Famous Birthdays Today- Diane Sawyer is 74

December 22nd


  • Graham Beckel is 70 (“L.A. Confidential,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Leaving Las Vegas”)
  • Lauralee Bell is 51 (“The Young and the Restless,” “Past Sins,” “Easy Rider: The Ride Back”)
  • Chris Carmack is 39 (“Nashville,” “The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations,” “Beauty & the Briefcase”)
  • Joe Dinicol is 36 (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “The Virgin Suicides,” “Diary of the Dead”)
  • Lenny Von Dohlen is 61 (“Home Alone 3,” “Electric Dreams,” “Teeth”)
  • Hector Elizondo is 83 (“The Princess Diaries,” “Chicago Hope,” “Pretty Woman”)
  • Ralph Fiennes is 57 (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “Schindler’s List,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”)
  • Genevieve Knight “G” Hannelius is 21 (“Dog with a Blog,” “Den Brother,” “Surviving Suburbia”)
  • Tasie Lawrence is 29 (“House of Anubis,” “The Tower,” “Good Kids”)
  • Dina Meyer is 51 (“Starship Troopers,” “Saw,” “Johnny Mnemonic”)
  • Brooke Nevin is 37 (“Infestation,” “I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Breakout Kings”)
  • Bernadette Stanis is 66 (Thelma Evans Anderson on “Good Times,” “The Parent ‘Hood”) (FAST FACT: She dropped out of Juilliard to take her role on the show)
  • Remy Thorne is 23 (“Rubber,” “Miss March,” “Bad”)(age is according to FamousBirthdays.com)
  • The late Barbara Billingsley(1915-2010)(‘June Cleaver’ on “Leave It to Beaver”)
  • The late Ruth Roman(1922-1999)… she would have been 97(“Strangers on a Train,” “The Far Country,” “Champion”) 


  • Basshunter (born Jonas Erik Altberg) is 35
  • Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen is 71
  • Jordin Sparks is 30 (FAST FACT: She was 17 when she won season six of “American Idol”)
  • Meghan Trainor is 26
  • The late Bee Gee Maurice Gibb(1949-2003)… he would have been 70
  • The late Bee Gees Robin Gibb(1949-2012)… he would have been 70
  • The late Hawkshaw Hawkins (given name Harold Franklin Hawkins)(1921-1963)… he would have been 98.


  • Celebrity sib Ali Lohan is 26
  • 10-time MLB All-Star pitcher Steve Carlton is 75 (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Texas Senator Ted Cruz is 49 (FAST FACT: He became the first Hispanic and minority to be elected a US Senator from Texas in 2013)
  • Funnyman Anthony Jeselnik is 41
  • ABC Newswoman Diane Sawyer is 74
  • The late First Lady Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson(1912-2007)(married to Lyndon Johnson)
  • The late baseball legend Connie Mack(1862-1956)(The longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history, he holds records for wins – 3,731, losses – 3,948, and games managed – 7,755, with his victory total being almost 1,000 more than any other manager)
  • The late British explorer James Oglethorpe(1696-1785)(He founded the colony of Georgia)
  • The late “Match Game” TV host Gene Rayburn(1917-1999)

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