CLAY AIKEN! - 35 (lucky GAY DAD.)
Kaley Cuoco - 28 (Blonde from "8 Simple Rules" and now that show "The Big Bang Theory".)
Elisha Cuthbert - 31 (She was Kiefer's daughter on "24" . . . the high school girl in "Old School" . . . and the deep, pornographic prostitute in "The Girl Next Door".)
-Clemence Poesy - 31 (Fleur Delacour in the "Harry Potter" films and James Franco's lover in "127 Hours".
Sandra Oh, Actress ("Grey's Anatomy"), turns 43
Amy Ryan - 44 (Holly Flax on "The Office".)
- -Ben Stiller - 48 ZOOLANDER
--Bo Jackson - 51 (Badass multi-sport athlete . . . Heisman Trophy winner . . . and the first man named to both the Major League Baseball All-Star game AND the NFL's Pro Bowl.)
-- Billy Idol - 58 (Was a 80's Punk -pop god!!! His biggest albums include 1982's "Billy Idol" . . . with "White Wedding" and "Hot in the City"; 1983's "Rebel Yell" . . . featuring "Eyes Without A Face" and "Flesh for Fantasy". He released a CHRISTMAS ALBUM called "Happy Holidays". He even wore a SUIT JACKET on the cover, and posed at a piano. SEE
Mandy Patinkin - 61 (Inigo Montoya in "The Princess Bride"!!! "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Evita on Broadway. He recently left his latest show, "Criminal Minds", because of "creative differences.")
Playwright David Mamet turns 66 years old today.
--Ridley Scott - 76 (Director: "Alien", "Blade Runner", "Black Rain", "Thelma & Louise", "G.I. Jane", "Gladiator", "Hannibal" and "Black Hawk Down".)
G. Gordon Liddy - 83 (G-man convicted for his Watergate involvement.)
ROBERT GUILLAUME!!! - 84 ("Benson"!!!)
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (actor) is 94 THE F.B.I and Voice of “Alfred” on Batman animated series
June Pointer - Would have been 58 - (1953 - 2006) (The Pointer Sisters. Their biggest album is 1983's "Break Out" . . . featuring their CLASSICS "Jump (For My Love)", "Automatic", "I Need You", "Neutron Dance" and "I'm So Excited".)
Dick Clark - would hae been 85
-Allan Sherman - (1924 - 1973) ("Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh"!!!)
--Winston Churchill - (1874 - 1965) (British Prime Minister during World War Two. After the Royal Air Force scored a major victory, Churchill said . . . "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.")
MARK TWAIN - (1835 - 1910) (Brilliant author of "Tom Sawyer" and "Huck Finn".)
1900 - Irish author OSCAR WILDE died in Paris. South African researchers determined that a chronic ear infection NOT SYPHILIS killed Oscar Wilde.
1940 - LUCILLE BALL and DESI ARNAZ were married. They divorced in 1960
In 1959…In a report on the payola scandal, Billboard claimed that the fallout “will substantially damage the careers of at least 25 DJs.” According to Alan Freed, his career had ended up “down the drain” as a result of his role in the pay-for-play racket.
1977 - DAVID BOWIE performed a duet with child abuser BING CROSBY on his Christmas Special. They sang "LITTLE DRUMMER BOY".
In 1979…Pink Floyd released the double album The Wall.
1984 - "GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER", by Elmo and Patsy, was released!
In 1988…LL Cool J performed at the first-ever rap concert held in Ivory Coast, Africa. The concert came to an abrupt halt after fighting broke out in the audience and the stage was stormed.
In 1994…Outside a New York recording studio, rapper Tupac Shakur was robbed and shot five times. He survived, but was killed in 1996 in Las Vegas.
In 1996…Novelty singer Tiny Tim died in Minneapolis. He was 63. ( truly the day the music died..just saying)
In 1998…An unusual request stopped a Jewel show for a few moments in New York. The singer asked if anybody had a pair of nail-clippers at a benefit for the Creative Coalition. Somebody in the audience did and a few minutes later, the show continued.
In 2003…The corner of Bowery and Second Street in New York was renamed Joey Ramone Place, in honor of the late punk icon. Among the hundreds who attended were Tommy and Marky Ramone, and Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads.
In 2004…A man who claimed he was Sheryl Crow’s “spiritual twin” was acquitted of stalking charges. The ex-Navy diver said he was merely trying to “court” the singer when he appeared backstage at a 2003 concert.
2007 - Legendary motorcycle stuntman EVEL KNIEVEL died in Florida. He was 69.
--Gena Lee Nolin - 42("Baywatch" AND former Barker Beauty on "The Price Is Right".
--Jonathan Knight - 45 (NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!!! He left NKOTB in 1994 because of a supposed emotional breakdown. He was a real estate developer before the New Kids returned )
--ANDREW MCCARTHY- 51 ("St. Elmo's Fire", "Pretty in Pink", "Less Than Zero", "Weekend at Bernie's" AND "Mannequin"!!!)
--Tom Sizemore - 52 (Gotta line? OY!)
Howie Mandel - 58 (He's BACK ON TOP thanks to first.."Deal or No Deal". and NW America Got Talent.He's a germaphone
Joel Coen - 59 (Along with his brother Ethan, he wrote and directed "Raising Arizona", "Fargo", "O Brother Where Art Thou", "The Man Who Wasn't There" AND "THE BIG LEBOWSKI"!!!)
Jerry "The King" Lawler - 64 (WWE announcer. He's also the rassler who had that feud with wacky Andy Kaufman.)
SUZY CHAFFEE! - 66 (She is single-handedly responsible for making "ChapStick" America's Favorite Lip Balm!)
CHUCK MANGIONE!!! - 72 (Composer-musician and master of the soft-toned FLUGELHORN on the fabulous instrumental classic "Feels So Good"!!!
Diane Ladd - 81 (Actress and Laura Dern's mommie.) (Diane played the waitress Flo in the 1974 movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore". But when they turned the movie into the TV series "Alice", Polly Holiday got the part.--When Polly left to do the "Flo" spin-off series . . . which TANKED BIG TIME, by the way . . . Diane Ladd jumped in to play Flo's replacement, Belle. )
VIN SCULLY - 86 (Hall-of-Fame sportscaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
JACKIE STALLONE 92 the lucsious Momma of Sly Stallone
Denny Doherty - Would have been 74 - (1940 - 2007) ( lead singer of The Mamas & The Papas. Their 1999 greatest hits album, "20th Century Masters - The Best of the Mamas & the Papas" is certified Gold . . . and features their smashes "California Dreamin'" .
C. S. Lewis - (1898 - 1963) (Wrote the "Chronicles of Narnia" books, including "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe")
Louisa May Alcott - (1832 - 1888) ( novelist: "Little Women".)
1924 Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels.
1929 Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd radioed that he'd made the first airplane flight over the South Pole.
1952 - "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", by JIMMY BOYD, entered the Top 40.
1952 President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower kept his campaign promise to visit Korea to assess the ongoing conflict.
1959 - The Grammys were shown on television for the first time. BOBBY DARIN won Best New Artist AND Record of the Year for "Mack The Knife".
1961 Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited Earth twice before returning.
1963 President Lyndon B. Johnson named a commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
1967 Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank.
1981 Actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident at age 43.
1986 CARY GRANT died of a stroke in Davenport, Iowa, at the age of 82.
1989 In response to a growing pro-democracy movement in Czechoslovakia, the Communist-run parliament ended the party's 40-year monopoly on power.
1990 The U.N. Security Council voted 12-2 to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by Jan. 15, 1991.
1996 A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims - the first international war crimes sentence since World War II.
1999 Protestant and Catholic adversaries formed a Northern Ireland government.
1999 - "Match Game" host GENE RAYBURN died at the age of 81.
2001 Rock musician George Harrison of the Beatles died at age 58 following a battle with cancer.
2005 - "Bosom Buddies" WENDIE JO SPERBER succumbed to breast cancer at 47.