On this date- May 12

Today Burt Bacharach is 90, Richard Riehle, Lindsay Crouse, and Steve Winwood are 70, Kim Greist is 60, Catherine Tate and Tony Hawk are 50, and Jason Biggs and Malin Akerman are 40. Today is also the birthday of Gabriel Byrne, Rami Malek, Domhnall Gleeson, Emilio Estevez, Ving Rhames, Nathan Fielder, Bruce McCulloch, Samantha Mathis, Deborah Kara Unger, Stephen Baldwin, Emily VanCamp, Millie Perkins, Bob Burns, and the late Katharine Hepburn, George Carlin, Jesús Franco, Tom Snyder, Frank Pierson, Yogi Berra, and Florence Nightingale. Erich von Stroheim died 61 years ago in 1957 at age 71. Tor Johnson died 47 years ago in 1971 at age 67. Robert Reed died 26 years ago in 1992 at age 59. Perry Como died 17 years ago in 2001 at age 88. H.R. Giger died four years ago in 2014 at age 74.

On this date- May 11

Today Yvonne Furneaux is 90, Pam Ferris is 70, and Jeffrey Donovan is 50. Today is also the birthday of Mort Sahl, Tim Blake Nelson, Frances Fisher, Benoît Magimel, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Jonathan Jackson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Andre Gregory, Mark Neveldine, and the late Salvador Dalí, Irving Berlin, Phil Silvers, Natasha Richardson, Cory Monteith, Denver Pyle, Doug McClure, Doodles Weaver, Margaret Rutherford, Bernard Fox, and David Gest. Bob Marley died 37 years ago in 1981 at age 36. Douglas Adams died 17 years ago in 2001 at age 49.

On this date- May 10

Today Meg Foster is 70, and Kenan Thompson, is 40. Today is also the birthday of Bono, Donovan, Jim Abrahams, Mike Hagerty, Dallas Roberts, Alex Jennings, Françoise Fabian, Joseph Ruben, and the late Fred Astaire, Sid Vicious, David O. Selznick, George Coe, David Mackenzie, Nancy Walker, Ettore Scola, Anatole Litvak, Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, and John Wilkes Booth. Joan Crawford died 41 years ago in 1977 at age 71. Shel Silverstein died 19 years ago in 1999 at age 68.

On this date- May 9

Today Daniel Franzese is 40. Today is also the birthday of Albert Finney, Glenda Jackson, Candice Bergen, James L. Brooks, Billy Joel, Rosario Dawson, Grace Gummer, Chris Diamantopoulos, Wendy Crewson, Alan Bennett, Amy Hill, Ghostface Killah, Joe Carnahan, J.A. Bayona, and the late Mike Wallace, who would be 100, Pedro Armendáriz, Richard Barthelmess, J.M. Barrie, William Moulton Marston, and Emile Ardolino. Lena Horne died eight years ago in 2010 at age 92. Michael Parks died one year ago in 2017 at age 77.

On this date- May 7

Today Traci Lords is 50. Today is also the birthday of Breckin Meyer, Asghar Farhadi, Amy Heckerling, Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb, Mark O’Brien, Ned Bellamy, Michael Rosen, Ruggero Deodato, John Irvin, Nicholas Hytner, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, and the late Gary Cooper, Anne Baxter, Val Lewton, David Tomlinson, Darren McGavin, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Ishirô Honda, Robert Hegyes, Marilyn Burns, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, and Robert Browning. Ray Harryhausen died five years ago in 2013 at age 92.

On this date- May 6

Today is the birthday of George Clooney, Willie Mays, Gabourey Sidibe, Adrianne Palicki, Gregg Henry, Sasheer Zamata, Anne Parillaud, Tom Bergeron, Tony Blair, Bob Seger, Stephen Gaghan, Lulu Roman, and the late Orson Welles, Rudolph Valentino, Max Ophüls, Sigmund Freud, Raymond Bailey, and Dana Hill. Marlene Dietrich died 26 years ago in 1992 at age 90.