HOF Wide Receiver Lynn Swann Turns 71 Today


Bryan Cranston is 67 (“Saving Private Ryan,” "Breaking Bad,")

Giselle Eisenberg is 16 (“Life in Pieces”)

Jenna Fischer is 49 (“Blades of Glory,” “The Office”) (FAST FACT: Her first paying acting job was for a sex ed video released by the UCLA Medical Center)

Brandon T. Jackson is 39 (“Tropic Thunder,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”)

Richard Lawson is 76 (“Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Saints & Sinners”)

Tobias Menzies is 49 (“Game of Thrones,” “Outlander”)

Laura Prepon is 43 (“That's 70's Show,” “Orange Is The New Black”) (FAST FACTS: She’s been with Ben Foster since 2017, which is when she announced they were expecting their first child together. The couple, who has been married since 2018, now have two children together).

Peter Sarsgaard is 52 (“Green Lantern,” “Magnificent Seven”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Maggie Gyllenhaal since 2009)

TJ Thyne is 48 (“Erin Brockovich,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”)

Daniel J. Travanti is 83 (“Patty Duke Show,” “Hill Street Blues”)

Rachel Weisz is 53 ("The Mummy," “Constantine”) (FAST FACTS: She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “The Constant Gardener” and has been married to Daniel Craig since 2011.)

The late John Heard (1946 – 2017)…he would have been 77 (“Home Alone” series, “Cutter's Way,” “The Pelican Brief,” “Sharknado,” “NCIS: Los Angeles”)

The late Rick Mayall (1958-2014)…he would have been 65 (“The Young Ones,” “Drop Dead Fred”) 


Taylor Dayne is 61 (her given name – Leslie Wunderman)

Tantric’s Hugo Ferreira is 49

Procol Harum’s Matthew Fisher is 77

Il Divo’s Sebastien Izambard is 50

Krizz Kaliko is 49 (his given name – Samuel William Christopher Watson IV)

Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf is 77

The Zombies’ Chris White is 80 


Tennis champ Ivan Lendl is 63 (He was one of the game's most dominant players in the 1980s and remained a top competitor into the early 1990s. He has been described as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.)

Hall of Fame NFL wide receiver-turned-politician Lynn Swann is 71 (He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 1974 NFL draft. With the Steelers, Swann won four Super Bowls, was selected to three Pro Bowls, and was named MVP of Super Bowl X. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2006, he was the Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor. He didn’t win, but has kept his toe in the water. In 2015, he announced his support for Jeb Bush.)

Comedienne Wanda Sykes is 59 (FAST FACT: Her first job was as a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency. She first performed in front of a live audience in a talent show in 1987, but didn't quit the NSA until 1992)

The late televangelist Tammy Faye Messner (1942 – 2007)…she would have been 81 (better known as Tammy Faye Bakker, she stood by her disgraced husband throughout his trial – but three years into his jail sentence she divorced him saying, “For years I have been pretending that everything is all right, when in fact I hurt all the time...I cannot pretend anymore.”)

The late weatherman Willard Scott (1934 – 2021) …he would have been 88

The late composer Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937) (best known for his 1928 orchestral work, "Boléro") 

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