16 May


1891

 Richard Tauber
Austrian tenor, conductor, and composer (d. 1948)

1898

 Tamara de Lempicka
Polish painter (d. 1980)

1905

 Henry Fonda
American actor (d. 1982)
 H. E. Bates
Herbert Ernest Bates, CBE (16 May 1905 – 29 January 1974), better known as H. E. Bates, was an English writer and author. His best-known works include Love for Lydia, The Darling Buds of May, and My Uncle Silas. Born in Rushden, Northamptonshire. (d. 1974)

1909

 Margaret Sullavan
Margaret Brooke Sullavan (May 16, 1909 – January 1, 1960) was an American stage and film actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Three Comrades (1938). Born in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. (d. 1960)

1912

 Studs Terkel
American writer (d. 2008)

1913

 Woody Herman
American singer, musician, and bandleader (d. 1987)

1919

  Liberace
American singer, pianist, and actor (d. 1987)

1932

 Brian Trueman
Brian Trueman (born 16 May 1932) is an English writer and broadcaster known mainly for his work with the animation studio Cosgrove Hall. He wrote and/or narrated many fondly remembered children’s cartoon series, mostly during the 1970s and 1980s, including DangerMouse, Count Duckula, and Chorlton and the Wheelies. Born in Manchester, England, UK.

1936

 Roy Hudd
English actor.

1945

 Nicky Chinn
English songwriter and producer.

1946

 Robert Fripp
English musician, songwriter, and producer (King Crimson, Fripp & Eno, and The League of Gentlemen).

1947

 Janette Tough
Janette Tough (born 16 May 1947) and her husband Ian, as the Krankies, portray schoolboy Wee Jimmy Krankie (Janette), and Jimmy’s father (Ian). Born in Queenzieburn, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

1948

 Judy Finnegan
English broadcaster and columnist.

1951

 Christian Lacroix
French fashion designer.

1953

 Pierce Brosnan
Irish actor.

1955

 Olga Korbut
Belarussian gymnast.
 Hazel O’Connor
English singer-songwriter and actress.
 Debra Winger
American actress.

1965

 Vincent Regan
Vincent Regan (born 16 May 1965) is a British film and television actor, best known for his roles in historical/mythological epics such as 300, Troy and Clash of the Titans. Born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

1966

 Janet Jackson
American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress.

1969

 David Boreanaz
American actor.

1970

 Gabriela Sabatini
Argentine tennis player.

1973

 Tori Spelling
American actress and author.

1977

 Melanie Lynskey
New Zealand actress.

1986

 Megan Fox
American actress.

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