Famous Birthdays Today- Sting Is 69

October 2nd


  • Camilla Belle is 34 (“10,000 BC,” “When a Stranger Calls,” “Practical Magic,” “Push”) (FAST FACT: she appeared in a newspaper advertisement before she was a year old)
  • Lorraine Bracco is 66 (“The Sopranos,” “Goodfellas”) (FAST FACT: She moved to France and worked as a fashion model for Jean-Paul Gaultier)
  • Avery Brooks is 72 (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “American History X,” “Hawk on Spenser”)
  • Brianna Brown is 41 (“General Hospital,” “Knocked Up,” “The 40 Year Old Virgin”)
  • Brendan Meyer is 26 (“Mr. Young,” “Dinosapien,” “Tooth Fairy”)
  • Efren Ramirez is 47 (Pedro in “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Crank,” “Employee of the Month”)
  • The late Bud Abbott (of “Abbott & Costello”)(1897-1974)
  • The late Groucho Marx(1890-1977)(Born Julius Henry Marx, he was part of the legendary Marx brothers , which included Chico and Harpo. He also hosted the radio show, “You Bet Your Life”) (FAST FACT: His original career goal was to become a doctor)
  • The late George “Spanky” McFarland (original member of “Our Gang” kids comedy cast)(1928-1993)… he would have been 92


  • Don McLean is 75 (FAST FACT: Back in 2001, “American Pie” was voted #5 on a list of the 365 Songs of the Century)
  • Slipknot’s Jim Root is 49
  • Genesis (and Mike + The Mechanics) guitarist Mike Rutherford is 70
  • Sting is 69 (FAST FACT: Born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, he delivered milk early in the mornings when he was a child)
  • Tiffany is 49 (Her given name, Tiffany Renee Darwish)
  • Kelly Willis is 52
  • The late Proof (aka DeShaun Holton, late member of Eminem’s D12)(1973-2006)…he would have been 47


  • Fashion designer Donna Karan is 72
  • Iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz is 71
  • TV personality Kelly Ripa is 50
  • The late lawyer Johnnie Cochran Jr. (The creator of the “if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” defense of O.J. Simpson)(1937-2005)…he would have been 83
  • The late civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi(1869-1948)(FAST FACT: He studied law at the University College, London – and that’s where he began to abstain from meat and alcoholic beverages.)
  • The late King of England King Richard III(1452-1485)

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