Famous Birthdays Today- Joe Pesci Is 77

February 9th


  • Jimmy Bennett is 24 (“Daddy Day Care,” “The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “No Ordinary Family”)
  • Kelli Berglund is 24 (“Lab Rats,” “How to Build a Better Boy”)
  • Sharon Case is 49 (“General Hospital,” “Valley of the Dolls,” “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Charlie Day is 44 (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Horrible Bosses,” “Monsters University,” “Pacific Rim,” “Fist Fight”)
  • Mia Farrow is 75 (“The Ex,” “The Omen,” “Dark Horse,” “Death on The Nile”)
  • David Gallagher is 35 (“7thHeaven”)
  • Michael B. Jordan is 33 (“The Wire,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Fantastic Four,” “Creed,” “Chronicle,” “ That Awkward Moment”)
  • Tom Hiddleston is 39 (“Thor,” “The Avengers,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Crimson Peak,” “The Night Manager”)
  • Judith Light is 71 (“One Life to Live,” “Who’s the Boss,” “Ugly Betty,” “Dallas,” “Transparent”)
  • Joe Pesci is 77 (“Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull,” “Lethal Weapon” series, “Casino,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “A Bronx Tale”)
  • Charles Shaughnessy is 65 (“Days of Our Lives,” “The Nanny")
  • Amber Valetta is 46 (“Drop Back Ten,” “Blood & Oil”)
  • Julie Warner is 55 (“Nip/Tuck,” “Doc Hollywood,” “Family Law”)
  • Camille Winbush is 30 (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “The Bernie Mac Show”)
  • The late Kathryn Grayson(1922-2010)…she would have been 98(“Show Boat,” “Kiss Me Kate”)
  • The late Carmen Miranda(1909-1955)(“The Gang’s All Here,” “That Night in Rio”) 


  • Joe Ely is 73
  • Carole King is 78
  • Kool & The Gang’s Dennis Thomas is 69
  • Travis Tritt is 57
  • The late R&B singer Major Harris III(1947-2012)…he would have been 73
  • The late Avenged Sevenfold drummer James “The Rev” Owen Sullivan(1981-2009)…he would have been 39(FAST FACT: Initially, foul play was ruled out and his death was suspected as being from natural causes – and the original autopsy exam supported that. Later, toxicology results revealed that he died from an overdose of oxycodone, Valium and alcohol. Still, the coroner noted that Sullivan’s cardiomegaly – aka an enlarged heart – was also a “significant factor.”)
  • The late Ernest Tubb(1914-1984)


  • Entrepreneur Chris Gardner is 66 (He was portrayed by Will Smith in the 2006 movie, “The Pursuit of Happyness”)
  • TV journalist Roger Mudd is 92
  • Author Alice Walker is 76 (“The Color Purple,” “Meridian,” “The Third Life of Grange Copeland”) (FAST FACT: She and her first husband, Melvyn Rosenman Leventhal, a Jewish civil rights lawyer were the first legally married inter-racial couple in Mississippi. She was later involved with singer Tracy Chapman and activist/author Robert Allen)
  • The late author George Ade(1866 – 1944)(“The College Widow”, “The Fair Co-ed”, “Fables in Slang”)
  • The late U.S. President William Henry Harrison(1773-1841)(FAST FACT: His nickname was Tippecanoe! In order to prove his manly stoicism, he was sworn in without coat or hat on a day that was freezing and rainy. He then proceeded to give the longest inaugural speech in U.S. history, speaking for over two hours. The president immediately came down with a cold and died after only 32 days in office.)

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