Today’s Famous Birthdays

If yours is today also, “Happy Birthday!”


Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr. (first to complete 4 spaceflights; first to make 2 flights to the Moon; commander of Apollo 13 April 1970: planned lunar landing that was aborted after an explosion on Apollo service module) is 84.


Author – publisher – feminist activist Gloria Steinem is 78.


Singer Aretha Franklin (Respect, Baby I Love You, Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Think, Day Dreaming; first woman inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [1987]) is 70.


Actor – director – writer Paul Michael Glaser (actor: Starsky & Hutch, Single Bars Single Women; director: Butterflies are Free, The Air up There) is 69.


Singer – songwriter – musician Elton John (Your Song, Honky Cat, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bennie & The Jets, Daniel, Philadelphia Freedom) is 65.


Actress Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard, Presumed Innocent, They Shoot Horses Don’t They) is 64.


Actor John Stockwell (Born to Ride, Top Gun, City Limits) is 51.


Actress – opera singer Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City, Miami Rhapsody, L.A. Story) is 47.


Figure skater Debi Thomas (Olympic bronze medalist [Calgary, 1988]) is 45.


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