Today Grace Jones is 70. Today is also the birthday of Pete Townshend, Polly Walker, Peter Mayhew, James Fox, Nancy Kwan, Dusty Hill, Sam Smith, Eric Lloyd, Thomas Vinterberg, Morten Tyldum, and the late Malcolm X, Nora Ephron, André the Giant, Joey Ramone, Lorraine Hansberry, Bruce Bennett, Daniel Gélin, and Pol Pot. Alan Young died two years ago in 2016 at age 96.
Today Bill Macy is 96, and Priscilla Pointer is 94. Today is also the birthday of Tina Fey, Robert Morse, Yun-Fat Chow, George Strait, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Miriam Margolyes, Patrick St. Esprit, Terry Zwigoff, Mark Mothersbaugh, and the late Frank Capra, Pernell Roberts, Perry Como, Richard Brooks, and Robert J. Wilke.
Today is the birthday of Craig Ferguson, Bob Saget, Trent Reznor, Grace Zabriskie, Lena Waithe, David Eigenberg, Peter Gerety, Sugar Ray Leonard, Derek Hough, Tabatha Coffey, and the late Dennis Hopper, Bill Paxton, Jean Gabin, Maureen O’Sullivan, and Matthew McGrory. Frank Gorshin died 13 years ago in 2005 at age 72.
Today Jesper Christensen is 70, Stephen Mangan is 50, and Jim Sturgess is 40. Today is also the birthday of Debra Winger, Pierce Brosnan, Danny Trejo, Kevin McDonald, Melanie Lynskey, Janet Jackson, Megan Fox, Mare Winningham, David Boreanaz, Tori Spelling, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rebecca Front, Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuña, and the late Henry Fonda, Kenji Mizoguchi, Liberace, Yvonne Craig, Margaret Sullavan, and Harry Carey Jr. Django Reinhardt died 65 years ago in 1953 at age 43. Andy Kaufman died 34 years ago in 1984 at age 35. Margaret Hamilton died 33 years ago in 1985 at age 82. Jim Henson and Sammy Davis Jr. both died 28 years ago in 1990. Henson was 53, and Davis Jr. was 64.
Today Brian Eno is 70, and David Krumholtz and Caroline Dhavernas are 40. Today is also the birthday of Lainie Kazan, Chazz Palminteri, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Nicholas Hammond, Madeleine Albright, Julian Jarrold, John Glen, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, and the late James Mason, Joseph Cotten, L. Frank Baum, Joseph Wiseman, who would be 100, Katrin Cartlidge, Arletty, Jûzô Itami, Peter Shaffer, André De Toth, Mario Monicelli, and Pierre Curie. June Carter Cash died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 73.
Today Mrinal Sen is 95, Greg Davies is 50, and Miranda Cosgrove is 25. Today is also the birthday of Cate Blanchett, George Lucas, Tim Roth, David Byrne, Robert Zemeckis, Sofia Coppola, Danny Huston, Amber Tamblyn, Francesca Annis, Siân Phillips, Rob Tapert, Mark Zuckerberg, and the late Bobby Darin, Anne Wiazemsky, Richard Deacon, Oona O’Neill Chaplin, and Sidney Bechet. Rita Hayworth died 31 years ago in 1987 at age 68. Frank Sinatra died twenty years ago in 1998 at age 82. Wendy Hiller and Robert Stack both died fifteen years ago in 2003. She was 90. He was 84. B.B. King died three years ago in 2015 at age 89. Powers Boothe died one year ago in 2017 at age 68.
Today Buck Taylor is 80. Today is also the birthday of Stephen Colbert, Harvey Keitel, Stevie Wonder, Samantha Morton, Lena Dunham, Robert Pattinson, David Simon, Alan Ball, Fred Melamed, Joe Johnston, Brian Geraghty, Iwan Rheon, Zoë Wanamaker, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Dennis Rodman, Beverly Owen, and the late Bea Arthur, Daphne Du Maurier, Ritchie Valens, Herbert Ross, Chishû Ryû, Joe Louis, Mary Wells, and Jim Jones. Gary Cooper died 57 years ago in 1961 at age 60.