this week's BIRTHDAYS
Robert Ballard, discoverer of Titanic wreck, is 77. Cheryl Tweedy, singer, is 36. Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champ, is 53. Ralf Schumacher, ex-F1 driver, is 44. Michael Phelps, swimmer with 28 Olympic medals, is 34. Tony Hatch, composer, is 80. Katherine Ryan, comedian, is 36. MONDAY, JUly 1
Jim Gavin, Dublin GAA manager, is 48. Liv Tyler, actress, is 42. Ruud van Nistelrooy, retired footballer, is 43. Pamela Anderson, model and actress, is 52. Carl Lewis, former Olympic athlete, is 58. Debbie Harry, singer with Blondie, is 74. Tadhg Kennelly, GAA and Aussie Rules star, is 38. Trevor Eve, actor, is 68. Sufjan Stevens, singer-songwriter, is 44. Liz O'Donnell, ex-PD politician, is 63.
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TUESDAY, JUly 2
Katie Taylor, world boxing champion, is 33. Pete Briquette, Boomtown Rats bassist, is 65. Jerry Hall, ex-model, is 63. Lindsay Lohan, actress, is 33. Larry David, comedy writer, is 72. Peter Kay, comedian, is 46. Pierre Cardin, fashion designer, is 97. Imelda Marcos, controversial Filipino politician, is 90. Darren Shan, Irish author, is 44. Ken Clarke, Tory MP, is 79.
TUESDAY, JUly 3
Nicolas Roche, professional cyclist, is 35. Mick Hanly, folk singer-songwriter, is 70. Tom Cruise, actor, is 57. Tom Stoppard, playwright, is 82. Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, is 48. Connie Nielsen, actress, is 54. Yeardley Smith, voice of Lisa in The Simpsons, is 55. Shane Lynch, Boyzone member, is 43. Arlene Foster, DUP leader, is 49.
THURSDAY, JUly 4
Phil Hogan, EU Agriculture Commissioner, is 59. Eva Marie Saint, actress, is 95. Neil Morrissey, actor, is 57. Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress of the 1960s, is 92. Bill Withers, soul singer, is 81. Pam Shriver, former tennis pro, is 57.
fRIDAY, JUly 5
Sebastian Barry, writer, is 64. Gavin James, singer-songwriter, is 28. Brendan Halligan, economist, is 83. Shane Filan, former Westlife singer, is 40. Michael O'Neill, Northern Ireland football manager, is 50. Roisin Murphy, musician formerly of Moloko, is 46. Robbie Robertson, musician, is 76. Huey Lewis, singer-songwriter, is 69. Gianfranco Zola, Chelsea legend, is 53.
SATURDAY, JUly 6
Pearse Doherty, Sinn Fein TD, is 42. Jennifer Saunders, comedian, is 61. George W Bush, former US president, is 73. The Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader, is 84. Sylvester Stallone, actor, is 73. Ned Beatty, actor, is 82. Mary Peters, Northern Ireland's first Olympic gold medallist, is 80. Nanci Griffith, country & western singer, is 66. 50 Cent, rapper, is 44. Kate Nash, singer, is 32. Geoffrey Rush, actor, is 68. Burt Ward, actor, is 74.
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