On this date- April 17

Today Michael Forest is 90, and Sean Bean is 60. Today is also the birthday of Rooney Mara, Jennifer Garner, Olivia Hussey, Adam McKay, David Bradley, Maïwenn, William Mapother, Joel Murray, Nick Hornby, Redman, Victoria Beckham, and the late William Holden and Anne Shirley (who would both be 100), Roddy Piper, Lindsay Anderson, Arthur Lake, Paul Langton, Joan Lorring, Señor Wences, Louis Jean Heydt, and George Seaton. Eddie Cochran died in a car accident 59 years ago in 1960 at age 21. Dick Shawn died on stage 32 years ago in 1987 at age 63. Kitty Carlisle died twelve years ago in 2007 at age 96. Doris Roberts died three years ago in 2016 at age 90.

On this date- April 16

Today is the birthday of Ellen Barkin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Claire Foy, Jon Cryer, Martin Lawrence, Lukas Haas, Gina Carano, Anya Taylor-Joy, Peter Billingsley, Bobby Vinton, Chance the Rapper, AKON, Jay O. Sanders, Hayes MacArthur, Qi Shu, Billy West, Marshall R. Teague, Erik Bleaman (aka High Pitch Erik), and the late Charles Chaplin, Peter Ustinov, Spike Milligan, Barry Nelson, Edie Adams, Selena Quintanilla-Perez, Henry Mancini, David Graf, George ‘The Animal’ Steele, Catherine Scorsese, Les Tremayne, and Dusty Springfield. David Lean died 28 years ago in 1991 at age 83.

On this date- April 15

Today Richard Rush is 90, Emma Thompson and Thomas F. Wilson are 60, and Luke Evans is 40. Today is also the birthday of Seth Rogen, Emma Watson, Claudia Cardinale, Maisie Williams, Andrew Daly, Linda Perry, Trine Dyrholm, Susanne Bier, Reed Morano, Sam McMurray, Tom Kane, Damien Dante Wayans, Chris Stapleton, Olivier Nakache, and the late Leonardo da Vinci, Elizabeth Montgomery, Hans Conried, John Williams, Roy Clark, Michael Ansara, Frank Vincent, Jean Willes, Henry James, Wallace Reid, and Bessie Smith. Abraham Lincoln died 154 years ago in 1865 at age 56. Wallace Beery died 70 years ago in 1949 at age 64. Jean Genet died 33 years ago in 1986 at age 75. Greta Garbo died 29 years ago in 1990 at age 84. Joey Ramone died eighteen years ago in 2001 at age 49. R. Lee Ermey died one year ago in 2018 at age 74.

On this date- April 14

Today James Gray is 50. Today is also the birthday of Julie Christie, Loretta Lynn, Adrien Brody, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Abigail Breslin, Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Carlyle, Brad Garrett, Peter Capaldi, Rob McElhenney, Daniel Clowes, Gina McKee, Katsuhiro Ôtomo, and the late Rod Steiger, John Gielgud, Richard Jeni, Bradford Dillman, Arlene Martel, Gloria Jean, Berry Berenson, Lee Tracy, Michelle McNamara, Philip Stone, Gerry Anderson, John Howard, Liz Renay, and Anne Sullivan. Fredric March died 44 years ago in 1975 at age 77. Burl Ives died 24 years ago in 1995 at age 85.

On this date- April 13

Today Paul Sorvino is 80, and Charles Burnett is 75. Today is also the birthday of Ron Perlman, Allison Williams, Edward Fox, Glenn Howerton, Tony Dow, Caroline Rhea, Ruben Östlund, Bokeem Woodbine, William Sadler, Al Green, Erick Avari, Saundra Santiago, Peter Davison, Lyle Waggoner, Gary Kroeger, and the late Don Adams, Samuel Beckett, Stanley Donen, Thomas Jefferson, Howard Keel, who would be 100, Maurice Ronet, and Christopher Hitchens, who would be 70. Milos Forman died one year ago in 2018 at age 86.

On this date- April 12

Today Claire Danes and Jennifer Morrison are 40, and Saoirse Ronan is 25. Today is also the birthday of David Letterman, Andy Garcia, Ed O’Neill, Shannen Doherty, Nicholas Brendon, Ilana Glazer, Paul Rust, Marley Shelton, Matt McGorry, Hardy Krüger, Dan Lauria, Jane Withers, Magda Szubanski, Herbie Hancock, Walter Salles, Robert Durst, and the late Ann Miller, Charles Napier, Tom Clancy, David Cassidy, Tiny Tim, Movita, Virginia Cherrill, John Dunsworth, Georges Franju, and Robert Harron. Paul Ford died 43 years ago in 1976 at age 74. Boxer Joe Louis died 38 years ago in 1981 at age 66, and boxer “Sugar” Ray Robinson died thirty years ago in 1989 at age 67.

On this date- April 11

Today Louise Lasser is 80, John Milius is 75, and Carl Franklin is 70. Today is also the birthday of Joel Grey, Bill Irwin, Vincent Gallo, Lisa Stansfield, Jennifer Esposito, Tricia Helfer, Peter Riegert, Jeremy Clarkson, Mason Reese, and the late Johnny Sheffield and Meshach Taylor. Dolores del Rio died 36 years ago in 1983 at age 78. Roscoe Lee Browne died twelve years ago in 2007 at age 84. Jonathan Winters died six years ago in 2013 at age 87.