Famous Birthdays Today- “Garfield” Cartoonist Jim Davis Is 75

July 28th


  • Elizabeth Berkley is 48 (“Saved by the Bell,” “Showgirls,” “Dancing with the Stars”)
  • Nolan Gerard Funk is 34 (“Riddick,” “X-Men 2,” “Glee,” “Awkward”)
  • Michael Hayden is 57 (“Charming Billy,” “Hack,” “Murder One”)
  • Lori Loughlin is 56 (“Full House,” “Summerland,” “90210,” “Fuller House”)
  • Sally Struthers is 73 (“All in the Family,” “Nine to Five,” “Gilmore Girls”)
  • The late Joe E. Brown (1891-1973)(“Some like It Hot,” “Show Boat”) (FAST FACT: He said he was the only kid to run away from home and join the circus with the blessing of his parents. In 1902, the ten-year-old Brown joined a circus tumbling act called the Five Marvelous Ashtons)
  • The late Georgia Engel(1948 – 2019) …she would have been 72(“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Open Season”)


  • Afroman is 46 (born Joseph Edgar Foreman)
  • Soulja Boy is 30 (born DeAndre Cortez Way)
  • Jonathan Edwards is 74
  • Tynisha Keli is 35
  • Drummer Simon Kirke is 71 (Free, Bad Company)
  • Cher Lloyd is 27
  • Mack Maine is 38 (born Jermaine Anthony Preyan)
  • Deep Purple’s Steve Morse is 66
  • Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix is 44
  • The Vamps’ Brad Simpson is 25


  • “Garfield” cartoonist Jim Davis is 75
  • The late dictator Hugo Chavez(1954-2013) …he would have been 66(President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013)
  • The late Terry Fox(1958- 1981) …he would have been 62(A cancer research activist, who despite losing a leg, embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and ultimately cost him his life,his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy)
  • The late First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis(1929-1994) …would have been 91(Years after the death of husband/President John F. Kennedy, she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, but reportedly never got over her loss of JFK. She is buried next to him at Arlington National Cemetery)
  • The late author Helen “Beatrix” Potter(1866-1943)(While she is best known for writing the “Tale of Peter Rabbit,” she actually wrote about 30 books including24 children's tales.)

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