Today is the birthday of Margaret O’Brien, Andrea Martin, Regina King, Chad Lowe, James Nesbitt, Mario Van Peebles, Phyllis Coates, Joanne Linville, Jamie Clayton, Kellita Smith, Skrillex, DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jeffrey A. Townes), and the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would be 90, Lloyd Bridges, Ronnie Van Zant, Maria Schell, Marjorie Bennett, Kirin Kiki, Patricia Blair, Ernest Thesiger, Ivor Novello, and Rex Ingram. Ray Bolger died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 83. Brad Renfro died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 25. Nagisa Ôshima died seven years ago in 2013 at age 80. Dan Haggerty died four years ago in 2016 at age 73. Carol Channing died one year ago in 2019 at age 97.
Today Carole Cook is 96, and Grant Gustin is 30. Today is also the birthday of Faye Dunaway, Emily Watson, Jason Bateman, Steven Soderbergh, Dave Grohl, Carl Weathers, LL Cool J, Holland Taylor, Lawrence Kasdan, Kevin Durand, T Bone Burnett, Pitbull, Jordan Ladd, Mark Addy, Dan Schneider, Shepard Smith, and the late Stan Brakhage, Hal Roach, Bebe Daniels, Guy Williams, William Bendix, Harold Russell, Tom Tryon, Andy Rooney, Joseph Losey, Mary Ann Jackson, and Warren Mitchell. Lewis Carroll died 122 years ago in 1898 at age 65. Humphrey Bogart died 62 years ago in 1957 at age 57. Barry Fitzgerald died 59 years ago in 1961 at age 72. Peter Finch died 43 years ago in 1977 at age 60. Donna Reed died 34 years ago in 1986 at age 64. Douglas Sirk died 33 years in 1987 at age 89. Shelley Winters died fourteen years ago in 2006 at age 85. Ricardo Montalban died eleven years ago in 2009 at age 88.
Today Frances Sternhagen is 90, Nick Clooney is 85, John McNaughton is 70, Shonda Rhimes is 50, and Liam Hemsworth is 30. Today is also the birthday of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Orlando Bloom, Michael Peña, Patrick Dempsey, Penelope Ann Miller, Ruth Wilson, Carol Cleveland, Bill Bailey, Nicole Eggert, Trace Adkins, William B. Davis, Billy Gray, and the late Robert Stack, Rip Taylor, Kay Francis, Rosemary Murphy, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Birch, Gwen Verdon, Jack Mercer, Albert Lamorisse, Horatio Alger, Michael Bond, and Gregory Walcott. Ernie Kovacs died 58 years ago in 1962 at age 42. Joe Spinell died 31 years ago in 1989 at age 52. Ted Demme died eighteen years ago in 2002 at age 38. Dick Gautier died three years ago in 2017 at age 85.
Today Oliver Platt is 60. Today is also the birthday of Howard Stern, Rob Zombie, Kirstie Alley, Issa Rae, John Lasseter, Simon Russell Beale, Anthony Andrews, Rachael Harris, Alexandra Wentworth, Christiane Amanpour, Wayne Wang, Mary Harron, Shirley Eaton, Zayn Malik, Aaron Seltzer, Liliana Cavani, Jeff Bezos, Rush Limbaugh, and the late Luise Rainer, Jack London, Tex Ritter, Ray Teal, Joe E. Lewis, Patsy Kelly, Joe Frazier, and Matti Kassila. Henri-Georges Clouzot died 43 years ago in 1977 at age 69. Keye Luke died 29 years ago in 1991 at age 86. Maurice Gibb died seventeen years ago in 2003 at age 53. William Peter Blatty died three years ago in 2017 at age 89.
Today Malcolm D. Lee is 50. Today is also the birthday of Amanda Peet, Mary J. Blige, Naomi Judd, Mitchell Ryan, Marc Blucas, Phyllis Logan, Alfonso Arau, Devin Ratray, Rockmond Dunbar, Joel Zwick, Felix Silla, Diana Gabaldon, and the late Rod Taylor, Lionel Stander, George Zucco, Christine Kaufmann, Don ‘Red’ Barry, Kathleen Byron, Veda Ann Borg, Angela Paton, Grant Tinker, Peter Baldwin, Chester Conklin, and Alexander Hamilton. Jack Soo died 41 years ago in 1979 at age 61. Sheldon Leonard died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 89. Maurice Pialat died 17 years ago in 2003 at age 77. Éric Rohmer died ten years ago in 2010 at age 89. David Nelson died nine years ago in 2011 at age 74. Anita Ekberg died five years ago in 2015 at age 83.
Today Rod Stewart is 75, Gurinder Chadha is 60, and Sarah Shahi is 40. Today is also the birthday of Walter Hill, Jemaine Clement, George Foreman, Trini Alvarado, William Sanderson, Evan Handler, Emily Meade, Tony Gardner, Fran Walsh, Jared Kushner, and the late Sal Mineo, Linda Lovelace, Francis X. Bushman, Ray Bolger, Paul Henreid, Bernard Lee, Jim Croce, David Maysles, Frank Sinatra Jr., Teresa Graves, Roy Edward Disney, and Josh Ryan Evans. Richard Boone died 39 years ago in 1981 at age 63. Paul Lynde died 38 years ago in 1982 at age 55. Maila Nurmi (Vampira) died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 85. David Bowie died four years ago in 2016 at age 69.
Today John Doman is 75, and David Johansen is 70. Today is also the birthday of J.K. Simmons, Imelda Staunton, Joan Baez, Joey Lauren Adams, Dave Matthews, Joely Richardson, Angela Bettis, Deon Cole, Omari Hardwick, K Callan, Jimmy Page, Al Jean, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, A.J. McLean, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, and the late Richard Nixon, Lee Van Cleef, Susannah York, Bob Denver, Dick Enberg, Clive Dunn, who would be 100, Bernard Gorcey, and Sergei Parajanov. Arthur Lake died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 81. Peter Cook died 25 years ago in 1995 at age 57.