Tuesday 12 December 2017



Michael McGrath, former Galway hurler, is 50. Cheryl Cole, Girls Aloud and solo singer and former X Factor judge, is 30. Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champion boxer, is 47. Ralf Schumacher, ex-F1 driver and brother of Michael, is 38. Michael Phelps, swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals, is 28.


Liv Tyler, actress, is 36. Ruud Van Nistelrooy, retired Dutch footballer, is 37. Missy Elliott, US rapper, is 42. Pamela Anderson, model and Baywatch actress, is 46. Carl Lewis, former US track and field athlete, is 52. Debbie Harry, actress and Blondie singer, is 68. Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor, is 61. Trevor Eve, British actor, is 62. Patrick McEnroe, tennis champion and brother of John, is 47. Tadhg Kennelly, GAA and Aussie Rules star, is 32.


Jerry Hall, model and former partner of Mick Jagger, is 57. Lindsay Lohan, actress, is 27. Ashley Tisdale, actress and singer, is 28. Larry David, comedian who created Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, is 66. Peter Kay, British comedian, is 40. Bret Hart, wrestler, is 56. Darren Shan, Irish children's author, is 41.


Tom Cruise, actor, is 51. Tom Stoppard, playwright, is 76. Julian Assange, Wikileaks activist, is 42. Tommy Flanagan, actor, is 48. Yeardley Smith, voice of 'Lisa' in The Simpsons, is 49. Jean-Claude Duvalier, 'Baby Doc', deposed Haitian leader, is 62. Shane Lynch, of Boyzone, is 37.


Phil Hogan, Fine Gael minister, is 53. Malia Obama, eldest daughter of the US President, is 15. Geraldo Rivera, American talk-show host, is 70. Neil Simon, playwright, is 86. Bill Withers, musician, is 75. Eva Marie Saint, actress, is 89. Neil Morrissey, Men Behaving Badly actor, is 51.


Brendan Halligan, economist and politician, is 77. Shane Filan, singer with Westlife, is 34. Huey Lewis, Eighties pop star, is 63. Robbie Robertson, of The Band, is 70. Roisin Murphy, Irish musician formerly of Moloko, is 40. Eva Green, actress, is 33.


Jennifer Saunders, actress and comedian, is 55. George W Bush, former US President, is 67. The Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader, is 78. Nancy Reagan, former American First Lady, is 92. Sylvester Stallone, Rocky star is 67. Ned Beatty, actor, is 76. 50 Cent, rapper, is 38. Mary Peters, Olympic gold medallist who owns a health club in Lisburn, is 74. Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor, is 62.

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