Famous Birthdays Today- The Late Michael Jackson Would Have Been 62

August 29th


  • Lucas Cruikshank is 27 (“iCarly,” “Fred”) (FAST FACT: In 2009, his YouTube channel became the first in history to have over one-million subscribers)
  • Rebecca De Mornay is 61 (“Risky Business,” “Runaway Train,” “Hand That Rocks The Cradle,” “Backdraft,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Wedding Crashers,” “American Reunion”)
  • Elliott Gould is 82 (“Friends, “Ocean's Eleven,” “M*A*S*H*”) (FAST FACT: He married Barbra Streisand in March 1963 and they had one child together before divorcing in 1971)
  • Carla Gugino is 49 (“Spin City,” “American Gangster,” “Entourage,” “Spy Kids,” “Wayward Pines,” “Roadies”)
  • Lea Michele is 34 (“Glee,” “Scream Queens,” “The Mayor”)
  • The late Sir Richard Attenborough(1923 – 2014)…he would have been 97(“The Great Escape in 1963,” “Gandhi,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Jurassic Park”)
  • The late Ingrid Bergman(1915 – 1982)(“Casablanca,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Gaslight”)
  • The late Isabel Sanford(1917 – 2004)(“All In The Family,” “The Jeffersons’” Louise)


  • Simple Plan’s David Desrosiers is 40(that’s according to FamousBirthdays.com)
  • Paul McDonald is 36 (FAST FACTS: He finished 8thin “American Idol,” and was briefly married to Nikki Reed from 2011 – 2014. Reed married actor Ian Somerhalder in 2015)
  • One Direction’s Liam Payne is 27
  • Mario Winans is 46
  • The late Michael Jackson(1958 – 2009)…he would have been 62(FAST FACT: His 1982 album, “Thriller,” remains the best-selling album in history – with 65-million copies sold. The record scored thirteen GRAMMY Awards and having thirteen songs reach #1 on U.S. charts.)
  • The late Dinah Washington(1924 – 1963)…she would have been 96(FAST FACT: She was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1986 and once won a GRAMMY for "What a Difference a Day Makes.”)


  • Director William Friedkin is 85 (“The Exorcist,” “The French Connection,” “To Live & Die In L.A.”)
  • Scientist Temple Grandin is 73 (Professor of animal science and advocate for better conditions for livestock. She also created the "hug box,"a device to calm children with autism, a disorder she herself has)
  • Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is 61 (The Canadian Air Force Commander who became the first Canadian in history to walk in space. He also gained a fan base when he posted pictures aboard a space station of the Earthand covered David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”in space.
  • Reality “star” (and inspiration for actor Doug Hutchison to destroy his career) Courtney Stodden is 26 (FAST FACTS: Stodden and Hutchison first married in 2011, when she was just 16 and he was 51. The pair separated in 2013 only to announce their reunion in the summer of 2014. They have since split again – in January 2017 – and reconciled again. But she filed for divorce in March 2018...and it’s since become final)
  • The late James Brady(1940 – 2014)…he would have been 80(Former White House Press Secretary and Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, who was shot in the head during the 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. He was left partially paralyzed as a result and became a strong proponent of gun control for the rest of his career.)
  • The late TV personality and entertainment journalist Robin Leach(1941 – 2018)…he would have been 79(“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”)
  • The late philosopher John Locke(1632 – 1704)(Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence)
  • The late Senator John McCain(1936 – 2018)…he would have been 84(FAST FACT: He was in office from 1987)
  • The late director Joel Schumacher(1939 – 2020)...he would have been 81(“The Lost Boys,” “St. Elmo's Fire,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Client,” “Trespass,” “House of Cards”)

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