Actor Billy Bob Thornton Turns 67 Today


Richard Belzer is 78 (“Homicide: Life On the Street,” “Law and Order: SVU”) (FAST FACTS: He was the audience warm-up comedian for the first season of “Saturday Night Live”)

Nathaniel Buzolic is 39 (“Out of the Blue,” “The Vampire Diaries”)

Crystal Chappell is 57 (“Days of Our Lives,” “Guiding Light”)

Daniel Dae Kim is 54 (“Lost,” “Hawaii Five-0”)

Cole & Dylan Sprouse are 30 (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “Big Daddy”)

Billy Bob Thornton is 67 (“Sling Blade,” “Bad Santa”) (FAST FACT: He was married to Angelina Jolie from 2000-2003)

Lauren Tom is 61 (“Futurama,” “The Joy Luck Club”)


Clannad’s Moya Brennan is 70 (born Maire Ni Bhraonian)

Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie is 64

Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera is 53

Immature’s Marques Houston is 41

Of Mice and Men’s Aaron Pauley is 34

A Flock of Seagulls’ Paul Reynolds is 60

Bobby Shmurda is 28 (born Ackquille Jean Pollard)

Yo-Yo is 51 (born Yolanda Whitaker)

The late trumpet player Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)

The late Klause Schultz of Tangerine Dream (1947 – 2022) …he would have been 75


MLB champ Roger Clemens is 60 (FAST FACTS: He was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history during his 24 seasons, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 ERA, and 4,672 strikeouts, which is the third-most all time. He’s also an 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, the most of any pitcher in history. While his success was clouded by allegations of anabolic steroids, Clemens was found not guilty on all six counts of lying to Congress in 2008)

NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon is 51 (FAST FACTS: He won his first of many Winston Cup Series Championships in 1995 and won his first Daytona 500 in 1997.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is 41

44th President of the United States Barack Obama is 61

The late comedian Paul Mooney (1941 – 2021)...he would have been 81

The late poet Percy Blysse Shelley (1792-1822) (“Ozymandias,” “Ode to the West Wind”) (FAST FACT: He was married to “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley.)

The late White House correspondent Helen Thomas (1920-2013) (FAST FACTS: She was the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association.)

The late designer Louis Vuitton (1821-1892) (Before he became the founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods, he had been appointed as trunk-maker to Empress Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III. And not one to rest on his laurels, Vuitton continued to work until his death at the age of 70. After his death, his son Georges Vuitton took over control of the company)

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