Fittingly, the paperback version of Susannah Gora's excellent 'You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes and Their Impact on a Generation' will hit stores this coming Tuesday, celebrating not only Ringwald, but director John Hughes himself, who, coincidentally, had the same birthday. (He would have been 61 this year.)
In Ringwald's eulogy to the director in 2009, she noted, "In life, there is always that special person who shapes who you are, who helps to determine the person you become. Very often it's a teacher, a mentor of some kind. For me, that person was John Hughes."
Re-reading 10 Things You Never Knew About the Brat Pack and thinking about '80s-Ringwald mania, we thought we'd celebrate with some classic Ringwald scenes over the years. Check them out after the jump, and hit the comments to offer up your favorite Ringwald moments.
At 1:40, the lipstick trick (from 'The Breakfast Club'):
Duckie shows up at the prom (from 'Pretty in Pink'):
And hit YouTube for the saga of Sam's panties (from 'Sixteen Candles').
Also, check out our coverage of 25th anniversary of 'The Breakfast Club' from last year.