Famous Birthdays Today- Robert Kraft Is 79

June 5th


  • Chad Allen is 46 (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “My Two Dads,” “Battle for Terra”) (FAST FACT: In April 2015, Allen announced his retirement from acting, saying that he plans to become a clinical psychologist – he graduated from UCLA in June 2015)
  • Amanda Crew is 34 (“Final Destination 3,” “Charlie St. Cloud,” “Whistler,” “Silicon Valley”)
  • Jeff Garlin is 58 (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Goldbergs”)
  • Nick Kroll is 42 (“I Love You, Man,” “Date Night,” “Get Him to the Greek,” “Dinner for Shmucks,” “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,” “Adult Beginners,” “Loving,” “Kroll Show”)
  • Sophie Lowe is 30 (“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”)
  • Mark Wahlberg is 49 (“The Departed,” “Renaissance Man,” “Entourage,” “Ted,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “Patriots Day”)
  • Liza Weil is 43 (“Gilmore Girls,” “How To Get Away With Murder")
  • The late Spaulding Gray(1941-2004) …he would have been 79(“Swimming to Cambodia,” “Monster in a Box,” “Gray's Anatomy”) (FAST FACT: Gray died in New York City of an apparent suicide in 2004 – he went missing in January that year and was pulled from the city’s East River the following March. Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh made the 2010 documentary, “And Everything Is Going Fine,” about Gray's life.)


  • Laurie Anderson is 73
  • Kenny G is 64 (his full name Kenneth Bruce Gorelick)
  • Simple Plan’s Sebastian Lefebvre is 39 (FUN FACT: He learned to play guitar by watching Green Day videos.)
  • Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain is 68
  • Brian McKnight is 51
  • Sly and the Family Stone’s Freddie Stone is 73
  • Don Reid of The Statler Brothers is 75
  • Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz is 41


  • TV personality Sterling “Steelo” Brim is 32 (“Fear Factory,” “Ridiculousness”)
  • Entrepreneur/ owner of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft is 79 (FAST FACT: He’s been with girlfriend Ricki Lander since 2012…and remains with her in spite of the fact thatshe had someone else’s baby in fall 2017. She also remains with him in spite of the fact thathe was busted getting a ‘happy ending’ at a Florida massage parlorin February 2019)
  • Nashville Predators’ center Mike Fisher is 40 (FUN FACT: He’s been with Carrie Underwood since 2008 – and married to her since 2010.)
  • Author Ken Follett is 71 (“Eye of the Needle,” “The Key to Rebecca,” “Pillars of the Earth,” “World Without End,” “Whiteout”)
  • TV journalist Bill Moyers is 86 (FAST FACT: He also served White House Press Secretary in theJohnson administrationfrom 1965 to 1967)
  • Financial advisor, motivational speaker and TV personality Suze Orman is 69
  • Author Rick Riordan is 56 (His best-known works include “Percy Jackson & the Olympians,” “The Kane Chronicles,” the Tres Navarre books, and “The Maze of Bones”) (FAST FACTS: He is a two-time Mark Twain Award winner - 2008 and 2009 - as well as winner of the Children's Choice Books Awards for Author of the Year in 2011)
  • The late children’s author Richard Scarry(1919-1994)(“Busytown,” “Best Word Book Ever”) (FAST FACTS: After high school, Scarry enrolled in a business college but soon dropped out. He then studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he remained until being drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, Scarry worked for the art departments of various magazines before making a career breakthrough in 1949 with Little Golden Books.)
  • The late Mexican war hero Pancho Villa(1878-1923)(FAST FACTS: Villa and his supporters seized hacienda land for distribution to peasants and soldiers. He robbed and commandeered trains and, like the other revolutionary generals, printed fiat money to pay for his cause. Villa's men and supporters became known as Villistas during the revolution from 1910 to roughly 1920.)

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