Famous Birthdays Today- Fran Tarkenton Is 80

February 3rd


  • Blythe Danner is 77 (“1776,” “The Great Santini,” “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge,” “The Prince of Tides,” “Husbands and Wives,” “Meet the Parents,” “ Meet the Fockers,” “Little Fockers,” “Will & Grace,” “Huff”) (FAST FACT: She’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom)
  • Warwick Davis is 50 (“Willow,” “Harry Potter”)
  • Morgan Fairchild is 70 (“Search for Tomorrow,” “Dallas,” “Flamingo Road,” “Paper Dolls,” “Falcon Crest,” “North & South,” “North & South Book II,” “Friends”) (FAST FACTS: She was born Patsy Ann McClenny…and back in the 70s, she was kidnapped on two separate occasions)
  • Isla Fisher is 44 (“Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Now You See Me”) (FAST FACT: She was born in Oman and has been married to Sacha Baron Cohen since 2010 – though they’ve been together since 2002.)
  • Nathan Lane is 64 (“The Producers,” “Guys and Dolls,” “The Birdcage,” “Modern Family,” “The Good Wife,” “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”)
  • Mishon Ratliff is 27 (“Lincoln Heights”)
  • Maura Tierney is 55 (“NewsRadio,” “ER,” “Liar Liar,” “The Affair”) 


  • Matraca Berg is 56
  • The Kinks’ Dave Davies is 73
  • Sean Kingston is 30
  • Sonic Youth’s Lee Renaldo is 64
  • The Cure’s Laurence Tolhurst is 61
  • Daddy Yankee is 43 (born Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez)
  • The late Dennis Edwards (of The Temptations)(1943 – 2018)…he would have been77
  • The late Eric Haydock (of the Hollies)(1943 – 2019) …he would have been77


  • Pro-golfer Retief Goosen is 51
  • Reality Star Derrick Lavasseur is 36 (He won “Big Brother” by keeping secret that he was an undercover cop)
  • NFL Hall of Famer and TV personality Fran Tarkenton is 80
  • The late Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell(1821-1910)(The first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. A pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine, she was the first woman to graduate from medical school, and a social and moral reformer in both the United States and in the United Kingdom. It ran in the family, too. Her sister, Emily, was the third woman to graduate medical school.)
  • The late director Michael Cimino(1939 – 2016)…he would have been 81(“The Deer Hunter,” “Heaven’s Gate”)
  • The late surgeon Henry Heimlich(1920 – 2016)…he would have been 100(You know, the guy that developed an anti-choking procedure – yes! He’s a guy!)
  • The late explorer Ferdinand Magellan(1480 – 1521)(He planned the first successful expedition to circumnavigate the world)
  • The late artist Norman Rockwell(1894 – 1978)(Most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for “The Saturday Evening Post” magazine over nearly 50 years, one of his most famous works is Rosie the Riveter)
  • The late author Gertrude Stein(1874 – 1946)(FAST FACTS: As an American writer of novels, poetry and plays, she was literary innovator and a pioneer of Modernist literature, her work broke with the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of the 19th-century. She is also one of the main characters in Woody Allen’s film “Midnight in Paris”)

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