Birthdays - Jan 1-31

January 1st

Actors:

  • Morris Chestnut is 54 (“Boyz In the Hood,” “V,” “American Horror Story: Murder House,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Rosewood”)
  • Frank Langella is 85 (“Dracula,” “Dave,” “Good Night and Good Luck”)
  • Colin Morgan is 37 (“Merlin,” “The Living and the Dead,” “Humans,” “The Fall”)
  • Dedee Pfeiffer is 59 (“Cybill,” “For Your Love”)
  • The late Verne Troyer (1969 – 2018)…he would have been 54 (“Austin Powers,” “Men In Black,” “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas”)

Musicians:

  • Country Joe McDonald is 81
  • Tank is 47 (given name Durrell Babbs)
  • Grand Master Flash is 65 (born Joseph Saddler)
  • Echosmith bassist Noah Sierota is 27

Plus:

  • Olympian and reality TV star Meryl Davis is 36 (“Dancing With The Stars”) (2014 Olympic gold medalist, 2010 Olympic silver medalist, and a multiple-time World and Grand Prix Final champion. She first teamed up with her longtime partner Charlie White in 1997. She won the 18th season of “DWTS” alongside Maksim Chmerkovskiy)
  • Libertarian former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is 70
  • Comedian Don Novello (aka Father Guido Sarducci) is 80
  • The late Native American explorer Pocahontas (1595-1617) (After saving the life of English colonist John Smith when he was sentenced to death by her father, Chief Powhatan, this Algonquin member of the Tsenacommacah tribal nation married John Rolfe, another Englishman who was living in Virginia's Jamestown settlement)
  • The late Revolutionary War patriot Paul Revere (1735-1818) (He was famous for his midnight ride)

January 2nd

Actors:

  • Kate Bosworth is 40 (“The Horse Whisperer,” “Remember the Titans,” “Blue Crush,” “Wonderland,” “Superman Returns,” “Still Alice”)
  • Gabrielle Carteris is 62 (“Beverly Hills 90210”)
  • Tia Carrere is 56 (“General Hospital,” “Wayne’s World,” “Wayne’s World 2,” “Relic Hunter”) (FAST FACT: Outside of acting, Tia appeared as a contestant in the second season of “Dancing with the Stars” and the fifth season of “Celebrity Apprentice”)
  • Taye Diggs is 53 (“How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “The Best Man,” “Murder in the First”) (FAST FACT: Also a star on Broadway, his stage roles include “Rent” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”)
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. is 55 (“Boyz n the Hood,” “Jerry Maguire,” “As Good as It Gets,” “American Gangster,” “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” “Selma,” “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “American Horror Story”)
  • Dax Shepard is 48 (“Idiocracy,” “Employee of the Month,” “Parenthood”)

Musicians:

  • Capital Cities’ Ryan Merchant is 42
  • Hoobastank’s Doug Robb is 48
  • Bryson Tiller is 30
  • The late Roger Miller (1936 – 1992)…he would have been 87

Plus:

  • Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker is 83 (A convicted fraudster, the former Assemblies of God minister and a former host of The PTL Club, an accusation of rape made by his secretary Jessica Hahn led to his resignation from the ministry. Subsequent revelations of accounting fraud brought about his imprisonment and divorce from wife Tammy Faye Bakker. He later remarried and has returned to televangelism…and selling emergency food supplies as well as “apocalypse-proof” condos).
  • TV personality Jack Hanna is 76 (He’s also the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)
  • Supermodel Christy Turlington is 54 (FAST FACT: She, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista are called the "Trinity" because of the power and fame that all three gained.)
  • The late author Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992) (Best known for the “Foundation” series, the “Galactic Empire,” the “Robot” series, he was a prolific writer. He wrote hundreds of short stories, including the social science fiction "Nightfall," which was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1964 as the best short science fiction story of all time)

January 3rd

Actors:

  • Dabney Coleman is 91 (“The Towering Inferno,” “9 to 5,” “On Golden Pond,” “Tootsie,” “WarGames,” “Moonlight Mile,” “Rules Don't Apply”)
  • Mel Gibson is 67 (“Lethal Weapon” series, “Mad Max” series, “Gallipoli,” “Braveheart,” “The Passion of the Christ,” “Apocalypto,” “Hacksaw Ridge”)
  • Nicholas Gonzalez is 47 (“The O.C.,” “Bordertown,” “Pretty Little Liars”)
  • Victoria Principal is 73 (“Dallas,” “Titans”)
  • Jason Marsden is 48 (“Ally McBeal”)
  • Danica McKellar is 48 (“The Wonder Years”)
  • The late Robert Loggia (1930 – 2015)…he would have been 93 (“An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Scarface,” “Prizzi's Honor,” “Jagged Edge,” “Innocent Blood,” “Mancuso, FBI,” “Independence Day,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “The Sopranos,” “Men of a Certain Age”)

Musicians:

  • Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter is 48
  • Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones is 77
  • Kimberley Locke is 45
  • Hot Chelle Rae guitarist Nash Overstreet is 37
  • Foster The People drummer Mark Pontius is 38
  • Stephen Stills is 78

Plus:

  • New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning is 42 (He played 16 seasons for the Giants from 2004 through )
  • The late legendary record producer Sir George Martin (1926 – 2016)…he would have been 97 (He was referred to as the “Fifth Beatle,” including by Paul McCartney, in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums.)
  • The late author J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973) (“The Hobbit,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Silmarillion”)

January 4th

Actors:

  • Erin Cahill is 43 (The Pink Ranger in “Power Rangers Time Force,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Cold Case,” “House M.D.”)
  • Dyan Cannon is 86 (“Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “Such Good Friends,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ally McBeal”)
  • Damon Gupton is 50 (“Empire”)
  • Maddie Hasson is 28 (“Twisted”)
  • Dot Jones is 59 (“The Boondock Saints,” “Lizzie McGuire,” “Glee,” “American Horror Story: Cult”)
  • Jill Marie Jones is 48 (“Girlfriends,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Ash vs Evil Dead”)
  • Addy Miller is 23 (“The Secret Life of Bees,” ““Waiting for Butterflies,” “One Last Sunset,” “Remnants,” AMC's “The Walking Dead”)
  • Barbara Rush is 96 (“Peyton Place,” “It Came From Outer Space,” “Flamingo Road,” “All My Children”)
  • Julian Sands is 65 (“The Killing Fields,” “A Room with a View,” “Arachnophobia,” “24,” “Smallville”)
  • The late Sorrell Booke (1930 – 1994)…he would have been 92 (While he appeared in many series, including “Hawaii Five-0,” “M*A*S*H,” and “Gunsmoke,” he is best remembered as Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg on “The Dukes of Hazzard”)

Musicians:

  • Deana Carter is 57
  • Rammstein’s Till Lindemann is 60 (FAST FACT: He participated in the European Junior Swimming Championships in 1978 and finished seventh in the 1500m event)
  • Patty Loveless is 66
  • Michael Stipe is 63
  • New Order/ Joy Division guitarist Bernard Sumner is 67
  • The late Vanity (1959 – 2016)…she would have been 64 (Born Denise Katrina Matthews, she died on February 15th, 2016 – due to renal failure. Prior to her death, she turned away from her successful career to focus on evangelism).
  • The late Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele (1962 – 2010)…he would have been 61 (Born Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, he died of an aortic aneurysm, which was initially reported as heart failure. Steele considered his days working for the New York Parks Department to be among his happiest. That’s why following his death, an oak tree was planted in the city’s Prospect Park in his honor)

Plus:

  • San Francisco Giants third baseman Kris Bryant is 31 (FAST FACTS: He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs with the second overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. He debuted in the MLB with the Cubs in 2015, helping the Cubs reach the NLCS while earning NL Rookie of the Year honor.)
  • Celebrity chef and reality star Graham Elliot is 46 (“Iron Chef America,” “Top Chef Masters,” “Masterchef”)
  • The late inventor Louis Braille (1809 – 1852) (Blind inventor of a system of writing for blind people known as Braille. He later extended his system into musical notations and in 1829 he published his first book on his work, "Method of Writing Words, Music, and Plain Songs by Means of Dots, for Use by the Blind and Arranged for Them.") (FAST FACT: He was only 15 years old when he invented the Braille language of raised dots.)
  • The late author Jacob Grimm (1785 – 1863) (Half of the Brothers Grimm, he and his brother, Wilhelm, co-wrote fairytales such as “Hansel and Gretel” and “Snow White.” His best-known works include “Kinder-und Hausmärchen” (aka “Grimms' Fairy Tales”) and “Deutsche Mythologie.” He also published the “Deutsches Wörterbuch,” a comprehensive German dictionary.
  • The late voice actor Sterling Holloway (1905 – 1992) (He provided the voice for a number of memorable Disney characters including “Winnie the Pooh,” Mr. Stork in “Dumbo” and the Cheshire Cat in “Alice in Wonderland”)

January 5th

Actors:

  • Clancy Brown is 64 (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “Starship Troopers,” “SpongeBob SquarePants”)
  • Bradley Cooper is 48 (“Wet Hot American Summer,” “Alias,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The Hangover,” “Limitless,” “American Hustler,” “American Sniper”)
  • Heather Dubrow is 54 (“That’s Life,” “Real Housewives of Orange County,” “Jenny”)
  • Robert Duvall is 92 (“The Godfather” franchise, “Bullitt,” “True Grit,” “MASH,” “Network,” “Apocalypse Now,” “The Great Santini,” “Tender Mercies,” “Lonesome Dove,” “Colors,” “The Handmaid's Tale,” “Rambling Rose,” “Falling Down,” “Gods and Generals”)
  • Joe Flanigan is 56 (“Stargate: Atlantis,” “6 Bullets,” “The Other Sister”)
  • January Jones is 45 (“Mad Men,” “Unknown,” “X-Men: First Class,” “The Last Man On Earth”)
  • Diane Keaton is 77 (“The Godfather” franchise, “Looking for Mr. Goodbar,” “Reds,” “Baby Boom,” “Marvin's Room,” “Something's Gotta Give,” “Father of the Bride,” “The First Wives Club,” “The Family Stone”)
  • Ted Lange is 75 (“The Love Boat,” “That’s My Mama,” “Carts”)
  • Pamela Sue Martin is 70 (“Dynasty,” “The Poseidon Adventure,” “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries”)
  • Brooklyn Sudano is 42 (“My Wife and Kids,” “Rain,” “Turn the Beat Around”)
  • Suki Waterhouse is 31 (“Love, Rosie,” The “Divergent” series)
  • Shea Whigham is 54 (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “American Hustle”)
  • The late George Reeves (1914 – 1959) (“Adventures of Superman,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Superman and the Mole-Men”)
  • The late Jane Wyman (1917 – 2007) (“Falcon Crest,” “The Lost Weekend,” “Stage Fright”) (FAST FACT: She was the first wife of Ronald Reagan)

Musicians:

  • Deadmau5 is 42 (His mama knows him as Joel Thomas Zimmerman)
  • Iris Dement is 62
  • Marilyn Manson is 54 (His given name, Brian Hugh Warner)

Plus:

  • Reality TV star/designer Kristin Cavallari is 36 (“Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” “The Hills”)
  • Dancer/choreographer/TV personality Carrie Ann Inaba is 55 (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”)
  • Celebrity kidlet Brooklyn Lachey is 8 (mommy and daddy are Vanessa and Nick Lachey)
  • Director Hayao Miyazaki is 82 (“Spirited Away,” “Ponyo,” “The Secret World of Arrietty”)
  • Reality star Nicole Murphy is 55 (“Hollywood Exes”) (FAST FACT: She’s also the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy)
  • “Duck Dynasty’s” Alan Robertson (Known as the Beardless Brother) is 58
  • Disgraced TV personality and newsman Charlie Rose is 81
  • The late choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931 – 1989)…he would have been 92 (Influential African American dancer and choreographer. He brought modern dance to a wider audience, founded New York's Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.)
  • The late Politician Walter Mondale (1928 – 2021)…he would have been 95 (He served as VP for the US under Jimmy Carter from 1977-1981)
  • The late Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll (1932-2014)… he would have been 91 (His sole head coaching position was for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League from 1969 to 1991. When Noll retired after 23 years, only three other head coaches in NFL history had longer tenures with one team than he.)
  • The late rock n’ roll producer Sam Phillips (1923-2003)… he would have been 100
  • The late explorer Zebulon Pike (1779-1813) (An American brigadier general, he was also an explorer and the leader of the Pike expedition to explore Louisiana. On his second expedition, he crossed the Rocky Mountains into southern Colorado, and was captured by the Spanish, who sent Pike and his men to Chihuahua – present-day Mexico – for interrogation. Later in 1807, Pike and some of his men were escorted by the Spanish through Texas and released near American territory. Pikes Peak in Colorado was named for him – and later renamed from El Capitan.)

January 6th

Actors:

  • Rowan Atkinson is 68 (“Bean,” “The Lion King,” “Johnny English”)
  • Johnny Yong Bosch is 47 (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” franchise)
  • Kate McKinnon is 39 (“The Big Gay Sketch Show,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Ghostbusters”) (FAST FACT: She and Danitra Vance are the only out-lesbians to ever star on “SNL”)
  • Danny Pintauro is 47 (“Who’s the Boss?” “Cujo,” “As the World Turns”)
  • Norman Reedus is 54 (“Blade II,” “The Boondock Saints,” “The Walking Dead”) (FAST FACT: He shares a son – Mingus Lucien Reedus – with supermodel Helena Christensen….and now a daughter – no one knows her name – with actress Diane Kruger)
  • Eddie Redmayne is 41 (“Les Miserables,” “The Theory of Everything,” “My Week with Marilyn,” “Jupiter Ascending,” “The Danish Girl,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) (FAST FACT: He worked as a model for Burberry from 2008-2012)
  • The late Bonnie Franklin (“One Day at a Time,” “The Young and the Restless”) (1944-2013)… she would have been 79
  • The late Vic Tayback (Mel on “Alice”) (1930-1990)…he would have been 93
  • The late Danny Thomas (“Make Room for Daddy,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Mod Squad”) (FAST FACT: He’s the founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital) (1912-1991)
  • The late Loretta Young (“The Loretta Young Show,” “The Stranger,” “The Bishop’s Wife”) (1913-2000)

Musicians:

  • Ray Ray is 27 (born Rayan Lopez)
  • DJ Nicky Romero is 34 (his given name Nick Rotteveel)
  • The Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner is 37
  • The late Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett (1946-2006)… he would have been 77
  • The late Earl Scruggs (1924-2012)… he would have been 99 (He first became known for his unique three-finger banjo playing style)
  • The AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young (1953 – 2017)…he would have been 70

Plus:

  • TV personality Julie Chen is 53 (“Big Brother,” “The Talk”)
  • Author/blogger/TV personality Ree Drummond is 54 (“Pioneer Woman”)
  • Reality Star Tiffany “New York” Pollard is 41 (“Flavor of Love,” “I Love New York,” “Botched”)
  • Modern composer A.R. Rahman is 56 (known for work in “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lord of War”)
  • The late legendary Catholic saint Joan of Arc (First a peasant girl living in medieval France, she believed that God had chosen her to lead France to victory in its Hundred Years War with England. She is perhaps the country’s most revered saint.) (1412-1431)
  • The late poet Carl Sandburg (“Rootabaga Stories,” “The War Years,” “Cornhuskers”) (1878-1967)
  • The late Director John Singleton (1968 – 2019)...he would have been 54 (“Boyz n the Hood,” “Poetic Justice,” “2 Fast 2 Furious”)
  • The late American explorer John Smith (1580 – 1631)(Admiral of New England, was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Báthory, Prince of Transylvania, and his friend Mózes Székely. He was considered to have played an important part in the establishment of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.)

January 7th

Actors:

  • Liam Aiken is 33 (“Road to Perdition,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “Stepmom”)
  • Hayley Bennett is 35 (“The Equalizer,” “Marley & Me,” “Music and Lyrics”)
  • Nicolas Cage is 59 (“Valley Girl,” “Moonstruck,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “National Treasure,” “Ghost Rider”)
  • David Caruso is 67 (“First Blood,” “Jade,” “NYPD Blue,” “CSI: Miami”) (FAST FACT: While his brooding characters live on in syndication, he’s largely retired from acting. Aside from a couple of media ventures, he’s the co-owner of Steam on Sunset, a clothing store in South Miami.)
  • Lauren Cohan is 41 (“Casanova,” “Death Race 2,” “Supernatural,” “The Walking Dead,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Mile 22,” “Whiskey Cavalier”)
  • Brett Dalton is 40 (“Killing Lincoln,” “Beside Still Waters,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
  • Lyndsy Fonseca is 36 (“Kick Ass,” “Nikita,” “How I Met Your Mother”)
  • Erin Gray is 73 (“Silver Spoons,” “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,” “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday,” “The Guild”)
  • Camryn Grimes is 33 (“The Young and the Restless” “Swordfish,” “The Young and the Restless”)
  • David Marciano is 63 (“Due South,” “The Shield,” “Homeland”)
  • Ruth Negga is 41 (“Loving,” “Preacher,” “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) (that’s according to Wiki… AP has her as May 4th)
  • Jeremy Renner is 52 (“The Hurt Locker,” “The Avengers, “American Hustle,” “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation”)
  • Marcus Scribner is 23 (“Castle,” “Black-ish”)
  • Robert Sheehan is 35 (“Misfits,” “Cherrybomb,” “Love/Hate,” “City of Bones”)
  • Hallie Todd is 61 (“Lizzie McGuire,” “Brothers”)
  • David Yost is 54 (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” “Power Rangers: The Movie”)
  • The late Dustin Diamond (1977 – 2021)…he would have been 46 (“Saved By the Bell,” “Miss Bliss”)
  • The late Butterfly McQueen (1911 - 1995) (“Gone with the Wind” “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”) (FAST FACT: McQueen first appeared in film in 1939 as Prissy, Scarlett O'Hara's maid, in the film, “Gone with the Wind.” She was unable to attend the movie's premiere because it was held at a whites-only theater.”)

Musicians:

  • Aloe Blacc is 44
  • Kenny Loggins is 75
  • David Lee Murphy is 64
  • Big & Rich’s John Rich is 49
  • The late Jack Greene (1930 - 2013)…he would have been 93 (FAST FACT: He won four CMA Awards during his career)

Plus:

  • Celebrity kidlet Blue Ivy Carter (daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z) is 11
  • Global news anchor for Yahoo! News Katie Couric is 66 (Having hosted on all ‘Big Three’ networks, and with a laundry list of notable credits, Couric was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2004)
  • The “red bottom” shoe designer Christian Louboutin is 59
  • Former NFL player Michael Sam is 33 (FAST FACT: The first openly gay NFL player to be drafted in 2014, his career is already over. After stints with the St. Louis Rams and the Dallas Cowboys, he headed north to play for the Montreal Alouettes in 2015. He barely started playing with them before baling out – citing concerns about his mental health after a 12-month stretch which he described as "difficult.” He’s now a motivational speaker.)
  • Reality TV star Lauryn Shannon is 23 (“Here Come’s Honey Boo Boo’s” Pumkin)
  • The late 13th President of the United States Millard Fillmore (1800 - 1874) (FAST FACT: He founded the University of Buffalo and was the last president to be a member of the Whig Party while in the White House. He ascended to the presidency after the death of Zachary Taylor. Fillmore was instrumental in getting the Compromise of 1850 passed, a bargain that led to a brief truce in the battle over slavery.)
  • The late Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) (FAST FACTS: Best known for her 1937 novel, “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” new editions of her work were published after a revival of interest in her in 1975. In 2001, her manuscript, “Every Tongue Got to Confess,” a collection of folktales gathered in the 1920s, was published posthumously after being discovered in the Smithsonian archives)

January 8th

 Actors:

  • Amber Benson is 46 (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Latter Days,” “The Crush”)
  • Noah Cyrus is 23 (“Doc,” “Hannah Montana”)
  • Ami Dolenz is 54 (“General Hospital,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Ticks”) (FAST FACT: She’s the daughter of Micky from the Monkees)
  • Gaby Hoffmann is 41 (“Field of Dreams,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Volcano,” “Uncle Buck,” “Transparent”)
  • Josh Meyers is 47 (“MADtv,” “Brüno,” “How to Make Love to a Woman”)
  • Rachel Nichols is 43 (“Star Trek,” “Conan the Barbarian,” “Continuum”)
  • Lily Nicksay is 35 (“The Negotiator,” “Boy Meets World,” “Up Close & Personal”)
  • Genevieve Padalecki is 42 (“Wildfire,” “Hated,” “Supernatural”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to Jared Padalecki since 2010)
  • Sarah Polley is 44 (“Dawn of the Dead,” “Mr. Nobody,” “Splice”)
  • Sam Riley is 43 (“Control,” “Maleficent,” “On the Road”)
  • Freddie Stroma is 35 (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “Pitch Perfect,” “UnREAL”) (FAST FACT: He married his “UnREAL” costar Johanna Braddy in 2016)
  • The late José Ferrer (1912-1992) (“Lawrence of Arabia,” “Dune,” “The Caine Mutiny”)
  • The late William Hartnell (1908-1975) (‘The Doctor’ on the original “Dr. Who,” “Carry On Sergeant”)
  • The late Yvette Mimieux (1942-2022) would have been 81 (“The Time Machine,” “The Black Hole,” “Dark of the Sun”)
  • The late Larry Storch (1923-2022) would have been 100 (“F Troop,” “The Ghost Busters,” “The Great Race”)

Musicians:

  • Fuel’s bassist Jeff Abercrombie is 55
  • Shirley Bassey is 86
  • Kelly is 56
  • The Doors’ Robby Krieger is 77
  • Jenny Lewis is 47
  • Loverboy’s Mike Reno is 68
  • The Whisper’s Marcus Hutson (1943 – 2000)… he would have been 80
  • The late David Bowie (1947 – 2016) … he would have been 76
  • The late, oh-so-great, Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977)…he would have been 88

Plus:

  • Legendary game show host Bob Eubanks is 85 (“The Newlywed Game”)
  • Former New York Yankee Jason Giambi is 52 (A 5-time MLB All-Star, he was named American League MVP in 2000 while playing for the Oakland Athletics; played for the New York Yankees from 2002 to 2008) (FAST FACTS: Achievements aside, Giambi owned up and has apologized repeatedly for taking PEDs during the BALCO scandal)
  • Celebrity kid (and sort of reality TV star) Gia Giudice is 22 (“Real Housewives of New Jersey”)
  • Model Allison Harvard is 35 (She finished 2nd on 12th cycle of “America’s Next Top Model,” and is known for her larger than life eyes)
  • Fashion Designer Carolina Herrera is 84 (Venezuelan fashion designer and entrepreneur who founded her eponymous label in 1980. She has dressed celebrities such as Michelle Obama and Jacqueline Onassis.)
  • Designer Otis James is 39 (He makes handmade and custom neckties and bow ties located in Nashville, Tennessee.)
  • CBS commentator Charles Osgood is 90 (He began hosting CBS’s “Sunday Morning News” in 1994)
  • Celeb kidlet Zahara Jolie-Pitt is 18 (The adopted daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, her biological parents died of AIDS.)
  • North Korea’s diminutive dictator Kim Jong-un is 40 (according to Wiki, Yahoo! says he’s 36)
  • The late comedian Graham Chapman (1941-1989)… he would have been 82 (one of the six members of Monty Python)
  • The late physicist Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018)…he would have been 81 (FAST FACT: His 1988 book, “A Brief History of Time,” was on the “British Sunday Times” best-sellers list for record-breaking 237 weeks)
  • The late burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee (1911 – 1970) (FAST FACT: The musical “Gypsy” is based on her 1957 memoir)
  • The late funnyman Soupy Sales (1926-2009)… he would have been 97 (FAST FACT: trademarked his pie-in-the-face routine while hosting a children’s show “Lunch with Soupy Sales”)

January 9th

Actors:

  • Nina Dobrev is 34 (“Vampire Diaries,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflowers” “The Final Girls”) (FAST FACT: She was born in Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Kerris Dorsey is 25 (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Moneyball,” “Walk the Line”)
  • Oana Gregory is 27 (“Olivia,” “Crash & Bersntein”)
  • Omari Hardwick is 49 (“Saved,” “Dark Blue,” “Miracle at St. Anna”)
  • Lauryn McClain is 26 (“Daddy’s Little Girls,” “House of Payne,” “The Gospel”)
  • Nicola Peltz is 28 (“The Last Airbender,” “Twilight Saga,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction”)
  • JK Simmons is 68 (“Law & Order,” “Spider-Man,” “Oz,” “Thank You for Smoking,” “Juno”) (FAST FACT: He has also appeared in a series of television commercials for Farmers Insurance)
  • Imelda Staunton is 67 (“Harry Potter,” “Sense and Sensibility”)
  • The late Bob Denver (1935 – 2005)…he would have been 88 (“The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” “Gilligan’s Island”)

Musicians:

  • Joan Baez is 82
  • Fuel’s Carl Bell is 56
  • Hayes Carll is 47
  • Hole’s Eric Erlandson is 60
  • Crystal Gayle is 72
  • Ghost Town’s Kevin Ghost is 33
  • The New York Dolls’ David Johansen is 73
  • Smashmouth frontman Steve Harwell is 56
  • Dave Matthews is 56
  • Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean is 45
  • Jimmy Page is 79
  • Sean Paul is 50
  • The late MF Doom (born Daniel Dumile) (1971 – 2021)...he would have been 52

Plus:

  • Former NFLer (and current wide receiver for the Monterrey Fundidores) Chad Johnson is 45 (also known as Chad Ochocinco)
  • Music producer – and Beyoncé’s dad – Mathew Knowles is 71
  • Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is 41
  • The late President Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

January 10th

 Actors:

  • Jemaine Clement is 49 (“Flight of the Conchords,” “Tongan Ninja” “Despicable Me”)
  • Alex Meraz is 38 (“Big Thunder,” “The Bronx Bull,” “Twilight Film Series”)
  • Sarah Shahi is 43 (“Old School,” “Fairly Legal,” “Person Of Interest”)
  • The late Ray Bolger (“Great Seigfeld,” The Scarecrow on “The Wizard of Oz”) (1904 – 1987)
  • The late Sal Mineo (“Rebel Without a Cause” “Exodus”) (1939 - 1976)…he would have been 84

Musicians:

  • Pat Benatar is 70
  • Shawn Colvin is 67
  • Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen is 75
  • Crown the Empire’s Brandon Hoover is 30
  • Shinedown’s Brent Smith is 45
  • Daddy Mack (aka Kris Kross’ Chris Smith) is 44
  • Rod Stewart is 78
  • Arrested Development’s Aerle Taree is 50
  • The late Jim Croce (1943 – 1973)… he would have been 80
  • The late Johnnie Ray (1927 - 1990)…he would have been 96

Plus:

  • Boxer/author/pitchman George Foreman is 74 (FAST FACT: A two-time heavyweight boxing champion; he racked up 76 wins, 68 by knockouts. He later became owner and spokesman for popular line of cooking grills. Foreman has 12 children: five sons and seven daughters. ALL five sons are George Jr.)
  • Screenwriter/animator Butch Hartman is 58 (created “The Fairly Odd Parents”)
  • Film Producer Cash Warren is 44 (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Jessica Alba since 2008)
  • Entrepreneur Roy E. Disney (The nephew of Walt Disney and senior executive at the Walt Disney Company for many years) (1930 - 2009)…he would have been 93
  • Baseball player Willie McCovey (1938 - 2018)…he would have been 85 (FAST FACT: MLB Hall of Famer who hit 521 career home runs and was named to 6 All-Star teams and won the National League home run title 3 times.)

January 11th

Actors:

  • Kim Coles is 61 (“Living Single,” “Six Feet Under,” “Pay It Off,” “Celebrity Mole”)
  • Aja Naomi King is 38 (“Person of Interest,” “Blue Bloods,” “Deadbeat,” “How to Get Away with Murder”)
  • Phyllis Logan is 67 (“Lovejoy,” "Downton Abbey")
  • Amanda Peet is 51 (“Animal Room,” “Jack and Jill,” “The Whole Nine Yards,” “Togetherness”)
  • The late Felix Silla (1937 – 2021) … he would have been is 86 (Cousin Itt on “The Addams Family,” “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”)
  • The late Rod Taylor (1930 – 2015)…he would have been 93 (“The Time Machine,” “The Birds,” “Inglourious Basterds”)

Musicians:

  • Mary J. Blige is 52
  • Bones is 29 (born Elmo Kennedy O'Connor)
  • No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont is 55
  • Newton Faulkner is 38 (born Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner)
  • Jamelia is 42
  • Robert Earl Keen is 67
  • Lunchmoney Lewis is 35 (His given name, Gamal Lewis)
  • Brianna Perry/ aka Lil' Brianna is 31
  • The Bangles’ guitarist Vicki Peterson is 65
  • The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands is 52
  • Cody Simpson is 26
  • Lil Twist is 30 (born Christopher Lynn Moore)
  • The late Naomi Judd (1946 – 2022) would have been 77
  • The late Clarence Clemons (1942 – 2011)…he would have been 81
  • The late Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell (of Brownstone) (1969 – 2015)…she would have been 54 (Maxee died in a freak accident due to a fall and a wine glass)

Plus:

  • Reality star Yolanda Hadid is 59 (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Making A Model”) (FAST FACT: In the advent of her split from husband, David Foster, she dropped his name in favor of her first husband, Mohammed Hadid. She shares model daughters Bella and Gigi Hadid as well as a son with Mohammed – she never had children with Foster.)
  • Reality star Kyle Richards is 54 (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”)
  • TV & film director Joel Zwick is 81 (“Perfect Strangers,” “Full House,” “Family Matters,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” “Second Sight,” “Fat Albert")
  • The late NBA star Darryl Dawkins (1957 – 2015)…he would have been 66 (Nicknamed Chocolate Thunder, he was known for his backboard-shattering dunks, as one of the NBA's first highlight-reel dunkers; played mostly for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets in a career that spanned from 1975 to 1989.) (FAST FACT: He played professional basketball in Italy and for the Harlem Globetrotters after ending his NBA career in 1989)
  • The late Founding Father and President Alexander Hamilton (1757 – 1804) (First Secretary of the Treasury, and aide to George Washington who was famously killed in a duel to the death by Vice President Aaron Burr. He was an active participant in the Philadelphia Convention, which produced the constitution, and he wrote 51 of the 85 installments of the Federalist Papers, which supported the new Constitution.)
  • The late civil rights leader Alice Paul (1885 – 1977) (A leader of the campaign for Women's Suffrage during the early 20th Her work directly lead to the passing of 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.)

January 13th

Actors:

  • Traci Bingham is 55 (“Baywatch,” “Gimme My Reality Show!”)
  • Orlando Bloom is 46 (“Lord of the Rings” series, “Pirates of the Caribbean” series) (FAST FACTS: He was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2009, he shares a son with ex-wife Miranda Kerr and a daughter with his fiancée, Katy Perry)
  • Keith Coogan is 53 (“Adventures in Babysitting”)
  • Patrick Dempsey is 57 (“Sweet Home Alabama,” “Made of Honor,” “Enchanted,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) (FAST FACT: He was diagnosed with Dyslexia at age 12, so he had to memorize all his lines for auditions and during high school he tied for second in a national juggling championship.)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 62 (“Saturday Night Live,” “Seinfeld,” “Veep”)
  • Nicole Eggert is 51 (“Charles in Charge,” “Baywatch”)
  • Liam Hemsworth is 33 (“Hunger Games” film series,” “The Elephant Princess,” “Independence Day: Resurgence”) (This is the Hemsworth brother formerly married to Miley Cyrus, in case you’re confused)
  • Penelope Ann Miller is 59 (“Adventures in Babysitting,” “ Big Top Pee-wee,” “Awakenings, “The Freshman”)
  • Ross McCall is 47 (Band of Brothers,” “Green Street Hooligans,” “Autopsy”)
  • Richard Moll is 80 (“Night Court”)
  • Jill Wagner is 44 (“Teen Wolf,” “Blade: The Series,” “Wipeout”)
  • The late Charles Nelson Reilly (1931 – 2007)…he would have been 92 (“The Steve Lawrence Show,” “The Dean Martin Show,” “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir)
  • The late Robert Stack (1919 – 2003) (Eliot Ness in “The Untouchables,” “To Be or Not to Be,” “Unsolved Mysteries”)
  • The late Gwen Verdon (1925 – 2000)…she would have been 98 (“Damn Yankees,” “Marvin's Room,” “Cocoon”) (Having originated many roles in musicals she is also strongly identified with her second husband, director/choreographer Bob Fosse)

Musicians:

  • Trace Adkins is 61
  • Bullet For My Valentine bassist Jason James is 42
  • Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is 69
  • Madness frontman Suggs is 63 (born Graham McPherson)

Plus:

  • Reality star William Hung (One of our favorite failed “American Idol” contestants) is 40
  • Pro golfer Mark O'Meara is 66
  • Screenwriter/producer/director/goddess Shonda Rhimes is 53 (“Grey's Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Scandal,” “How To Get Away With Murder”) (FAST FACT: She received the Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship Award from USC's Film School for being at the top of her class and she wrote the screenplay for the 2002 Britney Spears film, “Crossroads”)
  • TV personality and weather babe Ginger Zee is 42 (her birth name is Ginger Renee Zuidgeest)
  • The late Fred White (1955 – 2023)…he would have been 68 (Earth, Wind and Fire drummer)
  • The late gossip columnist Army Archerd (1922 – 2009)
  • The late TV executive Brandon Tartikoff (1949 – 1997)…he would have been 74 (A television executive who was credited with turning around NBC's low prime time reputation with such hit series as “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “Law & Order,” “ALF,” “Family Ties,” “The Cosby Show,” “Cheers,” “Wings,” “Seinfeld,” “Miami Vice,” “The Golden Girls,” “Knight Rider,” “The A-Team,” “Saved by the Bell,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Night Court,” “Hunter,” “Highway to Heaven,” “Matlock,” “Remington Steele,” “A Different World,” “227,” and “Empty Nest.”
  • The late comedian Rip Taylor (1931 – 2019)...he would have been 92

January 14th

Actors:

  • Mark Addy is 59 (“The Thin Blue Line,” “Still Standing,” “Game of Thrones”)
  • Jason Bateman is 54 (“Silver Spoons,” “The Hogan Family,” “Arrested Development,” “Horrible Bosses”)
  • Kuno Becker is 45 (“Dallas,” “Goal!”) (FAST FACT: He also dubbed the voice of Lighting McQueen in the Spanish version of “Cars”)
  • Faye Dunaway is 82 (“Bonnie and Clyde,” “Chinatown,” “Gia,” “The Rules of Attraction”)
  • Kevin Durand is 49 (“Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster,” “Robin Hood,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Dark Angel”)
  • Zach Gilford is 41 (“Friday Night Lights” (TV), “The River Why”)
  • Kerri Green is 56 (“The Goonies, “Mad About You”)
  • Grant Gustin is 33 (“Glee,” “The Flash,” “Affluenza”)
  • R Brandon Johnson is 49 (“One Life to Live,” “Shake It Up”)
  • Jemma Redgrave is 58 (“Bramwell,” “Dr. Who,” “Howards End”)
  • James Scott is 44 (“Days of Our Lives,” “All My Children”)
  • Holland Taylor is 80 (“Bosom Buddies,” “Private Practice,” “Two and a Half Men”) (FAST FACT: She’s been dating Sarah Paulson since 2015)
  • Matthew Timmons is 30 (“The Suite Life on Deck,” “Trade,” “Youngsville”)
  • Emily Watson is 56 (“Breaking the Waves,” “War Horse”)
  • Carl Weathers is 75 (“Happy Gilmore,” “Little Nicky,” “Rocky”)
  • The late Richard Briers (1934 – 2013) …he would have been 89 (“Doctor Who,” “Marriage Lines,” “The Good Life”)
  • The late Guy Williams (1924 - 1989) - he would have been 99 (“Captain Sinbad,” “Lost in Space,” “Zorro”)

Musicians:

  • T-Bone Burnett is 75 (Born Joseph Henry Burnett III, ‘T-Bone’ is a celebrated musician in his own right, he’s also one of the industry’s most sought after producers. He won GRAMMYs for the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack and for his work with Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his songwriting contribution to the film, “Cold Mountain,” and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind" from “Crazy Heart.” He also oversaw the music for the films, “Walk the Line,” “The Big Lebowski,” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
  • Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl is 54
  • Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill is 41 (He’s been married to Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge since 2011)
  • LL Cool J is 55 (born James Todd Smith)
  • Jack Jones is 85
  • Slick Rick is 58 (his given name, Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters)
  • The Saturdays’ Frankie Sandford is 34
  • Madness’ Chas Smith/Smash (he’s gone by both) is 64 (real name Carl Smyth)
  • Queensryche’s Geoff Tate is 64
  • Zakk Wylde is 56

Plus:

  • “Mayflower Madam” Sydney Biddle Barrows is 71 (Introduced to the world of high-class prostitution, she started her own escort service, which existed in New York City from 1979 to 1984. Some of its clients included industrialists, high-powered business executives and lawyers, foreign diplomats and Arabian oil sheiks. It was game over in October 1984 when her company was shut down – and she was charged with promoting prostitution. The name "Mayflower Madam" was coined by a New York Post reporter, who broke the story of her connections to the Mayflower. She later published the best-selling 1986 autobiography, “Mayflower Madam: The Secret Life of Sydney Biddle Barrows.”)
  • Reality TV star Evelyn Braxton is 75 (“Braxton Family Values”)
  • Gymnast and parkour champ Kacy Catanzaro is 33 (FAST FACT: First female to qualify for the finals of the obstacle course television show “American Ninja Warrior”)
  • Director Lawrence Kasdan is 74 (Best known as co-writer of the films “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” he’s been nominated for three Oscars: twice for Best Original Screenplay for “The Big Chill” and once for “Grand Canyon”)
  • TV Producer Dan Schneider is 57 (FAST FACTS: First known to most of us as a castmember on “Head of the Class” he’s since become a Nickelodeon powerhouse – the force behind huge shows including “All That,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101,” “iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Sam & Cat”)
  • Journalist Shepard Smith is 59 (Host of “Shepard Smith Reporting” on Fox News as well as the managing editor of Fox News Channel's Breaking News Division for years, he abruptly left the network in October 2019. He has yet to turn up anywhere else.)
  • Director Steven Soderbergh is 60 (“Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “Out of Sight,” “Erin Brockovic,” “Traffic,” “Ocean's” trilogy, “Contagion,” “Magic Mike,” “Logan Lucky”)
  • The late General Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) (He rose to infamy during the American Revolutionary War when he betrayed his countrymen by leading the British army in battle against the men whom he once commanded. The name "Benedict Arnold" has since become a byword in the United States for treason or betrayal.)
  • The late TV game show producer Mark Goodson (1915-1992) (Along with his partner, Bill Todman,” Goodson produced some of the longest-running game shows in history, including: “The Price Is Right,” “Family Feud,” “Match Game,” “Password,” “Beat the Clock,” “To Tell the Truth,” “I've Got a Secret,” “What's My Line?,” “Card Sharks,” and “Tattletales”)
  • The late Emily Hahn (1905 – 1997) (FAST FACT: A journalist and author who was labeled a forgotten literary treasure by “The New Yorker.” She authored 54 books and more than 200 articles and short stories. In the 20th century, her novels played a significant role in opening up Asia and Africa to the west.)
  • The late film director Hal Roach (1892-1992) (FAST FACT: He is best known for producing the “Laurel and Hardy” and “Our Gang” comedy series)
  • The late Andy Rooney (1919 - 2011) (FAST FACT: A television personality and writer best remembered for his CBS’s segment “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney” on 60 Minutes.)
  • The late humanitarian Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965) (FAST FACT: He won the Noble Peace Prize for his “Reverence for Life” philosophy)


January 15th

Actors:

  • Eddie Cahill is 45 (“Friends,” “Haunted,” “Miracle,” “CSI: NY”)
  • Dove Cameron is 27 (“Bits and Pieces,” “Cloud 9,” “Liv & Maddie”)
  • Regina King is 52 (“227,” “Jerry Maguire,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Boondocks,” “American Crime,” “The Leftovers,” “If Beale Street Could Talk”)
  • Chad Lowe is 55 (“ER” series, “Life Goes On,” “Melrose Place,” “Pretty Little Liars”)
  • Andrea Martin is 76 (“Angry Inch,” “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”)
  • Dorian Missick is 47 (“Six Degrees,” “Southland”)
  • James Nesbitt is 58 (“Cold Feet,” “Murphy’s Law”)
  • Michael Seater is 36 (“18 to Life,” “Life With Derek”)
  • Jessy Schram is 37 (“Life,” “Veronica Mars,” “Falling Skies,” “Once Upon A Time”)
  • Chris Warren Jr. is 33 (“Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “High School Musical” film series, “The Squeakquel)
  • The late Lloyd Bridges (1913-1998) (“The Blue and the Gray,” “Roots,” “How the West Was Won,” High Noon,” “Airplane!”)

Musicians:

  • Howie Day is 42
  • Young Dro is 44 (born D'Juan Montrel Hart)
  • DJ Flux Pavilion is 34 (FAST FACTS: Born Joshua Steele, he’s the co-founder of Circus Records)
  • Pitbull is 42 (His given name, Armando Christian Pérez)
  • DJ Skrillex is 35 (born Sonny John Moore)
  • The late Captain Beefheart (1941–2010)…he would have been 82
  • The late Ronnie Van Zant (1948-1977) …he would have been 75

Plus:

  • Former New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is 44 (FAST FACT: Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2006 and led the team to victory in Super Bowl XLIV. In 2010, President Barack Obama named him the co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.)
  • Legendary boxer Bernard Hopkins is 58 (FAST FACT: Best known as “The Executioner,” he became the oldest man to win a boxing world title in 2011 at the age of 46.)
  • WWE Business executive Shane McMahon is 53 (FAST FACT: Son of longtime WWE, wrestling announcer Vince McMahon, Shane also won a European Championship and Hardcore Championship during his fighting career for WWE)
  • Fashion Designer Rachel Roy is 49
  • Actor-turned-director Mario Van Peebles is 66 (“All my Children,” “The Cosby Show,” “Damages,”) (FAST FACT: He is the son of the famous filmmaker, Melvin Van Peebles. Mario directed 21 Jump Street in 1989)
  • Celebrity kidlet Chicago West is 5 (mom is Kim Kardashian, dad is Kanye West)
  • The late MLB Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman (1891-1920) (FAST FACT: He was the first player to die from being hit by a pitch. He was killed by a pitch to his head leading to batting helmets and banning of the ‘spitball’ in Major League Baseball.)
  • The late Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) …he would have been 94 (FAST FACT: He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is commemorated for his iconic “I Have A Dream Speech” which he gave in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington.)

January 16th

Actors:

  • Debbie Allen is 73 (“Fame,” “Grey’s Anatomy”)
  • David Chokachi is 55 (“Baywatch" “Witchblade,” “Beyond The Break”)
  • Josie Davis is 50 (“Charles in Charge,” “Perfect Assistant”)
  • Jake Epstein is 36 (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”)
  • Mason Gamble is 37 (“Dennis the Menace,” “Anya’s Bell”)
  • Denis O’Hare is 61 (“Sweet Charity,” “Milk,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “True Blood,” “American Horror Story”)
  • Richard T. Jones is 51 (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” sci-fi series, “Why Did I Get Married?,” “Hawaii Five-0”)
  • The late Ethel Merman (1908 - 1984) ("Anything Goes,” and "There's No Business Like Show Business”) (She was known as "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage”)

Musicians:

  • En Vogue’s Maxine Jones is 61
  • Ronnie Milsap is 80
  • Sade is 64 (born Helen Folasade Adu)
  • The Strokes’ guitarist Nick Valensi is 42
  • Talk Talk’s Paul Webb is 61
  • Eli Young Band guitarist James Young is 43
  • The late Aaliyah (1979 - 2001)…she would have been 44
  • The late Billy Francis (of Hook and The Medicine Show) (1942 – 2010)…he would have been 80

Plus:

  • Director John Carpenter is 75 (“Halloween,” “Escape from New York” and “Starman,” “Assault on Precinct 13,” “The Fog,” “The Thing,” “Christine,” “Big Trouble in Little China”)
  • Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco is 38
  • Race Car Driver AJ Foyt is 88 (FAST FACT: He is the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (which he won four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 of Le Mans.)
  • Author and journalist William Kennedy is 95 (FAST FACT: The “Ironweed” author won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1984)
  • Kids’ entertainer Greg Page is 51 (FAST FACT: He’s the retired member of The Wiggles – he was the yellow one. Shortly after leaving The Wiggles, Page joined the cast of the children's educational television program, “Butterscotch's Playground”)
  • The late celebrity husband (and manager to Celine Dion) Rene Angelil (1942 – 2016) …he would have been 79
  • The late baseball player Dizzy Dean (1910 - 1974) (Known for his brash and colorful personality, Dean was the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in one season. After his playing career, he became a popular television sports commentator. Dean was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. When the Cardinals reopened the team Hall of Fame in 2014, Dean was inducted among the inaugural class.
  • The late scientist Dian Fossey (1932 – 1985) …she would have been 91 (She undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years and is considered an authority on gorillas) (FAST FACTS: Her 1983 book, “Gorillas in the Mist,” combines her scientific study of the mountain gorilla at Karisoke Research Center with her own personal story. It was adapted into a 1988 film starring Sigourney Weaver. Fossey was murdered in 1985; the case remains open)
  • The late Edith Frank (1900 – 1945) (FAST FACT: Holocaust victim and mother of Anne Frank, she died from starvation at the age of 44, ten days before her 45th birthday while being held at Auschwitz concentration camp.)
  • The late industrialist Andre Michelin (1853 – 1931) (He founded the Michelin Tyre Company in 1888 in France, and in 1900, he published the first Michelin Guide. The purpose? To promote tourism by car, which obviously supported his manufacturing operation.)
  • The late filmmaker and activist Susan Sontag (1933-2004)…she would have been 88 (She wrote extensively about photography, culture and media, AIDS and illness, human rights, and communism and leftist ideology. Although her essays and speeches sometimes drew controversy, she has been described as "one of the most influential critics of her generation.) 

January 17th

 Actors:

  • Max Adler is 37 (“Believe Me,” “Switched at Birth,” “Glee”)
  • Naveen Andrews is 54 (“Lost,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”)
  • Jim Carrey is 61 (“Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Bruce Almighty,” “Fun with Dick and Jane,” “Liar Liar,” “Th\e Incredible Burt Wonderstone”)
  • Zooey Deschanel is 43 (“Almost Famous,” “Elf,” “New Girl,” “Yes Man,” “500 Days of Summer”) (FAST FACTS: She’s also a co-founder of the female-focused website HelloGiggles, which was acquired by “Time” in 2015. She’s also been dating “Property Brothers” star Jonathan Scott since meeting him on “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” in August 2019)
  • James Earl Jones is 92 (voice of Darth Vader, “Field of Dreams,” “The Sandlot,” “Coming to America, “Cry, the Beloved Country,” “A Family Thing,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger”)
  • Diogo Morgado is 42 (“The Bible,” “The Son of God,” “Revenge,” “CSI: Cyber”)
  • Caitlin Sanchez is 27 (“Dora the Explorer” television series, “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit,” “Phoebe in Wonderland”)
  • Leigh Whannell is 46 (“Dead Silence,” “Insidious,” “Saw”)
  • The late Shari Lewis (1933 – 1998) …she would have been 90 (“The Banana Splits Adventure Hour,” “The Charlie Horse Music Pizza,” “Love, American Style”)
  • The late Andy Kaufman (1949 – 1984) …he would have been 74 (“Taxi”)
  • The late Eartha Kitt (1927 – 2008) …she would have been 96 (“Emperor’s New Groove,” “Holes,” “Santa, Baby”)
  • The late Betty White (1922 – 2021)…she would have been 101 (“The Golden Girls,” “The Proposal,” “Hot in Cleveland”)

Musicians:

  • Steve Earle is 68
  • Gamma Ray guitarist Kai Hansen is 60
  • DJ Calvin Harris is 39
  • The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs is 64
  • Ray J is 42 (given name William Ray Norwood Jr.)
  • Lil Jon is 52 (born Jonathan Smith)
  • Shabba Ranks is 57 (born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon)
  • Kid Rock is 52 (aka Robert James Ritchie)
  • Midnight Red’s Colton Rudloff is 34
  • DJ Tiesto is 54 (born Tijs Michiel Verwest)
  • Jack Vidgen is 26
  • Paul Young is 67

Plus:

  • “Dancing with the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovsky is 43 (He and wife Peta Murgatroyd welcomed their first child together – a son – January 2017.)
  • Celebrity offspring Connor Cruise is 28 (A devout Scientologist, he’s the adopted son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Since the couple’s divorce, it’s widely believed that he and sister Isabella have “disconnected” from Nicole as she is not “of their faith.” In November 2018, Nicole essentially admitted it was true, but said she remains open to them.)
  • Former MLB player Chili Davis is 63 (FAST FACT: A three-time MLB All-Star who hit 350 home runs and played three World Series, he’s now currently the hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox)
  • Comedian and talk show host (and sometime actor) Steve Harvey is 66
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama is 59
  • Talk show host Maury Povich is 84
  • The late boxing legend Muhammad Ali (FAST FACT: He’s the only three-time world heavyweight boxing champ. As a Muslim, Ali was initially affiliated with the Nation of Islam (NOI) and advocated their black separatist ideology. He later disavowed the NOI, adhering initially to Sunni Islam and later to Sufism, and supporting racial integration, like his former mentor Malcolm X.) (1942 – 2016) …he would have been 81
  • The late hairstylist Vidal Sassoon (He is credited with creating a simple geometric, "Bauhaus-inspired" hair style, also called the wedge bob.) (1928 – 2012)…he would have been 95
  • The late baseball player and manager Don Zimmer (Zimmer was involved in professional baseball from 1949 until his death, a span of 65 years. But an injury he suffered also changed the game in a fundamental way. During a minor league game in July 1953, Zimmer was struck by a pitch. He lost consciousness and ultimately suffered a serious brain injury. In fact, he woke up two weeks later, thinking that it was the day after the game where the incident took place. This led to Major League Baseball adopting batting helmets as a safety measure to be used by players when at-bat.) (1931 -2014) …he would have been 91
  • The late crime boss Al Capone (FAST FACTS: His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old. After Capone was released from prison, he was referred to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for the treatment of paresis (caused by late-stage syphilis). Hopkins refused to admit him based solely on his reputation, but Union Memorial Hospital accepted him. Capone was grateful for the compassionate care that he received and donated two Japanese weeping cherry trees to Union Memorial Hospital in 1939) (1899 – 1947)
  • The late Founding Father Benjamin Franklin (Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. (1706 – 1790)

January 18th

Actors:

  • Alison Arngrim is 61 (“Little House on the Prairie”)
  • Karan Brar is 24 (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie series, “Good Luck Charlie,” “Jessie”)
  • Kevin Costner is 68 (“The Untouchables,” “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” “Dances with Wolves,” “Wyatt Earp,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “The Bodyguard,” “Waterworld,” “Hatfields & McCoys,” “Molly’s Game”)
  • Claire Engler is 22 (“A.N.T. Farm” television series, “The Smart One”)
  • Sarah Gilman is 27 (“I Didn’t Do It,” “Kroll Show,” “Last Man Standing”)
  • Zane Holtz is 36 (“7 Minutes,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Grace Unplugged”)
  • Jesse L. Martin is 54 (“Rent,” “Law & Order,” “The Flash”)
  • Ashleigh Murray is 35 (“Riverdale”)
  • Maulik Pancholy is 49 (“30 Rock,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “Weeds”)
  • Mark Rylance is 63 (“Bridge of Spies,” “The Other Boleyn Girl”)
  • Jason Segel is 43 (“Freaks & Geeks,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Five-Year Engagement,” “Sex Tape”)
  • Becca Tobin is 37 (“Drop Dead Diva,” “Glee,” “Mystery Girls”)
  • Mateus Ward is 24 (“Hostages,” “Lab Rats,” “Weeds”)
  • Morgan York is 30 (“Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Hanna Montana,” “The Pacifier”)
  • Zeeko Zaki is 33 (“FBI,” “24: Legacy”)
  • The late Cary Grant (1904 - 1986) (“Charade,” “Father Goose,” “Walk Don’t Run”)
  • The late Danny Kaye (1911 - 1987) (“White Christmas,” “The Kid From Brooklyn,” “The Madwoman of Chailot,” “On the Double”) (FAST FACT: He was the first ambassador-at-large of UNICEF in 1954 and received the French Legion of Honour in 1986 for his years of work with the organization.)
  • The late Oliver Hardy (1892 - 1957) (“The Fighting Kentuckian,” “Utopia,” “Riding High”) (As half of Laurel and Hardy, he appeared with his comedy partner Stan Laurel in 107 short films, feature films, and cameo roles. Their classic double act, which began in the era of silent films, lasted 25 years, from 1927 to 1951.)

Musicians:

  • The Used’s Quinn Allman is 41
  • Christian Burns of BBMak is 49
  • Mark Collie is 67
  • DJ Quik is 53 (born as David Marvin Blake)
  • Korn’s Jonathan Davis is 52
  • Estelle is 43
  • Bobby Goldsboro is 82
  • Jason Gray is 51
  • Samantha Mumba is 40
  • Joanna Newsom is 41
  • The late David Ruffin (1941 - 1991) …he would have been 82

Plus:

  • Comedian Dave Attell (“Insomniac”) is 58
  • The late electrical engineer Ray Dolby (1933 – 2013) …he would have been 90 (FAST FACT: inventor of the Dolby sound system)
  • The late author A. A. Milne (“Winnie-the-Pooh”) (1882 - 1956) (FAST FACT: Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work.)
  • The late Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856 - 1931) (FAST FACT: An African American, at the time that he graduated from medical school, black doctors were not allowed to work in Chicago hospitals. As a result, in 1891, he founded Chicago’s Provident Hospital and training school for nurses in the Windy City – it was the first non-segregated hospital in the United States. The son of a the son of a black barber and a Scots-Irish woman, he also performed the first pericardium surgery to repair a wound in 1893.)

January 19th

Actors:

  • Desi Arnaz Jr. is 70 (“I Love Lucy,” “Here’s Lucy,” “The Mambo Kings”)
  • Denise Boutte is 41 (“Meet the Browns,” “Why Did I Get Married,” “Extreme Movie”)
  • Michael Crawford is 81 (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Flowers for Algernon,” “The Wizard of Oz”)
  • Drea de Matteo is 51 (“The Sopranos,” “Joey,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Shades of Blue”)
  • Shelley Fabares is 79 (“The Donna Reed Show,” “Coach”)
  • Tippi Hedren is 93 (“The Birds,” “Marnie,” “The Ghost and the Whale,” “I Heart Huckabees”) (FAST FACT: She’s Melanie Griffith’s mom)
  • Lidya Jewett is 16 (“Hidden Figures”)
  • Logan Lerman is 31 (“The Butterfly Effect,” “The Number 23, “Fury,” “The 3:10 to Yuma,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “Percy Jackson” films)
  • Katey Sagal is 69 (“.. With Children,” “That 70s Show,” “Sons of Anarchy”)
  • Jodie Sweetin is 41 (“Full House,” “Singled Out”)
  • Elizabeth Tulloch is 42 (“R2D2: Beneath the Dome,” “Grimm,” “Superman & Lois”) (FAST FACT: For many years, she went by her nickname, ‘Bitsie,’ until 2017…when she married her “Grimm” co-star David Giuntoli. They’ve since welcome their first child, a daughter they welcomed in 2019).
  • Shawn Wayans is 52 (“In Living Color,” “Wayans Bros.,” “Scary Movie” franchise, “White Chicks,” “Little Man”)
  • Shaunette Renee Wilson is 33 (“The Resident”)
  • The late Jean Stapleton (1923 – 2013) …she would have been 100 (“American Gothic,” “All In The Family”)

Musicians:

  • America’s Dewey Bunnell is 71
  • Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane is 55
  • The Motels’ Martha Davis is 72
  • Lil Scrappy is 39 (born Darryl Kevin Richardson)
  • Dolly Parton is 77
  • Marcy Playground singer/guitarist John Wozniak is 52
  • The late Phil Everly (1939 – 2014)…he would have been 84
  • The late Janis Joplin (1943 – 1970)…she would have been 80
  • The late Mac Miller (1992 – 2018)…he would have been 31 (his given name Malcolm James McCormick)
  • The late Robert Palmer (1949 – 2003)…he would have been 74

Plus:

  • Reality TV star Alexis Bellino is 46 (“Real Housewives of Orange County”)
  • Comedian Frank Caliendo is 49 (“Frank TV,” “Mad TV”)
  • TV Chef and lover of all things butter Paula Deen is 76 (FAST FACT: She got her start when she left her job as a bank teller and, with only $200 in her pocket, moved to Georgia to start a catering service)
  • Tennis champ Stefan Edberg is 57 (A major proponent of the serve-and-volley style of tennis, he won six Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam men's doubles titles between 1985 and 1996. He also won the Masters Grand Prix and was a part of the Swedish Davis Cup-winning-team four times)
  • Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson is 31 (She won the 2008 Olympic gold medal for the women's balance beam and became the 2007 World Champion on floor exercise. She also won season eight of Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and three years later, she finished second place in the Dancing with the Stars All-Star edition.)
  • Director Richard Lester is 91 (“A Hard Day’s Night”)
  • Comedian Paul Rodriguez is 68
  • The late Paul Cezanne (1839 – 1906) (Post-Impressionist painter whose best-known works included "The Card Players" and "The Bathers." His work formed the bridge between Impressionism and Cubism)
  • The late General Robert E. Lee (1807 – 1870) (President Lincoln had offered him command of a Union Army, but he decided to follow his home state into secession despite his belief that the union should remain intact. Lee commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War – and ultimately surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865)
  • The late poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) (He is most famous for his works "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and other pieces of Gothic fiction. His timeless poems include "Lenore," The Raven," and "Annabel Lee.")
  • The late linebacker Junior Seau (1969 – 2012)…he would have been 52 (A 12-time Pro Bowl selection, and one of the most celebrated players in San Diego Chargers history. He spent his last seven NFL seasons with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots and retired with 1,849 career tackles.)

January 20th

Actors:

  • Stacey Dash is 56 (“The Cosby Show,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” "Clueless")
  • James Denton is 60 (“Desperate Housewives,” “Threat Matrix,” “Devious Maids,” “Good Witch”)
  • Lorenzo Lamas is 65 (“Grease,” “Falcon Crest,” “Renegade,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married five times…and is prepping for his sixth wedding this year)
  • Evan Peters is 36 (“Clipping Adam,” “American Horror Story” series)
  • Skeet Ulrich is 53 (“The Craft,” “Scream,” “Jericho,” “Miracles,” “Law & Order: LA”)
  • Rainn Wilson is 57 (“Six Feet Under,” “Transformers,” “The Office,” “Backstrom”)
  • The late George Burns (1896 – 1996) (“George Burns & Gracie Allen Show,” “The Sunshine Boys,” “Oh God!”)
  • The late DeForest Kelly (1920 – 1999) (“Star Trek’s” Dr. McCoy, “Fear in the Night,” “Variety Girl”)
  • The late Arte Johnson (1929 – 2019)....he would have been 94 (“Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In,” “Love At First Bite,” “Cannonball Run II”)
  • The late Patricia Neal (1926 – 2010)…she would have been 97 (Best known for her film roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in 1951’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” other heralded roles included “Breakfast at Tiffany,” and “Hud,” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also played Olivia Walton in the 1971 made-for-television film “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story”)

 

Musicians:

  • Joey Bada$$ is 28 (born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott)
  • Take That’s Gary Barlow is 52
  • Linkin Park’s Rob Bourdon is 44
  • Brantley Gilbert is 38
  • Poco drummer George Grantham is 76
  • Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill is 72
  • Greg K., bassist of The Offspring is 58
  • Edwin McCain is 53
  • Bonnie McKee is 39
  • John Michael Montgomery is 58
  • Tame Impala singer Kevin Parker is 37
  • KISS’ Paul Stanley is 71 (his given name, Stanley Bert Eisen)
  • Eric Stewart (10cc, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) is 78
  • The Roots’ Questlove is 52 (aka Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
  • Bullet for My Valentine’s Matthew Tuck is 43
  • Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson is 46
  • The late Lead Belly (1888 – 1949) (Born Huddie William Ledbetter, his virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar was unmatched – and he was the first American country blues musician to achieve success in Europe.)

 

Plus:

  • Astronaut Ed "Buzz" Aldrin is 93 (The second person to ever walk on the moon, Aldrin was the pilot of NASA's Apollo 11 mission. He was selected in the third group of astronauts in 1963 and retired in 1971)
  • Former Presidential Counselor Kellyanne Conwayis 56
  • Reality TV Star Joseph Duggar is 28 (“19 Kids and Counting”)
  • Director David Lynch is 77 (“Blue Velvet,” “Twin Peaks,” “Eraserhead”) (FAST FACT: He’s a huge proponent of transcendental meditation – and created his foundation, in part, to bring the practice to schools.)
  • TV personality and comedian Bill Maher is 67
  • TV personality Melissa Rivers is 55
  • The late movie producer/director Federico Fellini (1920 – 1993) (“La Dolce Vita” – he also became the first person to win four Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film for “La Strada,” “Nights of Cabiria,” “8 1/2,” and “Amarcord”)
  • The late tycoon Aristotle Onassis (1906 – 1975) (Greek Argentine shipping tycoon who ended his relationship with Maria Callas to marry Jacqueline Kennedy in October 1968 – after a financial marital contract was brokered. What was the deal? He offered Jackie $ 3 million to replace her Kennedy trust fund, which she would lose because she was remarrying. After Onassis' death, she would receive a settlement of $ 26 million; plus $150,000 each year for the rest of her life. The contract was approved by the Kennedy family as well.)

January 21st

Actors:

  • Robby Benson is 67 (“One On One,” “Ice Castles,” “Die Laughing,” “Tribute,” “Running Brave,” “Beauty and the Beast”) (FAST FACT: Once leaving the world of acting, he began directing and became an educator, taking on the ‘role’ of professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, the University of Utah and the University of South Carolina and Indiana University.)
  • Jackson Brundage is 22 (“One Tree Hill”)
  • Geena Davis is 67 (“The Fly,” “Beetlejuice,” “Thelma & Louise,” “A League of Their Own,” “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” “Stuart Little,” “The Accidental Tourist,” “The Exorcist”)
  • Jill Eikenberry is 76 (“L.A. Law,” “Hide In Plain Sight,” “Arthur”)
  • Luke Grimes is 39 (TV’s “Yellowstone,” film’s “Fifty Shades of Grey”)
  • Charlotte Ross is 55 (“Days of Our Lives,” “NYPD Blue,” “Hit The Floor,” “Arrow”)
  • Booboo Stewart is 29 (“Twilight Saga,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”)
  • Jerry Trainor is 46 (“Drake and Josh,” “iCarly”)
  • The late Telly Savalas (1922 – 1994) (“Kelly’s Heroes,” “Birdman of Alcatraz,” “Kojak”)
  • The late Anne Wedgeworth (1934 – 2017)…she would have been 89 (“Three’s Company,” "Evening Shade," “Steel Magnolias”)

Musicians:

  • Berlin’s Rob Brill is 67
  • The Spice Girls’ Emma Bunton is 47
  • Placido Domingo is 82 (In 2019, eight singers and a dancer came forward to accuse Domingo of sexual harassment dating back 30 years. Since then, he has left the Met and seen a number of scheduled performances canceled. Something Andrea Bocelli has called “absurd.” For his part, Domingo has denied any wrongdoing.)
  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jimmy Ibbotson is 76
  • Incubus DJ Chris Kilmore is 50
  • Levirt of B-Rock and the Bizz is 53
  • Drew Hill’s Nokio the N-Tity is 44 (birth name: Tamir Mateen Raheem Hameed Ruffin)
  • Billy Ocean is 73
  • Midnight Red’s Eric Secharia is 31
  • Michel Telo is 42
  • The late Mac Davis (1942 – 2020) …he would have been 81

Plus:

  • Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is 83 (Widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, he’s won a total of 18 career major championships, as well as 19 second-place and 9 third-place finishes over a span of 25 years)
  • The late medical marvel Dr. Barney Clark (1921-1983) (The first permanent artificial heart recipient, he survived 112 days with the device)
  • The late fashion designer Christian Dior (1905-1957)
  • The late comedian Benny Hill (1924-1992)…he would have been 99
  • The late Civil War Confederate commander Thomas Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) (Jackson was mistaken for an enemy and shot by his own men as he returned to camp after the Battle of Chancellorsville.)
  • The late DJ Wolfman Jack (1938 - 1995)… he would have been 85 (Born Robert Weston Smith, he was famous for his gravelly voice, that he credited “a couple of shots of whiskey” with assisting.)

January 22nd

 Actors:

  • Katie Barberi is 51 (“Dance with the Devil,” “For Your Love,” “Every Witch Way”)
  • Linda Blair is 64 (“The Exorcist,” “Skins,” “Hitters Anonymous,” “All Is Normal,” “Pit Boss”)
  • Olivia D’Abo is 54 (″The Wonder Years,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”)
  • Sami Gayle is 27 (“Blue Bloods”)
  • Balthazar Getty is 48 (“Lord of the Flies,” “Lost Highway,” “ Charmed,” “Alias,” “Brothers & Sisters”)
  • Tommy Knight is 30 (“Doctors,” “Runaways,” “Stitches”)
  • Diane Lane is 58 (“Jumper,” “Man of Steel,” “Under The Tuscan Sun,” “Every Secret Thing”)
  • Piper Laurie is 91 (“The Dead Girl,” “Bad Blood,” “Hesher”)
  • Christopher Masterson is 43 (“Malcolm in the Middle,” “White Collar,” “Bad Roomies”)
  • Gabriel Macht is 51 (“Love & Other Drugs,” “Breaking at the Edge,” “Suits”)
  • Beverley Mitchell is 42 (“7th Heaven,” “Saw II,” “The Dog Who Saved Easter”)
  • James Murray is 47 (“It’s Alive,” “Chaos,” “Midsomer Murders”)
  • Nick Palatas is 35 (“Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins,” “School of Thrones”)
  • Isabella Palmieri is 26 (“Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “Wrong Cops”)
  • Phoebe Strole is 40 (“Rescue Me,” “Glee”)
  • The late Bill Bixby (1934 - 1993)…he would have been 89 (“The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” “An American Story,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “The Incredible Hulk”)
  • John Hurt (1940 – 2017)…he would have been 83 (“Midnight Express,” “Hellboy,” “V for Vendetta,” “Scandal” “Melancholia”)

 

Musicians:

  • Guns N’ Roses’ Steven Adler is 58
  • Marcus Canty is 32
  • Willa Ford is 42
  • Alabama’s Teddy Gentry is 71
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff is 58 (born Jeffrey Allen Townes)
  • Logic is 33 (aka Robert Bryson Hall II)
  • Orianthi is 38 (FAST FACT: She dated Richie Sambora from 2014-2018, and while they promised new music from RSO, it hasn’t materialized)
  • Exile’s J.P. Pennington is 74
  • Steve Perry is 74
  • Ben Taylor is 46
  • The late Sam Cooke (1931 - 1964) - he would have been 91
  • The late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence (1960 - 1997)…he would have been 63
  • The late Daniel Johnston (1961 – 2019) ...he would have been 62
  • The late XXXTentacion (born Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy) (1998 – 2018) ...he would have been 25 (FAST FACTS: XXXTentacion was fatally shot June 18th, 2018, at the age of 20, in a robbery at a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The attackers fled the scene after stealing a Louis Vuitton bag containing $50 thousand from him. Police later arrested four suspects, who are currently awaiting trial.)


Plus:

  • Celebrity beau and reality TV star Larry Birkhead (former boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith) is 50
  • Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri is 55
  • The late poet Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron has been described as the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics – and likewise the most fashionable poet of the day) (1788 - 1824)
  • The late explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 - 1618)
  • The late celebrity kid Daniel Wayne Smith (son of Anna Nicole and Billy Wayne Smith) (1986 - 2006)… he would have been 37

January 23rd

Actors:

  • Richard Dean Anderson is 73 (“Macgyver,” Stargate SG-1”)
  • Brennan Bailey is 26 (“My Sister’s Keeper”)
  • Ewen Bremner is 51 (“Black Hawk Down,” “Trainspotting”) (That’s according to FamousBirthdays.com)
  • Gil Gerard is 80 (“The Doctors,” “Airport ’77,” “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”)
  • Gail O’ Grady is 60 (“NYPD Blue,” “American Dreams,” “Hellcats,” “Revenge,” “Criminal Minds”)
  • Mariska Hargitay is 59 (“Falcon Crest,” “ER,” “Baywatch,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Wiseguy,” “thirtysomething,” “Law and Order SVU”) (FAST FACTS: She’s been on “SVU” since it’s inception in 1999)
  • Julia Jones is 42 (“Hell Ride,” “The Twilight Saga”)
  • Chita Rivera is 90 (“Sweet Charity,” “Chicago,” “The New Dick Van Dyke Show,” “One Life To Live”) (FAST FACT: She is the first Hispanic woman to receive a Kennedy Center Honors Award. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009)
  • Tiffani Thiessen is 49 (“Saved by the Bell,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Fastlane”) (FAST FACT: She now hosts the Cooking Channel show, “Dinner at Tiffani’s”)
  • The late Rutger Hauer (“Blade Runner,” “The Hitcher, “Escape from Sobibor” (for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor), “Sin City,” “Ladyhawke,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Osterman Weekend,” “Batman Begins,” “The Rite.”) (1944 – 2019)...he would have been 79
  • The late Randolph Scott (1898–1987) (“Ride the High County”) (He appeared in over 100 feature films, mostly Westerns)

 

Musicians:

  • Reggie Calloway is 68
  • UB40’s Earl Falconer is 66
  • KC & The Sunshine Band’s Richard Finch is 69 (FAST FACTS: Back in March 2010, Finch was arrested in Ohio, accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old boy. While he plead not guilty, police stated that during questioning, he admitted to having sexual contact with that teen and other teens aged 13 to 17. Still, he was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison – he was released March 2017)
  • Josh Thompson is 45
  • Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander is 70
  • The late Harley Allen (1956 – 2011) …he would have been 67
  • The late Anita Pointer (1948 – 2022) …she would have been 75

Plus:

  • Princess Caroline of Monaco is 66 (While she is a princess in her native Monaco, she’s also known as Caroline, Princess of Hanover – as she married Germany’s Prince Ernst August of Hanover in 1999)
  • Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger is 72 (He landed an airplane on the Hudson River)
  • The late revolutionary leader John Hancock (1737-1793) (His legendary quote, after signing his name in huge letters on the Declaration of Independence was: “There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!”)
  • The late comedian Ernie Kovacs (1919-1962)
  • The late painter Edouard Manet (1832–1883)
  • The late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart (1915-1985) (His most famous quote on regarding obscenity was: “I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core pornography"], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.”)

January 24th 

Actors:

  • Tatyana Ali is 44 (“The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “Love That Girl!,” “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Mischa Barton is 37 (“The Sixth Sense,” “Pups,” “Lost and Delirious,” “Once and Again,” “The O.C.,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “The Hills: New Beginnings”)
  • Dylan Everett is 28 (“Wingin’ It,” “Degrassi: The Next Generation”)
  • Ed Helms is 49 (“The Office,” “The Hangover”)
  • Nastassja Kinski is 62 (“Cat People,” “Tess,” “American Rhapsody,” “Faraway, So Close!,” “An American Rhapsody”)
  • Matthew Lillard is 53 (“Scream,” “Scooby Doo,” “Serial Mom,” “The Descendants”)
  • Callan McAuliffe is 28 (“I am Number Four,” “The Great Gatsby”)
  • Kristen Schaal is 45 (“Flight of the Concords,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Last Man On Earth”)
  • The late John Belushi (1949-1982)…he would have been 74 (“Saturday Night Live,” “Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Continental Divide,” “Neighbors”) (FAST FACT: No foolin’, he was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 1, 2004)
  • The late Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012) (“McHale's Navy,” “Marty,” “Airwolf”) (FAST FACT: A legendary character, he was also the original voice of Mermaid Man on “SpongeBob SquarePants.” He voiced the role from 1999 until his death in 2012.)
  • The late Sharon Tate (1943…1969)…she would have been 80 (“Valley of the Dolls”) (A rising star in life, her name is tied to one of the most notorious killers in history – as it was August 9th, 1969 that she, along with four others, were murdered by members of the Manson Family in the home she shared with her director husband, Roman Polanski. At the time of her death, she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with the couple's son. Tate's last completed film, “12+1,” was released in 1969 after her death.)

 

Musicians:

  • Sleepy Brown is 53 (given name Patrick Brown)
  • Neil Diamond is 82
  • Beth Hart is 51
  • Squeeze’s Jools Holland is 65
  • Dream Theater’s John Myung (He is widely considered one of the most talented bassists on the planet) is 56
  • Aaron Neville is 82
  • Alonestar’s Jethro Sheeran is 48 (according to FamousBirthdays.com – Yahoo! says he’s 41) (FAST FACT: He’s Ed Sheeran’s cousin)
  • Ray Stevens is 84
  • Matthew Wilder is 70
  • The late Warren Zevon (1947-2003)…he would have been 76

 

Plus:

  • Web Video Star and “Big Brother” contestant Frankie Grande is 40 (He’s also the brother of pop princess Ariana Grande)
  • Reality TV star Kenya Moore is 52 (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”)
  • Web Video Star Johnny Orlando is 20
  • Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton is 55 (At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States. Retton was also the first-ever American woman to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics and was the only one to do so for twenty years.)
  • Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 72
  • Seventh generation Flying Wallenda Nik Wallenda is 44 (A seventh-generation member of The Flying Wallendas family, Nik Wallenda participated in various circus acts as a child. At age 13, he made his professional tightrope walking debut.)
  • The late oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall (1905-1995) (He’s most famous for marrying Anna Nicole Smith…and the fight over his fortune after his death – as his son fought Anna Nicole collecting a single red cent)
  • The late evangelist Oral Roberts (1918-2009) (As one of the best-known and controversial American religious leaders of the 20th century, Roberts's preaching emphasized seed-faith (the practice of “giving money” to a religious leader with the belief that you’ll receive much more in return). His ministries reached millions of followers worldwide spanning a period of over six decades. His healing ministry and bringing American Pentecostalism into the mainstream had the most impact, but he also pioneered TV evangelism)

January 25th

Actors:

  • Natalie Hall is 33 (“All My Children,” “Seven Year Hitch,” “True Blood”)
  • Mia Kirshner is 48 (“The Black Dahlia,” “24,” “The L Word”)
  • Jenifer Lewis is 66 (“Cars” “Meet the Browns,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “The Preacher's Wife,” “Think Like a Man” series, “black-ish”)
  • Dinah Manoff is 67 (“Grease,” “Empty Nest,” “State of Grace”)
  • Robert Ochoa is 25 (“A Christmas Carol,” “Seven Pounds,” “Mars Needs Moms,” “City Boy”)
  • Ana Ortiz is 52 (“Ugly Betty,” “Boston Legal,” “Devious Maids”)
  • Michael Trevino is 38 (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”)
  • Leigh Taylor-Young is 78 (“Peyton Place,” “Soylent Green,” “Picket Fences,” “Sunset Beach,” “Passions,” “Slackers,” “The Wayshower”)
  • The late Diana Hyland (1936-1977)…she would have been 87 (“Naked City,” “The Eleventh Hour,” “The Fugitive,” “The Chase”) (FAST FACT: Hyland began a romantic relationship with actor John Travolta, who was 18 years her junior, in 1976 after meeting him when she played his mother in the television movie, “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.” She was diagnosed with breast cancer the following year, and underwent a mastectomy. However, the cancer spread. Hyland and Travolta remained together until her death on March 27, 1977. She was 41)
  • The late Dean Jones (1931 – 2015)…he would have been 92 (“That Darn Cat!,” “The Love Bug,” “The Million Dollar Duck,” “Beethoven”)

 

Musicians:

  • The Tube’s Michael Cotten is 73
  • Fine Young Cannibals’ Andy Cox is 67
  • Sleeping with Sirens’ Jack Fowler is 32
  • Split Enz’ Malcolm Green is 70
  • 5 Seconds of Summer’s Calum Hood is 27
  • Alicia Keys is 42 (given name Alicia Augello Cook)
  • Kina (of Brownstone) is 54
  • Jars of Clay guitarist Matt Odmark is 49
  • Pooh-Man is 52 (birth name Lawrence Lee Thomas)
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones drummer Joe Sirois is 51
  • Roxy Music’s Gary Tibbs is 65
  • The late Etta James (1938-2012)…she would have been 85 (“Rolling Stone” ranked her #22 on its list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and #62 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists)

 

Plus:

  • Princess Charlene of Monaco is 45 (She’s been married to Albert II, Prince of Monaco since 2011)
  • TV personality and former MTV VJ China Kantner is 52 (The daughter of Jefferson Starship’s Grace Slick and Paul Kantner)
  • The late poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) (A Scottish poet and lyricist, he is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.)
  • The late Baseball Hall of Fame sportscaster Ernie Harwell (1918-2010) (He called games for radio and television for 55 seasons, 42 of them with the Detroit Tigers)
  • The late TV newsman Edwin Newman (1919-2010) (In 1963, he made the first announcement on NBC Radio of President John F. Kennedy's death. He anchored the television coverage of the 1967 Six-Day Arab-Israeli War, the 1968 assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy and the 1973 Vietnam ceasefire. In 1981, immediately after the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, he was chosen to anchor NBC's television coverage until full news teams were mustered.)
  • The late author Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) (“Mrs Dalloway,” “To the Lighthouse,” “Orlando,” “A Room of One's Own”) (Highly respected for her work, Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life and committed suicide by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.)

January 26th

Actors:

  • Cameron Bright is 30 (“Godsend,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Thank You for Smoking,” and four installments of the “Twilight” saga.)
  • Scott Glenn is 84 (“Urban Cowboy,” “The Right Stuff,” “Silverado,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Backdraft,” “Training Day,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Leftovers,” “Daredevil,” “The Defenders”
  • Paul Johansson is 59 (“Soapdish,” “One Tree Hill,” “Mad Men”)
  • Gilles Marini is 47 (“Sex and the City,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Switched at Birth,” “Devious Maids”)
  • Christopher Massey is 33 (“Zoey 101”)
  • Nate Mooney is 51 (“American Odyssey,” “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”)
  • Colin O’Donoghue is 42 (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Rite”)
  • Kherington Payne is 33 (“Fame,” “So You Think You Can Dance”)
  • Richard Portnow is 76 (“Trumbo,” “The Sopranos”)
  • Addison Riecke is 19 (“The Thundermans”)
  • Deep Roy is 66 (“Big Fish,” “The NeverEnding Story,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “X-Files,” “Doctor Who”) (That is, if Yahoo! is correct that his birthday is January 26th, 1949. According to Wiki, he was born on December 1st, 1957, but that would make him 74)
  • Sara Rue is 44 (“Popular,” “Less Than Perfect,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Impastor”) (AP says she’s 44)
  • David Strathairn (“Matewan,” “City of Hope,” “Eight Men Out,” “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Bourne Legacy,” “Alphas,” Steven Spielberg's “Lincoln”) is 74
  • The late Paul Newman (1925-2008)…he would have been 98 (“The Hustle,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Sting,” “The Verdict”)

 

Musicians:

  • Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B. is 60 (born Trevor Beresford Romeo)
  • Anita Baker is 65
  • Kirk Franklin is 53
  • Hoobastank drummer Chris Hesse is 49
  • UB40’s Norman Hassan is 65
  • Wham!’s Andrew Ridgeley is 60
  • Lucinda Williams is 70
  • The late Eddie Van Halen (1955 – 2020) ...he would have been 68

 

Plus:

  • TV personality Ellen DeGeneres is 65
  • Hockey champ Wayne Gretzky is 62 (Nicknamed "The Great One," he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself)
  • Web video star/Kid President Robby Novak is 19 (Check out his some of his goodness in “Pep Talk”)
  • Sports announcer (and sometime actor) Bob Uecker is 89
  • The late pilot Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) (She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of Native-American descent to hold an international pilot license)
  • The late war hero Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) (He famously said the words “I have returned” as American troops took back the Philippines from Japanese control.)

January 27th

Actors:

  • Alan Cumming is 58 (“Cabaret,” “Emma,” “GoldenEye,” the “Spy Kids” trilogy, “Son of the Mask,” “The Good Wife”)
  • James Cromwell is 83 (“Babe,” “A. Confidential,” “The Green Mile,” “Space Cowboys,” “W.,” The Artist,” “Six Feet Under,” “24,” “American Horror Story: Asylum”)
  • Bridget Fonda is 59 (“Scandal,” “You Can't Hurry Love,” “The Godfather Part III,” “Single White Female,” “Singles,” “Rough Magic,” “Jackie Brown”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman since 2003 – and has essentially been retired from acting since then. But it’s assumed that her retirement has less to do with the marriage, and more to do with the serious car crash in February 2003 – as we know she at least suffered a vertebral fracture.)
  • Patton Oswalt is 54 (“United States of Tara,” “The King of Queens,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) (FAST FACT: He’s the narrator on ABC’s “The Goldbergs”)
  • Rosamund Pike is 44 (“The Libertine,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Doom,” “Fracture,” “Gone Girl”)
  • Josh Randall is 51 (“Ed,” “Scrubs,” “Courting Alex,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Ten Days In The Valley”)
  • Mimi Rogers is 67 (“Gung Ho,” “The X-Files,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Wilfred,” “Mad Men”) (FAST FACT: She was Tom Cruise’s first wife – they were married from 1982 – 1990 and she’s the person who introduced him to Scientology. The REAL irony? He may still be a true blue Scientologist, but she’s reportedly left the church behind.)
  • The late Troy Donahue (1936-2001)…he would have been 87 (“A Summer Place,” “Surfside 6”)
  • The late Donna Reed (1921-1986) (“It’s a Wonderful Life,” “The Donna Reed Show,” “From Here to Eternity,” “Dallas”)

 

Musicians:

  • Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers is 66
  • New Order keyboardist Gillian Gilbert is 62
  • Geils Band’s Seth Justman is 72
  • James guitarist Michael Kulas is 54
  • Tracy Lawrence is 55
  • Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is 79
  • Faith No More singer Mike Patton is 55
  • Nedra Talley of The Ronettes is 77
  • Cowboy Junkies singer Margo Timmins is 62
  • Tricky is 55

 

Plus:

  • NFL star and sports commentator Cris Collinsworth is 64
  • Model and celeb offspring Daisy Lowe is 34 (She’s the daughter of Pearl Lowe and Gavin Rossdale – neither she nor Gavin knew that he was her father until 2004. It was a shock to his then-wife, Gwen Stefani, as well)
  • TV personality Keith Olbermann is 64
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is 68 (He was nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist)
  • The late author Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) (Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, he is better known by his pen name. His most famous writings are “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,” its sequel “Through the Looking-Glass,” which includes the poem “Jabberwocky,” and the poem, “The Hunting of the Snark.”
  • The late composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) (He composed more than 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.)

January 28th

Actors:

  • Alan Alda is 87 ("M*A*S*H*,” “What Women Want,” “The Aviator,” “30 Rock”)
  • Barbi Benton is 73 (“Hee Haw,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Sugar Time!,” “Fantasy Island”)
  • Angelique Cabral is 44 (“Criminal Minds,” “State of Affairs,” “Backstrom”)
  • Keith Hamilton Cobb is 61 (“All My Children,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Will Poulter is 30 (“The Chronicles of Narnia,” “We're the Millers,” “The Revenant”)
  • Yuri Sardarov is 35 (“Chicago Fire,” “Argo”)
  • Ariel Winter is 25 (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” “One Missed Call,” “Killers,” “Modern Family”) (FAST FACT: She first appeared in a Cool Whip commercial at age 6)
  • Elijah Wood is 42 (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Set Fire to the Stars,” “Wilfred”)
  • Calum Worthy is 32 (“Good Luck Charlie,” “The Big Year,” “All She Wishes,” “Flashpoint”)
  • The late John Banner (1910 - 1973) (“The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz,” “Togetherness,” “The Chicago Teddy Bears,” “Hogan’s Heroes”)
  • The late Mary Boland (She was big in the 20s and 30s) (1882 - 1965) (“Forever Yours,” “The Guilty Bystander,” “The Cradle Snatchers”)
  • The late Sam McDaniel (1886 - 1962) (“Johnny Trouble,” “Party Girl,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”)
  • The late Tom Neal (1914 - 1972) (“Detour,” “Club Havana,” “The Great Jesse James Raid,” “The Last Hurrah”) (FAST FACTS: Aside from his acting career, which was derailed when he beat the snot out of a romantic rival (they fought over Barbara Payton) he was later convicted of committing manslaughter).
  • The late Lewis Wilson (1920 - 2000) (“Batman,” “There’s Something About a Soldier,” “The Racket Man”)

 

Musicians:

  • Train keyboardist Brandon Bush is 50
  • Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter is 43
  • J Cole is 38
  • ‘N Sync’s Joey Fatone is 46
  • Sarah McLachlan is 55
  • Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs is 55(given name Lawrence Muggerud)
  • Black Veil Brides’ Ashley Purdy is 44 (that’s according to FamousBirthdays.com)
  • Rakim is 55 (born William Michael Griffin)
  • Rick Ross is 47
  • Fitz and the Tantrums keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna is 53
  • The Alarm’s Dave Sharp is 64
  • Anthrax’s Dan Spitz is 60

 

Plus:

  • Model/celebrity wife/cookbook author Camila Alves McConaughey is 41 (She’s been with Matthew McConaughey since 2006 and they married in 2012)
  • Writer/producer Frank Darabont is 64 (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Green Mile,” “The Mist,” “The Walking Dead”)
  • Humorist and TV personality Mo Rocca is 54
  • Entrepreneur Carlos Slim is 83 (He was the richest man in the world from 2010-2013...while he’s no longer at the top of the heap, don’t feel too badly. At last check, he’s got a net worth of $52.1-billion and is still the richest person in Latin America.)
  • Televangelist and author Rick Warren is 69
  • The late sculptor Claes Oldenburg (1929 – 2022) would have been 94 (He typically makes extremely large replicas of everyday objects like this spoon, this saw, or these shuttlecocks)
  • The late explorer Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) (The vice admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580)
  • The late King Henry VII (1457 – 1509) (No, not the guy with all those wives, that was his son, Henry the VIII – aka the eighth. This guy was Henry the Seventh, the first monarch of the House of Tudor)
  • The late impressionist master Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) 

 

January 29th

Actors:

  • Edward Burns is 55 (“Saving Private Ryan,” “One Missed Call,” “The Brothers McMullen,” “She's the One,” “Public Morals”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to supermodel Christy Turlington since 2003)
  • Heather Graham is 53 (“Austin Powers,” “Boogie Nights,” “Anger Management,” “The Hangover”)
  • Justin Hartley is 46 (“Smallville,” “Revenge,” “This Is Us”)
  • Ann Jillian is 73 (“It’s a Living,” “Jennifer Slept Here”)
  • Isabel Lucas is 38 (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Immortals,” “Red Dawn”)
  • Katharine Ross is 83 (“The Graduate,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Stepford Wives,” “Donnie Darko”)
  • Tom Selleck is 78 (“Magnum P.I.,” “Friends,” “Blue Bloods”)
  • Marc Singer is 75 (“Beastmaster,” “V,” “Dallas,” “Arrow”)
  • Sam Trammel is 54 (“Going To California,” “True Blood,” “Cocked”)
  • Nicholas Turturro is 61 (“Do The Right Thing,” “NYPD Blue,” “Burn Notice,” “Blue Bloods”)
  • The late W.C. Fields (1880-1946) (“The Bank Dick” “My Little Chickadee”) (FAST FACT: He liked to shoot BB pellets at people who loitered outside his home.)
  • The late John Forsythe (1918-2010) (“Bachelor Father,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Dynasty”)
  • The late Victor Mature (1913-1999) (“My Darling Clementine,” “Kiss of Death,” “Samson and Delilah,” “The Robe”) (FAST FACT: Mature was married five times)

 

Musicians:

  • Hyde is 54 (given name Hideto Takarai)
  • Queensryche’s Eddie Jackson is 62
  • Adam Lambert is 41
  • Jonny Lang is 42
  • Los Lobos’ Louie Perez is 70
  • Riff Raff is 41 (Given name Horst Christian Simco)
  • Living In A Box’s Marcus Vere is 61
  • Charlie Wilson is 70

 

Plus:

  • LA Lakers center Marc Gasol is 37
  • Actress-turned TV personality/producer Sarah Gilbert is 48 (“The Talk”) (FAST FACT: Married to Linda Perry since 2014, the couple announced their separation in December 2019)
  • Olympic diving champ Greg Louganis is 63 (He won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Games on both the springboard and platform. He is the only male and the second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games)
  • Web Video Star David Spencer is 31 (Known as iBallisticSquid or Squid on YouTube, he makes popular Minecraft tutorials)
  • Oprah Winfrey is 69 (FAST FACTS: She had the highest rated syndicated program on TV from 1986 to 2011 – and she’s been with her partner Stedman Graham since 1986)
  • The late Russian playwright Anton Checkhov (1860-1904) (he wrote “Uncle Vanya,” “The Seagull,” “Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard)
  • The late President William McKinley (1843-1901) (McKinley was shot twice by anarchist Leon Czolosz at an Exposition in Buffalo, as the President reached to shake his hand. One bullet merely grazed the President, and McKinley felt in his clothing and removed it, saying “I believe that is a bullet.” The second, tragically, embedded itself in his stomach and surgeons were unable to find it. On the operating table, McKinley said: “He didn’t know, poor fellow, what he was doing. He couldn’t have known.” The President died of gangrene a week later.)
  • The late civil rights leader Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) (She escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. Born in Maryland in 1820, she successfully escaped in 1849. Yet she returned many times to rescue both family members and non-relatives from the plantation system. She led hundreds to freedom in the North as the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for that purpose)

January 30th

Actors:

  • Christian Bale is 49 (“The Dark Knight,” “The Flowers of War,” “American Hustle,” The Big Short,” “Hostiles”)
  • Brett Butler is 65 (“Grace Under Fire,” “Bruno,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Anger Management”)
  • Danielle Campbell is 28 (“The Originals,” “Runaway,” “Famous In Love”)
  • Olivia Colman is 49 (“The Night Manager,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “The Favourite”)
  • Gene Hackman is 93 (“Bonnie & Clyde,” “The French Connection,” “Enemy of the State,” “Heist,” “Behind Enemy Lies,” “The Unforgiven”)
  • Charles S. Dutton is 72 (“Rudy,” “Alien 3,” “Roc”)
  • Mary Hollis Inboden is 37 (“The Real O’Neals”)
  • Andy Milonakis is 47 (“The Newest Pledge,” “Dumbbells,” “Kroll Show”)
  • Mavrick Moreno is 24 (“If You Only Knew,” “Parental Guidance”)
  • Vanessa Redgrave is 86 (“Foxcatcher,” “Call the Midwife,” “Atonement”)
  • Jake Thomas is 33 (“Locked Away,” “Storytellers”)
  • Khleo Thomas is 34 (“Holes,” “Roll Bounce,” “Boogie Town”)
  • Wilmer Valderrama is 43 (“That 70’s Show,” “School Dance,” “NCIS”)
  • Wayne Wilderson is 57 (“Seinfeld,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Veep”)
  • Dorothy Malone (1924 – 2018) …she would have been 99 (“Written In The Wind,” “The Day Time Ended,” “Rest in Pieces”)

 

Musicians:

  • My Morning Jacket Guitarist Carl Broemel is 49
  • Tammy Cochran is 51
  • Phil Collins is 72
  • Kid Cudi is 39 (born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi)
  • Josh Kelley is 43 (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Katherine Heigl since 2007)
  • Quarterflash guitarist Marv Ross is 71
  • Jody Watley is 64
  • The late Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship’s Marty Balin (1942 – 2018) …he would have been 81
  • The late Steve Marriott (1947 - 1991) …he would have been 76

 

Plus:

  • King Abdullah II of Jordan is 61 (FAST FACT: He made it illegal to detain journalists in Jordan)
  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney is 82
  • Reality Star Brooke Hyland is 25 (She was oldest dancer on “Dance Moms,” and wrote a song “Summer Love Song,” which reached the 9th spot on iTunes in 2012)
  • Activist Dexter Scott King is 62 (The son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – he has also appeared in the films, “King,” “Our Friend, Martin,” “The Rosa Parks Story”)
  • Chess player Boris Spassky is 86 (He is known as one of the greatest living chess players, and is the oldest living world champion)
  • Livia, the late wife of Emperor Augustus of Rome (58 B.C.E. – 29 A.D.) (Her son was Emperor Tiberius, and her grandson was Emperor Claudius. Several years after she died, she was deified as Diva Augusta. Sian Phillips gives a haunting performance as the Machiavellian Livia in the 1976 BBC Television adaption of Robert Grave’s novel, “I, Claudius”)
  • The late comedian Dick Martin (1922-2008) (He was best known for hosting the program “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”) (FAST FACT: Richard Nixon first said his famous phrase “Sock it to me” on Dick Martin’s show.)
  • The late President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) (He was the 32nd President of the United States, and the only one to serve four terms. He led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. FDR had polio, but managed to conceal his illness from the press by walking short distances with a brace in extreme pain. He did not want Americans to see him unable to walk, and there are only three pictures of him in a wheelchair. FAST FACT: FDR was the first president whose mother voted for him.)
  • The late economic journalist/commentator Louis Rukeyser (1933-2006)…he would have been 90 (He was named by People Magazine the only sex symbol of “the dismal science” of Economics)
  • The late golfer Payne Stewart (1957 - 1999)…he would have been 66 (Known for his flamboyant attire of ivy caps and patterned pants, he was tragically killed in an airplane accident - the aircraft suffered a loss of cabin pressure and that all on board were incapacitated due to hypoxia).

January 31st

Actors:

  • Joel Courtney is 27 (“The Between,” “Mercy,” “Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn”)
  • Minnie Driver is 53 (“Return to Zero,” “About a Boy”)
  • Anthony LaPaglia is 64 (“So I Married An Ax Murderer,” “Empire Records,” “Summer of Sam,” “Murder One,” “Without a Trace”)
  • Kelly Lynch is 64 (“Roadhouse,” “Magic City,” “Glass Chin”)
  • Bobby Moynihan is 46 (“SNL,” “The Awesomes,” “Bread and Butter,” “Annie”)
  • Portia de Rossi is 50 (“Nip/Tuck,” “Arrested Development,” “Scandal”)
  • Patricia Velasquez is 52 (“Arrested Development,” “American Family,” “The L Word”)
  • Kerry Washington is 46 (“Ray,” “The Last King of Scotland,” “The Details,” “Peoples,” “Scandal”)
  • The late James Franciscus (1934 - 1991) …he would have been 89 (“Killer Fish,” “The Last Shark,” “Butterfly”)
  • The late Tallulah Bankhead (1902 - 1968) (“The Royal Scandal,” “Batman”)
  • The late Carol Channing (1921 – 2019) (“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The First Traveling Saleslady,” “Skidoo,” “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Hollywood Squares,” “Alice in Wonderland”) FAST FACTS: In 1970, Channing became the first celebrity to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981 and received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995, but of the many awards she’s earned over the course of her career, Channing says that finding out that she was included on a master list of Nixon's political opponents – informally known as his "enemies list" – in 1973 was the highest honor in her career.)
  • The late Suzanne Pleshette (1937 - 2008)…she would have been 86 (“The Birds,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “The Boys Are Back,” “Will & Grace”)
  • The late Jean Simmons (1929 - 2010)…she would have been 94 (“How to Make an American Quilt,” “Shadows in the Sun”)

 

Musicians:

  • C. & The Sunshine Band’s Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey is 72
  • The Cure’s Jason Cooper is 56
  • Lloyd Cole is 62
  • Cro is 33 (birth name Carlo Waibel)
  • Tyler Hubbard is 36
  • Jesus Jones’ bassist Alan Doughty is 57 (born Al Jaworski)
  • Sex Pistols’ John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) is 67
  • Phil Manzanera is 72
  • Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford is 36
  • Justin Timberlake is 42
  • The late Slayer guitarist Jeff Henneman (1964 – 2013)…he would have been 59
  • The late Chicago co-founder Terry Kath (1946 – 1978)…he would have been 77

 

Plus:

  • Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan is 76 (FAST FACT: Hall of Fame MLB pitcher who set league records by striking out 5,714 batters)
  • The late Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks (1931 - 2015)…he would have been 92 (FAST FACT: The famed infielder known as Mr. Cub played his entire 19-year career with the Chicago Cubs)
  • The late author Zane Grey (1872 – 1939) (Best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier – 1912’s “Riders of the Purple Sage” was his best-selling book)
  • The late TV personality Garry Moore (1915 – 1993) (“I've Got a Secret,” “To Tell the Truth”)
  • The late baseball player Jackie Robinson (1919 – 1972) (FAST FACT: The first African American major league baseball player. every team in the major leagues retired his jersey number, #42. On Jackie Robinson Day, every player across the league wears the number 42. In his first year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, Robinson encouraged voters to consider only his on-field qualifications, rather than his cultural impact on the game. He was elected on the first ballot, becoming the first black player inducted into the Cooperstown museum)
  • The late composer Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

 

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