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On this Day May 16

They handed out the Academy Awards for the first time in 1929 – Wings was named Best Picture.

The Beach Boys album Pet Sounds was released in 1966.

In 1990, the world lost Rat Pack’s Sammy Davis Jr aged 64, while Muppets creator Jim Henson died of pneumonia, aged 53.

The Rolling Stones had to cancel tour dates in 1998 after Keith Richards took a tumble reaching for a book of nude art.

In 2002, Alec Campbell passed away aged 103 – he was the last of the original ANZACS.

Geelong Aussie rules legend Bob Davis died in 2011, aged 82.

And in 2014, Hey Dad actor Robert Hughes was sentenced to minimum of 6 years jail for sexually abusing four young girls over a 20 year period in the 80s & 90s.

Today’s Birthdays:

Megan Fox turns 30 (1986)

Tori Spelling is 43 (1973)

Aussie actress and singer songwriter, Danielle Spencer, turns 47 (1969)

Janet Jackson is 50 (1966)

Actress Debra Winger is 61 (1955)  

And Pierce Brosnan is 64 (1952) 

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