Famous Birthdays Today- Sean Penn Is 60

August 17th


  • Austin Butler is 29 (“Zoey 101,” “Switched at Birth,” “Life Unexpected,” “The Carrie Diaries,” “The Shannara Chronicles”)
  • David Conrad is 53 ("Relativity," “Ghost Whisperer,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
  • Robert De Niro is 77 (“Bang the Drum Slowly,” “Mean Streets,” “The Godfather Part II,” “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” “Cape Fear,” “Casino,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Analyze This,” “Meet The Parents,” “Meet The Fockers,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle”)
  • Taissa Farmiga is 26 (“Higher Ground,” “American Horror Story”)
  • Helen McCrory is 52 (“Hugo,” the “Harry Potter” Franchise)
  • Sean Penn is 60 (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “At Close Range,” “State of Grace,” “Carlito's Way,” “Dead Man Walking “I am Sam,” “Mystic River” “Milk,” “Into The Wild,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”)
  • Tammy Townsend is 50 (“Days of Our Lives,” “Family Matters,” “The Preacher’s Kid,” “KC Undercover”)
  • Donnie Wahlberg is 51 (“The Sixth Sense,” “Saw,” “Dreamcatcher,” “Righteous Kill,” “Band of Brothers,” “Boomtown,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Blue Bloods”) (FAST FACTS: A founding member of New Kids On The Block, his career hasn’t just expanded into acting. He also produces films and TV shows, including A&E’s “Wahlburgers.” He’s been married to Jenny McCarthy since 2014.)
  • The late Maureen O'Hara(1920-2015)…she would have been 100(“Rio Grande,” “The Quiet Man,” “The Miracle on 34thStreet,” “The Parent Trap,” “Only The Lonely”) FAST FACT: She was nicknamed “The Queen of Technicolor," a nod to the technology that developed during her heyday.)
  • The late Mark Salling(1982 – 2018)…he would have been38(“Glee”) (FAST FACT: In what can only be classified as a spectacular fall from grace, a woman accused Salling of committing sexual battery by forcing her to have unprotected sex without her consent in 2013 He denied the charges and filed a counter-suit for defamation of character, but later settled. But then, in December 2015, Salling was arrested at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of possessing several thousand photos and videos depicting child pornography – and was soon after removed from the cast of Adi Shankar’s “Gods and Secrets.” He was later charged with receiving and possessing child pornography – and between four and seven years' imprisonment after pleading guilty. He died due to asphyxia by hanging prior to his sentencing)
  • The late Mae West (1893-1980) (“She Done Him Wrong,” “I’m No Angel,” “Sexette”) (FAST FACTS: Mae West got her first starring role in a Broadway play back in 1926 is the show, “Sex,” which she wrote, produced, and directed. Though the play was a hit at the box office, the production also didn’t go over well with city officials, who raided the show and arrested West along with much of the cast. On what grounds? Morals charges – for which she was prosecuted and convicted. West was sentenced to 10 days in jail on Welfare Island (now known as Roosevelt Island) in New York. The incarceration was cordial, as she reportedly dined with the warden and his wife on a few occasions. Ultimately, West served eight days, with two off for good behavior).


  • Belinda Carlisle is 62
  • Guitarist Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses) is 58
  • Luscious Jackson singer/bassist Jill Cunniff is 54
  • Lil B is 31 (born Brandon Christopher McCartney)
  • Maria McKee is 56
  • Dexy’s Midnight Runners frontman Kevin Rowland is 67
  • The Box Tops guitarist Gary Talley is 73


  • Entrepreneur Larry Ellison is 76 (Founder of Oracle and one of the richest men in the world, his estimated net worth is $50-billion)
  • “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes is 71
  • Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is 37
  • TV personality Giuliana Rancic is 46
  • The late inventor of non-smear lipstick Hazel Bishop (1906-1998)
  • The late explorer Davy Crockett (1786-1836) (A frontiersman and American folk hero, he was also a congressman. The “King of the Wild Frontier” represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution.)
  • The late Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh (1959-1993)…he would have been 61

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