Tennis Champ Pete Sampras Turns 51 Today


Casey Affleck is 47 (“Tower Heist,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Oceans” trilogy, “Manchester By The Sea”) (FAST FACT: He’s Ben Affleck’s younger brother.)

Michael Ian Black is 51 (“Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host,” “Ed,” “Viva Variety,” “Stella,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”)

Jim Beaver is 72 (“Deadwood,” “Supernatural,” “Justified”)

Erin Bethea is 40 (“Facing the Giants,” “Fireproof”)

Yvette Nicole Brown is 51 (“Chuck,” “House,” “Community,” “The Odd Couple”) (FAST FACT: She is a SUPERfan of “The Walking Dead”)

Cara Delevingne is 30 (FAST FACTS: She has been the face of brands like Burberry, Chanel, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta and Stella McCartney. Currently seen in “Paper Towns,” she will also star in 2016’s “Suicide Squad.” In addition to modeling and acting, Delevingne also beatboxes, sings, and plays the drums and guitar)

Imani Hakim is 29 (“Reign Over Me,” “Everybody Hates Chris”)

George Hamilton is 83 (“Where the Boys Are,” “Love at First Bite,” “Zorro, The Gay Blade” (FAST FACT: He and his ex, Alanna Stewart, once embarked on a reality TV adventure for E!)

Sam J. Jones is 68 (“Flash Gordon,” “The A-Team,” “Ted,” “Ted 2”)

Maggie Lawson is 42 (“Model Behavior,” “Psych,” “Two and a Half Men”)

Leah Pipes is 34 (“Sorority Row,” “Life is Wild,” “The Originals”)

Dominique Swain is 42 (“Lolita,” “Face/Off,” “Briar Patch”) (FAST FACTS: She became the first model to ever pose nude for PETA at the age of 21.)

The late Jane Wyatt (1910-2006) (“Father Knows Best,” “Lost Horizon,” She was also know as ‘Amanda Grayson,’ Spock’s human mother on “Star Trek”)


Kid Creole is 72 (born August Darnell)

Culture Club’s Roy Hay is 61

Mark Knopfler is 73 (FAST FACT: His middle name is Freuder)

Pat Metheny is 68

Sir Mix-A-Lot (born Anthony Ray) is 59

Relient K’s Matt Thiessen is 42

The late Buck Owens (1929-2006) …he would have been 93

The late Porter Wagoner (1927-2007) … he would have been 95


Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress is 45 (FAST FACTS: Aside from his troubled, though successful NFL career, he’s equally known for his off-the-field antics, which included a self-inflicted gunshot in November 2008. On that fateful night, Burress suffered an accidental wound to his right thigh at a New York City nightclub when his Glock pistol in the pocket of his black-colored jeans began sliding down his leg; apparently in reaching for his gun, he inadvertently pressed the trigger, causing the gun to fire. He’s now on the Arizona Cardinals’ coaching staff.)

Tennis legend Pete Sampras is 51 (FAST FACTS: During his 14-year tour career, Sampras won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, becoming the first player to break Roy Emerson's record of 12 Slams. Sampras also won seven major indoor titles. He is recognized as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.)

The late film director Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959) (“The Ten Commandments,” “Cleopatra”) (FAST FACTS: Between 1913 and 1956, he made seventy features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a founding father of the Hollywood film industry)

The late producer/director John Derek (1926 – 1998)…he would have been 96 (FAST FACTS: He directed his second wife Ursula Andress in two films, and third wife Linda Evans in one. He also worked as a director of four films with fourth wife, Bo Derek, in “10” and “Ghosts Can't Do It,” which was his last turn in the director's chair)

The late author Walter Dean Myers (1937 – 2014)…he would have been 85 (“Fallen Angels,” “Hoops”) (FAST FACTS: He wrote more than 100 books including picture books and nonfiction. He won the Coretta Scott King Award for African-American authors five times. His 1988 novel, “Fallen Angels,” is one of the books most frequently challenged in the U.S. because of its adult language and its realistic depiction of the Vietnam War)

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