this week's BIRTHDAYS
Hozier, Bray-born singer-songwriter, is 29. Una O'Hagan, former RTE newsreader, is 57. Giovanni Trapattoni, former Ireland manager, is 80. Caroline Corr, of The Corrs, is 46. Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins singer, is 52. Rory McGrath, comedian, is 63. Paddy Mulligan, former Ireland full-back, is 74. Neil Francis, former rugby player, is 55. Scott Gorham, Thin Lizzy guitarist, is 68. John Boyega, Star Wars actor, is 27. Stormy Daniels, former Donald Trump partner, is 40.
MONDAY, MArch 18
Charley Pride, country & western singer, is 85. Ron Atkinson, former Man Utd and Aston Villa manager, is 80. Queen Latifah, actress/singer, is 49. Adam Levine, singer with Maroon 5, is 40. FW de Klerk, former president of South Africa, is 83.
TUESDAY, MArch 19
Bruce Willis, actor, is 64. Ursula Andress, first Bond girl, is 83. Glenn Close, actress, is 72. Neil LaBute, playwright and screenwriter, is 56. Terry Hall, singer with The Specials, is 60. Ruth Pointer, singer with The Pointer Sisters, is 73. Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert Kennedy, is 75. Harvey Weinstein, disgraced movie mogul, is 67.
WEDNESDAY, MArch 20
Michael O'Leary, Ryanair CEO, is 58. Amy Huberman, actress, is 40. William Hurt, actor, is 69. Steve McFadden, plays Phil Mitchell in EastEnders, is 60. Vera Lynn, singer, is 102. Paul Merson, ex-Arsenal player, is 51. Spike Lee, movie maker, is 62
THURSDAY, MArch 21
Rachel Allen, TV chef, is 47. Michael Heseltine, former British deputy PM, is 86. Gary Oldman, actor, is 61. Matthew Broderick, actor, is 57. Timothy Dalton, actor and former James Bond, is 73. Paul Ronan, The Tudors actor and father of Saoirse, is 54. Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, is 69. Mark Williams, world snooker champion, is 44.
FRIDAY, MArch 22
Tommy Drumm, former Dublin footballing great, is 64. Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer, is 71. Reese Witherspoon, actress, is 43. William Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek, is 88. Stephen Sondheim, US composer, is 89. Roger Whittaker, singer-songwriter, is 83.
SATURDAY, MArch 23
Ali Hewson, wife of Bono, is 58. Michelle Monaghan, actress, is 43. Damon Albarn, singer with Blur and Gorillaz, is 51. Steve Redgrave, former British rower, is 57. Mo Farah, multi-gold medal winning runner, is 36. Perez Hilton, blogger, is 41. Danny O'Reilly, son of Mary Black and lead singer with The Coronas, is 34. Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, is 67. Chaka Khan, singer, is 66. Louise Morrissey, country singer, is 58. Marti Pellow, Wet, Wet, Wet singer, is 54.
TODAY, MArch 17