John Mellencamp Celebrates 71st Birthday Today


Joe Armstrong is 44 (“Robin Hood,” “Hitched”)

Shawn Ashmore is 43 (“Frozen,” “3 Needles,” “X-Men” franchise)

Allison Munn is 48 (“What I Like About You,” “One Tree Hill,” “That ‘70s Show”)

Nicole Ari Parker is 52 (“Boogie Nights,” “Soul Food”)

Holland Roden is 36 (“Teen Wolf,” “Bring It On: Fight to the Finish”)

Amber Stevens is 36 (“Greek,” “Fired Up!”) (FAST FACT: Before she hit fame, she was a back-up singer for Gladys Knight)

The late June Allyson (1917 – 2006) (“The Glenn Miller Story,” “Girl Crazy,” “Two Girls and a Sailor,” “Music for Millions”)


Toni Braxton is 55

Taylor Hicks is 46 (FAST FACT: He won the fifth season of American Idol)

John Mellencamp is 71

Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres is 69

Yo-Yo Ma is 67

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is 54


Comedienne and TV personality Joy Behar is 80

Television producer, executive, and celebrity judge Simon Cowell is 63 (that’s according to Wiki – other sites have him as 64, or even 65)

San Francisco Giants’ third baseman Evan “Longo” Longoria is 37

TV and radio personality Lt. Col. (ret.) Oliver North is 79 (North was a National Security Council staff member during the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal of the late 1980s. The scandal involved the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran, which was to encourage the release of U.S. hostages then held in Lebanon. North formulated the second part of the plan, which was to divert proceeds from the arms sales to support the Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua, which had been specifically prohibited under the Boland Amendment).

Russian president Vladimir Putin is 70

Olympic ice dancer Jayne Torvill is 65 (half of the gold-medal winning Olympic team, Torvill & Dean…with Christopher Dean, she won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics)

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