Today Cristian Mungiu is 50. Today is also the birthday of Sally Hawkins, Anouk Aimée, Jenna Coleman, Ari Graynor, James Le Gros, Kevin McNally, Matt Reeves, Ace Frehley, Cory Booker, and the late Jack Klugman, Sandy Dennis, Robert Donner, Casey Kasem, Cuba Gooding, August Wilson, Theodoros Angelopoulos, Coretta Scott King, and Ulysses S. Grant.
Today Carol Burnett is 85, Giancarlo Esposito is 60, and Pablo Schreiber is 40. Today is also the birthday of Channing Tatum, Jet Li, Kevin James, Joan Chen, Jemima Kirke, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Bobby Rydell, Jordana Brewster, Claudine Auger, Tom Welling, Ivana Milicevic, Debra Wilson, Melania Trump, and the late Douglas Sirk, Jean Vigo, Warren Clarke, Edgar Kennedy, William Desmond Taylor, and Stafford Repp, who would be 100. Gypsy Rose Lee died 48 years ago in 1970 at age 59. Irene Ryan died 45 years ago in 1973 at age 70. Broderick Crawford died 32 years ago in 1986 at age 74. Lucille Ball died 29 years ago in 1989 at age 77. Jonathan Demme died one year ago in 2017 at age 73.
Today is the birthday of Al Pacino, Renée Zellweger, Thalia Shire, Hank Azaria, Jason Lee, Marguerite Moreau, Gina Torres, Melonie Diaz, Jillian Bell, Björn Ulvaeus, Jeffrey DeMunn, Bertrand Tavernier, Dinesh D’Souza, and the late Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Mazursky, Edward R. Murrow, Russ Conway, Cy Twombly, and Oliver Cromwell. Ginger Rogers died 23 years ago in 1995 at age 83. Bea Arthur died nine years ago in 2009 at age 86.
Today Bruce Kirby is 90, and Aidan Gillen is 50. Today is also the birthday of Shirley MacLaine, Barbra Streisand, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bogosian, Richard Donner, Cedric the Entertainer, Eric Balfour, Kelly Clarkson, Derek Luke, Michael O’Keefe, Rory McCann, Austin Nichols, Glenn Morshower, Peter Friedman, Damon Lindelof, and the late Michael Parks, William Castle, Jill Ireland, Jack E. Leonard, and Robert Wiene. Louise Dresser died 53 years ago in 1965 at age 86. Bud Abbott died 44 years ago in 1974 at age 78.
Today Anne Douglas is 99. Today is also the birthday of John Oliver, Judy Davis, Dev Patel, Lee Majors, Michael Moore, John Cena, Kal Penn, George Lopez, Valerie Bertinelli, Jaime King, Joyce DeWitt, John Hannah, Gemma Whelan, Eric Edelstein, Alan Oppenheimer, D.B. Weiss, John Lutz, Bubba the Love Sponge (Todd Alan Clem), and the late William Shakespeare (who died on his birthday in 1616 at age 52), Shirley Temple, Sandra Dee, Roy Orbison, Jan Hooks, Hervé Villechaize, Simone Simon, Sheila Gish, Kevin Meaney, James Hayter, Frank Borzage, Ronald Neame, J.M.W. Turner, and James Buchanan. Otto Preminger died 32 years ago in 1986 at age 80. Satyajit Ray died 26 years ago in 1992 at age 70.
Today is the birthday of Jack Nicholson, John Waters, Amber Heard, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Charlotte Rae, Sheryl Lee, Peter Frampton, Sherri Shepherd, Johnnie To, Robin Bartlett, Roman Coppola, Lee Tamahori, and the late Eddie Albert, Glen Campbell, Charles Mingus, Jason Miller, Bettie Page, Immanuel Kant, Vladimir Lenin, Vladimir Nabokov, Aaron Spelling, Rondo Hatton, Kaneto Shindô, Byron Haskin, and Marilyn Chambers. Linda Lovelace died sixteen years ago today in 2002 at age 53.
Today Andie MacDowell is 60. Today is also the birthday Elaine May, Iggy Pop, Robert Smith, Charles Grodin, James McAvoy, Queen Elizabeth II, Patti LuPone, Tony Danza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Cameron Mitchell, Nicole Sullivan, Rob Riggle, Claire Denis, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Brian White, Bridget Everett, Jeff Anderson, Frank Dillane, Peter Kosminsky, Anna Muylaert, Glen Hansard, and the late Anthony Quinn, Charlotte Brontë, Marcel Camus, Sammee Tong, Edwin S. Porter, and Gilbert Taylor. Mark Twain died 108 years ago in 1910 at age 74. Gummo Marx died 41 years ago in 1977 at age 84. Nina Simone died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 70. Prince and Michelle McNamara died two years ago today. He was 57. She was 46.
Today Clayne Crawford and Chrysta Bell are 40. Today is also the birthday of Jessica Lange, Ryan O’Neal, George Takei, Crispin Glover, Andy Serkis, Veronica Cartwright, Clint Howard, Shemar Moore, Billy Magnussen, Michael Render (Killer Mike), Leslie Phillips, Gary Raymond, Judith O’Dea, Joey Lawrence, Carmen Electra, and the late Harold Lloyd, Luther Vandross, Nina Foch, Elena Verdugo, Robert DoQui, Harris Wittels, Edie Sedgwick, Bruce Cabot, Henry Joseph Nasiff Jr. (Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf), and Adolf Hitler. Bram Stoker died 106 years ago today in 1912 at age 64. Don Siegel died 27 years ago today in 1991 at age 78. Benny Hill died 26 years ago today in 1992 at age 68. Cantinflas died 25 years ago today in 1993 at age 81.
Today Ashley Judd is 50, and James Franco is 40. Today is also the birthday of Kate Hudson, Tim Curry, Hayden Christensen, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Elinor Donahue, Ali Wong, Tony Plana, Nicoletta Braschi, Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, Jesse James, and the late Jayne Mansfield, Dudley Moore, Hugh O’Brian, Dick Sargent, George O’Brien, May Robson, and Barry Brown.
Today David Hewlett is 50. Today is also the birthday of Rick Moranis, Conan O’Brien, James Woods, Eric Roberts, Hayley Mills, Maria Bello, Eric McCormack, David Tennant, Jane Leeves, America Ferrera, Melissa Joan Hart, James Drury, Edgar Wright, Eli Roth, Alia Shawkat, Britt Robertson, Clive Revill, Jeff Dunham, Kourtney Kardashian, and the late Barbara Hale, Miklós Rózsa, Clarence Darrow, and Gabriel Axel and André Bazin, who would both be 100. Dick Clark died six years ago in 2012 at age 82.