Today is the birthday of Greg Kinnear, Thomas Haden Church, Kendrick Lamar, Barry Manilow, Will Forte, Ken Loach, Bobby Farrelly, Denis Lavant, Scott Adkins, John Gallagher Jr., Joshua Leonard, Michael Showalter, Jason Patric, Peter Lupus, Arthur Darvill, William Lucking, Joe Piscopo, Venus Williams, Jodie Whittaker, Jon Gries, Jennifer Irwin, Sonny Fox, Louis Leterrier, Phyllida Lloyd, Newt Gingrich, and the late Ralph Bellamy, Lucio Fulci, Russell Simpson, James Shigeta, Setsuko Hara, Grant Mitchell, and M.C. Escher. Cyd Charisse died eleven years ago in 2008 at age 86.
Today Eileen Atkins and Bill Cobbs are 85. Today is also the birthday of Laurie Metcalf, John Cho, Clifton Collins Jr., Daniel Brühl, Joyce Carol Oates, Abby Elliott, Frederick Koehler, Joan Van Ark, Sibel Kekilli, Ian Buchanan, Scott Alexander, and the late Stan Laurel, Jack Albertson, 2PAC (Tupac Shakur), Ilona Massey, and Vilmos Zsigmond. George Reeves died sixty years ago in 1959 at age 45. Nicholas Ray died forty years ago in 1979 at age 67. John G. Avildsen died two years ago in 2017 at age 81.
Today Ice Cube is 50. Today is also the birthday of Helen Hunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Belushi, Courtney Cox, Leah Remini, Julie Hagerty, Ray Santiago, Laurent Cantet, and the late Jim Varney, Waylon Jennings, Harry Nilsson, Harry Langdon, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and Erland Josephson. Ella Fitzgerald died 23 years ago in 1996 at age 79. Hume Cronyn died sixteen years ago in 2003 at age 91. Stan Winston died eleven years ago in 2008 at age 62. Casey Kasem died five years ago in 2014 at age 82.
Today Joe Grifasi is 75, and Lucy Hale is 30. Today is also the birthday of Donald Trump, Boy George, Louis Garrel, Marla Gibbs, Will Patton, Diablo Cody, Alan Carr, Jay Roach, Aleksandr Sokurov, and the late Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, Gene Barry, who would be 100, Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire, Kay Sutton, Jerzy Kosinski, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Alan Reed died 42 years ago in 1977 at age 69. Henry Mancini died 25 years ago in 1994 at age 70. Richard Jaeckel died 22 years ago in 1997 at age 70. Ann Morgan Guilbert died three years ago in 2016 at age 87.
Today Simon Callow is 70. Today is also the birthday of Malcolm McDowell, Stellan Skarsgård, Chris Evans, Tim Allen, Ally Sheedy, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kat Dennigs, Richard Thomas, Steve-O, Greg Daniels, and the late Paul Lynde, Basil Rathbone, Ben Johnson, Mary Wickes, W.B. Yeats, and Tay Garnett. Geraldine Page died 32 years ago in 1987 at age 62.
Today Scott Thompson is 60. Today is also the birthday of Dave Franco, Jay Mewes, Richard M. Sherman, Abbey Lee, Timothy Simons, Richard Ayoade, Mel Rodriguez, Timothy Busfield, Eamonn Walker, Jenilee Harrison, Kendra Wilkinson, and the late Anne Frank, Jim Nabors, Priscilla Lane, George H.W. Bush, Vic Damone, Irwin Allen, and Jim Siedow. Norma Shearer died 36 years ago in 1983 at age 80. Gregory Peck died sixteen years ago in 2003 at age 87.
Today Christina Crawford is 80, Sherman Howard is 70, and Peter Dinklage is 50. Today is also the birthday of Hugh Laurie, Shia LaBeouf, Adrienne Barbeau, Joshua Jackson, Johnny Brown, Greta Van Susteren, and the late Gene Wilder, Chad Everett, Ryan Dunn, Richard Todd, who would be 100, Robert Hutton, Jacques Cousteau, Buddy Baer, Henry Hill, and Wesley Ruggles. John Wayne died forty years ago in 1979 at age 72. DeForest Kelley died twenty years ago in 1999 at age 79. William Marshall died sixteen years ago in 2003 at age 78. Ann Rutherford seven years ago in 2012 at age 94. Ruby Dee died five years ago in 2014 at age 91. Ron Moody died four years ago in 2015 at age 91.