Famous Birthdays Today- General Colin Powell is 83

April 5th


  • Krista Allen is 48 (“Emmanuelle In Space,” “Days of our Lives,” “Baywatch: Hawaii,” “Liar Liar,” “Significant Mother”)
  • Marshall Allman is 36 (“Prison Break,” “True Blood,” “Humans”)
  • Hayley Atwell is 38 (“The Duchess,” “The Pillars of the Earth,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter”)
  • Sterling K. Brown is 44 (“Third Watch,” “Army Wives,” “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “This Is Us,” “Black Panther”)
  • Victoria Hamilton is 48 (“Pride and Prejudice,” “Persuasion,” “Mansfield Park,” “The Crown”)
  • Lily James is 31 (“Downton Abbey,” “Wrath of the Titans,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” “Baby Driver,” “Darkest Hour”)
  • Mitch Pileggi is 68 (“X Files,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Day Break,” “Dallas”)
  • The late Bette Davis(1908 – 1989)(“Of Human Bondage,” “All About Eve,” “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?”) (She was nominated for an Oscar 11 times and won two)
  • The late Frank Gorshin(1933 – 2005)…he would have been 87(“Batman’s” original Riddler, “12 Monkeys,” “)
  • The late Gregory Peck(1916 – 2003)(“The Keys of the Kingdom,” “Gentleman's Agreement,” “Twelve O'Clock High,” “Spellbound,” “Moby Dick” (1956, and its 1998 miniseries), “The Guns of Navarone,” “Cape Fear (1962, and its 1991 remake), “How the West Was Won,” “The Omen”) (FAST FACTS: Peck was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 by President Lyndon Johnson honored for his lifetime humanitarian efforts. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Peck among Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood cinema – he’s ranked at No. 12)
  • The late Spencer Tracy(1900 – 1967)(“Up the River,” “The Last Mile,” “Captains Courageous,” “Boys Town,” “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner”) (FAST FACTS: He was married to Louis Tracy from 1923 to 1967. Hedatedactress Katherine Hepburn from 1941 until his death 26 years later. He also starred in nine films with Hepburn.) 


  • The Hollies’ Allan Clarke is 78
  • Paula Cole is 52
  • ABBA’s Agnetha Faltskog is 70
  • Pat Green is 48
  • Juicy J is 45 (his given name, Jordan Michael Houston)
  • Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready is 54
  • Kid ‘N Play’s Christopher “Kid” Reid is 56
  • Pharrell Williams is 47 


  • TV Personality Zak Bagans is 43 (Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”)
  • Director Roger Corman is 94 (“Rock 'n' Roll High School,” “Death Race 2000,” “Galaxy of Terror,” “Forbidden World” and “Piranha”)
  • General Colin Powell is 83 (Four-star general who was the first African American Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005)
  • The late coach Pop Warner(1871 – 1954)(FAST FACTS: Hall of Fame college football coach who invented many of the basic, fundamental plays of the game)
  • The late educator Booker T. Washington(1856 – 1915)(FAST FACTS: His1895 Atlanta Compromise Addressand 1901 autobiography, "Up From Slavery," made him famous. He was born into slavery in Virginia, and his family relocated to West Virginia after slavery became illegal. He called for black progress through education and entrepreneurship, rather than trying to challenge directly the Jim Crow segregation and the disenfranchisement of black voters in the South. Other African-American leaders – includingE.B Du Bois- did not always agree with Washington's approach.)

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