Today Matthew McConaughey and Sean Diddy Combs are 50. Today is also the birthday of Kathy Griffin, Ralph Macchio, Loretta Swit, Anthony Ruivivar, Tabu, Markie Post, Peter Lord, Jeff Probst, Bethenny Frankel, Laura W. Bush, and the late Art Carney, Will Rogers, Gig Young, Walter Cronkite, Doris Roberts, Martin Balsam, who would be 100, Leonardo Cimino, Darla Hood, Cameron Mitchell, Virginia Field, Ian Wolfe, and Forbes Murray. Michael Crichton died eleven years ago in 2008 at age 66.
Today Anna Wintour is 70, and Hal Hartley is 60. Today is also the birthday of Roseanne Barr, Lois Smith, Dennis Miller, Dolph Lundgren, Monica Vitti, Tom Savini, Kathy Kinney, Dylan Moran, Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, Colin Kaepernick, Vincent Franklin, Kate Capshaw, Gary Ross, Jim Cummings, Brian Henson, Kevin Murphy, Davis Guggenheim, Kendall Jenner, and the late Charles Bronson, Ken Berry, Jeremy Brett, Aneta Corsaut, John Barry, Wanda Hendrix, Mike Evans, Peggy McCary, and Jean Rollin. Mary Martin died 29 years ago in 1990 at age 76. Bob Kane died 21 years ago in 1998 at age 83. Sondra Locke died one year ago in 2018 at age 74.
Today Peter Mullan is 60, and Jon M. Chu is 40. Today is also the birthday of David Schwimmer, Stefanie Powers, Marisol Nichols, Katharine Isabelle, Shah Rukh Khan, Luna Lauren Velez, Nelly, Jon Dore, Ron McGovney, David Andrews, Patrick J. Buchanan, and the late Burt Lancaster, Luchino Visconti, Ray Walston, Marie Antoinette, Ann Rutherford, Paul Ford, Alice Brady, Warren Stevens, who would be 100, Patrice Chéreau, Jack Starrett, James Dunn, Claire McDowell, Warren G. Harding, James K. Polk, Steve Ditko, Walter Woolf King, and Sidney Luft. George Bernard Shaw died 69 years ago in 1950 at age 94. Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered 44 years ago in 1975 at age 53. Irwin Allen died 28 years ago in 1991 at age 75. Hal Roach died 27 years ago in 1992 at age 100. Theo van Gogh was murdered fifteen years ago in 2004 at age 47. Sid Melton died eight years ago in 2011 at age 94.
Today Barbara Bosson is 80, Kinky Friedman is 75, and Jeannie Berlin and David Foster are 70. Today is also the birthday of Toni Collette, Larry Flynt, Lyle Lovett, Anthony Kiedis, Logan Marshall-Green, Natalia Tena, Alex Wolff, Tim Cook, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rachel Ticotin, Penn Badgley, Marcel Ophüls, Matt Jones, Anthony Ramos, Robert Foxworth, Jenny McCarthy, Peter Ostrum, Helene Udy, Lucky McKee, and the late Marcia Wallace, Edward Van Sloan, Betsy Palmer, Emmaline Henry, Laura La Plante, and Lil Peep. Ezra Pound died 47 years ago in 1972 at age 87. King Vidor died 37 years ago in 1982 at age 88. Phil Silvers died 34 years ago in 1985 at age 74. Adrienne Shelly died thirteen years ago in 2006 at age 40. Fred Thompson died four years ago in 2015 at age 73.
Today Ron Rifkin is 80. Today is also the birthday of Lee Grant, Peter Jackson, Rob Schneider, Dermot Mulroney, Stephen Rea, Dan Rather, Sally Kirkland, Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), Johnny Marr, Brian Doyle-Murray, Letitia Wright, David Dencik, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kether Donohue, Mike O’Malley, Randy Jackson, Michael J. Anderson, Jane Pauley, Arnaud Desplechin, Ruben Fleischer, Nora Twomey, Willow Smith, Vanilla Ice, and the late John Candy, Ethel Waters, Dale Evans, Michael Landon, John Keats, David Ogden Stiers, Bud Spencer, Barbara Bel Geddes, Frank Silva, Eduard Franz, Sara Allgood, Ollie Johnston, and Jimmy Savile. Harry Houdini died 93 years ago in 1926 at age 52. John Houseman died 31 years ago in 1988 at age 86. Federico Fellini and River Phoenix died 26 years ago in 1993. Fellini was 73. Phoenix was 23.
Today Leon Rippy is 70, and Richard LaGravenese is 60. Today is also the birthday of Henry Winkler, Kevin Pollak, Nia Long, Larry Wilmore, Harry Hamlin, Matthew Morrison, Gavin Rossdale, Maria Thayer, Michael Beach, Joe Berlinger, Mark Steven Johnson, Fiona Dourif, Claude Lelouch, Jessica Hynes, Juliet Stevenson, Charles Martin Smith, Brett Kelly, Andrea Mitchell, Ivanka Trump, and the late John Adams, Ruth Gordon, Louis Malle, Ezra Pound, Ruth Hussey, Jane Randolph, Herschel Bernardi, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael Winner, Ed Lauter, and Dick Gautier. Samuel Fuller died 22 years ago in 1997 at age 85. Steve Allen died nineteen years ago in 2000 at age 78. Jam Master Jay died seventeen years ago in 2002 at age 37. Robert Goulet died twelve years ago in 2007 at age 73. Al Molinaro died four years ago in 2015 at age 96.
Today Joan Plowright is 90, Jane Alexander is 80, Dennis Franz is 75, Caitlyn Jenner is 70, and Ben Harper is 50. Today is also the birthday of Julia Roberts, Joaquin Phoenix, Andy Richter, Gwendoline Christie, Frank Ocean, Bill Gates, Matt Smith, Daphne Zuniga, Finn Wittrock, Brad Paisley, Telma Hopkins, Lauren Holly, Annie Potts, Joe Thomas, Chris Bauer, Jami Gertz, Sheryl Underwood, Kevin Macdonald, Jake Kasdan, Michael Dougherty, Joe Lansdale, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the late Elsa Lanchester, Edith Head, Alan Clarke, Joe Spinell, Jack Soo, Dody Goodman, and Evelyn Waugh. Alice Brady died eighty years ago in 1939 at age 46. James MacArthur died nine years ago in 2010 at age 72.