Famous Birthdays Today- Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Is 57

October 16th


  • Barry Corbin is 79 (“Northern Exposure,” “One Tree Hill,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Anger Management,” “Blood & Oil”)
  • Jeremy Jackson is 39 (Hobie Buchannon on the original “Baywatch” TV series)
  • Angela Lansbury is 94 (“Gaslight,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” “Murder, She Wrote,” the voice of Mrs. Potts in “Beauty and the Beast”)
  • Kellie Martin is 44 (“Life Goes On,” “ER,” “Mystery Woman”) (FAST FACT: She graduated from Yale as an art history major)
  • Tim Robbins is 61 (“Bull Durham,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Mystic River,” “War of the Worlds,” “Dead Man Walking,” “The Brink”)
  • Caterina Scorsone is 38 (“Private Practice,” “Missing,” “Grey’s Anatomy”)
  • Suzanne Somers is 75 (“Three’s Company,” “Step by Step”)
  • Paul Sparks is 48 (“Boardwalk Empire,” “House of Cards”)
  • Terri J. Vaughn is 50 (“The Steve Harvey Show,” “Friday,” “All of Us”)
  • Kim Wayans is 58 (“In Living Color,” “In the House,” “Pariah)
  • The late LindaDarnell (1923-1965)…she would have been 96(“My Darling Clementine,” “The Mark of Zorro”)
  • The late Maidie Norman(1912-1998)(“What Happened to Baby Jane?”) 


  • B-Rock is 48 (born Baron Agee)(...and that’s according to FamousBirthdays.com)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea is 57 (given name Michael Peter Balzary)
  • Mudvayne/ Hellyeah frontman Chad Gray is 48
  • Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp is 60
  • John Mayer is 42 (FAST FACT: Before fame, he worked at a gas station for over a year in order to buy a Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster)
  • Gareth McGrillen (of Pendulum and Knife Party) is 37
  • Bob Mould is 59
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s Bassist C.F. Turner is 76
  • Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir is 72
  • Wilson Phillips’ Wendy Wilson is 50
  • The late Nico(1938-1988)… she would have been 81(Best known for her collaboration with the Velvet Underground, especially on the 1967 album, “The Velvet Underground & Nico”) 


  • Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper is 27 (2012 National League Rookie of the Year for the Washington Nationals, became the youngest player to be selected for an MLB All-Star game)
  • Producer/director David Zucker is 72 (“Airplane” and “Naked Gun” franchises, “Ruthless People,” “Scary Movie 3”)
  • The late basketball star Manute Bol(1962-2010)… he would have been 57(He stood at 7-feet, 7-inches tall – and yes, was one of the tallest to ever play the game)
  • The late MLB Hall of Famer Leon Allen “Goose” Goslin(1900-1971)(FAST FACT: “Goose” got his nickname because players said he resembled a bird flapping its wings when he ran after a ball)
  • The late politician David Ben-Gurion(1886-1973)(He served as Israel’s first Prime Minister from 1948-1954 and 1955-1963)
  • The late writer Noah Webster(1758-1843)(responsible for the first American Dictionary of the English language, later renamed the Merriam-Webster dictionary)
  • The late novelist and poet Oscar Wilde(1854-1900)(His most heralded works include “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray”)
  • The late author Paul Edwin Zimmer(1943-1997)… he would have been 76(“Dark Border” series: “The Wolves of Sarlow,” and “The Lost Prince”)

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