Sunday 26 January 2020

This Week's Birthdays

TODAY

Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, is 38. Calista Flockhart, actress wife of Harrison Ford, is 48. Demi Moore, actress, is 50. Mose Allison, jazz singer/ pianist, is 85. Andy Partridge, singer of XTC, is 59.

MONDAY

Nadia Comaneci, Romanian who won five Olympic golds and the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score at the Olympics, is 51. Charles Manson, psycho-killer, is 78. Neil Young, Canadian singer/songwriter, is 67. Mariella Frostrup, TV presenter, is 50. Booker T Jones, of Booker T & the MG's, is 68. Anne Hathaway, actress, is 30. Errol Brown, singer with Hot Chocolate, is 64. Ryan Gosling, actor, is 32. Cian O'Connor, Irish showjumper stripped of Olympic gold in 2004 but bronze medal winner in London 2012, is 33.

TUESDAY

Whoopi Goldberg, actress, is 57. Ron 'Chopper' Harris, former Chelsea defender, is 68. Trevor Ringland, ex-Ballymena and Irish winger, is 53. Gerard Butler, Scottish actor, is 43.

WEDNESDAY

Charles, Prince of Wales, is 64. Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State, is 58. PJ O'Rourke, American right-wing political satirist, is 65. Travis Barker, member of Blink 182, is 36. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, ex-UN Secretary General, is 89.

THURSDAY

Peter Phillips, son of Mark and Princess Anne, is 35. Virginie Ledoyen, actress, is 36. Jonny Lee Miller, star of Trainspotting, is 40. Dom Joly, British TV comedian and journalist, is 45. Anni-Frid Lyngstad, singer of ABBA fame, is 67. Chad Kroeger, singer with Nickelback, is 38. Petula Clark, Sixties singer who had a hit with Downtown, is 80. Actor Ed Asner, famous for his role as Lou Grant, is 83. Beverly D'Angelo, actress, is 61. Harold Browne, eminent Irish doctor, is 90.

FRIDAY

Griff Rhys Jones, comedian, is 59. Lisa Bonet, actress, is 45. Maggie Gyllenhall, actress, is 35. Willie Carson, former champion jockey, is 70. Frank Bruno, former heavyweight boxing champ, is 51. Diana Krall, jazz singer, is 48. Paul Scholes, veteran Man Utd midfielder, is 38.

SATURDAY

Sarah Harding, English model, actress and singer, is 31. Martin Scorsese, legendary film director, is 70. Danny DeVito, pint-sized actor, is 68. Jonathan Ross, TV presenter, is 52. Lauren Hutton, American actress, is 69. Gordon Lightfoot, singer-songwriter, is 74. Michael Bradley, former Irish rugby player, is 50. Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is 54.

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