Sunday 18 February 2018



Keri Russell, actress, is 38. Michelle Monaghan, actress, is 38. Chris Hoy, retired British track cyclist, is 38. Damon Albarn, singer with Blur and Gorillaz, is 46. Roger Bannister, world's first sub-four miler, is 85. Chaka Khan, singer, is 61. Steve Redgrave, British rower with five Olympic gold medals, is 52. Russell Howard, English comedian, is 34. Mo Farah, Somali-born British long-distance runner, is 31.


Cardinal Desmond Connell is 88. Sharon Corr, former singer and judge on The Voice of Ireland, is 44. Kelly LeBrock, who starred in The Woman in Red, is 54. Archie Gemmill, retired Scottish footballer, is 67. Donncha O'Callaghan, Munster and Ireland rugby player, is 35. Alan Sugar, business magnate and host of The Apprentice, is 67.


Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City star, is 49. Paul Michael Glaser, Starsky from Starsky and Hutch, is 71. Elton John, singer-songwriter, is 67. Aretha Franklin, soul singer, is 72. Melanie Blatt, singer with girl group All Saints, is 39.


Keira Knightley, actress, is 29. Leonard Nimoy, 'Spock' in Star Trek, is 83. Diana Ross, Motown singer, is 70. James Caan, actor, is 74. Bob Woodward, journalist, is 71. Steven Tyler, Aerosmith singer, is 66. Amy Smart, actress, is 38.Rob Kearney, Leinster and Ireland rugby player, is 28. Alan Arkin, actor who won an Oscar for Little Miss Sunshine, is 80.


Pat McCabe, author, is 59. Jessie J, pop singer, is 26. Mariah Carey, singer, is 44. Quentin Tarantino, film director, is 51. Michael York, actor, is 72. Fergie Duhamel, (real name Stacy Ferguson), singer with Black Eyed Peas, is 39.


Lady Gaga, pop star, is 28. Nell McCafferty, journalist and campaigner, is 70. Vince Vaughn, comedy actor, is 44. Michael Parkinson, talk show host, is 79. Neil Kinnock, former British Labour Party leader, is 72. Reba McEntire, country music singer, is 59. Philip Walton, Irish golfer, is 52. Nick Frost, comedy actor, is 42. Amy Huberman, actress married to Brian O'Driscoll, is 35.


Brendan Gleeson, actor, is 59. John Major, former British PM, is 71. Elle MacPherson, supermodel and actress, is 50. Eric Idle, actor/ of Monty Python fame, is 71. Lucy Lawless, actress, is 46.

Sunday Independent

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