this week's BIRTHDAYS
Philip Treacy, Irish milliner, is 52. Jeremy Corbyn, British Labour Party leader, is 70. Helena Bonham Carter, actress, is 53. Hank Williams Jr, country musician, is 70. Stevie Nicks, of Fleetwood Mac, is 71. Lauryn Hill, singer with The Fugees, is 44. Pam Grier, actress, is 70.
MONDAY, may 27
Jamie Oliver, TV chef, is 44. Joseph Fiennes, actor, is 49. Paul Bettany, actor, is 48. Neil Finn, Crowded House singer, is 61. Henry Kissinger, former diplomat, is 96. Chris Colfer, Glee actor, is 29. Paul Gascoigne, former soccer player, is 52. Rebekah Brooks, former tabloid editor, is 51. Duncan Goodhew, former swimmer, is 62. Siouxsie Sioux, singer, is 62.
TUESDAY, may 28
Ryan Tubridy, radio and TV presenter, is 46. Nathan Carter, country singer, is 29. John Waters, journalist, is 64. Norah Casey, businesswoman, is 59. Derval O'Rourke, former athlete, is 38. Mark Feehily, former Westlife singer, is 39. Kylie Minogue, pop icon, is 51. Gladys Knight, singer, is 75. John Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival singer, is 74. Carey Mulligan, actress, is 34. David Baddiel, comedian, is 55. Rudy Giuliani, Trump politician, is 75.
WEDNESDAY, may 29
Michael McDowell, former Tanaiste, is 68. LaToya Jackson, singer, is 63. Annette Bening, actress, is 61. Melissa Etheridge, singer, is 58. Noel Gallagher, of Oasis, is 52. Melanie Brown, Spice Girl, is 44. Francis Rossi, of Status Quo, is 70. Rupert Everett, actor, is 60. Gary Brooker, of Procol Harum, is 74.
THURSDAY, may 30
Colm Meaney, actor, is 66. Colm Toibin, novelist, is 64. Tom Morello, guitarist with Rage Against the Machine, is 55. Harry Enfield, comedian, is 58. Topper Headon, Clash drummer, is 64. Steven Gerrard, ex-footballer, is 39. Stephen Duffy, founding member of Duran Duran, is 59. Tim Waterstone, bookseller, is 80. Owen Roe, actor, is 60.
FRIDAY, may 31
Colin Farrell, actor, is 43. Clint Eastwood, actor/director, is 89. Brooke Shields, actress, is 54. Terry Waite, humanitarian, is 80. Peter Yarrow, singer with Peter, Paul and Mary, is 81. Tom Berenger, actor, is 70. Mary O'Rourke, former politician, is 82. Jerry Kiernan, former runner and RTE pundit, is 66.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Rosaleen Linehan, actress, is 82. Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stones guitarist, is 72. Amy Schumer, comedian, is 38. Alanis Morissette, singer, is 45. Morgan Freeman, actor, is 82. Pat Boone, singer, is 85. Jonathan Pryce, actor, is 72. Gemma Craven, actress, is 69. Jason Donovan, actor, is 51. Gerald Scarfe, cartoonist, is 83. Fr Brian Darcy, priest and journalist, is 74.
TODAY, may 26