Henry Winkler was born on this day in 1945. While he may be known to young readers as the author of the Hank Ziper books, he is best known in pop culture for portrayal of Arthur Fonzarelli on Happy Days. “Fonzie” or “The Fonz” was a pop culture superstar during the 1970’s. Since then Winkler has appeared in wide variety of television, movie and stage roles. He has also been a director, producer and writer.