Famous Birthdays Today- Weatherman Willard Scott Is 86

March 7th


  • Bryan Cranston is 64 (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Malcolm In The Middle,” "Breaking Bad," “Trumbo,” “Argo,” “Sneaky Pete”)
  • Jenna Fischer is 46 (“Blades of Glory,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” “Hall Pass,” “The Giant Mechanical Man,” “You, Me and the Apocalypse,” “The Office”) (FAST FACT: Her first paying acting job was for a sex ed video released by the UCLA Medical Center)
  • Brandon T. Jackson is 36 (“Tropic Thunder,” “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” “Lottery Ticket,” “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son,” “”Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”)
  • Richard Lawson is 73 (“Poltergeist,” “V,” “Scream Blacula Scream,” “Wag the Dog,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Saints & Sinners”)
  • Laura Prepon is 40 (“That's 70's Show,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “The Girl On A Train”) (FAST FACTS: She’s been dating Ben Foster since 2017, which is when she announced they were expecting their first child together. The couple, who has been married since 2018, now have two children together. They are both avowed Scientologists).
  • Peter Sarsgaard is 49 (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “The Man in the Iron Mask,” “Green Lantern,” “Experimenter,” “Magnificent Seven”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Maggie Gyllenhaal since 2009)
  • TJ Thyne is 45 (“Erin Brockovich,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Human Contract,” “Bones”)
  • Daniel J. Travanti is 80 (“Patty Duke Show,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Boss”)
  • Rachel Weisz is 50 ("The Mummy," “Constantine,” “Oz the Great and Powerful,” “The Light Between Oceans”) (FAST FACTS: She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “The Constant Gardener” and has been married to Daniel Craig since 2011.)
  • The late John Heard(1946 – 2017)…he would have been 74(“Home Alone” series, “Cutter's Way,” “The Pelican Brief,” “Sharknado,” “NCIS: Los Angeles”)
  • The late Rick Mayall(1958-2014)…he would have been 62(“The Young Ones,” “Drop Dead Fred”) 


  • Taylor Dayne is 58 (her given name – Leslie Wunderman)
  • Procol Harum’s Matthew Fisher is 74
  • Krizz Kaliko is 46 (his given name – Samuel William Christopher Watson IV)
  • Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf is 74
  • The Zombies’ Chris White is 77 


  • Tennis champ Ivan Lendl is 60 (He was one of the game's most dominant players in the 1980s and remained a top competitor into the early 1990s. He has been described as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.)
  • Weatherman Willard Scott is 86
  • Hall of Fame NFL wide receiver-turned-politician Lynn Swann is 68 (He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 1974 NFL draft. With the Steelers, Swann won four Super Bowls, was selected to three Pro Bowls, and was named MVP of Super Bowl X. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2006, he was the Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor. He didn’t win, but has kept his toe in the water. In 2015, he announced his support for Jeb Bush.)
  • Comedienne Wanda Sykes is 56 (FAST FACT: Her first job was as a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency. She first performed in front of a live audience in a talent show in 1987, but didn't quit the NSA until 1992)
  • The late televangelist Tammy Faye Messner(1942 – 2007)…she would have been 78(better known as Tammy Faye Bakker, she stood by her disgraced husband throughout his trial – but three years into his jail sentence she divorced him saying, “For years I have been pretending that everything is all right, when in fact I hurt all the time...I cannot pretend anymore.”)
  • The late composer Maurice Ravel(1875 – 1937)(best known for his 1928 orchestral work, "Boléro")

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