On this date- May 16

Today Jesper Christensen is 70, Stephen Mangan is 50, and Jim Sturgess is 40. Today is also the birthday of Debra Winger, Pierce Brosnan, Danny Trejo, Kevin McDonald, Melanie Lynskey, Janet Jackson, Megan Fox, Mare Winningham, David Boreanaz, Tori Spelling, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rebecca Front, Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuña, and the late Henry Fonda, Kenji Mizoguchi, Liberace, Yvonne Craig, Margaret Sullavan, and Harry Carey Jr. Django Reinhardt died 65 years ago in 1953 at age 43. Andy Kaufman died 34 years ago in 1984 at age 35. Margaret Hamilton died 33 years ago in 1985 at age 82. Jim Henson and Sammy Davis Jr. both died 28 years ago in 1990. Henson was 53, and Davis Jr. was 64.

On this date- May 15

Today Brian Eno is 70, and David Krumholtz and Caroline Dhavernas are 40. Today is also the birthday of Lainie Kazan, Chazz Palminteri, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Nicholas Hammond, Madeleine Albright, Julian Jarrold, John Glen, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, and the late James Mason, Joseph Cotten, L. Frank Baum, Joseph Wiseman, who would be 100, Katrin Cartlidge, Arletty, Jûzô Itami, Peter Shaffer, André De Toth, Mario Monicelli, and Pierre Curie. June Carter Cash died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 73.

On this date- May 14

Today Mrinal Sen is 95, Greg Davies is 50, and Miranda Cosgrove is 25. Today is also the birthday of Cate Blanchett, George Lucas, Tim Roth, David Byrne, Robert Zemeckis, Sofia Coppola, Danny Huston, Amber Tamblyn, Francesca Annis, Siân Phillips, Rob Tapert, Mark Zuckerberg, and the late Bobby Darin, Anne Wiazemsky, Richard Deacon, Oona O’Neill Chaplin, and Sidney Bechet. Rita Hayworth died 31 years ago in 1987 at age 68. Frank Sinatra died twenty years ago in 1998 at age 82. Wendy Hiller and Robert Stack both died fifteen years ago in 2003. She was 90. He was 84. B.B. King died three years ago in 2015 at age 89. Powers Boothe died one year ago in 2017 at age 68.

On this date- May 13

Today Buck Taylor is 80. Today is also the birthday of Stephen Colbert, Harvey Keitel, Stevie Wonder, Samantha Morton, Lena Dunham, Robert Pattinson, David Simon, Alan Ball, Fred Melamed, Joe Johnston, Brian Geraghty, Iwan Rheon, Zoë Wanamaker, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Dennis Rodman, Beverly Owen, and the late Bea Arthur, Daphne Du Maurier, Ritchie Valens, Herbert Ross, Chishû Ryû, Joe Louis, Mary Wells, and Jim Jones. Gary Cooper died 57 years ago in 1961 at age 60.

On this date- May 12

Today Burt Bacharach is 90, Richard Riehle, Lindsay Crouse, and Steve Winwood are 70, Kim Greist is 60, Catherine Tate and Tony Hawk are 50, and Jason Biggs and Malin Akerman are 40. Today is also the birthday of Gabriel Byrne, Rami Malek, Domhnall Gleeson, Emilio Estevez, Ving Rhames, Nathan Fielder, Bruce McCulloch, Samantha Mathis, Deborah Kara Unger, Stephen Baldwin, Emily VanCamp, Millie Perkins, Bob Burns, and the late Katharine Hepburn, George Carlin, Jesús Franco, Tom Snyder, Frank Pierson, Yogi Berra, and Florence Nightingale. Erich von Stroheim died 61 years ago in 1957 at age 71. Tor Johnson died 47 years ago in 1971 at age 67. Robert Reed died 26 years ago in 1992 at age 59. Perry Como died 17 years ago in 2001 at age 88. H.R. Giger died four years ago in 2014 at age 74.

On this date- May 11

Today Yvonne Furneaux is 90, Pam Ferris is 70, and Jeffrey Donovan is 50. Today is also the birthday of Mort Sahl, Tim Blake Nelson, Frances Fisher, Benoît Magimel, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Jonathan Jackson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Andre Gregory, Mark Neveldine, and the late Salvador Dalí, Irving Berlin, Phil Silvers, Natasha Richardson, Cory Monteith, Denver Pyle, Doug McClure, Doodles Weaver, Margaret Rutherford, Bernard Fox, and David Gest. Bob Marley died 37 years ago in 1981 at age 36. Douglas Adams died 17 years ago in 2001 at age 49.

On this date- May 10

Today Meg Foster is 70, and Kenan Thompson, is 40. Today is also the birthday of Bono, Donovan, Jim Abrahams, Mike Hagerty, Dallas Roberts, Alex Jennings, Françoise Fabian, Joseph Ruben, and the late Fred Astaire, Sid Vicious, David O. Selznick, George Coe, David Mackenzie, Nancy Walker, Ettore Scola, Anatole Litvak, Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, and John Wilkes Booth. Joan Crawford died 41 years ago in 1977 at age 71. Shel Silverstein died 19 years ago in 1999 at age 68.