Today is the birthday of Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Kimmel, Gerard Butler, Joe Mantegna, Frances Conroy, Steve Zahn, Neil Flynn, Chris Noth, Aisha Hinds, Tom Atkins, Noah Hathaway, Jimmy Hawkins, J.A. Preston, David Zellner, Kentucker Audley, and the late Garry Marshall, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jean Seberg, Oskar Werner, Robert Sterling, Richard Mulligan, Jack Elam, Gunnar Björnstrand, Hermione Baddeley, Don Gordon, Mary Beth Hughes, Adrienne Corri, and Fred Phelps. Vittorio De Sica died 44 years ago in 1974 at age 73. Junior Samples died 35 years ago in 1983 at age 57. Leon Russell died two years ago in 2016 at age 74.
Today Wallace Shawn and Valerie Leon are 75, Hassan Rouhani is 70, Megan Mullally is 60, and Ashley Williams and Alexandra Maria Lara are 40. Today is also the birthday of Ryan Gosling, Anne Hathaway, Neil Young, Radha Mitchell, Booker T. Jones, Sam Lloyd, Céline Sciamma, Tonya Harding, and the late Grace Kelly, Kim Hunter, Gwen Lee, Jacques Tourneur, Jack Oakie, Liam Dunn, Ina Balin, Richard Quine, and Charles Manson. William Holden died 37 years ago in 1981 at age 63. Eve Arden died 28 years ago in 1990 at age 82. Penny Singleton died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 95. Lupita Tovar died two years ago in 2016 at age 106.
Today Peaches is 50. Today is also the birthday of Leonardo DiCaprio, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Scoot McNairy, Calista Flockhart, Bibi Andersson, Tye Sheridan, Adam Beach, Bill Moseley, Frank John Hughes, Barbara Boxer, Carson Kressley, Kris Swanberg, and the late Jonathan Winters, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Ryan, Vincent Schiavelli, Pat O’Brien, Patric Knowles, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Roland Young, George S. Patton, John Guillermin, and René Clair. Dayton Allen died fourteen years ago in 2004 at age 85. Robert Vaughn died two years ago in 2016 at age 83.
Today Ennio Morricone is 90, Michael Schultz is 80, Stephen Herek is 60, Tracy Morgan is 50, and Eve and Diplo are 40. Today is also the birthday of Taron Egerton, Walton Goggins, Ellen Pompeo, Hugh Bonneville, Chris Lilley, Heather Matarazzo, Miranda Lambert, Neil Gaiman, Sinbad, Tommy Davidson, Kieran Shipka, Josh Peck, Zoey Deutch, Michael Jai White, Roland Emmerich, Terence Davies, Sylvain Chomet, Tim Rice, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Daniel Waters, and the late Richard Burton, Claude Rains, Roy Scheider, Martin Luther, Brittany Murphy, François Périer, Russell Means, Russell Johnson, Harry Andrews, Debra Hill, Steven Geray, Esther Dale, and Leo White. Abel Gance died 37 years ago in 1981 at age 92. Jackie Vernon died 31 years ago in 1987 at age 63. Chuck Connors died 26 years ago in 1992 at age 71. Jack Palance died twelve years ago in 2006 at age 87. Norman Mailer died eleven years ago in 2007 at age 84.
Today Robert Frank is 94, Billie August is 70, Sisqó is 40, and Analeigh Tipton and Nikki Blonsky are 30. Today is also the birthday of Eric Dane, Lou Ferrigno, Teryl Rothery, Charles Robinson, Ryo Kase, Fernando Meirelles, Chris Jericho, Mary Vivian Pearce, Nick Lachey, and the late Hedy Lamarr, Dorothy Dandridge, Ed Wynn, Carl Sagan, Mabel Normand, Marie Dressler, Edna May Oliver (who died on her birthday in 1942 at age 59), Robert Douglas, Anne Sexton, Mae Marsh, ‘Snub’ Pollard, Anthony Asquith, Ivan Turgenev, and Spiro Agnew, who would be 100. Edgar Kennedy died seventy years ago in 1948 at age 58. Charles Bickford died 51 years ago in 1967 at age 76. Art Carney died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 85.
Today Norman Lloyd is 104, Phil Fondacaro is 60, and Parker Posey is 50. Today is also the birthday of Alain Delon, Alfre Woodard, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Rhys, Bonnie Raitt, Kazuo Ishiguro, Richard Curtis, Jack Osbourne, Tara Reid, Mary Hart, Gordon Ramsay, Paolo Taviani, Anne Dorval, Leif Garrett, Don McManus, A.D. Miles, and the late Bram Stoker, Michael Nyqvist, Robert Strauss, Stéphane Audran, Bob Schiller, who would be 100, Esther Rolle, Morley Safer, Darla Hood, Joe Flynn, Ken Dodd, Gene Saks, Margaret Mitchell, Patti Page, Martha Gellhorn, and Milton Bradley. Michael O’Donoghue died 24 years ago in 1994 at age 54. Jean Marais died twenty years ago in 1998 at age 84. Lucille Bliss died six years ago in 2012 at age 96.
Today Jackie Joseph is 85, and Joni Mitchell and Michael Byrne are 75. Today is also the birthday of Lorde, Adam Devine, Jason and Jeremy London, Morgan Spurlock, Lindsay Duncan, Judy Parfitt, Christopher Knight, Dakin Matthews, Earl Boen, Lawrence O’Donnell, David Petraeus, and the late Marie Curie, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Dean Jagger, Dana Plato, Joe Cobb, Miriam Cooper, Lucille La Verne, Edith Bouvier Beale, James Cook, Billy Graham, who would be 100, Edward F. Cline, Edward Sedgwick, and Leon Trotsky. Dwight Frye died 75 years ago in 1943 at age 44. Victor McLaglen died 59 years ago in 1959 at age 72. Steve McQueen died 38 years ago in 1980 at age 50. Slappy White died 23 years ago in 1995 at age 74. Howard Keel died fourteen years ago in 2004 at age 85. Gunnar Hansen died three years ago in 2015 at age 68. Leonard Cohen died two years ago in 2016 at age 82.