Famous Birthdays Today- Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Is 40

January 28th


  • Alan Alda is 84 ("M*A*S*H*,” “What Women Want,” “The Aviator,” “30 Rock”)
  • Barbi Benton is 70 (“Hee Haw,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Sugar Time!,” “Fantasy Island”)
  • Angelique Cabral is 41 (“Criminal Minds,” “State of Affairs,” “Backstrom”)
  • Keith Hamilton Cobb is 60 (“All My Children,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Will Poulter is 27 (“The Chronicles of Narnia,” “We're the Millers,” “The Revenant”)
  • Ariel Winter is 22 (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” “One Missed Call,” “Killers,” “Modern Family”) (FAST FACT: She first appeared in a Cool Whip commercial at age 6)
  • Elijah Wood is 39 (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Set Fire to the Stars,” “Wilfred”)
  • Calum Worthy is 29 (“Good Luck Charlie,” “The Big Year,” “All She Wishes,” “Flashpoint”)
  • The late John Banner(1910 - 1973)(“The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz,” “Togetherness,” “The Chicago Teddy Bears,” “Hogan’s Heroes”)
  • The late Mary Boland (She was big in the 20s and 30s)(1882 - 1965)(“Forever Yours,” “The Guilty Bystander,” “The Cradle Snatchers”)
  • The late Sam McDaniel(1886 - 1962)(“Johnny Trouble,” “Party Girl,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”)
  • The late Tom Neal(1914 - 1972)(“Detour,” “Club Havana,” “The Great Jesse James Raid,” “The Last Hurrah”) (FAST FACTS: Aside from his acting career, which was derailed when he beat the snot out of a romantic rival (they fought over Barbara Payton) he was later convicted of committing manslaughter).
  • The late Lewis Wilson(1920 - 2000)… he would have been 100(“Batman,” “There’s Something About a Soldier,” “The Racket Man”) 


  • Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter is 40
  • J Cole is 35
  • ‘N Sync’s Joey Fatone is 43
  • Sarah McLachlan is 52
  • DJ Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs is 52 (given name Lawrence Muggerud)
  • Black Veil Brides’ Ashley Purdy is 41(that’s according to FamousBirthdays.com)
  • Rakim is 52 (born William Michael Griffin)
  • Rick Ross is 44
  • The Alarm’s Dave Sharp is 61
  • Anthrax’s Dan Spitz is 57 


  • Model/celebrity wife/cookbook author Camila Alves is 38 (She’s been with Matthew McConaughey since 2006 and they married in 2012)
  • Writer/producer Frank Darabont is 61 (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Green Mile,” “The Mist,” “The Walking Dead”)
  • Sculptor Claes Oldenburg is 91 (He typically makes extremely large replicas of everyday objects like thisspoon, thissaw, or theseshuttlecocks)
  • Humorist and TV personality Mo Rocca is 51
  • Entrepreneur Carlos Slim is 80 (He was the richest man in the world from 2010-2013)
  • Televangelist and author Rick Warren is 66
  • The late explorer Sir Francis Drake(1540-1596)(The vice admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580)
  • The late King Henry VII(1457 – 1509)(No, not the guy with all those wives, that was Henry the VIII – aka the eighth)
  • The late impressionist master Jackson Pollock(1912-1956)

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