns, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Matthew Hart, cricketer (NZ lefty spinner 1994- )
  • 1972 Khary Payton, American actor
  • 1973 Jason Acuña "Wee-Man", American television personality
  • 1974 Conal Groom, Northford Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1974 Keith Thibodeaux, cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974 Laura Pausini, Italian pop singer
  • 1974 Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
  • 1975 Tony Kakko, Finnish singer (Sonata Arctica)
  • 1975 Tonéx, American singer
  • 1977 Dolcenera, Italian singer
  • 1977 Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Vincent Larusso, Livingston, NJ, actor (Adam-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • 1978 Lionel Scaloni, Argentine footballer
  • 1978 David Ford, English singer/songwriter
  • 1979 Evan Ferrante, actor (Owen-Swan's Crossing)
  • 1980 Mikel Alonso, Spanish footballer
  • 1980 Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player
  • 1980 Melanie Lofton, American Journalist
  • 1981 Jessica Ponzo, Miss New Jersey Teen USA (1996)