this week's BIRTHDAYS
Ray D'Arcy, RTE presenter, 55. Geraldine Kennedy, former Irish Times editor, 68. Gloria Estefan, singer-songwriter, 62. Barry Gibb, of the Bee Gees, 73. Dr Phil McGraw, TV psychologist, 69. Tony Cascarino, former Ireland striker, 57. Lily Tomlin, comedian/actress, 80. Ruud Gullit, former Dutch footballer, 57. Mattie McGrath, Tipperary TD, 61.
MONDAY, SEPT 2
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Gary Hollywood, Dino Doyle in Mrs Brown's Boys, 40. Keanu Reeves, actor, 55. Jimmy Connors, former Wimbledon champ, 67. Lennox Lewis, ex-boxer, 54. Joey Barton, controversial football manager, 37. Simon Delaney, Ireland AM co-presenter, 49. Salma Hayek, Lebanese/Mexican actress, 53.
TUESDAY, SEPT 3
Roz Purcell, cookery author, 29. Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, 72. Charlie Sheen, actor, 54. Eric Bell, original Thin Lizzy guitarist, 72. Pauline Collins, actress, 79. Al Jardine, of The Beach Boys, 77. Steve Jones, Sex Pistols guitarist, 64. Ben Hannigan, Shelbourne FC legend, 76. Gareth Southgate, England football manager, 49.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 4
Beyonce Knowles, singer, 38. Pauline Bewick, Kerry-based artist, 84. Damon Wayans, comedian and actor, 59. Tom Watson, golfer, 70. Wes Bentley, actor, 41. Mitzi Gaynor, iconic actress of the 1960s, 88. Mark Ronson, DJ/producer, 44. Noah Taylor, actor who is Locke in Game of Thrones, 50.
THURSDAY, SEPT 5
Philly McMahon, Dublin GAA star, 32. Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, former FF politician, 69. Al Stewart, singer, is 70. Pat McQuaid, former cycling administrator, 70. Johnny Briggs, Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street, 84. Raquel Welch, 1960s sex symbol, 79. Loudon Wainwright III, singer, 73. George Lazenby, former 007 actor, 80. Johnny Vegas, comedian, 49. Michael Keaton, actor, 68. Werner Herzog, movie director, 77. Bob Newhart, comedian, 90. Liam O'Brien, journeyman footballer, 55. Rose McGowan, actress, is 46.
FRIDAY, SEPT 6
Bruce Arnold, journalist, 83. Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd, 76. Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski, tennis players, are 45 and 46 respectively. Kerry Katona, reality TV star, 39. Pippa Middleton, socialite sister of future UK queen Kate, 36. Claire Tomlinson, Sky Sports presenter, 51. Idris Elba, actor, is 47. Macy Gray, singer, is 52.
SATURDAY, SEPT 7
Charles O'Connor, multi- instrumentalist with Horslips, 71. Chrissie Hynde, singer with The Pretenders, 68. Julie Kavner, actress who voices Marge Simpson, 69. Gloria Gaynor, singer, 70. Evan Rachel Wood, actress, 32. Toby Jones, actor, 53. Shannon Elizabeth, actress, 46. Sonny Rollins, jazz giant, 89.
TODAY, SEPT 1