Famous Birthdays Today- Sammy Davis Jr. Would Have Been 94

December 8th

Actors:

  • Kim Basinger is 66 (“9 ½ Weeks,” “Batman,” “L.A. Confidential,” “8 Mile,” “Fifty Shades Darker”)
  • Deborra-Lee Furness is 64 (“Legends of the Guardians,” “Jindabyne,” “Beautiful”) (FAST FACTS: She’s been married to Hugh Jackman since 1996…and Wiki has her born November 30th, but Yahoo has her as December 8th)
  • Teri Hatcher is 55 (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Planes”) (FAST FACT: She was once a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers)
  • Matthew Labyorteaux is 53 (“Little House on the Prairie,” “Deadly Friend”)
  • Dominic Monaghan is 43 (“Lord of the Rings,” “Lost,” “X-Men Origins”) (FAST FACT: He currently hosts the nature program “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan”).
  • Wendell Pierce is 56 (“The Wire,” “Parker,” “Ray,” “Suits,” “The Odd Couple”)
  • AnnaSophia Robb is 26 (“Soul Surfer,” “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”)
  • Ian Somerhalder is 41 (“Lost,” “Pulse,” “The Vampire Diaries”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Nikki Reed since 2015)
  • The late James MacArthur(1937-2010)…he would have been 82(“Hawaii Five-O,” “Swiss Family Robinson,” “The Bedford Incident”)
  • The late David Carradine(1936 – 2009)… he would have been 83(“Kung Fu,” “North and South,” “Kill Bill: Vol. 1”)
  • The late Flip Wilson(1933-1998)… he would have been 86(“The Flip Wilson Show”) (FAST FACT: Time magazine called him TV’s first black superstar in 1972) 

Musicians:

  • Def Leppard’s Phil Collen is 62
  • Marty Friedman (Megadeth, Tourniquet) is 57
  • Sam Hunt is 35
  • Ingrid Michaelson is 40
  • Chrisette Michele is 37
  • Nicki Minaj is 37
  • Marty Raybon is 60
  • Slipknot’s Corey Taylor is 46
  • Kate Voegele is 33
  • The late Gregg Allman(1947-2017)…he would have been 72
  • The late Sammy Davis Jr.(1925-1990)…he would have been 94
  • The late Jim Morrison(1943-1971)… he would have been 76

Plus:

  • Author/political commentator Ann Coulter is 58
  • Racecar driver Kevin Harvick is 44 (He is the all-time winningest Cup Series driver at Phoenix International Raceway with 8 wins, and the third winningest driver in Xfinity Series history with 46 wins.)
  • Washington Wizards’ center Dwight Howard is 34
  • San Diego Chargers’ QB Phillip Rivers is 38
  • The late comedian Sam Kinison(1953-1992)… he would have been 66
  • The late Mary Stuart – aka Mary, Queen of Scots(1542-1587)(She became Queen of Scotland when she was just 6-days old)
  • The late cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney(1765-1825)(His was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy of the Antebellum South)

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