Today Richard Dawkins is 80, Johnny Crawford is 75, and Francis Lawrence is 50. Today is also the birthday of Alan Arkin, James Caan, Martin Short, Diana Ross, Keira Knightley, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Grey, Leslie Mann, Vicki Lawrence, Jonathan Groff, T.R. Knight, Amy Smart, Michael Imperioli, Todd Barry, Martin McDonagh, Carly Chaikin, Natasha Leggero, Jonathan Glazer, Tinto Brass, Bob Woodward, Nancy Pelosi, and the late Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost, Leonard Nimoy, Sterling Hayden, Strother Martin, Bob Elliott, Will Wright, and Luke Askew. Ludwig van Beethoven died 194 years ago in 1827 at age 56. Eazy-E died 26 years ago in 1995 at age 31.