Famous Birthdays Today- Jessica Simpson Is 40

July 10th

Actors:

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor is 43 (“Dirty Pretty Things,” “Love Actually,” “Serenity,” “Children of Men,” “12 Years A Slave”)
  • Adrian Grenier is 44 (“Hart’s War,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Entourage”)
  • Gale Harold is 51 (“Deadwood,” “Queer as Folk,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Hellcats,” “The Secret Circle”)
  • Thomas Ian Nicholas is 40 (“American Pie,” “Rookie of the Year”)
  • Fiona Shaw is 62 (“My Left Foot,” “Three Men and A Little Lady,” Petunia Dursley in the “Harry Potter” series, “Emerald City,” “Killing Eve”)
  • John Simm is 50 (“Dr. Who,” “Life on Mars”)
  • Phyllis Smith is 69 (“Bad Teacher,” “The Office,” “The OA”)
  • Sofia Vergara is 48 (“Modern Family,” “Meet the Browns,” “Machete Kills,” “Chef,” “Hot Pursuit”)(FAST FACT: She’s been married to Joe Manganiello since 2015)
  • The late Fred Gwynne(1926-1993) … he would have been 94(Herman Munster on “The Munsters”)
  • The late Ron Glass(1945-2016) …he would have been 75(“Barney Miller,” “Firefly”)
  • The late Don Herbert(1917-2007)(“Mr. Wizard”)

Musicians:

  • Porno for Pyros’ Peter DiStefano is 55
  • Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards is 27
  • Arlo Guthrie is 73
  • Angel Haze is 29 (born Raykeea Wilson)
  • Greg Kihn is 71
  • Brand New’s Jesse Lacey is 42
  • Rascal Flatts’ Gary Levox is 50
  • Kid ‘n’ Play’s Christopher Martin is 58
  • Take That’s Jason Orange is 50
  • Jessica Simpson is 40
  • The Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant is 66
  • The late Ronnie James Dio(1942-2010) … he would have been 78

Plus:

  • NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is 32
  • The late tennis champ ArthurAshe (1943-1993) …he would have been 77(FAST FACTS: He was the first Black American member of the Davis Cup tennis team. He won three Grand Slams during his career and was the first black player to win at Wimbledon.)
  • The late civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune(1875- 1955)(Her background as a teacherinspired her to open the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girlsin Daytona Beach, Florida back in 1904. When the school opened on October 3rd of that year, there were just five students. Eventually, the school blossomed to include a farm, high school, and nursing school – and later became the co-educational Bethune-Cookman College in 1929 after merging with Cookman Institute and was fully accredited in 1943.
  • The late TV newscaster David Brinkley(1920-2003) …he would have been 100(FAST FACTS: He won 10 Emmy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his career.)
  • The late former World Middleweight Champion boxer Jake “Raging Bull” LaMotta(1922 – 2017)…he would have been 98
  • The late engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla(1856-1943)(Lovingly referred to by many as “The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived,” Tesla’s best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system – andback in 1926, he predicted smart phones.)

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