On this date- April 17

Today Adam McKay is 50. Today is also the birthday of Rooney Mara, Jennifer Garner, Sean Bean, Olivia Hussey, David Bradley, Maïwenn, William Mapother, Joel Murray, Michael Forest, 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 58 years ago in 1960 at age 21. Dick Shawn died on stage 31 years ago in 1987 at age 63. Kitty Carlisle died eleven years ago in 2007 at age 96. Doris Roberts died two years ago in 2016 at age 90.

On this date- April 16

Today Chance the Rapper is 25. Today is also 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, 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 (who would be 100), Barry Nelson, Edie Adams, Selena, Henry Mancini, David Graf, George ‘The Animal’ Steele, Catherine Scorsese, Les Tremayne, and Dusty Springfield. David Lean died 27 years ago in 1991 at age 83.

On this date- April 15

Today Roy Clark is 85, Claudia Cardinale is 80, and Chris Stapleton is 40. Today is also the birthday of Emma Thompson, Seth Rogen, Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Maisie Williams, Andrew Daly, Thomas F. Wilson, Linda Perry, Trine Dyrholm, Susanne Bier, Reed Morano, Richard Rush, Sam McMurray, Tom Kane, Damien Dante Wayans, Olivier Nakache, and the late Leonardo da Vinci, Elizabeth Montgomery, Hans Conried, John Williams, Michael Ansara, Frank Vincent, Jean Willes, Henry James, Wallace Reid, and Bessie Smith. Abraham Lincoln died 153 years ago in 1865 at age 56. Wallace Beery died 69 years ago in 1949 at age 64. Jean Genet died 32 years ago in 1986 at age 75. Greta Garbo died 28 years ago in 1990 at age 84. Joey Ramone died 17 years ago in 2001 at age 49.

On this date- April 14

Today Gloria Jean is 92, Peter Capaldi is 60, and Anthony Michael Hall is 50. Today is also the birthday of Julie Christie, Loretta Lynn, Adrien Brody, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Abigail Breslin, Robert Carlyle, Brad Garrett, Rob McElhenney, James Gray, Daniel Clowes, Gina McKee, Katsuhiro Ôtomo, and the late Rod Steiger, John Gielgud, Richard Jeni, Bradford Dillman, Arlene Martel, Berry Berenson, Lee Tracy, Michelle McNamara, Philip Stone, Gerry Anderson, John Howard, Liz Renay, and Anne Sullivan. Fredric March died 43 years ago in 1975 at age 77. Burl Ives died 23 years ago in 1995 at age 85.

On this date- April 13

Today Stanley Donen is 94, and Allison Williams is 30. Today is also the birthday of Ron Perlman, Edward Fox, Glenn Howerton, Tony Dow, Caroline Rhea, Charles Burnett, Ruben Östlund, Bokeem Woodbine, William Sadler, Paul Sorvino, Al Green, Erick Avari, Saundra Santiago, Peter Davison, Lyle Waggoner, Gary Kroeger, and the late Don Adams, Samuel Beckett, Thomas Jefferson, Howard Keel, Maurice Ronet, and Christopher Hitchens.

On this date- April 12

Today Hardy Krüger is 90, and Robert Durst is 75. Today is also the birthday of David Letterman, Claire Danes, Andy Garcia, Ed O’Neill, Saoirse Ronan, Shannen Doherty, Nicholas Brendon, Ilana Glazer, Paul Rust, Marley Shelton, Jennifer Morrison, Matt McGorry, Dan Lauria, Jane Withers, Magda Szubanski, Herbie Hancock, Walter Salles, and the late Ann Miller, Charles Napier, Tom Clancy, David Cassidy, Tiny Tim, Motiva, Virginia Cherrill, John Dunsworth, Georges Franju, and Robert Harron. Paul Ford died 42 years ago in 1976 at age 74. Boxer Joe Louis died 37 years ago in 1981 at age 66, and boxer Sugar Ray Robinson died 29 years ago in 1989 at age 67.

On this date- April 11

Today is the birthday of Joel Grey, Bill Irwin, John Milius, Vincent Gallo, Louise Lasser, Lisa Stansfield, Jennifer Esposito, Tricia Helfer, Peter Riegert, Jeremy Clarkson, Mason Reese, Carl Franklin, and the late Johnny Sheffield and Meshach Taylor. Dolores del Rio died 35 years ago in 1983 at age 78. Roscoe Lee Browne died eleven years ago in 2007 at age 84. Jonathan Winters died five years ago in 2013 at age 87.