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, artist
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), died in 1879
1816 - Henry Hopkins Sibley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1886
1819 - Daniel Ammen, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1898
1821 - Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894)
1822 - Eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor
1824 - Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), died in 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)
1845 - Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1916)
1850 - Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer
1857 - Juan Morel Campos, composer
1858 - Frank Lynes, composer
1858 - Hanus Trnecek, composer
1860 - Herman Webster Mudgett, American Serial Killer (d. 1896)
Serial Killer H. H. HolmesSerial Killer H. H. Holmes (1861) 1861 - H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], Gilmanton, New Hampshire, American serial killer
1866 - Ernest Watson Burgess, US sociologist (ecological school)
1878 - Taylor Holmes, Newark NJ, actor (Tobor the Great, Beware My Lovely)
1880 - Julian Tannen, NY, comedian (Great Moment)
1887 - Bull Montana, Vogliera Italy, actor (Brass Buttons, Victory)
1887 - J van Hoddis, writer
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, NYC, author/host (Stud's Place, Working)
1913 - Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds)
1914 - Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author
1916 - Adriana Caselotti, cartoon voice
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, Helsinki Finland, actor (Henry-Punky Brewster)
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
Pianist LiberacePianist Liberace (1919) 1919 - [Wladziu Valentino] Liberace, West Allis Wisconsin, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)
1919 - Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (d. 2004)
1920 - Martine Carol, [Maryse Mopurer], Saint-Mande France, actress (Nana)
1920 - Dave Philley, Paris, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), (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, NYC, columnist (Perfectly Clear)
1925 - Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer
1926 - Jan Zimmer, composer
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, Plainfield NJ, composer (Noturnno-Pulitzer 1974)
1931 - Jack Dodson, Pitts Pa, actor (Howard Sprage-Andy Griffith Show)
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, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
1934 - Nicholas Goodison, CEO (TSB Group)
1936 - Philippe de Montebello, Paris, art exhibitionist (Treasures of Tut)
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, Taylorville Ill, actress (Batgirl-Batman, Kissin Cousin)
1938 - Anthony Walker, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
1938 - Stuart Bell, MP
1940 - Gareth Roberts, chancellor (Sheffield University)
1941 - John McWilliams, MP
1941 - Maurice Henry Weddington, composer
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)
1947 - Rosie Barnes, MP
1948 - Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
1949 - Jimmy Hood, MP
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
Actor Pierce BrosnanActor Pierce Brosnan (1953) 1953 - Pierce Brosnan, County Meath Ireland, actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye)
1953 - David Maclean, British minister of state
1953 - Richard Page, Los Angeles California, rocker (Mr Mister)
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, Columbus Oh, actress (Officer & Gentleman)
1955 - Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
1955 - Jack Morris, St Paul Minn, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
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, Jacksonville FL, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
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, Paris France, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood)
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)
Singer Janet JacksonSinger Janet Jackson (1966) 1966 - Janet Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer, Michael's sister (Control)
1966 - Scott Reeves, Santa Monica California, actor (Ryan-Young & Restless)
1966 - Sean Quilty, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
1966 - Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
1968 - Ralph Tresvant, Boston, singer (New Editon)
1969 - Marcel Schewe, cricketer (Holland wicket-keeper 1996 World Cup)
1969 - Steven Earl Lewis, Los Angeles California, 4X100/400m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1969 - Tracey Gold, NYC, actress (Carol-Growing Pains, Incredible Sunday)
1969 - David Boreanaz, American actor
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

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