Famous Birthdays Today- Hank Aaron Is 86

February 5th


  • Jamie Brewer is 34 (“Southland,” “American Horror Story”)(FAST FACT:Brewer is an activist in the Down Syndrome community and persuaded Senators of the Texas State Capitol to abolish the word “retarded” from state legislation while serving on the Governmental Affairs Committee for the State of Texas)
  • Davis Cleveland is 18 (“Hannah Montana,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “Skate It Up!”)
  • Darren Criss is 33 (“Girl Most Likely,” “A Very Potter Musical,” “Glee,” “The Flash,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”)
  • Christopher Guest is 72 (“This Is Spinal Tap,” “Best in Show,” “A Mighty Wind,” “Investigation of Lying”) (FAST FACT: He’s a baron…and has been married to Jamie Lee Curtis since 1984)
  • Barbara Hershey is 72 (“Beaches,” “Black Swan,” “Answer to Nothing,” “Sister”)
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh is 58 (“Single White Female,” “Backdraft,” “Weeds,” “Revenge,” “Kill Your Darlings,” “The Hateful 8”)
  • Laura Linney is 56 (“The Other Man,” “The Details,” “The Fifth Estate”)
  • Tim Meadows is 59 (“SNL,” “The Ladies Man,” “Mean Girls,” “Grown Ups,” “Jack and Jill,” “Trainwreck”)
  • Diego Serrano is 47 (“Our Italian Husband,” “Little Miss CEO,” “Blackout”)
  • Michael Sheen is 51 (“The Twilight Saga,” “Kill the Messenger,” “Masters of Sex”)
  • Jeremy Sumpter is 31 (“You’re So Cupid,” “Excision,” “The Culling”)
  • Nora Zehetner is 39 (“Mad Men,” “Imperial Dreams,” “Maron”)


  • Spin Doctors’ frontman Chris Barron is 52
  • Bobby Brown is 51
  • Sara Evans is 49
  • Tyler Farr is 36
  • Kevin Gates is 34 (given name Kevin Jerome Gilyard)
  • Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver/Jane’s Addiction’s Duff McKagan is 56
  • Echosmith drummer Graham Sierota is 21
  • Bastille’s Kyle Simmons is 32
  • Secondhand Serenade’s John Vesely is 38
  • The late Atlanta Rhythm section guitarist J.R. Cobb(1944 – 2019)...he would have been 76
  • Three Dog Night’s late Cory Wells(1941 – 2015)…he would have been 79


  • Legendary MLB player Henry Hank Aaron is 86 (Known as the Hammer, he set a league record with 755 career home runs which stood from 1976 to 2007; was a 25-time All-Star, 4-time National League home run champion, 2-time National League batting champion, and 1-time National League MVP throughout his 23-year career.)
  • Wrestler Madison Rayne is 34 (Best known for her time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where she has been the Women's Knockout and Knockout Tag Team champion)
  • The late Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs(1914 - 1997)(“Naked Lunch,” “The Nova Trilogy,” “Junkie”) (FAST FACT! He shot and killed his wife, Joan Vollmer, during a drunken party game at a Mexico City bar… what was apparently a drunken attempt at playing William Tell.)
  • The late TV show host Red Buttons(1919 – 2006)
  • The late TV producer/writer Stephen J. Cannell(1941- 2010)…he would have been 79(“The Rockford Files,” “The A-Team,” “The Greatest American Hero,” “21 Jump Street,” “The Commish”)
  • The late author Fr. Andrew M. Greeley(1928 – 2013) …he would have been 92(“Cardinal Sins,” “Passover” trilogy)

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