Famous Birthdays Today- Beyoncé Is 39

September 4th


  • Khandi Alexander is 63 ("ER," "Newsradio," “CSI: Miami”)
  • Wes Bentley is 42 (“American Beauty,” “Four Feathers,” “Ghost Rider,” “The Hunger Games,” “American Horror Story”)
  • Mitzi Gaynor is 89 (“South Pacific,” “There's No Business Like Show Business”)
  • Max Greenfield is 40 (“Veronica Mars,” “Modern Men,” “The Gentlemen’s League,” “New Girl,” “The Mindy Project,” “The Neighborhood”)
  • Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is 67 (“Welcome Back, Kotter,” “Alien Nation,” “Roseanne,” “Moesha,” “Sublime,” “The Jacksons: An American Dream,” “The Parent ‘Hood,” “The Wayans Bros.”)
  • Judith Ivey is 69 (“B.J. Poteet” of “Designing Women,” “Will & Grace,” “Rose Red,” “Grey’s Anatomy”)
  • Carter Jenkins is 29 (“The Bernie Mac Show,” “Scrubs,” “Surface”)
  • Ione Skye is 50 (“River’s Edge,” “Say Anything,” “Zodiac,” “Private Practice,” “Arrested Development”) (FAST FACT: Donovan is her father. Married to Beastie Boys Ad-Rock – aka Adam Horowitz – from 1992 to 1999, she married Ben Lee in 2008 and they’re still together)
  • Noah Taylor is 51 (“Flirting,” “Vanilla Sky,” “Almost Famous,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “Game of Thrones”)
  • Damon Wayans is 60 (“In Living Color,” “My Wife and Kids,” “Major Payne,” “Celtic Pride,” “Bulletproof,” “Lethal Weapon”)
  • The late Dick York(1928 – 1992)…he would have been 92.(“Going My Way,” “Bewitched”) (FAST FACTS: While he was the “first” Darrin Stephens on “Bewitched,” he was thesecondDick Sargeant, who was the “second” Darrin had actually been offered the role first, but couldn’t accept. York held the role for five seasons until he was forced to quit due to debilitating back pain. Sargeant was free – and took over the role until the show ended in 1972.)


  • Beyoncé is 39 (full name Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter) (FAST FACT: Yes, her legal last name is Knowles-Carter, but then, so is hubby Jay-Z’s. Indeed, known as Shawn Knowles-Carter –he allegedly made the move as Bey’s family didn’t have any male sons…and they wanted to keep the family name going.)
  • A.S.P.’s Blackie Lawless is 64 (His birth name, Steven Edward Duren)
  • Lacey Sturm (formerly of Flyleaf) is 39
  • Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil is 60


  • Entrepreneur and reality TV star Adrienne Maloof is 59 (Owner of the Maloof Companies, which included the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and Maloof Music – but we know her best from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”)
  • Comedian (and current “SNL” cast member) Kyle Mooney is 36
  • Retired MLB champ Mike Piazza is 52 (FAST FACTS: 12-time MLB All-Star who set the record for most career home runs hit by a catcher with 396; retired with a total of 427 home runs between his time as a catcher and in other positions.)
  • Radio and TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky is 62 (FAST FACT: He graduated from USC's Medical School in 1984)
  • “Jackass” producer Jeff Tremaine is 54
  • PGA star Tom Watson is 71 (FAST FACT: Six-time PGA Player of the Year)
  • Disgraced politician Anthony Weiner is 56 (New York Democrat who resigned in disgrace from the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011 after it came to light that he had tweeted photos of his “special parts” to female supporters. He had a failed bid for Mayor in 2013. Of course, he was up to his old tricks in August 2016…even sending a “sexy” photo showing his young child sleeping next to him. As a result, his wife, Clinton confidante Huma Abedin, finally dumped him for good. In May 2017, he pled guilty to a sexting charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, was sentenced to 21 months in prison, and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. Released in May 2019, he will also be forced to register as a sex offender for life.)
  • The late radio personality Paul Harvey(1918 – 2009)(He hosted “The Rest of the Story” for years before winning the Paul White Award and being appearing on a Gallup pole for the most admired men in America.)
  • The late entrepreneur Lewis Howard Latimer(1848 – 1928)(FAST FACTS: The son of escaped slaves who became a master draftsman and inventor, he helped Alexander Graham Bell make the patent drawings for his telephone.)
  • The late author Richard Wright(1908 – 1960)(“Black Boy,” “Native Son,” “Uncle Tom's Children”) (Much of his work has racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African Americans during the late 19thto mid-20thLiterary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century)

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