Famous Birthdays Today- Julia Roberts Is 53

October 28th


  • Chris Bauer is 54 (“The Wire,” “61*,” “True Blood”)
  • Troian Bellisario is 35 (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Billboard Dad,” “The Come Up”)
  • Eden Duncan-Smith is 21 (“Annie”)
  • Dennis Franz is 76 (“NYPD Blue,” “City of Angels”)
  • Jami Gertz is 55 (“The Lost Boys,” “Less Than Zero,” “Entourage,” “The Neighbors”)
  • Nolan Gould is 22 (“Modern Family”)
  • Lauren Holly is 57 (“Dumb and Dumber,” “Picket Fences,” “NCIS,” “Motive”)
  • Telma Hopkins is 72 (“Gimme a Break!,” “Family Matters,” “The Love Guru”) (FAST FACT: She rose to prominence as a member of the 1970s group Tony Orlando and Dawn, which had several number one songs)
  • Laine MacNeil is 24 (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,”)
  • Sierra McCormick is 23 (“A.N.T. Farm,” “Jessie,” “Supernatural”)
  • Devon Murray is 32 (“Harry Potter” film series)
  • Joaquin Phoenix is 46 (“Parenthood,” “Gladiator,” “Two Lovers,” “Walk The Line,” “Her,” “Joker”)
  • Dame Joan Plowright is 91 (“Tea With Mussolini,” “Dennis The Menace,” “Bringing Down The House”) (FAST FACTS: Her career has spanned over six decades. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy and two BAFTA Awards. She is also one of only four actresses to have won two Golden Globes in the same year.)
  • Annie Potts is 68 (“Pretty in Pink,” “Ghostbusters,” “Designing Women,” “GCB,” “Chicago Med”)
  • Julia Roberts is 53 (“Pretty Woman,” “Erin Brockovich,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Oceans 12,” “Eat Pray Love”) (FAST FACT: She wanted to be a veterinarian, but she ended up signing with Click Modeling Agency in New York.)
  • Matt Smith is 38 (“Doctor Who,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”)
  • Daphne Zuniga is 58 (“Melrose Place,” “Spaceballs,” “Vision Quest,” “One Tree Hill”)
  • The late Dody Goodman(1914-2008)(“Grease,” “Grease 2,” “Splash”)
  • The late Jack Soo (A well-known stage actor, he was best known as Detective Nick Yemana “Barney Miller”) (FAST FACT: Japanese American internment during World War II. He was sent to the Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah and fellow internees recalled him as a "camp favorite", an entertainer singing at dances and numerous events.)(1917-1979)


  • Justin Guarini is 42
  • Ben Harper is 51
  • Frank Ocean is 33
  • Brad Paisley is 48
  • The late Charlie Daniels(1936 – 2020)...he would have been 84


  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is 64
  • United States War Hero – and “Dancing with the Stars” alum is Noah Galloway – 39 (Sergeant of the United States Army who was injured just three months into his second tour of duty in Iraq. An explosive device left him without his left arm and left leg. He persevered to become a motivational speaker and philanthropist, creating theNo Excuses Charitable Fund.)
  • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is 65 (FAST FACT: In high school, Gates hacked into the school’s computer system to make sure there were more girls in his classes than boys.)
  • Reality Star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner is 71 (FAST FACT: At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Jenner won a gold medal and broke a world record, scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon.)
  • TV personality Andy Richter is 54
  • The late researcher Dr. Jonas Salk(1914-1995)(He developed the polio vaccine) (FAST FACTS: Until 1957, when the Salk vaccine was introduced, polio was considered the most frightening public health problem of the post-war United States. Annual epidemics were increasingly devastating. The 1952 epidemic was the worst outbreak in the nation's history. Of nearly 58,000 cases reported that year, 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis, with most of its victims being children.)

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