Today Diane Sawyer is 75, Ted Cruz is 50, and Chris Carmack is 40. Today is also the birthday of Ralph Fiennes, Hector Elizondo, David S. Goyer, Lenny von Dohlen, Heather Donahue, Sergi López, Gregor Fisher, Graham Beckel, Jay Brazeau, Meghan Trainor, Jordin Sparks, Jim McBride (Mr. Skin), and the late Barbara Billingsley, Jean Michel Basquiat, who would be 60, Robin and Maurice Gibb, Peggy Ashcroft, Ruth Roman, Gene Rayburn, Lady Bird Johnson, Pierre Brasseur, Emil Sitka, Peggie Castle, Lynne Thigpen, Frankie Darro, Minor Watson, Alan Carney, Freddie Francis, and Károly Makk. Beatrix Potter died 77 years ago in 1943 at age 77. Harry Langdon died 76 years ago in 1944 at age 60. Al Ritz died 55 years ago in 1965 at age 64. Josef von Sternberg died 51 years ago in 1969 at age 75. Samuel Beckett died 31 years ago in 1989 at age 83. Butterfly McQueen died 25 years ago in 1995 at age 84. Joe Cocker died six years ago in 2014 at age 70.