On this day: May 16

POSTED: 12:19 AM PDT May 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 15, 2016 

Joan of Arc is sainted, the first Academy Awards are handed out, SpaghettiOs debut, "Pet Sounds" and "Blonde on Blonde" hit record store shelves, and Sammy Davis Jr. and Jim Henson pass away, all on this day.

OTD May 16 - Pierce Brosnan
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1953: Actor Pierce Brosnan, best known for portraying British super spy James Bond in four movies between 1995 and 2002, is born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. Brosnan, who played Bond in "GoldenEye," "Tomorrow Never Dies," "The World is Not Enough" and "Die Another Day," is also known for starring in the 1980s TV series "Remington Steele" and has also appeared in movies like "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Mars Attacks!," "The Tailor of Panama" and "The Matador."


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