#171 Olga Korbut / Debra Winger / Hazel O’Connor – 16 May 1955

Olga Korbut

Olga Valentinovna Korbut (b. May 16, 1955 in Hrodna), also known as the Sparrow from Minsk, is a Belarusian, Soviet-born gymnast who won four gold medals and two silver medals at theSummer Olympics, in which she competed in 1972 and 1976 for the USSR team.

Debra Winger

Mary Debra Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an American actress. A three-time Oscar nominee, she received awards for acting in Terms of Endearment, for which she won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress in 1983, and in A Dangerous Woman, for which she won the Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress in 1993.

Hazel O’Connor

Hazel O’Connor (born 16 May 1955, Coventry, England) is an English singer-songwriter and actress. She became famous in the early 1980s with hit singles “Eighth Day”, “D-Days” and “Will You”, as well as starring in the film Breaking Glass.


Also born on this day :
Páidí Ó Sé is a retired Irish Gaelic football manager.
Fabrizio Tabaton is an Italian former rally driver.
Lizzie Purbrick is a winner of an Armada Dish at the Badminton Horse Trials.
Jack Morris is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher.
Edgar Bronfman, Jr. formerly CEO of Seagram and vice-chairman of Vivendi Universal, is CEO of Warner Music Group.
Jon Porter an American politician.
Tack Wilson is a former Major League Baseball outfielder.
Olli Kortekangas is a Finnish composer.
John Anderson is the head coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Irene Clarin is a German television and theatre actress.
Charles B Wessler is an American film producer.

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