Famous Birthdays Today- Sports Journalist Mike Lupica Is 68

May 11th


  • Coby Bell is 45 (“The Game,” “Third Watch,” “Burn Notice,” “Mad Dogs”)
  • Jeffrey Donovan is 51 (“Crossing Jordan,” “Touching Evil,” “Burn Notice”)
  • James Haven is 47 (“Monster’s Ball,” “Breaking Dawn,” “Original Sin,” “Rent-a-Person”)
  • Madison Lintz is 21 (“The Walking Dead,” “Bosch”)
  • Tim Blake Nelson is 56 (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Wonderland,” “Syriana,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Fantastic Four”)
  • The late Foster Brooks(1912 – 2001)(“The Dean Martin Show”) (FAST FACTS: he was known as The Lovable Lush comedian and received an Emmy nomination for his role on “The Dean Martin Show”)
  • The late Cory Monteith(1982 - 2013)…he would have been 38(“Glee,” “Kyle XY”) (FAST FACT: He won the 16thScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for “Glee” in 2009. He dated his co-star Lea Michele from 2009 until his death.)
  • The late Denver Pyle(1920 – 1997) …he would have been 100(Uncle Jesse on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The Andy Griffith Show”) (FAST FACTS: He had recurring roles in “Gunsmoke,” “Bonanza” and “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams”)
  • The late Natasha Richardson(1963 – 2009) …she would have been 57(“Patty Hearst,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “Gothic”) (FAST FACTS: She won a Tony Award for her role in the 1998 Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” and played Lindsay Lohan’s mother in 1998’s “The Parent Trap.” She was also married to Liam Neeson from 1994until a skiing accident took her life.) 


  • The Animals’ Eric Burdon is 79 (FAST FACTS: Rolling Stone named him one of The 100 Greatest Singers of all time.)
  • Sabrina Carpenter is 21
  • Giggs is 37 (born Nathaniel Thomson)
  • Alabama’s Mark Herndon is 65
  • Ace Hood is 32 (his given name Antoine McColister)
  • Prince Royce is 31 (known to his mama as Geoffrey Royce Rojas)
  • Holly Valance is 37 


  • Model Blac Chyna is 32 (FAST FACTS: Born Angela Renée White, she gained fame after befriending Kim Kardashian…and then making a baby with Rob Kardashian.)
  • Sports journalist Mike Lupica is 68 (FAST FACTS: He wrote a book called “Mad As Hell” that spoke about the acrimonious divisions inside professional sports.)
  • The late songwriter Irving Berlin(1888 – 1989)(FAST FACTS: He’s considered one of America’s greatest songwriters for his contributions of “God Bless America” and “White Christmas.” Throughout the span of six-decade career, he was nominated for eight Academy Awards and his songs were covered y Frank Sinatra and Jerry Garcia, among many more. He lived to be 101.)
  • The late pilot Jacqueline Cochran(1906 – 1980)(FAST FACTS: She wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt to propose the creation of a female flight division of the United States Army Air Forces. She became an aviator and test pilot of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps – aka WAAC)
  • The late artist Salvador Dali(1904 – 1989)(FAST FACT: The artist is widely known for his dreamlike images such as “The Persistence of Memory,” which portrays a melting clock. He worked with famous film director Alfred Hitchcock to create a psychoanalytically influenced dream sequence in the 1945 film “Spellbound.”)
  • The late scientist Richard Feynman(1918 – 1988)(FAST FACTS: He was an American theoretical scientist who worked on electrodynamics. His ideas contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, part of the Manhattan Project. In 1965, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for developing quantum electrodynamics.)
  • The late choreographer Martha Graham(1894 – 1991)(FAST FACTS: She transformed modern dance with works such as 1936’s “Chronicle” and 1958’s “Clytemnestra.” She also founded the famous Martha Graham Dance Company.)
  • The late Harriet Quimby(1875 – 1912)(FAST FACTS: She was the first American woman to earn a pilot’s license and the first woman to fly over the English Channel. She also wrote seven screenplays that were made into silent films.)
  • The late songwriter Septimus Winner(1827 – 1902)(FAST FACTS: He’s best known for “Listen to the Mockingbird.” In 1970, he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.)

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