Today Ed Harris is 70. Today is also the birthday of Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Paul Shaffer, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Judd Nelson, Alfonso Cuarón, Joe Dante, Armando Iannucci, Karen Gillan, Martin Clunes, Berry Gordy, S. Epatha Merkerson, Ryan Kwanten, Colman Domingo, Agnieszka Holland, Stephnie Weir, Paul Dinello, Rose Abdoo, Pamela Hayden, and the late Gloria Grahame, James Karen, Hope Lange, Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Ritchie, Lilia Skala, Stefan Zweig, and Max Wagner. Rosalind Russell died 44 years ago in 1976 at age 69. Leslie Nielsen died ten years ago in 2010 at age 84. Marjorie Lord died five years ago in 2015 at age 97.
Today Barbara Anderson is 75, and Paulina García is 60. Today is also the birthday of Kathryn Bigelow, Bill Nye, William Fichtner, Alison Pill, Robin Givens, Steve Oedekerk, Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Marvel, Jaleel White, Curtis Armstrong, Fisher Stevens, Kimmy Robertson, Gerrit Graham, Callie Khouri, Adam Shankman, Stephen Bannon, and the late Bruce Lee, who would be 80, Jimi Hendrix, James Agee, James Avery, Connie Sawyer, Claude Lanzmann, Les Blank, Ronit Elkabetz, and “Buffalo” Bob Smith. Harvey Milk died 42 years ago in 1978 at age 48. John Carradine died 32 years ago in 1988 at age 82. Irvin Kershner died ten years ago in 2010 at age 87. Ken Russell died nine years ago in 2011 at age 84.
Today is the birthday of Tina Turner, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Mark Margolis, DJ Khaled, Scott Adsit, Rich Little, Jessica Camacho, Lia Williams, Don Lake, Marianne Muellerleile, Julien Temple, Mark L. Lester, and the late Robert Goulet, Charles M. Schultz, Albert Maysles, Cyril Cusack, Frances Dee, Daniel Petrie, who would be 100, and Charles Brackett. Tommy Dorsey died 64 years ago in 1956 at age 51. Mel Tolkin died thirteen years ago in 2007 at age 94. Bernardo Bertolucci and Stephen Hillenburg died two years ago in 2018. Bertolucci was 77. Hillenburg was 57.
Today Mary Jo Deschanel is 75, and Amy Grant is 60. Today is also the birthday of Christina Applegate, John Larroquette, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Stein, Jill Hennessy, Dougray Scott, Billy Burke, Tracey Walter, Kathryn Grant, Gaspard Ulliel, Beverly Washburn, Mark Frost, Amy Seimetz, Gregg Turkington, Bruno Tonioli, Charlaine Harris, Barbara Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, and the late Ricardo Montalban and Noel Neill, who would both be 100, Joe DiMagggio, John Kennedy Jr., Jeffrey Hunter, Jessie Royce Landis, and Augusto Pinochet. Bill “Bojangles” Robinson died 71 years ago in 1949 at age 72. Upton Sinclair died 52 years ago in 1968 at age 90. Jack Albertson died 39 years ago in 1981 at age 74. Flip Wilson died 22 years ago in 1998 at age 64. Fidel Castro and Ron Glass died four years ago in 2016. Castro was 90. Glass was 71. Rance Howard died three years ago in 2017 at age 89.
Today Stanley Livingston is 70, and Sarah Hyland is 30. Today is also the birthday Billy Connolly, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Merchant, Shirley Henderson, Colin Hanks, Garret Dillahunt, Thierry Lhermitte, Danielle Nicolet, Conleth Hill, Dwight Schultz, Ulrich Seidl, Emir Kusturica, and the late William F. Buckley, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Forrest J. Ackerman, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Garson Kanin, Zachary Taylor, and Ted Bundy. Lee Harvey Oswald died 57 years ago in 1963 at age 24. George Raft died 42 years ago in 1978 at age 79. Freddie Mercury died 29 years ago in 1991 at age 45. Pat Morita died fifteen years ago in 2005 at age 73. Ricky Jay died two years ago in 2018 at age 72.
Today Chuck Schumer is 70, Robin Roberts is 60, and Oded Fehr and Danny Hoch are 50. Today is also the birthday of Vincent Cassel, Robert Towne, Franco Nero, Miley Cyrus, James Toback, Brennan Brown, Bruce Vilanch, Chris Hardwick, Joe Eszterhas, Destin Daniel Cretton, Sara Karloff, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and the late Boris Karloff, Harpo Marx, Michael Gough, Robert Easton, Paula Raymond, Steve Landesberg, Elmarie Wendel, Run Run Shaw, Pierre Étaix, Bess Flowers, and Franklin Pierce. Klaus Kinski died 29 years ago in 1991 at age 65. Louis Malle died 25 years ago in 1995 at age 63. Larry Hagman died eight years ago in 2012 at age 81. Nicolas Roeg died two years ago in 2018 at age 90.
Today Robert M. Young is 96, Terry Gilliam is 80, Steven Van Zandt is 70, and Leos Carax is 60. Today is also the birthday of Scarlett Johansson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Ruffalo, Mads Mikkelsen, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alden Ehrenreich, Richard Kind, Billie Jean King, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Karen O, Marjane Satrapi, and the late Rodney Dangerfield, Geraldine Page, Robert Vaughn, Allen Garfield, Lee Patrick, Arthur Hiller, Andrzej Zulawski, Charles de Gaulle, Elizabeth Patterson, and Paul A. Partain. Jack London died 104 years ago in 1916 at age 40. Shemp Howard died 65 years ago in 1955 at age 60. John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley died 57 years ago in 1963. Kennedy was 46, Lewis was 64, and Huxley was 69. Mae West died forty years ago in 1980 at age 87. Michael Conrad died 37 years ago in 1983 at age 58. Scatman Crothers died 34 years ago in 1986 at age 76. Sterling Holloway died 28 years ago in 1992 at age 87. Bill Bixby and Anthony Burgess died 27 years ago in 1993. Bixby was 59. Burgess was 76. Florence Henderson died four years ago in 2016 at age 82.
Today Goldie Hawn is 75. Today is also the birthday of Björk, Marlo Thomas, Michael Strahan, Jena Malone, Cherry Jones, Nicollette Sheridan, Rain Phoenix, Alexander Siddig, Juliet Mills, Jimmi Simpson, Cynthia Rhodes, Lorna Luft, Thomas Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Andrew Davis, and the late Harold Ramis, Eleanor Powell, Joseph Campanella, Vivian Blaine, Ralph Meeker, who would be 100, and Voltaire. Jerry Colonna died 34 years ago in 1986 at age 82. David Cassidy died three years ago in 2017 at age 67.
Today is the birthday of Joe Biden, Dick Smothers, Estelle Parsons, Sean Young, Bo Derek, Joel McHale, Andrea Riseborough, Joe Walsh, Dierks Bentley, Ming-Na Wen, Callie Thorne, Don DeLillo, Larry Karaszewski, Veronica Hamel, Richard Masur, Jerry Hardin, Ned Vaughn, Judy Woodruff, Mie Hama, Samuel E. Wright, Rodger Bumpass, Jeff Dowd, and the late Robert F. Kennedy, Bob Einstein, Richard Dawson, Kaye Ballard, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Robert Armstrong, Evelyn Keyes, Phyllis Thaxter, Reginald Denny, Franklin Cover, and Kon Ichikawa. Allan Sherman died 47 years ago in 1973 at age 48. Richard Loo died 37 years ago in 1983 at age 80. Robert Altman died fourteen years ago in 2006 at age 81.
Today is the birthday of Jodie Foster, Adam Driver, Meg Ryan, Allison Janney, Dick Cavett, Larry King, Charlie Kaufman, Barry Jenkins, Reid Scott, Kathleen Quinlan, Terry Farrell, Sandrine Holt, Jason Scott Lee, Robert Beltran, Paul Weitz, Calvin Klein, Ted Turner, Ann Curry, and the late Gene Tierney, who would be 100, Clifton Webb, Alan Young, Dan Haggerty, Gillo Pontecorvo, Tommy Dorsey, Nancy Carroll, Eleanor Audley, Alan Baxter, Anton Walbrook, Erskine Sanford, Dick Wesson, Ned Sparks, and James A. Garfield. Stepin Fetchit died 35 years ago in 1985 at age 83. John Neville died nine years ago in 2011 at age 86. Mike Nichols died six years ago in 2014 at age 83. Della Reese and Charles Manson died three years ago in 2017. Reese was 86. Manson was 83.