Today Ken Loach is 85, William Lucking is 80, Joe Piscopo is 70, and Denis Lavant is 60. Today is also the birthday of Greg Kinnear, Thomas Haden Church, Kendrick Lamar, Barry Manilow, Will Forte, Bobby Farrelly, Scott Adkins, John Gallagher Jr., Joshua Leonard, Michael Showalter, Jason Patric, Peter Lupus, Arthur Darvill, Venus Williams, Jodie Whittaker, Jon Gries, Jennifer Irwin, Louis Leterrier, Phyllida Lloyd, Newt Gingrich, and the late Ralph Bellamy, Lucio Fulci, Russell Simpson, James Shigeta, Setsuko Hara, Grant Mitchell, M.C. Escher, and Sonny Fox. Cyd Charisse died thirteen years ago in 2008 at age 86.
Today is the birthday of Laurie Metcalf, John Cho, Clifton Collins Jr., Eileen Atkins, Daniel Brühl, Bill Cobbs, Joyce Carol Oates, Abby Elliott, Frederick Koehler, Joan Van Ark, Sibel Kekilli, Ian Buchanan, Scott Alexander, and the late Stan Laurel, Jack Albertson, Tupac Shakur, who would be 50, Ilona Massey, and Vilmos Zsigmond. George Reeves died 62 years ago in 1959 at age 45. Nicholas Ray died 42 years ago in 1979 at age 67. John G. Avildsen died four years ago in 2017 at age 81.
Today Laurent Cantet is 60, and Jake Busey is 50. Today is also the birthday of Helen Hunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Ice Cube, Jim Belushi, Courtney Cox, Leah Remini, Julie Hagerty, Polly Draper, Jorge Rivero, Denzel Whitaker, Ray Santiago, Andy Tennant, John Toll, and the late Jim Varney, Waylon Jennings, Harry Nilsson, Erland Josephson, Harry Langdon, Alberto Sordi, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, and James Robertson Justice. Ella Fitzgerald died 25 years ago in 1996 at age 79. Hume Cronyn died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 91. Stan Winston died thirteen years ago in 2008 at age 62. Casey Kasem died seven years ago in 2014 at age 82. Franco Zeffirelli died two years in 2019 at age 96.
Today Marla Gibbs is 90, Donald Trump is 75, Aleksandr Sokurov is 70, and Boy George is 60. Today is also the birthday of Louis Garrel, Lucy Hale, Will Patton, Diablo Cody, Joe Grifasi, Alan Carr, Jay Roach, and the late Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, Gene Barry, Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire, Kay Sutton, Jerzy Kosinski, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Alan Reed died 44 years ago in 1977 at age 69. Henry Mancini died 27 years ago in 1994 at age 70. Richard Jaeckel died 24 years ago in 1997 at age 70. Ann Morgan Guilbert died five years ago in 2016 at age 87.
Today Stellan Skarsgård and Richard Thomas are 70, Chris Evans is 40, and Kodi Smit-McPhee is 25. Today is also the birthday of Malcolm McDowell, Tim Allen, Ally Sheedy, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Steve-O, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kat Dennigs, Simon Callow, Kate Lyn Sheil, Greg Daniels, and the late Paul Lynde, Basil Rathbone, Ben Johnson, Mary Wickes, W.B. Yeats, and Tay Garnett. Geraldine Page died 34 years ago in 1987 at age 62.
Today is the birthday of Dave Franco, Scott Thompson, Jay Mewes, Richard M. Sherman, Abbey Lee, Timothy Simons, Richard Ayoade, Mel Rodriguez, Timothy Busfield, Eamonn Walker, Jenilee Harrison, Kendra Wilkinson, and the late Anne Frank, Jim Nabors, Priscilla Lane, George H.W. Bush, Vic Damone, Irwin Allen, and Jim Siedow. Norma Shearer died 38 years ago in 1983 at age 80. Gregory Peck died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 87. Sylvia Miles died two years ago in 2019 at age 94.
Today is the birthday of Peter Dinklage, Hugh Laurie, Shia LaBeouf, Adrienne Barbeau, Joshua Jackson, Sherman Howard, Johnny Brown, Greta Van Susteren, Christina Crawford, and the late Gene Wilder, Chad Everett, Ryan Dunn, Richard Todd, Robert Hutton, Jacques Cousteau, Buddy Baer, Henry Hill, and Wesley Ruggles. John Wayne died 42 years ago in 1979 at age 72. DeForest Kelley died 22 years ago in 1999 at age 79. William Marshall died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 78. Ann Rutherford died nine years ago in 2012 at age 94. Ruby Dee died seven years ago in 2014 at age 91. Ron Moody died six years ago in 2015 at age 91.
Today Jürgen Prochnow is 80, Bobby Jindal is 50, and Sasha Obama is 20. Today is also the birthday of Gina Gershon, Elizabeth Hurley, Bill Burr, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kate Flannery, DJ Qualls, Ben Daniels, Laura Silverman, Tzi Ma, Jeremy Saulnier, Dustin Lance Black, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Andrew Niccol, Timothy Van Patten, Bria Vinaite, Faith Evans, Kate Upton, John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer, and the late Judy Garland, Hattie McDaniel, Kevin Corcoran, Sessue Hayakawa, Maurice Sendak, and Prince Philip, who would be 100. Spencer Tracy died 54 years ago in 1967 at age 67. Rainer Werner Fassbinder died 39 years ago in 1982 at age 37. Jo Van Fleet died 25 years ago in 1996 at age 80. Ray Charles died seventeen years ago in 2004 at age 73.
Today Jackie Mason is 90, Michael J. Fox and Aaron Sorkin are 60, and Natalie Portman is 40. Today is also the birthday of Johnny Depp, Eddie Marsan, Josh Hamilton, Mae Whitman, Gloria Reuben, David Koepp, Justin Benson, and the late Cole Porter, Robert Cummings, Mona Freeman, Joe Santos, and Robert McNamara. Charles Dickens died 151 years ago in 1870 at age 58. Robert Donat died 63 years ago in 1958 at age 53. Ousmane Sembene died fourteen years ago today in 2007 at age 84. Adam West died four years ago in 2017 at age 88.
Today James Darren is 85, Bonnie Tyler is 70, and Will Smith (writer/actor) and Troy Duffy are 50. Today is also the birthday of Julianna Margulies, Nancy Sinatra, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kanye West, Frank Grillo, Griffin Dunne, Colin Baker, Kathy Baker, J.P. Manoux, Gabby Giffords, Kevin Farley, Dan Futterman, Matthew Bright, and the late Joan Rivers, Robert Preston, Jerry Stiller, Alexis Smith, who would be 100, Bernie Casey, George Wallace, Don Grady, Charles Tyner, Myron Healey, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Barbara Bush. Robert Taylor died 52 years ago in 1969 at age 57. Anthony Bourdain died three years ago in 2018 at age 61. Bonnie Pointer died one year ago in 2020 at age 69.