Gilligan's Island's Skipper, Alan Hale, Born On This Day In 1921


Boris Kodjoe is 50 (“Soul Food,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,”)

Freddie Prinze, Jr. is 47 (“She's All That,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer” series) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Sarah Michelle Gellar since 2002)

Aidan Quinn is 64 (“Desperately Seeking Susan,” “Practical Magic”)

James Van Der Beek is 46 (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Varsity Blues”)

Camryn Manheim is 62 (“Ally McBeal,” “The Practice,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Extant”)

Andrea Parker is 53 (“Desperate Housewives,” “Pretty Little Liars”)

Devon Werkheiser is 32 (“Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide,” “Greek”)

Nick Zano is 44 (“Minority Report,” ″2 Broke Girls”)

The late Cyd Charisse (1921 – 2008) (“Singin' in the Rain,” “Brigadoon”) (FAST FACT: She was awarded the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities in 2006)

The late Alan Hale, Jr. (1921 – 1990) (While you may know him best as the Skipper on “Gilligan’s Island,” but he had more than 200 films and television roles to his credit – and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame)

The late Lynn Redgrave (1943 – 2010)…she would have been 80 (“Georgy Girl” and “Gods and Monsters”) (She was nominated for Best Actress for “Georgy Girl” and Best Supporting Actress for “Gods and Monsters”) 


Three Dog Knight’s Michael Allsup is 76

Keane’s Tom Chaplin is 44

Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes is 47

The Monkees’ Mickey Dolenz is 78

Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Peter Gill is 59

Shawn Mullins is 55

Gary Numan is 65

OK Go guitarist Andy Ross is 44

Kameelah Williams is 45

Whitesnake’s late Mel Galley (1948-2008)…he would have been 75 


Tattooist/entrepreneur and reality TV star Kat Von D is 41 (born Katherine von Drachenberg)

NBC Newsman Lester Holt is 64

NFL champ Hines Ward is 47 (The Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and over 14 seasons, he became the team's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdown receptions. Ward was voted MVP of Super Bowl XL, and upon retirement was one of only thirteen NFL players to have 1,000 or more career receptions. Off the gridiron, he also took the trophy in Season 12 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”)

The late inventor of the hollow surfboard Tom Blake (1902 – 1994) (Blake first attempted to ride a wave in 1921 on an old board he found while working at the Santa Monica Swim Club. According to his account, he wiped out badly and waited several years to try again. In 1931, he received a patent for his hollow surfboard design "and opened the sport up to hundreds of people who weren't able to muscle the heavy plank boards down the beach and into the water.” He’s considered the founder of California surf culture)

The late surgeon Karl Ferdinand von Graefe (1787 – 1840) (He helped create modern plastic surgery and is considered a “founder” of German rhinoplastic surgery. He developed his own techniques in regards to rhinoplasty, being modifications of the Italian methods of Gasparo Tagliacozzi (1545–1599) as well as Indian surgical practices that date from antiquity. Graefe also performed one of the first operations for treatment of a congenital cleft palate, and was a pioneer of eyelid surgery.)

The late scientist Otto Hahn (1879 – 1968) (Known as the “Father of nuclear chemistry,” he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1944 for the discovery of nuclear fission.)


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