Famous Birthdays Today- Paul Anka Is 79

July 30th


  • Simon Baker is 51 (“The Mentalist,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Guardian”)
  • April Bowlby is 40 (“Drop Dead Diva,” “From Prada to Nada”)
  • Delta Burke is 64 (“Designing Women,” “Boston Legal”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to Gerald McRaney since 1989)
  • Terry Crews is 52 (“Everybody Hates Chris” “White Chicks” “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” he’s also known as the “Old Spice guy”) (FAST FACT: Previously played football for the Rams, Chargers, and Eagles)
  • Laurence Fishburne is 59 (“Boyz In The Hood,” “Apocalypse Now,” “The Matrix,” “What's Love Got to Do With It,” “CSI,” “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”)
  • Vivica A. Fox is 56 (“Generations,” “Getting Personal,” “City of Angels,” “Kill Bill,” “Independence Day”) (FAST FACT: Her middle name is Anjanetta)
  • Lisa Kudrow is 57 (“Friends,” “Analyze This,” “The Comeback”)
  • Jacob Lofland is 24 (“Mud,” “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”)
  • Jaime Pressly is 43 (“My Name is Earl,” “I Love You Man,” “Mom”)
  • Jean Reno is 72 (“The Professional,” “The Pink Panther,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Ronin”)
  • Gina Rodriguez is 36 (“Filly Brown,” “The Bold & The Beautiful,” “Jane The Virgin”) (FAST FACT: In 2014, Gina won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series Musical Or Comedy for her portrayal of the title character in “Jane the Virgin”)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger is 73 (“Conan the Barbarian,” “Predator,” “The Terminator”) (FAST FACT: He was the Governator of California from 2003 to 2011)
  • Hilary Swank is 46 (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Karate Kid” franchise, “Beverly Hills 90210”) (FAST FACTS: She won Oscars for her roles in “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby”)
  • Yvonne Strahovski is 38 (“Chuck,” “Killer Elite,” “I, Frankenstein,” “The Astronaut Wives Club,” and Manhattan Night,” “Handmaids Tale” She has also voiced Miranda Lawson in the “Mass Effect” video game series)
  • Christine Taylor is 49 (“Brady Bunch Movie,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Dodgeball: a True Underdog Story,” “Zoolander”) (FAST FACT: Married to Ben Stiller since 2000, he couple separated in May 2017…but in recent months, a variety of reports have them reconciling!)
  • Nico Tortorella is 32 (“Make it or Break It,” “The Following,” “Younger”)


  • Paul Anka is 79
  • Kate Bush is 62
  • Buddy Guy is 84
  • Neal McCoy is 62


  • TV personality Alton Brown is 58 (“Good Eats,” “Iron Chef America”)
  • Funnyman and TV personality Tom Green is 49
  • Director Christopher Nolan is 50 (“Memento,” “The Prestige,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Inception,”)
  • Olympic volley-baller Misty May-Treanor is 43 (FAST FACT: She’s a three-time Olympic Gold medalist – and is the most successful female beach volleyball player with 112 individual championship wins in domestic and international competition)
  • Olympic soccer star Hope Solo is 39 (Goalie who won her second gold medal with the U.S. Women's Soccer team in 2012 – and in 2015 helped the U.S. Women’s Soccer team take the World Cup. In July 2016, Solo earned her 100th international shutout, 150th career win, and 197th cap in a friendly game against South Africa. This made Solo the first ever goalkeeper in history, man or woman, to achieve 100 shutouts in international competition.)
  • The late author Emily Bronte(1818-1848)(“Wuthering Heights”) (FAST FACT: She died when she was only 30, not even a year after she published her now famous novel)
  • The late entrepreneur Henry Ford (1863-1947) (Founder of Ford Motor Company – he’s credited, among other things, with developing the assembly-line process for mass production.)

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