🎵🎸Robert Fripp -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1946
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Bandleader, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Misc: sessioned for David Bowie, Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel, and Talking Heads.
Group Names: King Crimson (lead), sessionist
🎭Kevin McDonald -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1961
Actor, Comedian, Canadian
TV Shows: Lilo and Stitch, Kids in The Hall
Movie Titles: Galaxy Quest
🎭Brent Jasmer -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1965
Misc: retired from acting in 1998
Movie Titles: Leprechaun 4: In Space, Hot Times at Montclair High, An American Vampire Story, Lineea Quigley's Horror Workout
🎭🎮Khary Payton -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1972 N.S.
Actor, Stuntman, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!, Young Justice
Movie Titles: Latter Days
Video Games: X-Men Legends II (series), Saints Row, American Wasteland, Dead or Alive Xtreme (series), Batman (series), Infamous (series), Young Justice (series)
🎭Jason "Wee Man" Acuna -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1973 N.S.
Movie Titles: Jackass
🎭Tori Spelling -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1973 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
Names/Places: RFMN:Victoria Davey; Candy & Aaron's daughter, Randy's sister
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Donna Martin also on 90210), Saved By The Bell (as Violet Bickerstaff), Jake and the Never Land Pirates (as Pirate Princess)
Movie Titles: Scary Movie 2, The House of Yes, Trick
🎭Drew Roy -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1986
TV Shows: iCarly (as Griffin), Falling Skies (as Hal Mason), Hannah Montana (as Jesse)
Movie Titles: Secretariat, Costa Rican Summer
🎭Jermaine Fowler -- is 30 in the year 2018 and 31 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1988 N.S.
TV Shows: Superior Donuts
🎭Marc John Jefferies -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1990
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Tracy Morgan Show
Movie Titles: Monsters Inc., Spider-Man 2 (2004), Notorious, Get Rich or Die Tryin'
🎭Thomas Brodie-Sangster -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1990 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, English
TV Shows: Thunderbirds Are Go (as John Tracy), Nanny McPhee (as Simon), Game of Thrones (as Jojen Reed), Phineas and Ferb (as Ferb)
Movie Titles: Maze Runner (series as Newt)
🎭Julius Tannen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1880 d.1/3/1965 (84)
Names/Places: or FN:Julian?
🎭🎵George Gaynes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1917 d.2/15/2016 N.S. (98)
Actor, Opera Singer, Finnish
Names/Places: NN: George Jongejans
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Frank Smith 1980), Rich Man Poor Man, Scruples, Punky Brewster (as Henry Warnimont), Hearts Afire (as Strobe Smithers), The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
Movie Titles: Just Married, Police Academy (series), Tootsie, Wag The Dog
⛪🎭🎵Liberace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1919 N.S. d.2/4/1987 N.S. (67)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Pianist, Gay
Names/Places: b. in West Allis, WI; a twin; RN:Wladziu Valentino Liberace; d. in Palm Springs
TV Shows: The Liberace Show, Batman (as Evil Chandell 'The Devil's Fingers' & evil twin Harry)
✍📰George Ade -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1866 d.5/16/1944 (78)
Dramatist/Playwright, Humorist, Editor
🎭John Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1904 d.5/16/1957 (53)
TV Shows: Ozzie & Harriet, My Friend Irma, The Life of Riley (as Digby Digger O'Dell), Burns & Allen (as Harry)
🎭Andy Kaufman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1949 d.5/16/1984 (35)
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Taxi (as Latka Gravas), Saturday Night Live (frequent guest)
🎭Margaret Hamilton -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1902 d.5/16/1985 (82)
TV/Movie Actress, Commercial Actress
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland, OH
Misc: Cora the Maxwell House Coffee lady; some say b. Sep 12
TV Shows: Winchell-Mahoney Show
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz (as the Wicked Witch of the West)
🎭Jim Henson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1936 d.5/16/1990 (53)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Producer, Puppeteer
Names/Places: b. in Greenville, MS; RFMN:James Maury
Misc: The Muppets mastermind; 1950s TV variety shows
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as voice of Ernie, Kermit the Frog, and other characters), The Muppets (as the voice of Kermit the Frog, The Swedish Chef, Capt. Link Heartthrob, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, and others), Saturday Night Live (1975-76)
⛪🎭🎵Sammy Davis Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1925 d.5/16/1990 (64)
Judaism convert, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Impressionist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: lounge, records, films, theater, & television
Song Titles: Baretta (theme), The Candyman
TV Shows: Sammy Davis Jr. Show
🎵🎸Ronnie James Dio -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1942 d.5/16/2010 (67)
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer
Misc: his logo upside down looks like "DEVIL"
Group Names: Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, soloist
🎭Bill Skiles -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1931 d.5/16/2011 (79)
Misc: of the comedy team of Skiles and Henderson
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🎭Hugh Dane -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1942 N.S. d.5/16/2018 N.S. (75)
TV Shows: The Office (as Hank)
Movie Titles: Bridesmaids, Little Fockers, Joy Ride
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In 1928, Walt Disney applied for a trademark for “Mickey Mouse”, for use in motion pictures. (This and other movie data may not be repeated in Infobeatʹs e-mail service)
In 1952, The Goofy film, “Two Gun Goofy” is released.
In 1966, the Beach Boys released their critically acclaimed LP “Pet Sounds” in the U.S. Itʹs a dramatic change of pace from their 'Girls, Cars and Surf' formula, and includes the hits to-be “SLOOP JOHN B”, “WOULDNʹT IT BE NICE” and “GOD ONLY KNOWS”. The BEATLES later admitted that the album influenced their “Sgt. Pepperʹs Lonely Hearts Club Band” sessions.
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