Buddy Holly Would Have Turned 83 Today


Julie Brown is 64 (“Earth Girls Are Easy,” “Clueless”)

Richard Gere is 73 (“American Gigolo,” “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “The Cotton Club,” “Pretty Woman,” “Primal Fear,” “Runaway Bride,” “Chicago,” “The Jackal”) (FAST FACT: His middle name is Tiffany)

Shar Jackson is 46 (“Good Burger,” “Moesha”) (FAST FACTS: Sure, many people may have also known her as Kevin Federline’s baby mama…but did you know that she’s got a bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in forensic science? Truth!)

Sara Ramirez is 47 (“Grey’s Anatomy”) (FAST FACT: She received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of The Lady of the Lake in “Spamalot.” In August 2020, Ramirez said they identified as non-binary. They use they/she pronouns)

Chris Tucker is 51 (“Friday,” “Rush Hour” series, “The Fifth Element,” “Jackie Brown,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Money Talks”)

The late James Coburn (1928 – 2002)…he would have been 94 (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Hell Is for Heroes,” “The Great Escape,” “Our Man Flint,” “Cross of Iron,” “Affliction”)

The late Buddy Hackett (1924 – 2003)…he would have been 98 (“The Music Man,” “Loose Shoes,” “Hey Babe!,” “It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”)


Kodaline’s Jason Boland is 35

Egyptian Lover is 59 (born Greg Broussard)

Deborah Gibson is 52

Van Morrison is 77 (away from the stage, he’s known as Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison)

Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil is 43

The Wallflowers’ bassist Greg Richling is 52

Tonic guitarist Jeff Russo is 53

The Go-Go’s drummer Gina Schock is 65

Tamara (of Trina and Tamara) is 45

Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook is 65

The late Buddy Holly and the Crickets drummer Jerry Allison (1939 – 2022)…he would have been 83


The late Roman Emperor Caligula (12 AD – 41 AD) (Born Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty. While he was described as a noble and moderate ruler during the first six months of his reign, something apparently snapped – and his legacy is one of cruelty, sadism, extravagance and sexual perversity, presenting him as an insane tyrant.)

The late teacher Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952) (Educational pioneer who created the Montessori method based on her belief that children are natural learners. Among other things, her method implements mixed age classrooms that allow children choice and freedom)

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