Famous Birthdays Today- Composer John Williams Is 88

February 8th


  • Stephanie Courtney is 50 (Flo in the Progressive Insurance Commercials)
  • Seth Green is 46 (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Robot Chicken,” “Family Guy”)
  • Pooch Hall is 43 (“The Game,” “Ray Donovan”)
  • Dani Harmer is 31 (“Tracy Beaker Returns,” “Dani’s House,” “Dani’s Castle”)
  • Mary McCormack is 51 (“The West Wing,” “Murder One,” “In Plain Sight,” “House of Lies”)
  • Joshua Morrow is 46 (“Young & The Restless)
  • Nick Nolte is 79 (“Affliction,” “48 Hrs.,” Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” “Cape Fear,” “Hotel Rwanda,” “The Prince of Tides” “A Walk in the Woods,” “The Ridiculous 6”)
  • Mary Steenburgen is 67 (“Tender Is The Night,” “Parenthood,” “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Melvin and Howard,” “The Help,” “The Last Man On Earth”)
  • Cecily Strong is 36 (“MAD TV,” “The Bronze,” “The Awesomes,” “SNL”)
  • Jordan Todosey is 25 (“Life With Derek,” “Degrassi: The Next Generation”)
  • The late Gary Coleman(1968-2010)…he would have been 52(“Diff’rent Strokes”)
  • The late James Dean(1931-1955)…he would have been 88(the original bad boy) (“Rebel Without a Cause,” “East of Eden)
  • The late Jack Lemmon(1925 – 2001) …he would have been 95(“The Odd Couple,” “The Out-of-Towners,” “The China Syndrome,” “Missing,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Grumpy Old Men,” “Grumpier Old Men”)
  • The late Audrey Meadows(1922 – 1996) …she would have been 98(“The Honeymooners”)
  • The late Lana Turner(1921-1995) …she would have been 99(“Peyton Place,” “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” “The Bad and The Beautiful”) 


  • Paramore’s Jeremy Davis is 35
  • Carolina Liar drummer Max Grahn is 32
  • Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is 46
  • The BoDeans’ Sam Llanas is 59
  • Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is 59
  • Anderson Paak 34
  • Linkin Park’s Phoenix (aka Dave Farrell) is 43
  • Tom Rush is 79
  • Collective Soul’s Will Turpin is 49
  • Composer John Williams is 88


  • Author John Grisham is 65 (“The Firm”, “The Pelican Brief”, “A Time to Kill”)
  • Pro-surfer and author Bethany Hamilton is 29 (She’s the one who got her arm chomped off by a shark back in 2003)
  • Comedian Robert Klein in 78
  • Legendary newsman Ted Koppel in 80 (Born in England, after his GermanJewishparents fled Germany following the rise ofAdolf HitlerandNazism, the family immigrated to the United States in 1953.His mother, Alice, was a singer and pianist, and his father, Edwin, was a tire factory owner.)
  • The late poet Elizabeth Bishop(1911-1979)(She was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976)
  • The late Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev(1834-1907)(He came up with the Periodic Table of Elements, and, based on the pattern, was able to predict what elements would soon be discovered)
  • The late William Tecumseh Sherman(1820 – 1891)(The Union Army General during the Civil War, most famous for his “scorched earth” policies. During his infamous March to the Sea, he and 62,000 men marched from Atlanta to the port of Savannah Georgia, living off the land and causing, by his own estimate, more than $100-million in property damage.)
  • The late author Jules Verne(1825 – 1905)(“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “

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