Willie Mays Celebrates 91st Birthday Today


George Clooney is 61 (“ER,”“Gravity,” “O, Brother Where Art Thou,” “The Perfect Storm,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Syriana,” “The Descendants”) (FAST FACT: Among his 98 award wins, he won two Oscars, three Golden Globes and is the 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award Winner for the Golden Globes ceremony) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to wife Amal since 2014)

Alan Dale is 75 (“Entourage,” “Indiana Jones,” “Lost,” “24”)

Roma Downey is 62 ("Touched by an Angel," “The Division,” “The Bible”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett since 2007)

Gabourey Sidibe is 39 (“Precious, “American Horror Story,” “Empire”)

The late Rudolph Valentino (1895 – 1926) (“The Sheik,” “Blood and Sand,” “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” “Valentino”) (FAST FACT: A romantic silent film superstar of the day, he was born in Italy and had applied for American citizenship shortly before his untimely death at age 31. This caused mass hysteria among his female fans and further propelled him into iconic status. More than 100-thousand people lined the streets of New York City to observe his funeral.)


Meek Mill is 35 (his given name, Robert Rihmeek Williams)

Bob Seger is 77

Foo Fighters’ guitarist Chris Shiflett is 51


TV personality Tom Bergeron is 67 ("America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Dancing with the Stars”)

Author Jeffrey Deaver is 72 (Best known for his Lincoln Rhyme series and his “Rune” Trilogy. Many of his bestselling novels have been adapted into films”)

Director Stephen Gaghan is 57 (“Traffic,” “Rules of Engagement,” “The Alamo,” “Syriana”)

Baseball legend Willie Mays is 91 (FAST FACTS: Hall of Fame outfielder and 24-time All-Star known as the Say Hey Kid, hit 660 home runs for the New York and San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets; 2-time National League MVP and World Series Champion with the Giants in 1954)

“Dancing With The Stars” pro Edyta Sliwinska is 41 (FAST FACT: She’s married to fellow “DWTS” pro Alex Mazo – they’ve been hitched since 2007. And he’s the one who won with actress Kelly Monaco)

The late boxing champ Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (1937 – 2014)…he would have been 85 (FAST FACTS: Boxer known as the Hurricane who was wrongfully convicted for murders he didn't commit. He compiled a career record of 27-12-1 before serving nearly 20 years in prison. Inspired Bob Dylan’s famous song, “Hurricane”)

The late Dr. Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939) (FAST FACTS: Father of Modern Psychiatry who was the first to come up with psychiatric concepts such as the unconscious, the Ego, and the Oedipal Complex. He was known for analyzing his patient's dreams and he theorized that dreams themselves were forms of wish-fulfillment)

The late entrepreneur Russell Stover (1888 – 1954) (FAST FACTS: He was first an amateur chemist and discovered a way to coat ice cream in chocolate without it melting. His Eskimo pie created a national, albeit short-lived, sensation. He later co-founded Russell Stover Candies with his wife, Clara. They started the business out of their kitchen, making boxed chocolates.)

The late filmmaker Orson Welles (1915 – 1985) (“Citizen Kane,” “The Magnificent Ambersons,” “Touch of Evil,” “Chimes at Midnight,” “The Lady from Shanghai”) (FAST FACTS: His 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast became one of the most famous incidents of mass panic in history, and similarly, his film, “Citizen Kane” is consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films.)

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