The 'Iron Horse', Lou Gehrig Born On This Date In 1903


Hugh Dancy is 47 (“David Copperfield,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Ella Enchanted,” “Shooting Dogs,” “The Jane Austen Book Club,” “Hannibal,” “The Path,” “Law & Order”) (FAST FACTS: He married Claire Danes in 2009 after meeting on the set of “Evening.” They welcomed son Cyrus in 2012 and their second bundle of joy arrived in August 2018)

Paul Dano is 38 (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “12 Years a Slave”)

Jean Dujardin is 50 (“The Artist,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”) (FAST FACT: He won the Oscar for his role in the silent film “The Artist” in 2012)

Ryan Hurst is 46 (“Remember the Titans,” “We Were Soldiers,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Bates Motel”)

Mia Maestro is 44 (“The Strain,” “Alias,” “Frida,” “The Twilight Saga”)

Phylicia Rashad is 74 (“The Cosby Show,” “A Raisin In The Sun,” “For Colored Girls,” “Good Deeds,” “Creed”)

Gena Rowlands is 92 (“A Woman Under The Influence,” “Gloria,” “The Betty Ford Story,” “Hysterical Blindness,” “The Notebook,” “Monk”)

Zoe Saldana is 44 (“Drumline,” “Star Trek,” ““Avatar,” “Colombiana,” “Star Trek into Darkness,” “Star Trek Beyond,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War”) (FAST FACT: Her husband, Marco Perego Saldana, took her name when they married.)

Mia Sara is 55 (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Legend,” “Time Cop,” “Chicago Hope,” “Birds of Prey”)

Robin Tunney is 50 (“Encino Man,” “Empire Records,” “The Craft,” “End of Days,” “Supernova,” “Vertical Limit,” “Prison Break”)

Aidan Turner is 39 (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “The Clinic”)

Kathleen Turner is 68 (“Body Heat,” “Romancing the Stone” series, “Prizzi's Honor,” “The Accidental Tourist,” “The War of the Roses,” “Serial Mom,” “Peggy Sue Got Married,” “Californication”)

The late leader of the Three Stooges, Moe Howard (1897-1975) (“Men in White,” “Three Little Pigskins”)


Paula Abdul is 60

Mayday Parade’s Jeremy Lenzo is 36 (that’s according to

The Avett Brothers’ Scott Avett is 46

Macklemore is 39 (his mama knows him as Benjamin Hammond Haggerty)

The Verve Pipe’s Brian Vander Ark is 56

Korn’s guitarist Brian “Head” Welch is 52

Heart’s Ann Wilson is 72

The late bandleader of The Royal Canadians, Guy Lombardo (1902-1977) (FAST FACTS: He and his band were known for singing “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve. They sold over 100-million albums over the course of his career and he has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.)


Talk show host and author Laura Ingraham is 59 (“The Obama Diaries”)

Author Salman Rushdie is 75 (“The Satanic Verses,” “Midnight’s Children,” “Fury”) (FAST FACTS: He received death threats from the Iranian government for his controversial works – especially the “Satanic Verses,” which was deemed an affront to Islam.)

TV personality Lara Spencer is 53 (“Good Morning America,” “Antiques Roadshow FYI,” “Flea Market Flip”)

The late Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) (FAST FACTS: He was a 7-time All Star, 6-time World Series Champion, 2-time AL MVP and became known as the “Iron Horse” after playing in 2,130 consecutive games.)

The late French physicist Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) (He was also a Christian philosopher, inventor, writer, and math theorist)

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