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Today's Birthdays – May 16, 2011

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1801 William Seward (William Henry Seward, Sr.) Governor of New York, U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln 1804 – Elizabeth Palmer Peabody Educator, opened the first English-language kindergarten 1905 – Henry Fonda Actor, father of Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda 1906 – Margret Rey Co-author and illustrator of children’s books (Curious George) 1912 – Studs Terkel (Louis “Studs” Terkel) Author, historian, actor, broadcaster 1913 – Woody Herman (Woodrow Charles Herman) Musician, singer 1917 – George Gaynes Actor 1919 – Liberace (Wladziu Valentino Liberace) Musician 1921 – Harry Carey Jr. Actor 1922 – Eddie Bert Musician 1925 – Robert Perpoint Broadcast journalist, White House correspondent 1928 – Billy Martin (Alfred Manuel “Billy” Martin, Jr.) Baseball player and manager 1930 – Betty Carter (Lillie Mae Jones) Singer 1940 – Yvonne Craig Actress (“Batman” tv series) 1944 – Billy Cobham (William C. Cobham) Musician 1946 – Robert Fripp Musician 1947 – Bill Smitrovich (William Stanley “Bill” Smitrowicz) Actor 1947 – Darrel Sweet Musician (Nazareth) 1947 – Barbara Lee Musician (The Chiffons) 1948 – Jim Langer (James John Langer) Football player 1949 – Rick Reuschel Baseball player 1951 – Jonathan Richman Musician 1952 – Pierce Brosnan Actor (“Remington Steel,” “Dante’s Peak,” “Golden Eye”) 1955 – Olga Korbut (Olga Valentinovna Korbut) Gymnast, known as the Sparrow from Minsk 1955 – Debra Winger Actress 1958 – Glenn Gregory Musician (Heaven 17) 1959 – Mare Winningham Actor 1965 – Krist Novoselic Musician (Nirvana) 1966 – Janet Jackson Singer 1968 – Ralph Tresvant Singer (New Edition) 1969 – Tracey Gold Actress (“Growing Pains”) 1970 – Gabriela Sabatini Tennis player 1971 – Rick Trevino (Ricardo Treviño, Jr.) Country musician 1971 – David Boreanaz Actor 1971 – Simon Katz Musician (Jamiroquai) 1973 – Tori Spelling Actress (“Beverly Hills 90210”)]]]]> ]]>

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