On this date- April 8

Today Shecky Greene is 94, and John Schneider is 60. Today is also the birthday of Patricia Arquette, Robin Wright, Taylor Kitsch, Dean Norris, Julian Lennon, Ana De La Reguera, Sung Kang, Douglas Trumbull, Kane Hodder, Jim Piddock, John Madden, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Joan Tewkesbury, and the late Mary Pickford, John Gavin, Edward Mulhare, Betty Ford, and María Félix, who died on her birthday eighteen years ago in 2002 at age 88. Pablo Picasso died 47 years ago in 1973 at age 91. Annette Funicello died seven years ago in 2013 at age 70.

On this date- April 7

Today Sandy Powell is 60. Today is also the birthday of Francis Ford Coppola, Russell Crowe, Jackie Chan, Eric Wareheim, Roberta Shore, Kevin Alejandro, Clarke Peters, Heather Burns, Patricia Belcher, Matt Servitto, Ted Kotcheff, Michael Almereyda, Jennifer Lynch, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Jason Ralph, Ed Speleers, Ismael Cruz Cordova, and the late Billie Holiday, James Garner, Alan J. Pakula, David Frost, Andrew Sachs, Wayne Rogers, Ian Richardson, William Wordsworth, R.G. Armstrong, Anthony Caruso, Stanley Adams, Stan Winston, Ravi Shankar, who would be 100, and Walter Winchell. Walter Huston died seventy years ago in 1950 at age 67. Beatrice Straight died nineteen years ago in 2001 at age 86. Barry Nelson died thirteen years ago in 2007 at age 89. Mike Wallace died eight years ago in 2012 at age 93. Seymour Cassel died one year ago in 2019 at age 84.

On this date- April 6

Today Charlie McDermott is 30. Today is also the birthday of Zach Braff, Billy Dee Williams, John Ratzenberger, Barry Levinson, Michael Rooker, Marilu Henner, Candace Cameron Bure, Jason Hervey, Philippe Garrel, Eliza Coupe, Teddy Sears, and the late Merle Haggard, who died on his birthday four years ago in 2016 at age 79, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Joi Lansing, Ivan Dixon, and Phil Leeds. Isaac Asimov died 28 year ago in 1992 at age 72. Greer Garson died 24 years ago in 1996 at age 91. Tammy Wynette died 22 years ago in 1998 at age 55. Mickey Rooney died six years ago in 2014 at age 93. Don Rickles died three years ago in 2017 at age 90.

On this date- April 5

Today Roger Corman is 94. Today is also the birthday of Hayley Atwell, Lily James, Pharrell Williams, Krista Allen, Michael Moriarty, Jane Asher, Max Gail, Stewart Lee, Mitch Pileggi, Peter Greenaway, Andrea Arnold, General Colin L. Powell, and the late Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Melvyn Douglas, Walter Huston, Frank Gorshin, Nigel Hawthorne, John Le Mesurier, Christopher Hewett, Michael V. Gazzo, Grady Sutton, Robert Bloch, and Albert R. Broccoli. Howard Hughes died 44 years ago in 1976 at age 70. Kurt Cobain died 26 years ago in 1994 at age 27. Allen Ginsberg died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 70. Charlton Heston died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 84.

On this date- April 4

Today Christine Lahti is 70, Hugo Weaving and Lorraine Toussaint are 60, and Barry Pepper is 50. Today is also the birthday of Robert Downey Jr., David Cross, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Gadon, Natasha Lyonne, Clive Davis, Estelle Harris, Graham Norton, David Blaine, David E. Kelley, Nancy McKeon, Aki Kaurismäki, Jill Scott, Rachel Korine, Jamie Lynn Spears, and the late Heath Ledger, Anthony Perkins, Andrei Tarkovsky, Muddy Waters, Maya Angelou, Kenneth Mars, Elmer Bernstein, Marguerite Duras, Peter Vaughan, Elizabeth Wilson, Gene Reynolds, Bea Benaderet, and David White. Jason Robards Sr. died 57 years ago in 1963 at age 70. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 52 years ago in 1968 at age 39. Gloria Swanson died 37 years ago in 1983 at age 84. Roger Ebert died seven years ago in 2013 at age 70.

On this date- April 3

Today is the birthday of Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, David Hyde Pierce, Matthew Goode, Sofia Boutella, Marsha Mason, Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders, Adam Scott, Amanda Bynes, Dr. Jane Goodall, Tony Orlando, Wayne Newton, Rachel Bloom, Jamie Bamber, Catherine McCormack, Eric Braeden, Marisa Paredes, Josh Safdie, Cristi Puiu, Lamberto Bava, Alice Lowe, Pat Proft, and the late Marlon Brando, Doris Day, Leslie Howard, Dooley Wilson, Washington Irving, Jan Sterling, Richard Manuel, Iron Eyes Cody, George Jessel, Ray Combs, Mary Anderson, Harry Earles, and Allan Dwan. Conrad Veidt died 77 years ago in 1943 at age 50. Warren Oates died 38 years ago in 1982 at age 53.

On this date- April 2

Today Gloria Henry is 97, Linda Hunt is 75, and Allan Corduner is 70. Today is also the birthday of Michael Fassbender, Chris Meloni, Emmylou Harris, Adam Rodriguez, Dr. Demento (Barret Hansen), Pedro Pascal, Jesse Plemons, Clark Gregg, Pamela Reed, Donald Petrie, Marc Caro, David Frankel, and the late Alec Guinness, Marvin Gaye, Buddy Ebsen, Jack Webb, who would be 100, Hans Christian Andersen, Émile Zola, Giacomo Casanova, Charlemagne, Leon Russell, Dabbs Greer, Debralee Scott, Ron Palillo, and Rodney King. Jean Epstein died 67 years ago in 1953 at age 56. Buddy Rich died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 69. Jesús Franco died seven years ago in 2013 at age 82.