Monday 23 July 2018


Dana Rosemary Scallon, Ireland's first Eurovision Song Contest winner and former presidential candidate, is 64. Cameron Diaz, actress, is 43. Paul Oakenfold, DJ and record producer, is 52. Andy Roddick, retired tennis player, is 33. Warren Buffett, investor, is 85. Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player, is 67. Mark Strong, English actor, is 53. Robert Crumb, cartoonist and musician, is 72.


Van Morrison, Belfast-born singer-songwriter, is 70. Colm O'Rourke, former Meath footballer now Sunday Independent columnist, is 58. Padraig Harrington, top Irish golfer, is 44. Richard Gere, actor, is 66. Clive Lloyd, ex-West Indies cricket captain, is 71. Chris Tucker, actor, is 43. Ian Harte, former Ireland international, is 38. Glenn Tilbrook, singer with Squeeze, is 58.


Gloria Estefan, Cuban-born pop singer, is 58. Barry Gibb, member of the Bee Gees, is 69. Dr Phil McGraw, TV psychologist, is 65. Tony Cascarino, former Ireland striker-turned newspaper columnist, is 53. Lily Tomlin, comedian/actress, is 76. Ruud Gullit, Dutch former footballer, is 53.


Keanu Reeves, actor who starred in The Matrix movies, is 51. Salma Hayek, Oscar-nominated Mexican actress, is 49. Jimmy Connors, two-time Wimbledon champion, is 63. Lennox Lewis, retired heavyweight champion boxer, is 50. Joey Barton, controversial footballer and prolific tweeter, is 33.


Charlie Sheen, actor and son of Martin is 50. Eric Bell, original Thin Lizzy guitarist, is 68. Pauline Collins, British comedy actress, is 75. Al Jardine, founding member of The Beach Boys, is 73. Steve Jones, guitarist with the Sex Pistols, is 60.


Beyonce Knowles, superstar singer/actress, is 34. Pauline Bewick, Kerry-based artist, is 80. Mark Ronson, DJ/producer, is 40. Damon Wayans, comedian and actor, is 55. Tom Watson, US golfer, is 66. Ione Skye, actress, is 45. Wes Bentley, actor who starred in American Beauty, is 37.


Raquel Welch, actress and Sixties sex symbol, is 75. Johnny Briggs, 'Mike Baldwin' from Coronation Street, is 80. Al Stewart, singer, is 70. Liam O'Brien, former Shamrock Rovers and Manchester United midfielder, is 51. Loudon Wainwright III, singer, is 69. George Lazenby, actor and former 007, is 76. Michael Keaton, actor, is 64. Werner Herzog, German filmmaker, is 73. Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, former Fianna Fail minister, is 65. Carice Van Houten, actress who plays Melisandre in Game of Thrones, is 39.


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