Famous Birthdays Today- Johnny Bench Is 72

December 7th


  • Shiri Appleby is 41 (“ER,” “Roswell,” “Girls,” “Unreal”)
  • Priscilla Barnes is 64 (“Three’s Company,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Jane the Virgin”)
  • Emily Browning is 31 (“Sucker Punch,” “Pompeii,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “Legend”)
  • Ellen Burstyn is 87 (“Same Time, Next Year,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore,” “The Exorcist,” “Resurrection,” “Requiem for a Dream”)
  • Christa Campbell is 47 (“The New Guy,” “Drive Angry,” “The Big Wedding”)
  • Jennifer Carpenter is 40 (“Dexter,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” “White Chicks”)
  • Nicholas Hoult is 30 (“X-Men: First Class,” “About a Boy,” “Skins”)
  • Thomas Howell is 53 (“E.T The Extra Terrestrial,” “Red Dawn,” “The Outsiders,” “Soul Man,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Criminal Minds,” “Southland,” “Animal Kingdom”)
  • Jeffrey Wright is 54 (“The Hunger Games,” “Boardwalk Empire”)
  • The late Ted Knight(1923-1986) …he would have been 96(“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Caddyshack”)
  • The late Eli Wallach(1915-2014)(“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” “The Misfits,” “The Godfather: Part III”) 


  • Oasis’ Gem Archer is 53 (born Colin Murray "Gem" Archer)
  • Sara Bareilles is 40
  • Aaron Carter is 32
  • Muse’s Dominic Howard is 42
  • Gary Morris is 71
  • Sunny Sweeney is 43
  • Jasmine Villegas is 26
  • Tom Waits is 70
  • The late Harry Chapin(1942-1981) …he would have been 77


  • MLB Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is 72 (As a Cincinnati Red, he was a 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player, was a key member of “The Big Red Machine,” which won six division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series. ESPN has called him the greatest catcher in baseball history)
  • Retired NBA champ Larry Bird is 63 (As a Celtic, Bird was a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league's MVP three consecutive times – from 1984–1986. He played his entire professional career for Boston, winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards.)
  • Retired NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens is 46 (He played 15 seasons in the NFL. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Owens holds or shares several National Football League records. His 15,934 career receiving yards rank second in NFL history, and his 153 receiving touchdowns are third.)

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