THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS
Venus Williams, sister of Serena, is 32. Lee Ryan, former member of boyband Blue, is 29. Barry Manilow, world famous crooner, is 69. Ken Loach, film director, is 76. Jason Patric, actor, is 46. Newt Gingrich, US Republican politician, is 69. Greg Kinnear, actor, is 49. Fergus McFadden, Ireland rugby international, is 26.
Paul McCartney is 70. Ray Treacy, former Irish international footballer, is 66. Delia Smith, TV chef and author of bestselling cookery books, is 71. Brian Bell, former All Ireland champion long distance runner, is 85. Isabella Rossellini, actress who starred in Blue Velvet, is 60. Jason McAteer, former Irish international midfielder, is 41. Fabio Capello, ex-England football manager, is 66.
Salman Rushdie, author, is 65. Kathleen Turner, actress, is 58. Gena Rowlands, actress, is 82. Rory Underwood, former England rugby winger, is 49. Zoe Saldana, star of Avatar, is 34. Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, is 67. Radovan Karadzic, Bosnian leader on trial for war crimes, is 67. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian-born leader of al-Qaeda, is 61. Sadie Frost, English actress, is 47.
Aonghus McAnally, RTE presenter and broadcaster, is 57. Brian Wilson, composer and bandleader of The Beach Boys, is 70. Nicole Kidman, actress, is 45. Lionel Richie, singer, is 63. Alan Longmuir, bass player of Bay City Rollers, is 64. Frank Lampard, Chelsea and England midfielder, is 34. John Taylor, founding member of Duran Duran, is 52. John Goodman, actor, is 60.
Prince William is 30. Anne Kirkbride, actress who plays Deirdre in Coronation Street, is 58. Ray Davies, songwriter and singer with The Kinks, is 68. Juliette Lewis, actress and singer, is 39. Ian McEwan, Booker-winning author, is 64. Brandon Flowers, singer with The Killers, is 31.
Nora Owen, former Fine Gael Minister for Justice, is 67. Cyndi Lauper, Eighties pop star, is 59. Kris Kristofferson, singer-songwriter and actor, is 76. Prunella Scales, actress who played Sybil in Fawlty Towers, is 80. Meryl Streep, Oscar-winning actress, is 63. Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, is 48.
Paul Costelloe, Irish fashion designer, is 67. Frances McDormand, Oscar-winning actress who starred in Fargo, is 55. Duffy, singer, is 28. Zinedine Zidane, legendary French footballer, is 40. Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer, is 49. Steve Shelley, drummer with Sonic Youth, is 50. KT Tunstall, Scottish singer-songwriter, is 37.