Famous Birthdays Today- Michael Stipe Is 60

January 4th


  • Erin Cahill is 40 (The Pink Ranger in “Power Rangers Time Force,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Cold Case,” “House M.D.”)
  • Dyan Cannon is 83 (“Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “Such Good Friends,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ally McBeal”)
  • Damon Gupton is 47 (“Empire”)
  • Maddie Hanson is 25 (“Twisted”)
  • Dot Jones is 56 (“The Boondock Saints,” “Lizzie McGuire,” “Glee,” “American Horror Story: Cult”)
  • Jill Marie Jones is 45 (“Girlfriends,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Ash vs Evil Dead”)
  • Addy Miller is 20 (“The Secret Life of Bees,” ““Waiting for Butterflies,” “One Last Sunset,” “Remnants,” AMC's “The Walking Dead”)
  • Barbara Rush is 93 (“Peyton Place,” “It Came From Outer Space,” “Flamingo Road,” “All My Children”)
  • Julian Sands is 62 (“The Killing Fields,” “A Room with a View,” “Arachnophobia,” “24,” “Smallville”)
  • The late Sorrell Booke(1930 – 1994)…he would have been 90(While he appeared in many series, including “Hawaii Five-0,” “M*A*S*H,” and “Gunsmoke,” he is best remembered as Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg on “The Dukes of Hazzard”) 


  • Deana Carter is 54
  • Rammstein’s Till Lindemann is 57 (FAST FACT: He participated in the European Junior Swimming Championships in 1978 and finished seventh in the 1500m event)
  • Patty Loveless is 63
  • Michael Stipe is 60
  • New Order/ Joy Division guitarist Bernard Sumner is 64
  • The late Vanity(1959 – 2016)…she would have been 61(Born Denise Katrina Matthews, she died on February 15th, 2016 – due to renal failure. Prior to her death, she turned away from her successful career to focus on evangelism).
  • The late Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele(1962 – 2010)…he would have been 58(Born Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, he died of an aortic aneurysm, which was initially reported as heart failure. Steele considered his days working for the New York Parks Department to be among his happiest. That’s why following his death, anoak tree was planted in the city’s Prospect Parkin his honor) 


  • Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant is 28 (FAST FACTS: He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs with the second overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. He debuted in the MLB with the Cubs in 2015, helping the Cubs reach the NLCS while earningNL Rookie of the Year honor.)
  • Celebrity chef and reality star Graham Elliot is 43 (“Iron Chef America,” “Top Chef Masters,” “Masterchef”)
  • Celebrity mom and clothing designer Tina Knowles is 66
  • The late inventor Louis Braille(1809 – 1852)(Blind inventor of a system of writing for blind people known as Braille. He later extended his system into musical notations and in 1829 he published his first book on his work, "Method of Writing Words, Music, and Plain Songs by Means of Dots, for Use by the Blind and Arranged for Them.") (FAST FACT: He was only 15-years old when he invented the Braille language of raised dots.)
  • The late author Jacob Grimm(1785 – 1863)(One half of the Brothers Grimm, he and his brother, Wilhelm, co-wrote fairytales such as “Hansel and Gretel” and “Snow White.” His best-known works include “Kinder-und Hausmärchen” (aka “Grimms' Fairy Tales”) and “Deutsche Mythologie.” He also published the “Deutsches Wörterbuch,” a comprehensive German dictionary.
  • The late voice actor Sterling Holloway(1905 – 1992)(He provided the voice for a number of memorable Disney characters including “Winnie the Pooh,” Mr. Stork in “Dumbo” and the Cheshire Cat in “Alice in Wonderland”)

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