Famous Birthdays Today- Keith Olbermann Is 61

January 27th


  • Alan Cumming is 55 (“Cabaret,” “Emma,” “GoldenEye,” the “Spy Kids” trilogy, “Son of the Mask,” “The Good Wife”)
  • James Cromwell is 80 (“Babe,” “A. Confidential,” “The Green Mile,” “Space Cowboys,” “W.,” The Artist,” “Six Feet Under,” “24,” “American Horror Story: Asylum”)
  • Bridget Fonda is 56 (“Scandal,” “You Can't Hurry Love,” “The Godfather Part III,” “Single White Female,” “Singles,” “Rough Magic,” “Jackie Brown”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman since 2003 – and has essentially been retired from acting since then. But it’s assumed that her retirement has less to do with the marriage, and more to do with the serious car crash in February 2003 – as we know she at least suffered a vertebral fracture.)
  • Patton Oswalt is 51 (“United States of Tara,” “The King of Queens,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) (FAST FACT: He’s the narrator on ABC’s “The Goldbergs”)
  • Rosamund Pike is 41 (“The Libertine,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Doom,” “Fracture,” “Gone Girl”)
  • Josh Randall is 48 (“Ed,” “Scrubs,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”)
  • Mimi Rogers is 64 (“Gung Ho,” “The X-Files,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Wilfred,” “Mad Men”) (FAST FACT: She was Tom Cruise’s first wife – they were married from 1982 – 1990 and she’s the person who introduced him to Scientology. The REAL irony? He may still be a true blue Scientologist, but she’s reportedly left the church behind.)
  • The late Troy Donahue(1936-2001)…he would have been 84(“A Summer Place,” “Surfside 6”)
  • The late Donna Reed(1921-1986)…she would have been 99(“It’s a Wonderful Life,” “The Donna Reed Show,” “From Here to Eternity,” “Dallas”) 


  • New Order’s Gillian Gilbert is 59
  • Geils Band’s Seth Justman is 69
  • Tracy Lawrence is 52
  • Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason is 76
  • Faith No More’s Mike Patton is 52
  • Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins is 59 


  • NFL star and sports commentator Cris Collinsworth is 61
  • Model and celeb offspring Daisy Lowe is 31 (She’s the daughter of Pearl Lowe and Gavin Rossdale – neither she nor Gavin knew that he was her father until 2004. It was a shock to his then-wife, Gwen Stefani, as well)
  • TV personality Keith Olbermann is 61
  • NFL running back Stevan Ridley is 31 (While he played for the Patriots from 2011 – 2014, he played for the Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Coltsandthe Atlanta Falcons in 2016 alone)
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is 65 (He was nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist)
  • The late author Lewis Carroll(1832-1898)(Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, he is better known by his pen name. His most famous writings are “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,” its sequel “Through the Looking-Glass,” which includes the poem “Jabberwocky,” and the poem, “The Hunting of the Snark.”
  • The late composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(1756-1791)(He composed more than 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.)

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