Famous People Born Today- Anita Baker Is 64

January 26th


  • Cameron Bright is 29 (“Godsend,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Thank You for Smoking,” and four installments of the “Twilight” saga.)
  • Scott Glenn is 83 (“Urban Cowboy,” “The Right Stuff,” “Silverado,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Backdraft,” “Training Day,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Leftovers,” “Daredevil,” “The Defenders”
  • Paul Johansson is 58 (“Soapdish,” “One Tree Hill,” “Mad Men”)
  • Gilles Marini is 46 (“Sex and the City,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Switched at Birth,” “Devious Maids”)
  • Christopher Massey is 32 (“Zoey 101”)
  • Nate Mooney is 50 (“American Odyssey,” “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”)
  • Colin O’Donoghue is 41 (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Rite”)
  • Kherington Payne is 32 (“Fame,” “So You Think You Can Dance”)
  • Richard Portnow is 75 (“Trumbo,” “The Sopranos”)
  • Addison Riecke is 18 (“The Thundermans”)
  • Deep Roy is 79 (“Big Fish,” “The NeverEnding Story,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “X-Files,” “Doctor Who”) (That is, if Yahoo! is correct that his birthday is January 26th, 1949. According to Wiki, he was born on December 1st, 1957, but that would make him 65)
  • Sara Rue is 43 (“Popular,” “Less Than Perfect,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Impastor”) (AP says she’s 44)
  • David Strathairn (“Matewan,” “City of Hope,” “Eight Men Out,” “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Bourne Legacy,” “Alphas,” Steven Spielberg's “Lincoln”) is 73
  • The late Paul Newman (1925-2008)…he would have been 97 (“The Hustle,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Sting,” “The Verdict”)


  • Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B. is 59 (born Trevor Beresford Romeo)
  • Anita Baker is 64
  • Kirk Franklin is 52
  • Hoobastank drummer Chris Hesse is 48
  • UB40’s Norman Hassan is 64
  • Wham!’s Andrew Ridgeley is 59
  • Lucinda Williams is 69
  • The late Eddie Van Halen (1955 – 2020) ...he would have been 67


  • TV personality Ellen DeGeneres is 64
  • Hockey champ Wayne Gretzky is 61 (Nicknamed "The Great One," he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself)
  • Web video star/Kid President Robby Novak is 18 (Check out his some of his goodness in “Pep Talk”)
  • Sports announcer (and sometime actor) Bob Uecker is 88
  • The late pilot Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) (She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of Native-American descent to hold an international pilot license)
  • The late war hero Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) (He famously said the words “I have returned” as American troops took back the Philippines from Japanese control.)

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