Famous Birthdays Today- Kirk Cameron Is 50

October 12th


  • Susan Anton is 70 (“Goldengirl,” “Spring Fever,” “Cannonball Run II”)
  • Carlos Bernard is 58 (“24,” “CSI: Miami”)
  • Tyler Blackburn is 34 (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Ravenswood”)
  • Kirk Cameron is 50 (“Growing Pains,” “Fireproof”) (Just For Fun: Learn with us as Kirk Cameron shows how God’s design exists in a banana:CLICK HERE)
  • Tom Guiry is 39 (“Sandlot,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Black Irish,” “Kings,” “Mystic River”)
  • Hugh Jackman is 52 (“The Prestige,” “Les Miserables,” “Van Helsing,” “Australia,” “Pan”)
  • Josh Hutcherson is 28 (“Zathura,” “RV,” “Bridge to Terabithia,” “The Hunger Games”)
  • Marcus T. Paulk is 34 (“Moesha,” “Roll Bounce,” “Another Cinderella Story,” “Take the Lead,” “Red Tails”)
  • Adam Rich is 52 ("Eight Is Enough," “Dungeons & Dragons”) (FAST FACTS: Life as a one-time child star has not been easy – he dropped out of high school in ’86, nearly died from a valium overdose in 89 and was busted for attempted burglary of a pharmacy in 1989. Then in 1996, there was a media hoax that Rich had been murdered. Turned out, the story was published with his consent. In 2002, he was arrested for DUI…and has been in rehab at least three times. No word on what’s he’s been up to lately…but he’s still alive.)


  • Chris Botti is 58
  • Dixie Chicks/Courtyard Hounds Martie Maguire is 51
  • Sam and Dave’s Sam Moore is 85
  • New Found Glory’s Jordan Pundik is 41
  • The late Napoleon “Nappy” Brown(1929 – 2008)…he would have been 91
  • The late Smithereens frontman Pat DiNizio(1955 – 2017)…he would have been 65
  • The late Melvin Franklin (of The Temptations)(1942 – 1995)…he would have been 78
  • The late Luciano Pavarotti(1935 – 2007)…he would have been 85


  • Disgraced Olympic runner Marion Jones is 45 (S. track star who was forced to return her Olympic medals due to steroid use, including 5 medals from the 2000 Sydney games.)
  • Olympic skier Bode Miller is 43 (He won gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and is considered the most successful male American skier)
  • Reality star Jessica Shannon – aka Chubbs – is 24 (“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”)
  • Newsman Chris Wallace is 73
  • The late religious leader Aleister Crowley(1875 – 1947)(Self-proclaimed mystic, prophet, and founder of Thelemite philosophy, which proclaims that love is the law – some of his more curious teachings were credited to taking drugs. Hewas also once denouncedin the popular press as "the wickedest man in the world.")
  • The late legendary funnyman Dick Gregory(1932 – 2017)…he would have been 88(FAST FACTS: Gregory is number 82 on Comedy Central's list of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups” of all time and has his own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.)
  • The late entrepreneur August Horch (A blacksmith and architect, he was the automobile entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Audi. He also published his autobiography, “I Built Cars,” in 1937)(1868 – 1951)
  • The late war hero Doris Miller (S. Navy cook who was the first African-American recipient of the prestigious Navy Cross. He fired anti-aircraft bullets at Japanese attackers and led injured American sailors to safety during the Attack on Pearl Harbor.)(1919 – 1943)

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