Famous Birthdays Today- John Cena Is 43

April 23rd


  • Scott Bairstow is 50 ("Party of Five," “Tuck Everlasting”)
  • Valerie Bertinelli is 60 (“One Day At A Time,” “Touched By An Angel,” “Hot In Cleveland”) (FAST FACT: She also hosts the Food Network shows “Valerie's Home Cooking” and “Kids Baking Championship”)
  • David Birney is 81 (“Murder She Wrote,” “Burke’s Law”)
  • Blair Brown is 74 (“The Choirboys,” “Altered States,” “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,” “Fringe,” “Orange is the New Black”)
  • Joyce DeWitt is 71 (“Three's Company”)
  • Melina Kanakaredes is 53 (“Providence,” “CSI: NY,” “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” “Extant”)
  • George Lopez is 59 (“George Lopez,” “Lopez Tonight,” “Lopez”)
  • Lee Majors is 81 (“The Big Valley,” "Six Million Dollar Man," “The Fall Guy”)
  • Dev Patel is 30 (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “The Last Airbender,” “Chappie”)
  • Kal Penn is 43 (“Harold & Kumar go to White Castle,” “House,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Designated Survivor”) (FAST FACT: From 2008 to 2011, he worked off and on for President Obama as associate director of public engagement theWhite House Office of Public Liaison. In 2013, President Obama appointed Penn to serve on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He’s now back on the small screen hosting “The Big Picture with Kal Penn” as well as starring in ABC’s “Designated Survivor”)
  • Craig Sheffer is 60 (“Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Nightbreed,” “A River Runs Through It,” “One Tree Hill”)
  • Barry Watson is 46 (“7th Heaven,” “What About Brian,” “Samantha Who,” “Hart of Dixie”)
  • The late Shirley Temple Black(1928 – 2014)...she would have been 92(FAST FACTS: She first acted at the age of four in a series of one-reelers titled “Baby Burlesks.” She retired from acting when she was 22. She later served as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States)
  • The late Sandra Dee(1942 – 2005)…she would have been 78(“Tammy,” “Gidget,” “Come September,” “A Summer Place”)
  • The late Jan Hooks(1957 - 2014) …she would have been 63(“SNL,” “Designing Women,” “30 Rock”)
  • The late Herve Villechaize(1943 – 1993)…he would have been 77(Tattoo on “Fantasy Island”) 


  • Taio Cruz is 40
  • Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo is 59
  • Sugar Ray’s Stan Frazier is 52
  • Annie Automatic’s Christopher French is 38
  • The late Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark(1960 – 1991)…he would have been 60
  • The late Roy Orbison(1936 – 1988)…he would have been 84


  • Wrestler (and sometime actor) John Cena is 43 (FAST FACTS: Nicknamed Doctor of Thuganomics, he won over 10 world championships and broke the record with his 11 WWE championship)
  • Model Jaime King is 41
  • Model and reality TV star Joanna Krupa is 41 (“Real Housewives of Miami”)
  • Director Michael Moore is 66 (“Bowling for Columbine,” “Fahrenheit 9/11”) (FAST FACT: Clint Eastwood oncethreatened to shoot Mooreif he appeared at his door with a camera.)
  • Celebrity wedding planner/reality TV star David Tutera is 54 (“My Fair Wedding,” “CELEBrations”) (FAST FACT: When he split from his former partner,they split their infant twins– and neither partner sees the other child and the children have never met. As in David got the girl, his ex got the boy – and the doors are closed.)
  • The late President James Buchanan(1791 – 1868)(FAST FACTS: The 15thpresident of the United States – he was opposed the secession of the Southern states, believing it to be illegal, but did not feel it was wise to go to war over the matter, something that would happen the moment his successor was elected to the office)
  • The late designer Halston(1932 – 1990)…he would have been 88(His birth name was Roy Halston Frowick and as a designer, he believed the “American Woman” was about having a relaxed urban lifestyle. He created a new phenomenon in the 1970s and believed that women can wear the same clothing for the entire day on any occasion).
  • Composer Sergei Prokofiev(1891 – 1953)(Among his most famous works, “Peter and the Wolf”)
  • The late William Shakespeare(1564 – 1616)(FAST FACTS: His influence on the English language far exceeds that of any other literary figure. Some of his original phrases include "dead as a doornail," "a sorry sight," "foul play," "hot-blooded," and "in a pickle.")
  • The late scientist Granville Woods(1856 – 1910)(FAST FACTS: Known “The Black Edison” who recorded over 50 patents to his name over his long career and who strived to make a safer and better public transportation system. He was the first African American to be a mechanical and electrical engineer after the Civil War.)

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