'Sixteen Candles' Molly Ringwald Celebrates 55th Birthday Today


Ike Barinholtz is 46 (“The Mindy Project,” “Suicide Squad”)

Tyrone Burton is 43 (“The Parent ‘Hood”)

Matt Dillon is 59 (“The Outsiders,” “There’s Something About Mary”)

Malese Jow is 32 (“Unfabulous,” “The Social Network”)

Kristoffer Polaha is 46 (“Ringer,” “Life Unexpected”)

Molly Ringwald is 55 (“Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,”)

Greta Scacchi is 63 (“Presumed Innocent,” “Brideshead Revisited”)

Cybill Shepherd is 73 ( “The Last Picture Show,” “Moonlighting,”)

John Travolta is 69 (“Saturday Night Fever,” “Pulp Fiction” )

The late George Kennedy (1925 – 2016)…he would have been 98 (“Cool Hand Luke,” “The Naked Gun”)

The late Jack Palance (1919 – 2006) (“City Slickers,” “Tango & Cash”) 


Alabama Shakes bassist Zac Cockrell is 34

STYX’s Dennis DeYoung is 76

Dre is 58 (his given name, Andre Romelle Young)

Juice Newton is 71 (born Judy Kay Newton)

Yoko Ono is 90

Little River Band’s Derek Pellicci is 70

Old Dominion guitarist-keyboardist Trevor Rosen is 48

Regina Spektor is 43

Nickel Creek guitarist Sean Watkins is 46

Krewella’s Yasmine Yousaf is 31

The late Robert Bachman (1953 – 2023) of Bachman-Turner Overdrive…he would have been 70 


Celeb Fitness Trainer Jillian Michaels is 49 (“The Biggest Loser”)

“Wheel of Fortune” letter-turner Vanna White is 66

Child pageant phenom Eden Wood is 18 (famous for the song “Cutie Patootie,” which featured the line “rockin out the pageant stage and shakin my bootie.”)

The late editor of “Cosmopolitan” magazine Helen Gurley Brown (1922 – 2012)…she would have been 100

The late director Milos Forman [[PR: mee-LOSH FOR-man]] (1932 – 2018)…he would have been 91 (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” “Hair”)

The late director John Hughes (1950 – 2009)…he would have been 73 (FAST FACT: If you’re a child of the 80’s his movies were your story - he directed or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s, including “National Lampoon's Vacation,” “Sixteen Candles,” “Weird Science,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller's Day Off,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and “Uncle Buck,” the first two “Home Alone” films. Basically, just about every other teen-angst movie we loved in the 80s)

The late author Toni Morrison (1939 – 2019)...she would have been 84 (“The Bluest Eye,” “Song of Solomon,” “Beloved”) (quote: “If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”)


 (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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