Famous Birthdays Today- Author J.K. Rowling Is 55

July 31st


  • Michael Biehn is 64 (“The Terminator,” “The Abyss,” “K2,” “Tombstone,” “Adventure, Inc.,” “Grindhouse”)
  • Charlie Carver is 32 (“Desperate Housewives,” “Teen Wolf”)
  • Geraldine Chaplin is 76 (“Doctor Zhivago,” “Jane Eyre,” “The Wolfman”)
  • Emilia Fox is 46 (“The Other Boleyn Girl,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Silent Witness”)
  • Susan Flannery is 81 (“Days of Our Lives,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”)
  • Alexis Knapp is 31 (“Pitch Perfect,” “Project X,” “Cavemen”)
  • BJ Novak is 41 (“The Office,” “The Newsroom”)
  • Rico Rodriguez is 22 (“Modern Family”)
  • Wesley Snipes is 58 (“New Jack City,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Major League,” “Passenger 57,” “Blade” trilogy)
  • Zelda Williams is 31 (“House of D,” “In Search of Dr. Suess”) (FAST FACTS: She is the daughter of Robin Williams and was named after the “Legend of Zelda” video games.)
  • The late Ted Cassidy(1932-1979) …he would have been 88(“The Adams Family,” “The Incredible Hulk”)
  • The late Richard Griffiths(1947-2013) …he would have been 73(Vernon Dursley in the “Harry Potter” series, “Hugo”)


  • Love & Rockets’ Daniel Ash is 63
  • E.M. drummer Bill Berry is 62
  • Zac Brown is 42
  • Coldplay’s Will Champion is 42
  • Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows is 39
  • The late Hugh MacDowell (of ELO)(1953 – 2018)…he would have been 67


  • Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” panelist, Mark Cuban is 62
  • Author J.K. Rowling is 55 (“Harry Potter” series)
  • The late TV producer Bill Todman(1916 – 1979)(Along with game show producer partner of Mark Goodman, they produced some of the longest-running game shows in history. Their many shows included “Beat the Clock,” “Card Sharks,” “Family Feud,” “Match Game,” “Password,” “Tattletales,” “The Price Is Right,” “To Tell the Truth” and “What's My Line?”).

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