On this date- August 20

Today Sylvester McCoy is 75, Robert Plant and John Noble are 70, and David O. Russell is 60. Today is also the birthday of Amy Adams, Andrew Garfield, Joan Allen, Ray Wise, Demi Lovato, Al Roker, David Walliams, James Marsters, Colin Cunningham, Don King, Billy Gardell, Eddie Paskey, Peter Horton, Fred Durst, Mark Borchardt, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Sally Yates, Ron Paul, and the late Isaac Hayes, H.P. Lovecraft, Alan Reed, Jim Reeves, André Morell, and Mikio Naruse. Kim Stanley died seventeen years ago in 2001 at age 76. Phyllis Diller died six years ago in 2012 at age 95. Elmore Leonard died five years ago in 2013 at age 87. Jerry Lewis died one year ago in 2017 at age 91.

On this date- August 19

Today L.Q. Jones is 91, Debra Paget is 85, Diana Muldaur is 80, and Jim Carter and Ian McElhinney are 70. Today is also the birthday of Bill Clinton, Matthew Perry, Kyra Sedgwick, John Stamos, Jonathan Frakes, Peter Gallagher, Gerald McRaney, Melissa Fumero, Jill St. John, Adam Arkin, Kevin Dillon, Tracie Thoms, Maria de Medeiros, Pablo Larraín, and the late Gene Roddenberry, Coco Chanel, Fred Dalton Thompson, William Marshall, Angus Scrimm, Olga Baclanova, and Orville Wright. Alastair Sim died 42 years ago in 1976 at age 75. Groucho Marx died 41 years ago in 1977 at age 86. Tony Scott committed suicide six years ago in 2012 at age 68. Jack Riley died two years ago in 2016 at age 80. Dick Gregory died one year ago in 2017 at age 84.

On this date- August 18

Today Roman Polanski is 85, Martin Mull is 75, Madeleine Stowe is 60, and Andy Samberg is 40. Today is also the birthday of Robert Redford, Edward Norton, Christian Slater, Denis Leary, Craig Bierko, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Kaitlin Olson, Sarita Choudhury, and the late Shelley Winters, Patrick Swayze, Don Keefer, Reg E. Cathey, and Marcel Carné. Elmer Bernstein died fourteen years ago in 2004 at age 82.

On this date- August 17

Today Robert De Niro is 75, Belinda Carlisle is 60, Helen McCrory is 50, and Brady Corbet is 30. Today is also the birthday of Sean Penn, Donnie Wahlberg, Taissa Farmiga, Austin Butler, Julian Fellowes, Larry B. Scott, Tim Bagley, Robert Joy, Jonathan Franzen, Martha Coolidge, Giuliana Rancic, and the late Mae West, Maureen O’Hara, Davy Crockett, Samuel Goldwyn, Monty Woolley, Glenn Corbett, Mark Felt, and Evelyn Ankers, who would be 100. Vivian Vance died 39 years ago in 1979 at age 70. Ira Gershwin died 35 years ago in 1983 at age 86. Pearl Bailey died 28 years ago in 1990 at age 72. Yvonne Craig died three years ago in 2015 at age 78. Arthur Hiller died two years ago in 2016 at age 92.

On this date- August 16

Today Ann Blyth is 90, Julie Newmar is 85, and Angela Bassett and Madonna are 60. Today is also the birthday of Steve Carell, James Cameron, Bob Balaban, Timothy Hutton, Taika Waititi, Lesley Ann Warren, Reginald VelJohnson, Laura Innes, Cristin Milioti, Cameron Monaghan, Carole Shelley, Jeff Perry, Bruce Beresford, Kathie Lee Gifford, and the late Robert Culp, Glenn Strange, Lois Nettleton, Charles Bukowski, Christine Cavanaugh, Mae Clarke, and T.E. Lawrence. Robert Johnson died eighty years ago in 1938 at age 27. Bela Lugosi died 62 years ago in 1956 at age 73. Elvis Presley died 41 years ago in 1977 at age 42.

On this date- August 15

Today Nicolas Roeg is 90, Barbara Bouchet is 75, and Debra Messing is 50. Today is also the birthday of Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jimmy Webb, Anthony Anderson, Natasha Henstridge, Zeljko Ivanek, Pat Priest, Tess Harper, Jim Dale, Joe Jonas, and the late Rose Marie, Ethel Barrymore, Wendy Hiller, Julia Child, Mike Connors, Janice Rule, Huntz Hall, Stieg Larsson, and Scott Kalvert. Will Rogers died 83 years ago in 1935 in a plane crash at age 55.

On this date- August 14

Today Lina Wertmüller is 90. Today is also the birthday of Steve Martin, David Crosby, Halle Berry, Mila Kunis, Marcia Gay Harden, Wim Wenders, Magic Johnson, Emmanuelle Béart, James Buckley, Antonio Fargas, Susan Saint James, Liz Fraser, Lamorne Morris, Tom DiCillo, Preston Lacy, Danielle Steel, and the late Andrea Leeds, Alice Ghostly, and Alma Reville. Bruno Kirby died twelve years ago in 2006 at age 57. Fyvush Finkel died two years ago in 2016 at age 93.