Birthdays - August 1 - 9

August 1st

Actors:

  • Tempestt Bledsoe is 49 (Vanessa Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” “Celebrity Fit Club,” “Guys With Kids”)
  • Max Carver is 34 (“Desperate Housewives,” “Teen Wolf”)
  • Cameron Jebo is 34 (“Power Rangers,” “Austin & Ally”)
  • Elijah Kelley is 36 (“Hairspray” 2007, “Take the Lead”)
  • Jason Momoa is 43 (“Game of Thrones,” “Stargate: Atlantis,” ““Justice League,” “Aquaman”)
  • Valery Ortiz is 38 (“South of Nowhere”)
  • Leon Thomas III is 29 (“Victorious,” “August Rush”)
  • The late Dom DeLuise (1933-2009) … he would have been 89. (“Blazing Saddles,” “The Cannonball Run,” “Cannonball Run II,” “Smokey and the Bandit II,” “The End,” “History of the World, Part I,” “Spaceballs,” “All Dogs Go to Heaven,” “Robin Hood: Men In Tights,” “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “The Glass Bottom Boat”)

Musicians:

  • O-Town’s Ashley Parker Angel is 41
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s Tim Bachman is 71
  • Coolio is 59 (born Artis Leon Ivey Jr.)
  • Robert Cray is 69
  • Chuck D is 62 (born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
  • Disturbed’s Dan Donegan is 54
  • Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz is 58
  • Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott is 63
  • L7’z Suzi Gardner is 62
  • Michael Penn is 64
  • The late Boz Burrell (1946 – 2006)…he would have been 76
  • The late Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) … he would have been 80

Plus:

  • Director Sam Mendes is 57 (“American Beauty,” “Skyfall,” Oliver!” “Gypsy”) (FAST FACTS: He was married to Kate Winslet in 2003, but the couple divorced in 2011. He was also named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000.)
  • The late explorer William Clark, who explored the American Northwest with Meriwether Lewis (1770-1838)
  • The late composer Francis Scott Key (who wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner”) (1779-1843)
  • The late author Herman Melville (“Moby-Dick,” “Bartleby, the Scrivener”) (1819-1891)
  • The late fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent (1936-2008) … he would have been 86

August 2nd

Actors:

  • Leslie Ackerman is 66 (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “The Last Hurrah,” “Hardcore”)
  • Nadia Bjorlin is 42 (“Days of Our Lives,” “Redline”)
  • Angel Conwell is 39 (“The Young and The Restless,” “Baby Boy”)
  • Hallie Eisenberg is 30 (“The Insider,” “Bicentennial Man”) (FAST FACT: Yup – she’s the sister of Jesse Eisenberg)
  • Alice Evans is 51 (“CSI: Miami,” “Best of Both Worlds”) (FAST FACTS: Married to Ioan Gruffudd since 2007, Evans announced their separation – which Gruffudd initiated – in January 2021. In March 2021, Gruffudd officially filed for divorce from Evans. After months of her hitting the socials to take shots at him, Gruffudd filed for a domestic violence restraining in February 2022. It was granted.
  • Edward Furlong is 45 (played John Connor in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day, “American History,” “The Green Hornet”)
  • Mary-Louise Parker is 58 (“Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Angels in America,” “Weeds,” “Red 2,” “When We Rise,” “Billions”)
  • Sam Worthington is 46 (“Avatar,” “Clash of the Titans,” “Hacksaw Ridge”)
  • The late Myrna Loy (1905-1993) (“The Best Years of our Lives,” “The Thin Man”)
  • The late Carroll O’Connor (1924-2001) …he would have been 98 (Archie Bunker in “All In The Family”)
  • The late Peter O’Toole (1932-2013)…he would have been 90 (“Lawrence of Arabia” “Ratatouille”)

Musicians:

  • C+C Music Factory’s Zelma Davis is 52
  • Garth Hudson is 85
  • Britt Nicole is 38
  • Charli XCX is 30 (born Charlotte Emma Aitchison)
  • The late Andrew Gold (1951-2011)...he would have been 71

Plus:

  • Former “SNL-er” Victoria Jackson is 63 (once known more for being a comedienne, in recent years has become a hardcore, right wing activist)
  • Director Kevin Smith is 52 (“Clerks,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Again”)
  • The late author James Baldwin (1924-1987) …he would have been 98 (“The Fire Next Time” “Giovanni’s Room”)
  • The late director Wes Craven (1939 – 2015)…he would have been 83 (“A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” “Scream”)

August 3rd

Actors:

  • Michael Ealy is 49 (“Barbershop,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “Almost Human”)
  • Mamie Gummer is 39 (“Emily Owens M.D.,” “The Good Wife,” “Ricki and the Flash,” “Dr. Death”) (FAST FACT: Meryl Streep is her mom)
  • Evangeline Lilly is 43 (“Lost,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Ant-man and the Wasp”)
  • John C. McGinley is 63 (“Scrubs,” “Platoon,” “Wall Street,” “Office Space,” “Ground Floor”)
  • Jay North is 71 (“Dennis the Menace,” “Maya”)
  • Melissa Ponzio is 50 (“Army Wives,” “Teen Wolf,” “The Walking Dead,” “Chicago Fire”)
  • Martin Sheen is 82 (“Apocalypse Now,” “The Believers,” “The West Wing,” “Gettysburg,” “The Departed”)
  • Hannah Simone is 42 (“New Girl”)
  • Isaiah Washington is 59 (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The 100”)

Musicians:

  • Tony Bennett is 96
  • Whitney Duncan is 38
  • Memphis May Fire’s Jake Garland is 33
  • Metallica’s James Hetfield is 59
  • OneRepublic’s Brent Kutzle is 37

Plus:

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady is 45 (he’s been married to Gisele Bündchen since 2009)
  • YouTuber/ stunt performer Jukka Hilden is 42 (“The Dudesons”)
  • Runway model Karlie Kloss is 30 (Married to Joshua Kushner since 2018, that puts Jared Kushner is her brother-in-law)
  • TV personality and lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 81

August 4th

Actors:

  • Richard Belzer is 78 (“Homicide: Life On the Street,” “Law and Order: SVU”) (FAST FACTS: He was the audience warm-up comedian for the first season of “Saturday Night Live”)
  • Nathaniel Buzolic is 39 (“Out of the Blue,” “The Vampire Diaries”)
  • Crystal Chappell is 57 (“Days of Our Lives,” “Guiding Light”)
  • Daniel Dae Kim is 54 (“Lost,” “Hawaii Five-0”)
  • Cole & Dylan Sprouse are 30 (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “Big Daddy”)
  • Billy Bob Thornton is 67 (“Sling Blade,” “Bad Santa”) (FAST FACT: He was married to Angelina Jolie from 2000-2003)
  • Lauren Tom is 61 (“Futurama,” “The Joy Luck Club”)

Musicians:

  • Clannad’s Moya Brennan is 70 (born Maire Ni Bhraonian)
  • Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie is 64
  • Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera is 53
  • Immature’s Marques Houston is 41
  • Of Mice and Men’s Aaron Pauley is 34
  • A Flock of Seagulls’ Paul Reynolds is 60
  • Bobby Shmurda is 28 (born Ackquille Jean Pollard)
  • Yo-Yo is 51 (born Yolanda Whitaker)
  • The late trumpet player Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
  • The late Klause Schultz of Tangerine Dream (1947 – 2022) …he would have been 75

Plus:

  • MLB champ Roger Clemens is 60 (FAST FACTS: He was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history during his 24 seasons, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 ERA, and 4,672 strikeouts, which is the third-most all time. He’s also an 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, the most of any pitcher in history. While his success was clouded by allegations of anabolic steroids, Clemens was found not guilty on all six counts of lying to Congress in 2008)
  • NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon is 51 (FAST FACTS: He won his first of many Winston Cup Series Championships in 1995 and won his first Daytona 500 in 1997.
  • Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is 41
  • 44th President of the United States Barack Obama is 61
  • The late comedian Paul Mooney (1941 – 2021)...he would have been 81
  • The late poet Percy Blysse Shelley (1792-1822) (“Ozymandias,” “Ode to the West Wind”) (FAST FACT: He was married to “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley.)
  • The late White House correspondent Helen Thomas (1920-2013) (FAST FACTS: She was the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association.)
  • The late designer Louis Vuitton (1821-1892) (Before he became the founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods, he had been appointed as trunk-maker to Empress Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III. And not one to rest on his laurels, Vuitton continued to work until his death at the age of 70. After his death, his son Georges Vuitton took over control of the company)

August 5th

Actors:

  • Loni Anderson is 77 (“WKRP in Cincinnati,” “The Jayne Mansfield Story”)
  • Marlene Favela is 45 (“Ugly Betty”)
  • Maureen McCormick is 66 (“The Brady Bunch,” “Peter Pan,” “Grease”)
  • Jonathan Silverman is 56 ("The Single Guy," “Weekend at Bernie’s”)
  • Mark Strong is 59 (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Kingsman” series)
  • Sophie Winkleman is 42 (“Two and a Half Men,” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”)
  • The late John Saxon (1936 – 2020)...he would have been 86 (“Enter The Dragon,” “The Appaloosa,” “Nightmare mon Elm Street,” “From Dusk Till Dawn”)

Musicians:

  • Scarlet Fever’s Brittany Brooks is 37
  • Terri Clark is 54
  • Rick Derringer is 75
  • The Guess Who’s Greg Leskiw is 76
  • Gym Class Heroes’ Travie McCoy is 41 (born Travis Lazarus McCoy)
  • Danity Kane’s Dawn Richard is 39
  • Foo Fighters’ Pat Smear is 63
  • Dead or Alive’s Pete Burns (1959-2016)…he would have been 63
  • The late Beastie Boys bassist Adam Yauch (1964-2012) …he would have been 58

Plus:

  • Syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran is 58
  • Director James Gunn is 56 (“Tromeo and Juliet,” “The Specials,” 2002’s “Scooby-Doo,” 2004’s “Dawn of the Dead,” “Slither,” “Super,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”) (FAST FACT: He was controversially fired by Disney from the “Guardians 3” project when old Twitter jokes about rape, child abuse and pedophilia came to light. Many actors came out to support him since and in March 2019, he was reinstated to the “Guardians” franchise by Disney)
  • Entrepreneur/ LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is 55
  • Olympian Lolo Jones is 40 (An American track and field and bobsled athlete who specializes in the 60- and 100-meter hurdles. Jones also competes as a brakewoman on the U.S. national bobsled team. She won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2013 World Championships. She represented the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics, making her one of the few athletes who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games)
  • The late astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) … he would have been 92
  • The late director John Huston (1906-1987) (“The Maltese Falcon,” “The African Queen”)

August 6th 

Actors:

  • Merrin Dungey is 51 (“The King of Queens,” “Summerland”)
  • Vera Farmiga is 49 (“Up in the Air,” “The Departed,” “Bates Motel,” “The Conjuring”)
  • Soleil Moon Frye is 46 (“Punky Brewster,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”)
  • Romola Garai is 40 (“Antonement,” “Emma”)
  • Melissa George is 46 (“Home and Away,” “Alias,” “Dark City,” “Amityville Horror,” “Heartbeat”)
  • Catherine Hicks is 71 (“7th Heaven’s” Annie Camden, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” “Child's Play”)
  • Stepfanie Kramer is 66 (… yes, that’s how she spells her first name. Detective Sargent Dee Dee McCall on “Hunter,” “Beyond Suspicion,” “The Dogwalker,” “The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold “The Secret Circle”)
  • Ty Simpkins is 21 (“Iron Man 3” “Jurassic World”)
  • Michelle Yeoh is 60 (“Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) (FAST FACT: At age 21, she won the Miss Malaysia Beauty Pageant and represented Malaysia at the Miss World competition.)
  • The late Lucille Ball (1911-1989) (“I Love Lucy,” “Panama Lady”)
  • The late Robert Mitchum (1917-1997) (“The story of G.I. Joe,” “Thunder Road,” “El Dorado,” “Scrooged,” “Cape Fear”)

Musicians:

  • Randy DeBarge is 64
  • Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is 50
  • Donna Lewis is 49
  • Timbuk 3’s Pat McDonald is 70
  • Landon Pigg is 39
  • The late Elliott Smith (1969-2003) … he would have been 53 

Plus:

  • Model (and sometime actress) Adrianne Curry (won the first cycle of “America’s Next Top Model”) is 40
  • Director M Night Shyamalan is 52 (Given name Manoj Shyamalan) (“Unbreakable,” “The Sixth Sense,” “The Village,” “The Happening,” “The Visit,” “Split”)
  • The late scientist Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) (He discovered penicillin when he found mold in an unwashed petri dish. His discovery and later production of penicillin marked the start of antibiotics and changed medicine forever)
  • The late JonBenet Ramsey (1990-1996) …she would have been 31 (The little pageant star was mysteriously and tragically murdered in her home in a case that remains unsolved.)
  • The late Pop Art artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) …he would have been 93 (FAST FACTS: His painting, “Eight Elvises,” once sold for $100-million.)

August 7th

Actors:

  • Tessa Allen is 26 (“Enough,” “Open House”)
  • Tobin Bell is 80 (Best known for playing the serial killer Jigsaw in “Saw” movies)
  • Chico Benymon is 48 (“Half & Half,” “Ali”)
  • Maggie Castle is 39 (“The Time Traveler’s Wife,” “The Castle”)
  • Abbie Cornish is 40 (“Limitless,” “Somersault”)
  • David Duchovny is 62 (“The X-Files,” “Californication,” “Aquarius,” “Louder Than Words,” “Miss Subways,” “Truly Like Lightning”)
  • Francesca Eastwood is 29 (“True Crime,” “Jersey Boys”) (FAST FACT: Yes, Clint Eastwood is her dad…Frances Fisher is her mom)
  • Helen Flanagan is 32 (Known for playing Rosie Webset in the soap opera “Coronation Street”)
  • Liam James is 26 (“The Way Way Back,” “The Killing,” “The Family”)
  • Eric Johnson is 43 (“Smallville,” “Flash Gordon,” “Rookie Blue”)
  • Keahu Kahuanui is 36 (“Teen Wolf”)
  • Wayne Knight is 67 (Newman in “Seinfeld,” “Jurassic Park,” “Toy Story 2”)
  • David Mann is 56 (“Meet the Browns,” “Medea goes to Jail”)
  • Michael Shannon is 48 (“Man of Steel” “Take Shelter”)
  • Charlize Theron is 47 (“Mighty Joe Young,” “Cider House Rules,” “Monster,” “Prometheus,” “North Country,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Tully,” “Bombshell”)
  • Randy Wayne is 41 (“To Save a Life,” “The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning”)
  • The late Billie Burke (1884-1970) (best known for playing Glinda in “The Wizard of Oz”)
  • The late Carl Alfalfa Switzer (1927-1959) …he would have been 94 (“The Defiant Ones” “The Big Premiere”)

Musicians:

  • Rodney Crowell is 72
  • Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson is 64
  • The Mavericks' Raul Malo is 57
  • Michael Peterson is 63
  • DJ Samantha Ronson is 45
  • The late B.J. Thomas (1942 – 2021)...he would have been 80 (FAST FACT: His 1969 single "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.)

Plus:

  • Humorist Garrison Keillor is 80 (Best best known as the creator of the Minnesota Public Radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” he hosted the program from 1974 to 2016. In November 2017, Minnesota Public Radio cut all business ties with Keillor after an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a freelance writer for the show.)
  • The late skeptic/magician James Randi (aka "The Amazing Randi") (1928 – 2020)...he would have 94 (A stage magician and scientific skeptic, he was more famously – and perhaps, infamously – known for extensively challenging paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.)
  • The late famed spy Mata Hari (1876 – 1917) (born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" Zelle MacLeod, better known by her stage name, was an exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy and executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I)
  • The late MLB legend Don Larsen (1929 - 2020)... he would have been 93 (FAST FACTS: Larsen pitched the sixth perfect game in MLB history, doing so in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. It is currently the only no-hitter or perfect game in World Series history and is one of only two no hitters in MLB postseason history)
  • The late children's author Romeo Muller (“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman”) (1928 – 1992)…he would have been 94

August 8th

Actors:

  • Ken Baumann is 33 (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”)
  • Meagan Good is 41 (“Think Like A Man,” “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” “Saw V,” “The Unborn”)
  • Dustin Hoffman is 85 (“Midnight Cowboy,” “Tootsie” “Ishtar,” “Rain Man,” “Finding Neverland,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “Stranger than Fiction,” “Meet the Fockers,” “Little Fockers” “Kung Fu Panda” series)
  • Katie Leung is 35 (best known for playing Cho Chang in the “Harry Potter” movies)
  • Don Most is 69 (“Happy Days,” “Dungeons and Dragons”)
  • Jenn Proske is 35 (“Vampires Suck,” “Sexting in Suburbia”)
  • Connie Stevens is 84 (“Young and Dangerous,” “Hawaiian Eye,” Rock-A-Bye Baby,” “The Party Crashers”)
  • Countess Vaughn is 44 (birth name Countess Danielle Vaughn) (“Moesha,” “The Parkers,” “Hollywood Divas”)
  • The late Rory Calhoun (1922-1999) …he would have been 100 (“The Texan,” “Motel Hell”)
  • The late Esther Williams (1921-2013) (FAST FACTS: She was a champion swimmer who later became a movie icon in aqua musicals include “Neptune's Daughter,” “On an Island with You,” and “Million Dollar Mermaid”)

Musicians:

  • *NSYNC’s JC Chasez is 46
  • U2’s The Edge is 61 (And yes, he actually has a real name: David Howell Evans)
  • Drew Lachey is 46
  • S Club 7’s Bradley McIntosh is 41
  • Shawn Mendes is 24
  • Creed’s Scott Stapp is 49
  • Mel Tillis (1932 – 2017)…he would have been 90 (President Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music in 2012. He was also a member of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Country Music Hall of Fame)

Plus:

  • EarthLink founder (and co-founder of eCompanies, and the founder of Boingo) Sky Dayton is 51
  • Tennis champ Roger Federer is 41 (He has won 20 Grand Slam titles, including a record eight Wimbledon singles titles. His accomplishments in professional tennis have led to him being regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time.)
  • WWE Diva Rena Mero (known as Sable) is 54
  • The late explorer Matthew Henson (1866-1955) (The first African-American Arctic explorer, he was an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly 23 years. They made six voyages and spent a total of 18 years in expeditions. Henson served as a navigator and craftsman, traded with Inuit and learned their language, and was known as Peary's "first man" for these arduous travels)

August 9th

Actors:

  • Gillian Anderson is 54 (“The X Files,” “House of Mirth,” “Bleak House,” “Hannibal,” “The Spy Who Dumped Me”)
  • Eric Bana is 54 (“Star Trek,” “The Hulk,” “Finding Nemo,” “Lone Survivor”)
  • Amanda Bearse is 64 (“Married…With Children,” “The Big Gay Sketch Show”)
  • Jessica Capshaw is 46 (“The Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy”)
  • Sam Elliott is 78 (“Mask,” “Tombstone,” “Road House,” “Gettysburg,” “The Big Lebowski,” “The Hulk,” “Up in the Air,” 2018’s “A Star Is Born”)
  • Melanie Griffith is 65 (“Body Double,” “Something Wild,” “Working Girl,” “Lolita,” “Autómata,” “The Disaster Artist”)
  • Ashley Johnson is 39 (“Recess,” “Growing Pains,” “Blindspot”)
  • Anna Kendrick is 37 (“Camp,” “Twilight,” “Up in the Air,” “Pitch Perfect” series, “Into the Woods”)
  • Thomas Lennon is 52 (new “The Odd Couple,” “Reno 911!,” “Sean Saves The World,” “The Odd Couple”)
  • Kevin McKidd is 49 (“Made of Honor,” “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” “Grey’s Anatomy”)
  • David Steinberg is 80 (“The David Steinberg Show,” “Switching Goals” “Inside Comedy”)
  • Audrey Tautou is 46 (“Amélie,” “The Da Vinci Code”)
  • The late Robert Shaw (1927-1978)…he would have been 95 (“Jaws,” “The Sting,” “A Man For All Seasons”)

Musicians:

  • Juanes is 50
  • Kurtis Blow is 63 (His birth name, Kurtis Walker)
  • R5’s Rydel Lynch is 29
  • Mack 10 is 51 (given name Dedrick D'Mon Rolison)
  • Third Eye Blind bassist Arion Salazar is 52
  • The late Whitney Houston (1963-2012) … she would have been 59 (One of the best-selling music artists of all time, she had sales of over 200-million records worldwide over the course of her career)

Plus:

  • Basketball legend Bob Cousy is 94 (He was nicknamed the "The Houdini of the Hardwood” because he introduced a new blend of ball-handling and passing skills to the NBA)
  • TV personality Chris Cuomo is 52
  • Fashion designer Michael Kors is 63
  • Television personality and Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb is 58
  • Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is 55 (He played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens, winning the Super Bowl with both the 49ers and the Cowboys. An outfielder in baseball, he played professionally for the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants, and participated in the 1992 World Series with the Braves.)
  • The late International Boxing Hall of Fame boxer Ken Norton (1943-2013) …he would have been 79 (Best known for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali – he won their first fight by twelve round split decision, and controversially lost the last two fights. Norton also fought a classic slugfest with Larry Holmes, narrowly losing by fifteen round split decision.)

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