Famous Birthdays Today- Harrison Ford is 78

July 13th


  • Gil Birmingham is 67 (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Twilight” series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
  • Didi Conn is 69 (“Grease,” “Benson,” “Grease 2,” “Shining Time Station,” “Law & Order SVU,” “Grease: Live”)
  • Harrison Ford is 78 (“Star Wars,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Indiana Jones” series, “Blade Runner,” “Witness,” “Patriot Game,” “Clear and Present Danger,” “What Lies Beneath,” “42,” “The Expendables 3,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) (FAST FACTS: He’s been married to Calista Flockhart since 2010, though they’ve been together since meeting at the Academy Awards in 2002.)
  • Ken Jeong is 51 (“Hangover,” “Pineapple Express” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Dr. Ken”) (FAST FACT: Sure, he played a doctor on TV, but he’s actually a real doctor – he’s licensed to practice in California…but obviously, is a little busy on the acting and stand-up comedy front)
  • Cheech Marin is 74 (“Cheech and Chong” series, “Spy Kids,” “Nash Bridges”) (FAST FACT: He speaks some Spanish and uses it in his movies, but he is said to be not fluent.)
  • Steven R. McQueen is 32 (“Vampire Diaries,” “Chicago Fire”)
  • Daphne Maxwell-Reid is 72 (“WKRP In Cincinnati,” “Simon & Simon,” “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Slavery and the Making of America”)
  • Patrick Stewart is 80 (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “X-men” series; “The Emoji Movie,” he voices Poop)
  • The late Bob Crane(1928-1978)…he would have been 92(“Hogan’s Heroes”) (In June 1978, Crane was found bludgeoned to death in his Arizona apartment...the murder remains officially unsolved.)


  • Leon Bridges is 31
  • Deborah Cox is 46
  • Louise Mandrell is 66
  • The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn is 78
  • Victoria Shaw is 58
  • The late Gerald Levert(1966-2006)...he would have been 54


  • Writer/Director Cameron Crowe is 63 (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Say Anything,” “Singles,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous”)
  • The late political activist Jack Kemp(1935-2009)…he would have been 85(An NFL player for both the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills, the Republican served as a New York state Congressman from 1971 – 1989. He then moved up to serve as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993. He was the GOP nominee for Vice President in the 1996 election, where he was the running mate of presidential nominee Bob Dole.)
  • The late comedienne Danitra Vance(1954-1994)…she would have been 66(In 1985, she was the first black-American woman to appear as part of the regular “SNL” cast. She was also was the first lesbian cast member hired – though her sexual orientation never became public knowledge until her death. She chose to leave at the end of the 1986 season along with many other cast members from that season who were dismissed, including Joan Cusack, Robert Downey, Jr., Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, and Terry Sweeney.)

The late Roman Statesman Julius Caesar(100 BC – 44 BC)(FAST FACTS: Considered by many to be one of the greatest military commanders in history, his victories in the Gallic Wars – completed by 51 BC – extended Rome's territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both when he built a bridge across the Rhine and conducted the first invasion of Britain.According to Eutropius, around 60 or more men participated in his assassination – he was stabbed 23 times.)

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