Today Bijou Phillips is 40. Today is also the birthday of Jane Powell, David Oyelowo, Asa Butterfield, Method Man, Rachel Maddow, Mackenzie Davis, Taran Killam, Jane Adams, Ali MacGraw, Barry Sonnenfeld, Tomas Alfredson, Albert and Allen Hughes, Chang-dong Lee, Annette O’Toole, Rob Bottin, Susan Boyle, Richard Christy, and the late Toshirô Mifune and Harry Lewis, who would both be 100, Debbie Reynolds, Lon Chaney Sr., Wallace Beery, Otto von Bismarck, Grace Lee Whitney, and Gordon Jump. Noah Beery died 74 years ago in 1946 at age 64 on the birthday his brother, Wallace Beery. Marvin Gaye was murdered 36 years ago in 1984 at age 44, one day before his birthday. Leslie Cheung committed suicide seventeen years ago in 2003 at age 46. Steven Bochco died two years ago in 2018 at age 74.
Today Barney Frank is 80, Gabe Kaplan is 75, Kate Micucci is 40. Today is also the birthday of Christopher Walken, Ewan McGregor, Rhea Perlman, Richard Chamberlain, Al Gore, Shirley Jones, Tony Cox, William Daniels, Marc McClure, Daniel Mays, Roy Andersson, Volker Schlöndroff, Alejandro Amenábar, Jack Antonoff, Paul Mecurio, Angus Young, and the late René Descartes, Nagisa Ôshima, Richard Kiley, Patrick Magee, Cesar Chavez, Eddie Quillan, Dermot Morgan, Henry Morgan, Robert Stevenson, and Ted Post. Brandon Lee died 27 years ago in 1993 at age 28. Nipsey Hussle died one year ago in 2019 at age 33.
Today John Astin is 90, Eric Clapton is 75, Robbie Coltrane is 70, and Bill Corbett is 60. Today is also the birthday of Warren Beatty, Paul Reiser, Céline Dion, Kenneth Welsh, Peter Marshall, Katy Mixon, Ian Ziering, Juliet Landau, M.C. Hammer, Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Lehmann, Mark Consuelos, Piers Morgan, and the late Vincent van Gogh, Francisco Goya, Herbert Anderson, Richard Dysart, Anna Q. Nilsson, Anna Sewell, who would be 200, Sydney Chaplin, Jean-Claude Brialy, Shirley Stoler, and Ray McAnally. James Cagney died 34 years ago in 1986 at age 86. Michael Jeter died seventeen years ago in 2003 at age 50.
Today Godfrey Reggio is 80, and Annabella Sciorra is 60. Today is also the birthday of Eric Idle, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Sedaris, Lucy Lawless, Bud Cort, Vangelis, Marina Sirtis, Ed Skrein, Christopher Lambert, Michael Winterbottom, Michel Hazanavicius, Victor Salva, and the late Pearl Bailey, Arthur O’Connell, Scott Wilson, Jackie Vernon, Dennis O’Keefe, Warner Baxter, Bobby ‘Wheezer’ Hutchins, Onslow Stevens, John McLaughlin, John Tyler, and Sam Walton. Harry Ritz died 34 years ago in 1986 at age 78. Paul Henreid died 28 years ago in 1992 at age 84. Mitch Hedberg died fifteen years ago in 2005 at age 37. Patty Duke died four years ago in 2016 at age 69. Agnès Varda died one year ago in 2019 at age 90.
Today Al Ruddy is 90, Michael Parkinson is 85, and Vince Vaughn is 50. Today is also the birthday of Lady Gaga, Reba McEntire, Dianne Wiest, Nick Frost, Julia Stiles, Conchata Ferrell, Brett Ratner, Richard Kelly, Mike Newell, Richard Eyre, Alexandra Billings, Mya Taylor, James Bidgood, and the late Ken Howard, Dirk Bogarde, Freddie Bartholomew, and Flora Robson. Virginia Woolf died 79 years ago in 1941 at age 59. Peter Ustinov died sixteen years ago in 2004 at age 82.
Today Julian Glover is 85, Austin Pendleton is 80, and Mariah Carey and Elizabeth Mitchell are 50. Today is also the birthday of Quentin Tarantino, Michael York, Nathan Fillion, Fergie, Kevin Corrigan, Pauley Perrette, Stephen Dillane, Holliday Grainger, Brenda Song, Jessie J, and the late Gloria Swanson, Maria Schneider, Anne Ramsey, David Janssen, Richard Marner, Mary Treen, Harold Nicholas, Budd Schulberg, and Lorenzo Semple Jr. Dudley Moore, Milton Berle, and Billy Wilder all died eighteen years ago in 2002. Moore was 66, Berle was 93, and Wilder was 95.
Today James Caan and Nancy Pelosi are 80, Martin Short is 70, Jennifer Grey is 60, Martin McDonagh is 50, and Carly Chaikin is 30. Today is also the birthday of Alan Arkin, Diana Ross, Keira Knightley, Steven Tyler, Leslie Mann, Vicki Lawrence, Jonathan Groff, T.R. Knight, Amy Smart, Michael Imperioli, Todd Barry, Johnny Crawford, Natasha Leggero, Francis Lawrence, Richard Dawkins, Jonathan Glazer, Tinto Brass, Bob Woodward, and the late Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost, Leonard Nimoy, Sterling Hayden, Strother Martin, Bob Elliott, Will Wright, and Luke Askew. Ludwig van Beethoven died 193 years ago in 1827 at age 56. Eazy-E died 25 years ago in 1995 at age 31.