Famous Birthdays Today- Football Legend “Mean” Joe Greene Is 74

September 24th


  • Ian Bohen is 44 (“Wyatt Earp,” “Teen Wolf,” “Mad Men”)
  • Grey Damon is 33 (“Friday Night Lights,” “The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” “Aquarius”)
  • Jessica Lucas is 35 (“Melrose Place,” “She’s The Man,” “Cult,” “The Covenant,” “Gotham” “Cloverfield,” 2013’s “Evil Dead”)
  • Allison McAtee is 40 (“Iron Man,” “Elevator Girl”)
  • Ben Platt is 27 (“Pitch Perfect,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Ricki and the Flash”)
  • Jackie Sandler is 46 (“Hotel Transylvania,” “That’s My Boy,” “Grown Ups”) (FAST FACT: Yup – she’s married to Adam Sandler, they’ve been hitched since 2003)
  • Kevin Sorbo is 62 (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” “Andromeda,” “Kull the Conqueror,” “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!”)
  • Nia Vardalos is 58 (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) (FAST FACT: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is still the highest grossing rom-com of all time)
  • The late Audra Lindley(1918-1997)(“Three’s Company,” “The Ropers,” “Desert Hearts,” “Cybill,” “Friends”)
  • The late Phil Hartman(1948-1998)…he would have been 72(“Saturday Night Live,” “Jingle All the Way,” “NewsRadio,” “The Simpsons”) (FAST FACT: He was murdered by his third wife as he slept, hours before she killed herself. Hartman was posthumously inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2012 and the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.)


  • Slipknot drummer Shawn Crahan is 51 (FAST FACT: His metal band was initially known as The Pale Ones in 1993, but they eventually changed it to Slipknot on drummer Joey Jordison's suggestion after they released a song with that name)
  • Kreayshawn is 31 (born Natassia Gail Zolot) (FAST FACT: She was expelled from Oakland High School as a teen for constantly ditching class)
  • Gerry and the Pacemakers’ Gerry Marsden is 78
  • The late Linda McCartney(1941-1998)…she would have been 79(A vocalist, musician, animal rights activist, and photographer, she founded the Linda McCartney Foods company and published many vegetarian cookbooks)


  • Football legend “Mean” Joe Greene is 74 (Note: Wiki says Sept 5thand 24th, but Yahoo says 24this correct)(A defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he’s a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, and his number 75 jersey is one of only two retired by the Steelers. His 1979 ad for Coke,dubbed “Hey Kid, Catch!” remains beloved.)
  • Gymnasts Paul and Morgan Hamm is 38 (FAST FACTS! Paul is a three-time Olympic medalist; he won the majority of rounds at the 2004 Olympics in Athens)
  • TV personality/Chef Robert Irvine is 55 (“Dinner: Impossible,” “Worst Cooks in America,” “Restaurant: Impossible,” “Next Iron Chef” – he currently hosts “The Robert Irvine Show,” which airs on the CW)
  • TV personality Ross Matthews is 41 (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Hello Ross,” “Hollywood Today Live,” RuPaul's Drag Race,” “Live from E!”)
  • WWE Vice President Stephanie McMahon is 44 (FAST FACT: She was a one-time Women's Champion during her short-lived wrestling career)
  • The late author F. Scott Fitzgerald(1896-1940)(“The Great Gatsby,” “The Side of Paradise,” “The Beautiful and Damned,” “Tender is the Night”)
  • The late scientist John R. Dunning(1907-1975)(A physicist, he helped lay the groundwork for the atomic bomb and was a key figure in theManhattan Project)
  • The late director Jim Henson(1936-1990)… he would have been84 (“The Muppets,” “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock”) (FAST FACT: He was honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as both himself and Kermit the Frog)
  • The late journalist Jim McKay(1921-2008)… he would have been 99(Emmy Award-winning sportscaster of ABC’s Wide World of Sports)
  • The late lyricist Anthony Newley(1931-1999)…he would have been 89(“Stop the World-I Want to Get Off,” Nina Simone’s classic “Feeling Good,” and more)
  • The late astronaut John Watts Young(1930 – 2018)…he would have been90(FAST FACT: He was the first person to fly into space six times and the ninth to step foot on the moon as Commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972)

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