American Hero Pat Tillman Would Have Been 46 Today


Peter DeLuise is 56 (“21 Jump Street,” “Bloodsuckers,” “The Silence of the Hams”)

Sally Field is 76 (“The Flying Nun,” “Norma Rae,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Forrest Gump,” “Lincoln”)

Ethan Hawke is 52 (“Dead Poets Society,” “Reality Bites,” “The Purge,” “Assault on Precinct 13,” “Before the Devil Knows You're Dead,” “Sinister,” “First Reformed”)

Lance Kerwin is 62 (“James at 15,” “Salem’s Lot,” “The Loneliest Runner”)

Katie Leclerc is 36 (“Switched at Birth,” “Flying By”) (FAST FACT: She has Ménière's disease which is an inner ear disorder that affects balance and hearing)

Taryn Manning is 44 (“Crossroads,” “8 Mile,” “Orange is the New Black”)

Zoe McClellan is 48 (“JAG,” “Dirty Sexy Money”)

Thandiwe Newton is 50 (“Crash,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “ER,” “2012,” “For Colored Girls,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) (FAST FACT: Born Melanie Thandiwe Newton, her name being misspelled on the artwork for her first film – “Flirting” – saw her go by ‘Thandie Newton for decades. That is, until 2021, when she reverted to the Zimbabwean spelling of her name.)

Kelly Rutherford is 54 (“Melrose Place,” “Threat Matrix,” “Gossip Girl”)

Lori Singer is 65 (“Footloose,” “The Man with One Red Shoe,” “Warlock”)

Emma Stone is 34 (“Zombieland,” “Easy A,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Birdman,” “La La Land’)

The late actor Jonathan Harris (1914-2002) (“Lost in Space,” “A Bug’s Life”)

The late actress Rebecca Schaeffer (1967-1989)…she would have been 55. (“My Sister Sam”) (FAST FACTS! In July 1989, Schaeffer was fatally shot in the doorway of her West Hollywood apartment building by Robert John Bardo. Bardo was obsessed with Schaeffer and had been stalking her for three years. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder. Schaeffer's death prompted the passage of anti-stalking laws in California.)


Racer X and Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert is 56 (FAST FACT: was voted #4 Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time by “GuitarOne” magazine)

Conchita Wurst is 34 (Austrian pop recording artist and drag queen portrayed by Thomas "Tom" Neuwirth. Wurst came to international attention for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as Austria's entrant with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix.")

The late Eagles’ rocker Glenn Frey (1948-2016)…he would have been 74


Film Producer Susan Downey is 49 (“Ghost Ship,” “Cradle 2 the Grave,” “Gothika,” “House of Wax,” “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to Robert Downey Jr. since 2005)

NBA player and reality TV star Lamar Odom is 43

Model and sometime-actress Rebecca Romijn is 50 (“X-Men” franchise, “Ugly Betty”) (Married to John Stamos from 1998 - 2005…she’s been married to Jerry O’Connell since 2007)

Journalist and author Maria Shriver is 67 (While she filed for divorce from Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2011 – due to the revelation he’d had an affair with a member of the couple’s household staff and fathered a child by her – the couple remained legally married until 2021)

Reality Star Chris Soules is 41 (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”) (In April 2017, Soules was arrested and charged with a class D felony for leaving the scene of a fatal traffic accident in Aurora, Iowa. He was not charged with driving under the influence, though court documents obtained by “People” magazine revealed that he was allegedly in possession of alcoholic beverages and containers at the time of the crash. On August 23rd, 2019 he was convicted after his guilty plea to leaving the scene of an accident. His penalty was two years' probation.)

The late founder of The Wall Street Journal Charles Dow (1851-1902)

The late baseball Hall of Famer Walter “The Big Train” Perry Johnson (1887-1946)

The late pilot Opal Kunz (1894-1967) (A feminist who encouraged women to become pilots, she was the chief organizer of the Betsy Ross Air Corps, and a charter member of the Ninety-Nines organization of women pilots. And in 1930? She became the first woman pilot to race with men in an open competition.)

The late inventor of basketball Dr. James Naismith (1861-1939) (A Canadian, he invented basketball in 1891. He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of both the 1938 National Invitation Tournament and 1939’s NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.)

The late director Mike Nichols (1931-2014)…he would have been 91. (“Catch-22,” “Working Girl,” “Charlie Wilson’s War”)

The late disgraced NFL star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez (1989 – 2017)…he would have been 33. (2011 Pro Bowl tight end for the New England Patriots whose career ended abruptly in 2013 when he was accused of and then indicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole in May 2015.)

The late founder of “The New Yorker” magazine Harold Ross (1892-1951)

The late composer John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) (Known as the ‘American March King,’ he wrote many songs including “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Semper Fidelis”)

The late Pat Tillman (1976-2004)…he would have been 46. (Former NFL player for the Arizona Cardinals who quit football to join the U.S. Army and was tragically killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.)

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