Who Was Born Today – May 16 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – May 16 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on May 16
1801 William Henry Seward, U.S. Secretary of State (1861-1869).
1804 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, founder of the first U.S. kindergarten.
1824 Edmund Kirby-Smith, Confederate general during the American Civil War.
1850 Johannes von Mikulica-Radecki, Polish surgical pioneer.
1886 Douglas Southall Freeman, journalist, historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer.
1905 Henry Fonda, American actor (Grapes of Wrath, On Golden Pond).
1912 Studs Terkel, author and historian.
1913 Woody Herman, jazz bandleader.
1929 Betty Carter, jazz singer.
1929 Adrienne Rich, poet (Diving into the Wreck).
1955 Olga Korbut, Olympic gymnast.

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