On this date- August 11

Today Arlene Dahl is 93, and Anna Gunn and Sophie Okonedo are 50. Today is also the birthday of Viola Davis, Chris Hemsworth, Hulk Hogan, Ian McDiarmid, Chris Messina, Merritt Wever, Embeth Davidtz, Will Friedle, Joe Rogan, Ashley Jensen, Stuart Gordon, Adam LeFevre, Elya Baskin, Steve Wozniak, Fernando Arrabal, David Brooks, Tomi Lahren, and the late Mike Douglas, who died on his birthday twelve years ago in 2006 at age 81, Anna Massey, Lloyd Nolan, Jean Parker, Ian Charleson, Stuart Rosenberg, and Jerry Falwell. Jackson Pollock died 62 years ago in 1956 at age 44. Anne Ramsey died thirty years ago in 1988 at age 59. Peter Cushing died 24 years ago in 1994 at age 81. Robin Williams died four years ago in 2014 at age 63.

On this date- August 10

Today Rhonda Fleming is 95, Lynn Cohen is 85, Cate Shortland is 50, and Leo Fitzpatrick is 40. Today is also the birthday of Antonio Banderas, Justin Theroux, Rosanna Arquette, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Diane Venora, Angie Harmon, Ryan Eggold, Murray Melvin, Don Swayze, Brenton Thwaites, Lucas Till, Rick Overton, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Andrew Sullivan, Kylie Jenner, ‘Mama’ June Shannon, and the late Norma Shearer, Jack Haley, Eddie Fisher, Jimmy Dean, Herbert Hoover, Martha Hyer, Noah Beery Jr., Jeff Corey, Tom Laughlin, Hugh Herbert, Ken Annakin, and Walter Lang. Isaac Hayes died ten years ago in 2008 at age 65. Al Freeman Jr. died six years ago in 2012 at age 81.

On this date- August 9

Today Burton Gilliam is 80, Amanda Bearse is 60, and Gillian Anderson, Eric Bana, and McG are 50. Today is also the birthday of Sam Elliott, Anna Kendrick, Melanie Griffith, Audrey Tautou, Bill Skarsgård, David Steinberg, Thomas Lennon, Kevin McKidd, Toni Servillo, Kenya Barris, Chris Cuomo, Hoda Kotb, and the late Whitney Houston, Robert Shaw, Robert Aldrich, who would be 100, P.L. Travers, Leo Genn, John Stephenson, Nat Pendleton, and Allen ‘Farina’ Hoskins. Sharon Tate was murdered 49 years ago in 1969 at age 26. Jerry Garcia died 23 years ago in 1995 at age 53. Gregory Hines died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 57. Matthew McGrory died thirteen years ago in 2005 at age 32. Bernie Mac died ten years ago in 2010 at age 50.

On this date- August 8

Today Earl Cameron is 101, Connie Stevens is 80, and Shawn Mendes is 20. Today is also the birthday of Dustin Hoffman, Keith Carradine, Robin Quivers, Larry Wilcox, Don Most, Peyton List, Lindsay Sloane, Nita Talbot, The Edge (David Howell Evans), Martin Brest, Jon Turteltaub, Lee Unkrich, Mamoru Oshii, Donald P. Bellisario, and the late Esther Williams, Richard Anderson, Sylvia Sidney, Rory Calhoun, Dino De Laurentiis, Rosetta LeNoire, William Asher, and Robert Siodmak. Richard Deacon died 34 years ago in 1984 at age 63. Louise Brooks died 33 years ago in 1985 at age 78. Alan Napier died thirty years ago in 1988 at age 85. Fay Wray died fourteen years ago in 2004 at age 96. Barbara Bel Geddes died thirteen years ago in 2005 at age 82. Patricia Neal died eight years ago in 2010 at age 84. Karen Black died five years ago in 2013 at age 74. Glen Campbell and Barbara Cook died one year ago in 2017. Campbell was 81. Cook was 89.

On this date- August 7

Today James Randi is 90, Bruce Dickinson is 60, and Alexandre Aja is 40. Today is also the birthday of Charlize Theron, Michael Shannon, David Duchovny, Wayne Knight, Abbie Cornish, Tobin Bell, Garrison Keillor, Robert Mueller, Maggie Wheeler, Harold Perrineau, Brit Marling, David Rasche, John Glover, Eric Johnson, Verna Bloom, Anjanette Comer, Caroline Aaron, and the late Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer, Billie Burke, Nicholas Ray, Edward Hardwicke, Stan Freberg, and Rick Genest. Oliver Hardy died 61 years ago in 1957 at age 65.

On this date- August 6

Today Peter Bonerz is 80, and Michael Anderson Jr. is 75. Today is also the birthday of M. Night Shyamalan, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Yeoh, Leland Orser, Merrin Dungey, Catherine Hicks, Leslie Odom Jr., Peter Simonischek, Inga Landgré, and the late Robert Mitchum, Lucille Ball, Andy Warhol, Frank Finlay, Charles Crichton, Paul Bartel, and Umberto Lenzi. Preston Sturges died 59 years ago in 1959 at age 60. Rick James died fourteen years ago in 2004 at age 56. John Hughes died nine years ago in 2009 at age 59.

On this date- August 5

Today is the birthday of Mark Strong, James Gunn, Janet McTeer, John Saxon, Loni Anderson, Jesse Williams, Maureen McCormick, Scott William Winters, John Jarratt, Ja’net DuBois, Billie Hayes, and the late John Huston, Neil Armstrong, Robert Taylor, Adam Yauch, Joan Hickson, Reginald Owen, Guy de Maupassant, Bob Clark, Pete Burns, and Joseph Merrick. Carmen Miranda died 63 years ago in 1955 at age 46. Marilyn Monroe died 56 years ago in 1962 at age 36. Richard Burton died 34 years ago in 1984 at age 58. Ralph Meeker died thirty years ago in 1988 at age 67. Alec Guinness died eighteen years ago in 2000 at age 86.