Rock Great Jon Bon Jovi Celebrates 61st Birthday Today


Daniel Craig is 55 (“Skyfall,” “Knives Out”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Rachel Weisz since 2011)

Veronica Dunne is 28 (“Kickin’ It,” “K.C. Undercover”)

Heather McComb is 46 (“Apt Pupil,” “All the Real Girls”)

Gates McFadden is 74 (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Franklin & Bash”)

Laraine Newman is 71 (“SNL,” “Coneheads”) (While she has really stepped away from on-camera roles, Laraine has a massive voice work resume, which includes “Fairly OddParents,” “Cars, Up!, “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Horton Hears a Who!,” “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” “Dr. Seuss' The Lorax,” “Wreck-It Ralph”)

Richard Ruccolo is 51 (“Two Guys and a Girl,” “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”)

Rebel Wilson is 43 (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Bridesmaids”)

The late Desi Arnaz (1917-1986) (“I Love Lucy”) 


Missing Persons’ Dale Bozzio is 68

Luke Combs is 33 (FAST FACT: He and wife Nicole are expecting their first child this Spring!)

AC/DC’s Mark Evans is 67

Becky G is 26 (born Rebbeca Marie Gomez – and yes, her first name is spelled with two b’s)

Jon Bon Jovi is 61

Coldplay’s Chris Martin is 46

Method Man is 52 (his given name, Clifford Smith)

The Osmonds’ Jay Osmond is 68

The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard is 38

Restless Heart’s Larry Stewart is 64

The late Karen Carpenter (1950 – 1983)…she would have been 73

The late Lou Reed (Velvet Underground) (1942-2013)…he would have been 81 


The late leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev (His policies of “Glasnost and Perestroika” – aka opening and restructuring – heralded in the end of the Cold War and dissolution of the Soviet Union.)…he would have been 92

Author John Irving is 81 (Among his heralded works, “Cider House Rules,” “A Prayer for Owen Meany” and “A Widow for One Year.” He also wrote “The World According to Garp” – the 1982 movie of the same name was based on his book and starred the late Robin Williams)

Health coach/Reality TV star Chris Powell is 44 (“Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition”)

The late Texas politician Sam Houston (1793-1863) (Serving as a U.S. Senator from Texas from 1846 to 1859, he was the 7th Governor of Texas from 1859 to 1861. He refused to swear allegiance to the confederacy during the Civil War, a decision that led to his removal from office by the Texas secession convention. He also refused an offer of a Union army to put down the Confederate rebellion. Instead, he retired to Huntsville, Texas, where he died before the end of the war)

The late author Seuss (aka Theodor Seuss Geisel) (1904-1991) (Sure, you know him for “The Cat in the Hat,” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” but did you know he drew over 400 political cartoons agitating against the Nazis during World War II? He really embodied his own quote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”)

The late author Tom Wolfe (1930 – 2018)…he would have been 92 (He founded the New Journalism movement in the 1960s and his books include “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities”) 

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