Birth Month Day of 05-16 (Sorted by Birth Date Ascending)


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2. John Hare

Actor | A Pair of Spectacles

John Hare was born on May 16, 1844 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England as John Joseph Fairs. He was an actor, known for A Pair of Spectacles (1916), The Vicar of Wakefield (1916) and Masks and Faces (1917). He was married to Mary Adela Elizabeth Holmes. He died on December 28, 1921 in London, ...

3. Ottomar Anschütz

Director | Pferd und Reiter Springen über ein Hindernis

Inventor of the Electrotachyscope, a device for showing pictures, illuminated by a gas-discharging Geissler Tube and patented in 1897.

4. Auguste Van Biene

Writer | The Broken Melody

Auguste Van Biene was born on May 16, 1849 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Ezechiel Van Biene. He was an actor and writer, known for The Broken Melody (1916), The Broken Melody (1896) and The Broken Melody (1907). He was married to Mrs. Van Biene and Rachel de Solla. He died on January ...

5. H.H. Holmes

Considered to be the first American serial-killer and possibly the most prolific, he was also a con-man and a bigamist. Holmes was a doctor who studied medicine at Ann Arbor. He then moved to New York where he practised briefly. His first brush with the law occurred there when some corpses where ...

6. Honorata Leszczynska

Actress | Cud nad Wisla

Honorata Leszczynska was born on May 16, 1864 in Czernowitz, Bukovina, Austrian Empire as Honorata Rapacka. She was an actress, known for Cud nad Wisla (1921) and Dzien kwiatka (1911). She was married to Boleslaw Leszczynski. She died on January 18, 1937 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

8. Renaud Lockwood

Actor | The Howard Case

Renaud Lockwood was born on May 16, 1867 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England as Thomas Renaud Lockwood. He was an actor, known for The Howard Case (1936). He died in 1950 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

9. William Hutchison

Actor | The Fair Barbarian

William Hutchison was born on May 16, 1869 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was an actor, known for The Fair Barbarian (1917), The Lipton Cup: Introducing Sir Thomas Lipton (1913) and Happiness of Three Women (1917). He died on September 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. James T. Mack

Actor | Casey of the Coast Guard

James T. Mack was born on May 16, 1871 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as James McElhern. He was an actor, known for Casey of the Coast Guard (1926), Anna Christie (1930) and Sin Cargo (1926). He died on August 12, 1948 in Hollywood, California, USA.

11. James McElhern

Actor | Flyin' Thru

James McElhern was born on May 16, 1871 in Rock Island, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Flyin' Thru (1925), The Yellow Stain (1922) and Passionate Youth (1925).

12. George Warrington

Actor | The Road to Glory

George Warrington was born on May 16, 1872 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Road to Glory (1936). He died on November 2, 1968 in San Clemente, California, USA.

13. Tom Fletcher

Actor | The Custard Nine

Tom Fletcher was born on May 16, 1873 in Portsmouth, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Custard Nine (1921). He died on October 12, 1954 in New York, New York, USA.

14. Lawrence Hanray

Actor | Knight Without Armour

Lawrence Hanray was born on May 16, 1874 in Hampstead, London, England as Lawrence Henry Jacobs. He was an actor and composer, known for Knight Without Armor (1937), The Good Companions (1933) and Lorna Doone (1934). He was married to Lois Grace Heatherley and Dorothy Mary Chambers Farnsworth. He ...

15. Lee Baker

Actor | Mourning Becomes Electra

Lee Baker was born on May 16, 1875 in Ovid, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Mourning Becomes Electra (1947), The Fighting Blade (1923) and Sword of the Avenger (1948). He was married to Edith Evelyn and Zoe Arthur. He died on February 24, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

16. Joe Murphy

Actor | Uncle Bim's Gifts

Joe Murphy was born on May 16, 1877 in San Jose, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Uncle Bim's Gifts (1923), All Wet (1927) and Aggravatin' Mama (1923). He died on July 31, 1961 in San Jose.

17. Hideo Fujino

Actor | Riso no otto

Hideo Fujino was born on May 16, 1878 in Tokyo, Japan as Uhei Shimada. He was an actor, known for Riso no otto (1933), Konjiki yasha (1918) and Koi no ukishima (1918). He died on February 11, 1956 in Japan.

18. Taylor Holmes

Actor | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Taylor Holmes, the American stage and film actor, was born on May 16, 1878, in Newark, New Jersey. He made his Broadway debut in February 1900 in the controversial play "Sapho", which was closed down by the New York Police Department for immorality after 29 performances. In the April 1900 trial, ...

19. Hans Alpassy

Actor | Dreiklang

Hans Alpassy was born on May 16, 1878 in Graz, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Triad (1938), Melusine (1944) and Der keusche Adam (1950). He died on June 6, 1953 in Graz, Austria.

20. Edith Buemann

Actress | Den sidste Hurdle

Edith Buemann was born on May 16, 1879. She was an actress, known for The Last Hurdle (1912), Elskovsbarnet (1914) and Bristede Strenge (1913). She was married to Valdemar Psilander. She died on January 2, 1968.

21. Robert Klein

Actor | Folly of Vanity

Robert Klein was born on May 16, 1880 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for Folly of Vanity (1924), Whose Wife? (1917) and The Ancient Mariner (1925). He died on December 21, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Julius Tannen

Actor | Stowaway

Julius Tannen was one of the first vaudeville stand-up comedians. He never used props, sets, costumes or stooges. He just put on his hat, walked on stage, took it off, and did his monologue, then put his hat on again and walked off. This was rather revolutionary in his day and Tannen paved the way ...

23. Margrete Jespersen

Actress | Caros død

Margrete Jespersen was born on May 16, 1881 in Sweden. She was an actress, known for Caros død (1906), Fiskerliv i Norden (1906) and The Anarchist's Mother-in-Law (1906). She died on May 26, 1947.

25. Mary Gordon

Actress | Bride of Frankenstein

Scots actress, long in the United States, who specialized in housekeepers and mothers, most notably the housekeeper Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes series of movies of the Thirties and Forties. She was born Mary Gilmour, the daughter of a Glasgow wire weaver. She worked as a dressmaker before ...

26. Gordon Hamilton

Actor | Love Without Question

Gordon Hamilton was born on May 16, 1882 in Coytesville, New Jersey, USA as Gordon George Hamilton. He was an actor, known for Love Without Question (1920). He was married to Josephine. He died on January 16, 1939 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

27. Elin Wägner

Writer | Hon fick platsen

Elin Wägner was born on May 16, 1882 in Lund, Sweden as Elin Matilda Elisabeth Wägner. She was a writer and actress, known for Hon fick platsen (1911), Youth (1927) and Efterlyst (1939). She was married to John Landquist. She died on January 7, 1949 in Lund, Skåne län, Sweden.

28. Jacob Feldhammer

Actor | Der Abtrünnige

Jacob Feldhammer was born on May 16, 1882 in Czernowitz, Austria-Hungary. He is an actor, known for Der Abtrünnige (1927), Der Evangelimann (1924) and Fiat Lux (1923).

29. Lothar Körner

Actor | Der Student von Prag

Lothar Körner was born on May 16, 1883. He was an actor, known for The Student of Prague (1913), Liselotte von der Pfalz (1935) and Satan Diktator (1920). He died in 1961.

30. Maurine Rasmussen

Actress | The Squaw Man

Maurine Rasmussen was born on May 16, 1883 in Rock Island, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Squaw Man (1914), Brewster's Millions (1914) and Lost in Mid-Ocean (1914). She was married to Fred Montague. She died on May 5, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Florence Wix

Actress | Secrets

Florence Wix was born on May 16, 1883 in Hertfordshire, England. She was an actress, known for Secrets (1924), The Buccaneer (1938) and The Female (1924). She died on November 23, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Celal Bayar

Celal Bayar was born on May 16, 1883 in Gemlik, Bursa, Turkey. He was married to Reside Bayar. He died on August 22, 1986 in Istanbul, Turkey.

34. Vera Brechling

Actress | Nøddebo præstegaard

Vera Brechling was born on May 16, 1883 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was an actress, known for Noedebo Vicarage (1911), Storstadens Hyæne (1912) and Gud raader (1912). She died on January 19, 1956.

35. Shaun Glenville

Actor | Dr. O'Dowd

Shaun Glenville was born on May 16, 1884 in Dublin, Ireland as Shaun Browne. He was an actor, known for Dr. O'Dowd (1940), Jail Birds (1940) and Parade of Stars (1983). He was married to Dorothy Ward. He died on December 28, 1968 in London, England.

37. Tenna Kraft

Actress | Blade af Satans bog

Tenna Kraft was born on May 16, 1885 in Denmark. She was an actress, known for Leaves From Satan's Book (1920) and Leonora Christina (1933). She died on March 16, 1954 in Denmark.

38. Aleksandar-Aca Binicki

Director | Matija Gubec

Aleksandar-Aca Binicki was born on May 16, 1885 in Belgrade, Serbia. He was an actor and director, known for Matija Gubec (1919), Mokra pustolovina (1918) and Bakonja fra Brne (1951). He was married to Margita Grgesina. He died on August 7, 1963 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia.

39. Seymour Zeliff

Director | The Mysterious Witness

Seymour Zeliff was born on May 16, 1886 in Pequannock, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Mysterious Witness (1923), Shadows of the West (1921) and The White Scar (1915). He died on January 17, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

40. Bull Montana

Actor | Victory

Bull Montana was born on May 16, 1887 in Voghera, Lombardy, Italy as Luigi Montagna. He was an actor, known for Victory (1919), Stop, Look and Listen (1926) and Daredevil Jack (1920). He was married to Mary Mathews. He died on January 24, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. Wilhelm von Kaufmann

Producer | Kammermusik

Headed the sanatorium "Wiggers Kurheim" in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern.

42. Maria Garland

Actress | Det brændende Spørgsmaal

Maria Garland was born on May 16, 1889 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Johanne Maria Nathalia Svendsen. She was an actress and writer, known for Det brændende Spørgsmaal (1943), Lucky Journey (1947) and Verdensgiften (1914). She was married to Ernst Ludwig Harthern-Jakobsen and Jean Louis ...

43. Alfred Kalmus

Self | Music on 2

Alfred Kalmus was born on May 16, 1889 in Vienna, Austria. He died on September 25, 1972 in Wembley, London, England.

44. Kenneth Perkins

Writer | The Unknown Cavalier

Kenneth Taylor Perkins was born on 16 May, 1890 to American parents in Kodaikanal, India. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a degree in English literature. While at UC Berkeley Perkins became acquainted with future authors Frederick Schiller (Max Brand), Sidney ...

45. Richard Tauber

Actor | Blossom Time

Second only to the great Caruso, Austrian opera singer Richard Tauber is revered as one of the world's finest Mozartian tenors to come out of early to mid-20th century Europe. He was born in 1891 of modest means in Linz, Austria, the illegitimate son of soubrette Elisabeth Seiffert, who sang ...

46. Elsie Cort

Actress | The Gentleman from Indiana

Elsie Cort was born on May 16, 1892 in Denmark. She was an actress, known for The Gentleman from Indiana (1915), Smouldering Fires (1915) and The Diamond Nippers (1914). She was married to Edward J. Sargent. She died on December 28, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

47. Allene Hale

Actress | The Love Hunger

Allene Hale was born on May 16, 1892 in Vermont, USA. She was an actress, known for The Love Hunger (1919). She died on February 6, 1985 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

48. Osgood Perkins

Actor | Scarface

Mostly remembered today as the father of Anthony Perkins, Osgood Perkins enjoyed a successful career on Broadway, appearing in 22 major productions from 1924-36, often produced by Brock Pemberton. The highlight of his stage career was starring in the hit "The Front Page" as Walter Burns at the ...

49. Jay Velie

Actor | One Good Turn

Jay Velie was born on May 16, 1892 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for One Good Turn (1930), A Little Girl with Big Ideas (1934) and A Journey of Songs (1929). He died on April 22, 1982 in Larchmont, New York, USA.

50. Tony Jeannette

Actor | Unmasked

Tony Jeannette was born on May 16, 1892 in Melito, Reggio Calabrio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Unmasked (1917) and The Black Masks (1913).


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