Wednesday 17 January 2018


Alicia Silverstone, actress, is 39. Rachael Leigh Cook, actress, is 36. Chris Lowe, of Pet Shop Boys, is 56. Susan Sarandon, actress who won an Oscar for Dead Man Walking, is 69. Christoph Waltz, actor, is 59.


Bob Geldof, Boomtown Rats frontman and Live Aid organiser, is 64. Kate Winslet, Oscar-winning actress, is 40. Guy Pearce, actor, is 48. Jesse Eisenberg, actor who starred in The Social Network, is 32. Brian Johnson, AC/DC singer, is 68. Nicola Roberts, Girls Aloud singer, is 30. Glynis Johns, actress/singer who played Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins, is 92. Steve Miller, guitarist/singer/songwriter, is 72.


Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein, is 67. Ricky Hatton, English boxer, is 37. Britt Ekland, Swedish actress, is 73. Melvyn Bragg, TV presenter and author, is 76. Niall Quinn, former Ireland striker, is 49. Elisabeth Shue, actress, is 52. Bruce Grobbelaar, Zimbabwean former Liverpool goalkeeper, is 58.


Simon Cowell, judge on The X Factor, is 56. Vladimir Putin, Russian President, is 63. Thomas Keneally, Australian author, is 80. Thom Yorke, singer with Radiohead, is 47. Yo-Yo Ma, American cellist, is 60. Desmond Tutu, South African anti-apartheid activist and retired bishop, is 84. Cian Healy, Leinster and Ireland rugby player, is 28.


Ardal O'Hanlon, comedian who played Dougal in Father Ted, is 50. Matt Damon, actor, is 45. Gavin Friday, Irish musician, is 56. Sigourney Weaver, actress, is 66. Paul Hogan, Crocodile Dundee actor, is 76. Chevy Chase, actor/comedian, is 72. Jesse Jackson, US civil rights activist, is 74. Cathal Flynn, former Leitrim footballer, is 81. Mick O'Driscoll, former Munster and Ireland rugby player, is 37. Bruno Mars, singer, is 30.


Nicky Byrne, Westlife singer, is 37. PJ Harvey, singer-songwriter, is 46. Sharon Osbourne, TV personality, is 63. Tom Mathews, Irish cartoonist and poet, is 63. James Fearnley, accordion player with The Pogues, is 61. Chris O'Dowd, actor and comedian, is 36. David Cameron, UK Prime Minister, is 49.


Martin Kemp, EastEnders star and bassist of Spandau Ballet, is 54. Amanda Burton, Northern Irish actress, is 59. David Lee Roth, Van Halen singer, is 61. Chris Tarrant, TV presenter, is 69. Tony Adams, former Arsenal and England captain, is 49. Una Healy, Irish singer with The Saturdays, is 34. Midge Ure, musician who organised Live Aid with Bob Geldof, is 62.


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