Today Henry Winkler is 75, and Nia Long is 50. Today is also the birthday of Kevin Pollak, Larry Wilmore, Harry Hamlin, Matthew Morrison, Gavin Rossdale, Maria Thayer, Michael Beach, Joe Berlinger, Leon Rippy, Mark Steven Johnson, Fiona Dourif, Claude Lelouch, Jessica Hynes, Juliet Stevenson, Richard LaGravenese, Charles Martin Smith, Brett Kelly, Andrea Mitchell, Ivanka Trump, and the late John Adams, Ruth Gordon, Louis Malle, Ezra Pound, Ruth Hussey, Jane Randolph, Herschel Bernardi, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael Winner, Ed Lauter, and Dick Gautier. Samuel Fuller died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 85. Steve Allen died twenty years ago in 2000 at age 78. Jam Master Jay died eighteen years ago in 2002 at age 37. Robert Goulet died thirteen years ago in 2007 at age 73. Al Molinaro died five years ago in 2015 at age 96.
Today Peter Watkins is 85, and Ben Foster is 40. Today is also the birthday of Richard Dreyfuss, Winona Ryder, Gabrielle Union, Dan Castellaneta, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kate Jackson, Rufus Sewell, Joely Fisher, Lee Child, Ralph Bakshi, Michael Schur, and the late Bob Ross, Fanny Brice, Peter Green, Beth Chapman, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Hardy, Geraldine Brooks, Eddie Constantine, Isao Takahata, and Joseph Goebbels. Adolphe Menjou died 57 years ago in 1963 at age 73. Vaughn Meader died sixteen years ago in 2004 at age 68. John Witherspoon died one year ago in 2019 at age 77.
Today is the birthday of Julia Roberts, Joaquin Phoenix, Andy Richter, Joan Plowright, Gwendoline Christie, Jane Alexander, Dennis Franz, Frank Ocean, Bill Gates, Matt Smith, Daphne Zuniga, Finn Wittrock, Brad Paisley, Ben Harper, Telma Hopkins, Lauren Holly, Annie Potts, Joe Thomas, Chris Bauer, Jami Gertz, Sheryl Underwood, Kevin Macdonald, Jake Kasdan, Michael Dougherty, Joe Lansdale, Caitlyn Jenner, Ronnie Mund, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the late Elsa Lanchester, Edith Head, Alan Clarke, Joe Spinell, Jack Soo, Dody Goodman, and Evelyn Waugh. Alice Brady died 81 years ago in 1939 at age 46. James MacArthur died ten years ago in 2010 at age 72.
Today Fran Lebowitz is 70, and Theodore Melfi is 50. Today is also the birthday of John Cleese, Roberto Benigni, Patrick Fugit, Peter Firth, David Walton, Kelly Osbourne, Ivan Reitman, Robert Picardo, Simon Le Bon, Michael Shamus Wiles, Lara Parker, James Cosmo, Joanna Scanlan, Ming-liang Tsai, Brontis Jodorowsky, Marla Maples, and the late Theodore Roosevelt, Sylvia Plath, Ruby Dee, Teresa Wright, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Dylan Thomas, Nanette Fabray, who would be 100, Scott Weiland, Carrie Snodgress, Jack Carson, Carolyn Craig, Frederick De Cordova, Leif Erickson, Bernie Wrightson, and John Gotti. Sammee Tong died 56 years ago in 1964 at age 63. Allan “Rocky” Lane died 47 years ago in 1973 at age 64. James M. Cain died 43 years ago in 1977 at age 85.
Today Jaclyn Smith is 75. Today is also the birthday of Dylan McDermott, Seth MacFarlane, Keith Urban, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hillary Clinton, Cary Elwes, Rita Wilson, Jon Heder, Anthony Rapp, Pat Sajak, Julian Schnabel, Hank Garrett, Tom Cavanagh, James Pickens Jr., SoKo, Roger Allam, Rupert Wyatt, and the late Bob Hoskins, Don Siegel, Jackie Coogan, Ted Demme, Pat Conroy, Margaret Wycherly, Mark Sandrich, and H.B. Warner. Hattie McDaniel died 68 years ago in 1952 at age 57. Hoyt Axton died 21 years ago in 1999 at age 61. Robert Evans died one year ago in 2019 at age 89.
Today Bobby Knight is 80, Sang-soo Hong is 60, and Adam Goldberg is 50. Today is also the birthday of Katy Perry, Mathieu Amalric, Mia Wasikowska, Craig Robinson, Samantha Bee, Marion Ross, Chad Smith, James Carville, Leslie Grossman, Zachary Knighton, Nancy Cartwright, Michael Weston, Kevin Michael Richardson, and the late Pablo Picasso, Leo G. Carroll, Billy Barty, John Matuszak, Anthony Franciosa, Minnie Pearl, Abel Gance, Annie Girardot, Whit Bissell, Jeanne Cooper, Barbara Cook, and Klaus Barbie. Forrest Tucker died 34 years ago in 1986 at age 67. Vincent Price died 27 years ago in 1993 at age 82. Richard Harris died eighteen years ago in 2002 at age 72. Marcia Wallace died seven years ago in 2013 at age 70.
Today BD Wong is 60, and Casey Wilson is 40. Today is also the birthday of Kevin Kline, F. Murray Abraham, Drake, Jean Allison, Zahn McClarnon, Martin Campbell, Bill Wyman, Tila Tequila, Sal Governale, PewDiePie, and the late Bob Kane, David Nelson, Maggie Pierce, I. Stanford Jolley, Moss Hart, and Merian C. Cooper. Edith Massey died 36 years ago in 1984 at age 66. Raúl Juliá died 26 years ago in 1994 at age 54. Rosa Parks died fifteen years ago in 2005 at age 92. Maureen O’Hara died five years ago in 2015 at age 95. Pete Burns died four years ago in 2016 at age 57. Fats Domino and Robert Guillaume died three years ago in 2017, both at 89.
Today Pelé is 80. Today is also the birthday of Ryan Reynolds, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Emilia Clarke, Sam Raimi, Ang Lee, Dwight Yoakam, Philip Kaufman, Cat Deeley, Alex Gibney, Amandla Sternberg, Meghan McCain, Nancy Grace, and the late Johnny Carson, Michael Crichton, Coleen Gray, Diana Dors, Frank Sutton, Una O’Connor, Grant Imahara, who would be 50, Hayden Rorke, Gummo Marx, and Harold P. Warren. Al Jolson died seventy years ago in 1950 at age 64. Oskar Werner died 36 years ago in 1984 at age 61.
Today Jonathan Lipnicki is 30. Today is also the birthday of Jeff Goldblum, Catherine Deneuve, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Odenkirk, Derek Jacobi, Carmen Ejogo, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Roberts, Spike Jonze, Kyle Gallner, Saffron Burrows, Valeria Golino, Carlos Mencia, Corey Hawkins, Bill Condon, Jan de Bont, Alan Ladd Jr., Julie Dash, Marc Shaiman, Marc Lawrence, Jennifer Lee, Ray Stern, and the late Joan Fontaine, Curly Howard, Annette Funicello, Constance Bennett, Timothy Leary, who would be 100, and Catherine E. Coulson. Cleavon Little died 28 years ago in 1992 at age 53. Mary Wickes died 25 years ago in 1995 at age 85. Soupy Sales died eleven years ago in 2009 at age 83.
Today Joyce Randolph is 96, Everett McGill is 75, Melora Walters is 60, and Kim Kardashian West is 40. Today is also the birthday of Ken Watanabe, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Steve Cropper, Glen Powell, Andrew Scott, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Michael McMillian, Matt Dallas, Jeff Richards, Catherine Hardwicke, Julio Medem, Patti Davis, Benjamin Netanyahu, Amber Rose, Hope Hicks, and the late Carrie Fisher, Edith Scob, Edna Purviance, Dizzy Gillespie, Leonard Rossiter, and Alfred Nobel. Jack Kerouac died 51 years ago in 1969 at age 47. François Truffaut died 36 years ago in 1984 at age 52.