Today Norman Jewison is 92, Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) is 70, and Josh Hartnett and Justin Bartha are 40. Today is also the birthday of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Juno Temple, Jon Lovitz, George Wallace, Béla Tarr, Godfrey, Rory Culkin, Betty Gilpin, David Dastmalchian, Diane Guerrero, Sprague Grayden, Alysia Reiner, Ike Eisenmann, Adrienne King, and the late Robin Williams, Don Knotts, Ernest Hemingway, Edward Herrmann, Paul Burke, Karel Reisz, Maria Falconetti, and Janet Reno. Basil Rathbone died 51 years ago in 1967 at age 75. Theodore Bikel died three years ago in 2015 at age 91. John Heard died one year ago in 2017 at age 71.
Today Cormac McCarthy is 85, Diana Rigg is 80, and Julianne Hough is 30. Today is also the birthday of Sandra Oh, Judy Greer, Omar Epps, Josh Holloway, John Francis Daley, Carlos Santana, Frank Whaley, Dean Winters, Naseeruddin Shah, Sally Ann Howes, Simon Rex, Tantoo Cardinal, Rodney Eastman, Camille Keaton, Randal Kleiser, and the late Natalie Wood, Alexander the Great, Verna Felton, Lola Albright, Aleksey German, and Billy Mays. Franklin Pangborn died sixty years ago in 1958 at age 69. Bruce Lee died 45 years ago today at age 32.
Today Mark Holton is 60, Jim Norton and Matthew Libatique are 50, and Shane Dawson is 30. Today is also the birthday of Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Edwards, Brian May, Jared Padalecki, Vinessa Shaw, Kaitlin Doubleday, Lisa Lampanelli, Campbell Scott, Nancy Carell, Saïd Taghmaoui, George Dzundza, Josh Fadem, Abel Ferrara, Atom Egoyan, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Hideo Nakata, Juan José Campanella, Tommy McLoughlin, and the late Pat Hingle, Richard Jordan, Max Fleischer, George McGovern, and Lizzie Borden. Joe Flynn died 44 years ago in 1974 at age 49. Jack Warden died twelve years ago in 2006 at age 85. Mel Smith died five years ago in 2013 at age 60. James Garner died four years ago in 2014 at age 86. Garry Marshall died two years ago in 2016 at age 81.
Today Paul Verhoeven and Hampton Fancher are 80, James Faulkner is 70, and Andre Royo and Grant Bowler are 50. Today is also the birthday of Vin Diesel, Kristen Bell, James Brolin, Margo Martindale, Elizabeth McGovern, Kelly Reilly, Michiel Huisman, Priyanka Chopra, Chace Crawford, M.I.A., Ann-Marie Johnson, Richard Branson, Wendy Williams, Audrey Landers, Lee Arenberg, Jared Hess, and the late Nelson Mandela, who would be 100, Red Skelton, Hunter S. Thompson, Hume Cronyn, Chill Wills, John Glenn, Richard Dix, Gene Lockhart, Harriet Nelson, Lupe Velez, Burt Kwouk, and William Makepeace Thackeray.
Today Donald Sutherland and Diahann Carroll are 83. Today is also the birthday of Jason Clarke, Kar-Wai Wong, David Hasselhoff, Alex Winter, Heather Langenkamp, P.J. Soles, Mélanie Thierry, Cécile de France, Elena Anaya, Billie Lourd, F. Gary Gray, Lucie Arnaz, John Ventimiglia, Robert Romanus, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Mark Burnett, Angela Merkel, Ali Khamenei, and the late James Cagney, Phyllis Diller, Art Linkletter, Barbara O’Neil, William Gargan, and Jack Conway. Billie Holiday died 59 years ago in 1959 at age 44. John Coltrane died 51 years ago in 1967 at age 40. Geraldine Fitzgerald died thirteen years ago in 2005 at age 91. Elaine Stritch died four years ago in 2014 at age 89.
Today is the birthday of Will Ferrell, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates, Tony Kushner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jayma Mays, Chris Pontius, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Derrickson, Rain Pryor, and the late Ginger Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, Percy Kilbride, Jerry Doyle, Vincent Sherman, Larry Semon, Orville Redenbacher, and Ida B. Wells. George A. Romero died one year ago in 2017 at age 77.
Today D.A. Pennebaker is 93, Joe Turkel is 91, Eddie Griffin is 50, and Greg Sestero is 40. Today is also the birthday of Linda Ronstadt, Forest Whitaker, Diane Kruger, Brigitte Nielsen, Travis Fimmel, Larry Cohen, Jesse Ventura, Terry O’Quinn, Scott Foley, Celia Imrie, Brian Austin Green, Laura Benanti, Adam Savage, Patrick Wayne, Jim Rash, Tony Hendra, Arianna Huffington, Gabriel Iglesias, Beth Stern, and the late Rembrandt, Ian Curtis, Alex Karras, William Dieterle, and Bill Gunn. Anton Chekhov died 114 years ago in 1904 at age 44. Dana Hill died 22 years ago in 1996 at age 32. Gianni Versace was murdered 21 years ago in 1997 at age 50. Celeste Holm died six years ago in 2012 at age 95. Martin Landau died one year ago in 2017 at age 89.