Baseball Great Mickey Mantle Would Have Turned 91 Today


John Krasinski is 43 (Jim Halpert on “The Office,” “Away We Go”)

Melanie Mayron is 70 (“Thirtysomething,” “The Baby-Sitters Club,” “Missing”)

Viggo Mortensen is 64 (“Lord of the Rings,” “The Road,” “A History of Violence”)

Jennifer Nicole Freeman is 37 (ABC’s “My Wife & Kids,” “The OC,” “You Got Served”)

William Russ is 72 (ABC’s “Boy Meets World,” “American History X”)

Alona Tal is 39 (“Supernatural,” “Cult”) (FAST FACT: Born in Israel, she completed mandatory military service in the Israeli Army)

Samuel Witwer is 45 (“Smallville,” “Battlestar Galactica”)

The late William Christopher (1932 – 2016)…he would have been 90 (“Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C,” Father Mulcahy on “M*A*S*H”)

The late Bela Lugosi (1882-1956) (Count “Dracula,” his Hungarian accent led him to being type casted as a horror villain in many films)

The late Jerry Orbach (1935-2004)…he would have been 87 (“Dirty Dancing,” “Law and Order,” “Beauty and the Beast”)


Asap Ferg is 34 (FAST FACT: Born Darold Ferguson, Jr., he won a BET Hip Hop Award for Rookie of the Year in 2013)

Snoop Dogg is 51 (His given name, Calvin Cordozar Broads Jr.)

Wanda Lavonne Jackson is 85 (The first popular female rockabilly singer, “Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine,” “Fancy Satin Pillows)

Dannii Minogue is 51 (yes, her sister is Kylie Minogue)

The late Michael Johns (1978-2014)…he would have been 44 (The Aussie finished in eighth place on the seventh season of “American Idol,” in 2008.)

The late Grandpa Jones (1913-1998) (Born Louis Marshall Jones, a legendary banjo player and old-time country and gospel singer, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1978)

The late Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker (1984-2012)… he would have been 38

Tom Petty (1950 – 2017)…he would have been 72 (FAST FACT: He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002)


Director Danny Boyle is 66 (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “28 Days Later,” “Trainspotting”)

Baseball player-turned sometime sportscaster and actor Keith Hernandez is 69 (A five-time All-Star baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets, his eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame ended in 2004, after nine years on the ballot, he received votes from fewer than 5% of the writers.)

Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel is 34 (She’s been ranked #10 on Forbes’ list of the top-earning models in the world)

The late Dr. Joyce Brothers (1927-2013) …she would have been 95 (psychologist, TV personality, and magazine advice columnist)

The late humorist Art Buchwald (1925-2007)…he would have been 97 (columnist for The Washington Post, 1982 Pulitzer Price recipient for Outstanding Commentary)

The late composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) (credited for composing the 20th century’s first radical musical work, “Central Park in the Dark” in 1906)

The late NY Yankee Mickey Mantle (1931-1995)… he would have been 91 (He hit 536 career home runs, was named American League MVP three times, and totaled 7-World Series Championships. Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.)

The late jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941) (Born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, this legendary jazz composer’s “Jelly Roll Blues” became the first jazz composition to be published. Morton claimed to have invented jazz outright in 1902—much to the consternation of later musicians and critics. Still, jazz historian, musician, and composer Gunther Schuller once admitted there is "no proof to the contrary" and that Morton's "considerable accomplishments in themselves provide reasonable substantiation.")

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