Famous Birthdays Today- Deion Sanders Is 53

August 9th


  • Gillian Anderson is 52 (“The X Files,” “House of Mirth,” “Bleak House,” “Hannibal,” “The Spy Who Dumped Me”)
  • Eric Bana is 52 (“Star Trek,” “The Hulk,” “Finding Nemo,” “Lone Survivor”)
  • Amanda Bearse is 62 (“Married…With Children,” “The Big Gay Sketch Show”)
  • Jessica Capshaw is 44 (“The Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy”)
  • Sam Elliott is 76 (“Tombstone,” “Road House,” “The Big Lebowski,” “The Hulk,” “Up in the Air”)
  • Melanie Griffith is 63 (“Body Double,” “Something Wild,” “Working Girl,” “Lolita”)
  • Ashley Johnson is 37 (“Recess,” “Growing Pains,” “Blindspot”)
  • Anna Kendrick is 35 (“Camp,” “Twilight,” “Up in the Air,” “Pitch Perfect,” “Into the Woods”)
  • Thomas Lennon is 50 (new “The Odd Couple,” “Reno 911!”)
  • Kevin McKidd is 47 (“Made of Honor,” “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” “Grey’s Anatomy”)
  • David Steinberg is 78 (“The David Steinberg Show,” “Switching Goals” “Inside Comedy”)
  • Audrey Tautou is 44 (“Amélie,” “The Da Vinci Code”)
  • The late Robert Shaw(1927-1978)…he would have been 93(“Jaws,” “The Sting,” “A Man For All Seasons”)


  • Juanes is 48
  • Kurtis Blow is 61
  • R5’s Rydel Lynch is 27
  • Mack 10 is 49 (given name Dedrick D'Mon Rolison)
  • Third Eye Blind bassist Arion Salazar is 50
  • The late Whitney Houston(1963-2012) … she would have been 57


  • Basketball legend Bob Cousy is 92 (He was nicknamed the "The Houdini of the Hardwood” because he introduced a new blend of ball-handling and passing skills to the NBA)
  • TV personality Chris Cuomo is 50
  • Fashion designer Michael Kors is 61
  • Television personality and Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb is 56
  • Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is 53 (He played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens, winning the Super Bowl with both the 49ers and the Cowboys. An outfielder in baseball, he played professionally for the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants, and participated in the 1992 World Series with the Braves.)
  • The late International Boxing Hall of Fame boxer Ken Norton (1943-2013)…he would have been 77(Best known for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali – he won their first fight by twelve round split decision, and controversially lost the last two fights. Norton also fought a classic slugfest with Larry Holmes, narrowly losing by fifteen round split decision.)

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