this week's BIRTHDAYS
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's monarch, is 93. Andie MacDowell, actress, is 61. Lucy Kennedy, RTE presenter, is 43. Iggy Pop, rock star, is 72. James McAvoy, actor, is 40. Tony Danza, actor from TV show Taxi, is 68. Robert Smith, singer with The Cure, is 60. Glen Hansard, folk singer, is 49.
MONDAY, APRIL 22
Jack Nicholson, actor, is 82. Tim Pat Coogan, author, is 84. Donald Tusk, European Council president, is 62. Gary Rhodes, chef, is 59. Peter Frampton, guitarist, is 69. Lloyd Honeyghan, ex-boxer, is 59. James McClean, West Brom and Ireland footballer, is 30. Pol Brennan, member of Clannad, is 63. Amber Heard, actress, is 33.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
Chuck Feeney, businessman and philanthropist, is 88. Michael Moore, film-maker, is 65. Lee Majors, actor, is 80. Callum O'Dowda, Bristol City and Ireland winger, is 24. Bernadette McAliskey, former Northern Ireland activist, is 72. Gigi Hadid, model, is 24. Eoghan Murphy, Housing Minister, is 37.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Enda Kenny, former Taoiseach, is 68. Eamon Gilmore, ex-Tanaiste, is 64. Aidan Gillen, actor, is 51. Johnny McEvoy, folk singer, is 74. Tommy Docherty, former Man United manager, is 91. Barbra Streisand, singer, is 77. Shirley MacLaine, actress, is 85. Gabby Logan, sports presenter, is 46. Jean Paul Gaultier, fashion designer, is 67. Kelly Clarkson, singer, is 37.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
Roisin Shortall, TD, is 65. Al Pacino, actor, is 79. Len Goodman, retired judge on Strictly Come Dancing, is 75. Renee Zellweger, actress, is 50. Hank Azaria, voice of Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu in The Simpsons, is 55. Bjorn Ulvaeus, member of ABBA, is 74. William Roache, aka as Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, is 87. Tony Christie, pop singer, is 76. Michael van Gerwen, world's top ranked darts player, is 30. Fiona Bruce, BBC presenter is 55.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Melania Trump, US first lady, is 49. Koo Stark, actress, is 63. Duane Eddy, guitarist, is 81. Channing Tatum, actor, is 39. Ciara Kelly, journalist and doctor, is 48. Bronagh Gallagher, actress and singer, is 47. Kevin Thornton, top Irish chef, is 61.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
Robin Eames, former Anglican Primate of All Ireland, is 83. Michael Fish, former BBC TV weatherman, is 75. Sheena Easton, singer, is 60. Mica Paris, singer, is 50. Patrick Stump, singer with Fall Out Boy, is 35. Fionn Fitzgerald, Kerry footballer, is 29. Tess Daly, presenter of Strictly Come Dancing, is 50.
l Last week we said that singer Linda Martin had turned 72. She contacted us to say she was actually 67 on March 27.
TODAY, APRIL 21