NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley Turns 60 Today


Lauren Ambrose is 45 (“Torchwood: Miracle Day,” “X-Files”) (FAST FACT: She is also a trained opera singer)

Brenda Blethyn is 77 (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Secrets & Lies”)

Sandy Duncan is 77 (“Peter Pan,” “The Hogan Family”)

Anthony Stewart Head is 69 (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Merlin”)

Andrew Shue is 56 (“Melrose Place,” “The Rainmaker”) (FAST FACTS: You may have forgotten him on “Melrose Place,” but he’s been busy since - on the Board of Directors for Do Something – which he co-founded – and is the co-founder of the social networking website, And guess who he’s married to – “Good Morning America’s” Amy Robach…they got hitched in 2010)

Tracy Spiridakos is 35 (“Revolution,” “Chicago PD”)

French Stewart is 59 (“3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Mom”)

Peter Strauss is 76 (“Soldier Blue,” “Rich Man, Poor Man”)

Lili Taylor is 56 (“Mystic Pizza,” “Six Feet Under”)

Miles Teller is 36 (“Rabbit Hole,” “Whiplash,” “Divergent”)

The late Willie Garson (1964 – 2021)…he would have been 59 (“Groundhog Day,” “Sex and the City”)

The late Gale Gordon (1906 – 1995) (“The Lucy Show,” “Here’s Lucy,” “Life with Lucy”)

The late Sidney Poitier (1927 – 2022)…he would have been 96 (“Lilies of the Field,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “To Sir, with Love”) (FAST FACT: Poitier received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2009) 


Stone Roses’ Ian Brown is 60

Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell is 48

Rihanna is 35 (FAST FACTS: Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, she used to sell clothes in a street stall with her dad. In November 2021, she was honored as a National Hero of Barbados…and she is currently expecting her second child with A$AP Rocky)

A.T.u.’s Julia Volkova is 38

The late Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)…he would have been 56

The late Blood, Sweat, & Tears’ trumpeter Lew Soloff (1944 – 2015)…he would have been 79

The late jazz great Nancy Wilson (1937 – 2018)…she would have been 86 


NBA champ and commentator Charles Barkley is 60 (He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team. He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. In 1993, he was voted the league's Most Valuable Player and during the NBA's 50th anniversary, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.)

Celebrity kid Cruz Beckham is 18 (David and Victoria Beckham’s son)

Supermodel Cindy Crawford is 57

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is 81

The late photographer Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) (His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and book.)

The late producer/director Robert Altman (1925 – 2006)…he would have been 98 (“The Player,” “Shortcuts”) (FAST FACTS! His films “M*A*S*H*,” “McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” and “Nashville” have been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry)

The late civil rights leader Angelina Grimke (1805 – 1879) (An American political activist, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, and supporter of the women's suffrage movement.)

The late designer and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (she’s also Anderson Cooper’s mom!) (1924 – 2019)...she would have been 99

(Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for HBO)

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