July 18 Notable Birthdays

If today is your birthday, “Happy Birthday!”


Nelson Mandela, 1993 Nobel Peace prize-winner; former South African President, is 94.

John Glenn Jr., former astronaut and U.S. Senator from Ohio: 1975-1999, is 91.

Olympic figure skater – sportscaster Richard Button, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist [1948, 1952]; first to land a double axel [1948 Olympics], is 83.

Olympic figure skater Tenley Albright, silver medal [1952], gold [1956]: first American woman to win event, is 77.

Actor James Brolin (Bruderlin; Hotel, Marcus Welby, M.D., Angel Falls, Westworld, Von Ryan’s Express, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Fantastic Voyage, The Boston Strangler, The Amityville Horror) is 72.

Joe Torre (baseball player: Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, NY Mets; manager: St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, NY Mets, NY Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers; broadcaster) is 72.

Singer Martha Reeves (Martha and the Vandellas) is 71.

Singer –musician Ricky Skaggs (Wheel Hoss, I Don’t Care, Crying My Heart Out over You) is 58.

Actress – singer – writer – producer Audrey Landers (Dallas, Somerset, California Casanova) is 56.

Actress Elizabeth McGovern (Ordinary People, Racing with the Moon, The Bedroom Window) is 51.

Actor Lee Arenberg (Cradle Will Rock, Robocop 3, Waterworld, Bob Roberts, The Apocalypse, Cross My Heart) is 50.

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