Bill Cosby Celebrates 85th Birthday Today

Bill Cosby is 85 (“The Cosby Show,” “I Spy,” “The Cosby Mysteries”)

Anna Friel is 46 (“A Midsummer Night's Dream,” “Timeline,” “Pushing Daisies,” “The Look of Love”)

Topher Grace is 44 (“That 70s Show,” “Spider Man 3,” “In Good Company,” “Predators”)

Steve Howey is 45 (“Reba,” “Shameless”)

Cheryl Ladd is 71 (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Poison Ivy,” “One West Waikiki,” “Las Vegas,” “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”)

Michelle Rodriguez is 44 (“Girlfight,” “Lost,” “The Fast and the Furious” series, “Resident Evil,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Avatar”)

Phoebe Tonkin is 33 (“Tomorrow, When the War Began,” “The Secret Circle,” “Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”)

The late Charlie Murphy (1959 – 2017)…he would have been 63 (“Night at the Museum,” “Norbit,” “Chappelle’s Show”)


Sandi Patty is 66

Dream Theater’s John Petrucci is 55

The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry is 39

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie is 79

Soul Asylum’s Dan Murphy is 60

Tracie Spencer is 46

Gin Blossoms’ Robin Wilson is 57


Author Joan Bauer is 71 (“Backwater,” “Hope Was Here”)

Comedienne/TV personality Loni Love is 51 (“The Real”)

Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 74 (born Milton Teagle Simmons)

Olympic gold medaling figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is 51 (She’s the 1992 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion – 1991 and 1992 – and the 1992 U.S. champion. As a pairs skater with Rudy Galindo, she is the 1988 World Junior champion and a two-time national champion – 1989 and 1990. In December 2005, she was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. In 2008, Yamaguchi became the celebrity champion in the sixth season of “Dancing with the Stars”)

Peace activist Malala Yousafzai is 25 (FAST FACTS: She is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate history and is dedicated to the cause of educating girls around the world.)

The late scientist George Washington Carver (1864-1943) (FAST FACTS: He researched alternative crops to cotton like peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes. He met with three U.S. presidents about his inventions, which was rare for an African American at the time.) (OF NOTE: This birthdate has been floating around the Internet for some time, but as he was born into slavery, no one’s really sure about his date of birth)

The late Chilean poet, diplomat and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) (“Residencia en la Tierra,” “El Habitante y su Esperanza”)

The late author/philosopher/naturalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) (A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book, “Walden,” which is seen as a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. His essay, "Civil Disobedience" – originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government" – was an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.)

The late artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) (FAST FACTS: He also illustrated novels including “Treasure Island” and “The Last of the Mohicans.”)

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