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 - Henry Fonda
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1905: Actor Henry Fonda, the Hollywood legend who starred in such movies as "The Grapes of Wrath," "The Ox-Bow Incident," "Mister Roberts," "12 Angry Men" and "On Golden Pond," is born in Grand Island, Nebraska. Fonda, who won a Best Actor Oscar for "On Golden Pond" and was also nominated for "The Grapes of Wrath," was also the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda and granddaughter Bridget Fonda. He died of heart disease at age 77 on Aug. 12, 1982.


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