Today Margaret Cho and Lisa Marie are 50. Today is also the birthday of Joan Didion, Little Richard, Frankie Muniz, Paula Patton, Jeroen Krabbé, Nick Stahl, Jessica Paré, Lynne Ramsay, Dolly Wells, Morgan Brittany, Amy Acker, and the late Walt Disney, Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger, Emeric Pressburger, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Hayes, Alvy Moore, Nunnally Johnson, Wladyslaw Szpilman, Martin Van Buren, George Armstrong Custer, and Strom Thurmond. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died 227 years ago in 1791 at age 35. Robert Aldrich died 35 years ago in 1983 at age 65. Nelson Mandela died five years ago in 2013 at age 95.
Today Wink Martindale is 85. Today is also the birthday of Jeff Bridges, Marisa Tomei, Jay Z, Fred Armisen, Tyra Banks, Tony Todd, Max Baer Jr., Gemma Jones, Pei-Pei Cheng, Patricia Wettig, Corinne Marchand, Kevin Sussman, Mick Garris, Álex de la Iglesia, Pamela Stephenson, Yôjirô Takita, ‘Melrose’ Larry Green, and the late Deanna Durbin, Ronnie Corbett, Dennis Wilson, Horst Buchholz, Victor French, Donnelly Rhodes, Gérard Philipe, Michael Bates, Mark Robson, Lloyd Bacon, Alex North, Cornell Woolrich, and Francisco Franco. Bert Lahr died 51 years ago in 1967 at age 72. Frank Zappa died 25 years ago in 1993 at age 52.
Today Ozzy Osbourne is 70, and Brendan Fraser is 50. Today is also the birthday of Julianne Moore, Jean-Luc Godard, Daryl Hannah, Amanda Seyfried, Tiffany Haddish, Anna Chlumsky, Michael Angarano, Steven Culp, Steve Harris, Andrew Stanton, Adam Wingard, Jenna Dewan, Jake T. Austin, and the late Andy Williams, Joseph Conrad, Len Lesser, Don Calfa, Mel Smith, and Sven Nykvist. Maria Ouspenskaya died 69 years ago in 1949 at age 73. Madeline Kahn died 19 years ago in 1999 at age 57. David Hemmings died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 62.
Today Lucy Liu and Rena Sofer are 50, and Alfred Enoch is 30. Today is also the birthday of Britney Spears, Joe Lo Truglio, Dennis Christopher, Steven Bauer, Brendan Coyle, Connie Booth, Dan Butler, Penelope Spheeris, Harry Reid, and the late Julie Harris, Maria Callas, Ray Walston, Leo Gordon, Jonathan Frid, Bill Irwin, Gianni Versace, Warren William, Robert F. Simon, and Vilgot Sjöman. Marty Feldman died 36 years ago in 1982 at age 48. Desi Arnaz died 32 years ago in 1986 at age 69. Robert Cummings died 28 years ago in 1990 at age 80. Joey Adams died nineteen years ago in 1999 at age 88.
Today Zoë Kravitz is 30. Today is also the birthday of Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Sarah Silverman, Emily Mortimer, Janelle Monáe, Treat Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Katz, Deep Roy, Nestor Carbonell, Nate Torrence, David Hornsby, Akiva Schaffer, Larry Charles, Andrew Adamson, Rick Scott, and the late Richard Pryor, Dick Shawn, Mary Martin, David Doyle, Paul Picerni, Matthew Shepard, and Pablo Escobar. James Baldwin died 31 years ago in 1987 at age 63. Paul Benedict died ten years ago in 2008 at age 70.
Today Terrence Malick is 75, Gael García Bernal, Clay Aiken, and Robert Kirkman are 40, and Mia Goth is 25. Today is also the birthday of Ben Stiller, David Mamet, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Idol, Ridley Scott, Kaley Cuoco, Ryan Murphy, Colin Mochrie, Cherie Currie, Billy Drago, Marina Abramovic, Steve Aoki, Hiam Abbass, Elisha Cuthbert, David Yates, Chris Weitz, Emmanuel Lubezki, Marc Forster, Henry Selick, Michael Hoffman, P.J. Hogan, Lenny Abrahamson, Judith Roberts, William Dear, Chrissy Teigen, G. Gordon Liddy, and the late Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Jonathan Swift, Richard Crenna, Virginia Mayo, Robert Guillaume, Dick Clark, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., who would be 100, Rex Reason, Gordon Parks, Nelsan Ellis, Allan Sherman, Jean Eustache, Shirley Chisholm, and Abbie Hoffman. Ernst Lubitsch died 71 years ago in 1947 at age 55. Zeppo Marx died 39 years ago in 1979 at age 78. Lionel Stander died 24 years ago in 1994 at age 86. Evel Knievel died eleven years ago in 2007 at age 69. Paul Walker died five years ago in 2013 at age 40. Jim Nabors died one year ago in 2017 at age 87.
Today is the birthday of Don Cheadle, Diane Ladd, Joel Coen, Anna Faris, Tom Sizemore, Howie Mandel, Chadwick Boseman, Cathy Moriarty, Lucas Black, Jackie Hoffman, Gemma Chan, Jeff Fahey, Brian Baumgartner, Kim Delaney, Tom Wright, Jerry Lawler, Simon Amstell, Ehren McGhehey, and the late Garry Shandling, Busby Berkeley, C. S. Lewis, Louisa May Alcott, and Yakima Canutt. Godfrey Cambridge died 42 years ago in 1976 at age 43. Natalie Wood died 37 years ago in 1981 at age 43. Cary Grant died 32 years ago in 1986 at age 82. Ralph Bellamy died 27 years ago in 1991 at age 87. George Harrison died seventeen years ago in 2001 at age 58. Patrice O’Neal died seven years ago in 2011 at age 41.