Today Donald Sutherland and Diahann Carroll are 83. Today is also the birthday of Jason Clarke, Kar-Wai Wong, David Hasselhoff, Alex Winter, Heather Langenkamp, P.J. Soles, Mélanie Thierry, Cécile de France, Elena Anaya, Billie Lourd, F. Gary Gray, Lucie Arnaz, John Ventimiglia, Robert Romanus, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Mark Burnett, Angela Merkel, Ali Khamenei, and the late James Cagney, Phyllis Diller, Art Linkletter, Barbara O’Neil, William Gargan, and Jack Conway. Billie Holiday died 59 years ago in 1959 at age 44. John Coltrane died 51 years ago in 1967 at age 40. Geraldine Fitzgerald died thirteen years ago in 2005 at age 91. Elaine Stritch died four years ago in 2014 at age 89.
Today is the birthday of Will Ferrell, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates, Tony Kushner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jayma Mays, Chris Pontius, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Derrickson, Rain Pryor, and the late Ginger Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, Percy Kilbride, Jerry Doyle, Vincent Sherman, Larry Semon, Orville Redenbacher, and Ida B. Wells. George A. Romero died one year ago in 2017 at age 77.
Today D.A. Pennebaker is 93, Joe Turkel is 91, Eddie Griffin is 50, and Greg Sestero is 40. Today is also the birthday of Linda Ronstadt, Forest Whitaker, Diane Kruger, Brigitte Nielsen, Travis Fimmel, Larry Cohen, Jesse Ventura, Terry O’Quinn, Scott Foley, Celia Imrie, Brian Austin Green, Laura Benanti, Adam Savage, Patrick Wayne, Jim Rash, Tony Hendra, Arianna Huffington, Gabriel Iglesias, Beth Stern, and the late Rembrandt, Ian Curtis, Alex Karras, William Dieterle, and Bill Gunn. Anton Chekhov died 114 years ago in 1904 at age 44. Dana Hill died 22 years ago in 1996 at age 32. Gianni Versace was murdered 21 years ago in 1997 at age 50. Celeste Holm died six years ago in 2012 at age 95. Martin Landau died one year ago in 2017 at age 89.
Today Nancy Olson and Laurie Mitchell are 90, Scott Rudin is 60, and Conor McGregor is 30. Today is also the birthday of Jane Lynch, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Fox, David Mitchell, Sid Haig, Kyle Gass, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Stan Shaw, Vincent Pastore, Joel Silver, Franklin Graham, and the late Ingmar Bergman, who would be 100, Harry Dean Stanton, Woody Guthrie, Polly Bergen, Terry-Thomas, William Hanna, Dale Robertson, Donald Meek, George Tobias, Gerald Ford, and Gustav Klimt.
Today Catherine Breillat and Daphne Reid are 70, and Colton Haynes and Steven R. McQueen are 30. Today is also the birthday of Harrison Ford, Patrick Stewart, Robert Forster, Cheech Marin, Cameron Crowe, Tom Kenny, Ken Jeong, Aya Cash, Gil Birmingham, Sharon Horgan, Michael Jace, Kenny Johnson, Didi Conn, Michael Mando, Jacques Perrin, Robert Gant, Kari Wahlgren, and the late Bob Crane, Sidney Blackmer, James Anderson, and René Laloux. Red Buttons died twelve years ago in 2006 at age 87. Cory Monteith died five years ago in 2013 at age 31.
Today Richard Simmons is 70, and Topher Grace and Michelle Rodriguez are 40. Today is also the birthday of Bill Cosby, Cheryl Ladd, Cheyenne Jackson, Monte Hellman, Brian Grazer, Malala Yousafzai, Anna Friel, Steve Howey, Natalie Martinez, Byung-Hun Lee, Tamsin Greig, Erik Per Sullivan, Jeremy Sheridan, Mel Harris, Denise Nicholas, Edwin Neal, Phil Lord, and the late Milton Berle, Tod Browning, Joe DeRita, Jay Thomas, Beah Richards, Charlie Murphy, Louis B. Meyer, Jean Hersholt, Henry David Thoreau, Pablo Neruda, Donald E. Westlake, and George Eastman. Lon Chaney Jr. died 45 years ago in 1973 at age 67.
Today Tom Holland is 75. Today is also the birthday of Stephen Lang, Bruce McGill, Richie Sambora, Lil’ Kim, Sela Ward, Michael Rosenbaum, Rachael Taylor, Justin Chambers, Mindy Sterling, Greg Grunberg, Jafar Panahi, Greg Mottola, Giorgio Armani, and the late Yul Brynner, Tab Hunter, John Quincy Adams, David Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Brett Somers, and E.B. White. Robert Ryan died 45 years ago in 1973 at age 63. Laurence Olivier died 29 years ago in 1989 at age 82.