Dr. J Celebrates 73rd Birthday Today


Drew Barrymore is 48 (“E.T.,” “Charlie’s Angels”)

Rachel Dratch is 57 (“SNL,” “Just Go With It,”)

James Hong is 94 (“Big Trouble in Little China,” “Blade Runner”)

Thomas Jane is 54 (“Boogie Nights,” “The Punisher”)

Kyle MacLachlan is 64 (“Desperate Housewives,” “Sex and the City”)

Jeri Ryan is 55 (“Star Trek: Voyager,” “Dark Skies”)

Lea Salonga is 52 (“Miss Saigon,” “Mulan”)

Daniel E. Smith is 33 (“Bold & The Beautiful,” “NCIS”)

Julie Walters is 73 (“Harry Potter,” “Billy Elliot,””) (FAST FACTS: She’s been nominated for Oscars twice: Best Actress for “Educating Rita,” and Best Supporting Actress for “Billy Elliot”)

The late Robert Young (1907 – 1998) (“Father Knows Best,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.”) 


James Blunt is 49

Plain White T’s Tom Higgenson is 44

Halestorm guitarist Joe Hottinger is 41

Cole Pendery is 27

Creed/Alter Bridge drummer Scott Phillips is 50

Queensryche’s Michael Wilton is 61 


NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 73 (Known as Dr. J, he helped create the modern style of basketball that emphasizes leaping up and jumping above the rim of the basket. Along the way, Erving won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets – now the NBA's Brooklyn Nets) and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He is the sixth-highest scorer in ABA/NBA history with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined). He was well known for slam dunking from the free throw line in slam dunk contests and was the only player voted Most Valuable Player in both the ABA and the NBA.)

TV personality Clinton Kelly is 54 (“The Chew,” “What Not to Wear”)

Choreographer Mia Michaels is 57 (“So You Think You Can Dance”)

Golfer Vijay Singh is 60 (nicknamed “The Big Fijian,” he is known for his meticulous golf style, and was #1 in the world from 2004-2005)

The late director Jonathan Demme [[deh-ME]] (1944 – 2017)…he would have been 79 (“Swing Shift,” “Something Wild,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Philadelphia,” “Rachel Getting Married”)

The late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin (1962-2006)…he would have been 61 (FAST FACT: He caught his first croc when he was just nine-years-old.)

The late lawyer Robert Kardashian (1944-2003)…he would have been 79 (dad of Kim, Rob, Kourtney, and depending on whom you believe…Khloe)

The late Senator Edward Kennedy (1932 – 2009)…he would have been 91 (Known as “The Lion of the Senate,” the stain of the infamous Chappaquiddick Incident never left him.)

The late announcer Don Pardo (1918-2014) (Best known to modern audiences for his work on “Saturday Night Live”)

The late ‘tallest man in the world’ Robert Wadlow (he was 8’11”) (1918-1940)

The late George Washington (1732 – 1799) (FAST FACT: His teeth were not actually wooden. They were made of a combination of hippopotamus ivory, human teeth, metal fasteners, brass, and gold. At his inauguration, he only had one surviving tooth.)


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