January 5th – Noteworthy Birthdays

January 5, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday. You share it with the following list of illustrious individuals.

Stephen Decatur Jr. 1779 – Famous 19th century Naval Officer

Edmund Ruffin 1794 – Slaveholder, States Rights advocate

Jeannette Piccard 1895 – High-altitude balloonist, Episcopal priest

Jean-Pierre Aumont 1911 – French actor

George Reeves 1914 – TV’s “Superman”

Al Blozis 1919 – Football player, died in WWII

Erica Morini 1919 – Jewish Austrian violinist.

Jane Wyman 1917 – Actress

Sam Phillips 1920 – Musician, music producer

Buddy Young 1926 – Football player

W.D. Snodgrass 1926 – American poet

Fred Glover 1928 – Hockey player

Walter ‘Fritz’ Mondale 1928 – Politician

Robert Duvall 1930 – Actor

Alvin Ailey 1931 – Choreographer, political activist

Chuck Noll 1932 – Football player, coach

Johnny Adams 1932 – Blues, jazz, and gospel singer

Earl Battey 1935 – Baseball player

Lindsay Crosby 1938 – Actor, singer – son of Bing Crosby

Chuck McKinley 1941 – Tennis player

Wayne Rutledge 1942 – Hockey player

Sam Wyche 1945 – Football player, coach

Diane Keaton 1946 – Actress

Ted Lange 1947 – Actor

George “Funky” Brown (Kool and the Gang) 1949 – musician

Chris Stein (Blondie) 1950 – musician

Pamela Sue Martin 1953 – Actress

Clancy Brown 1959 – Actor, voice actor

Suzy Amis 1961 – Former actress, environmental activist

Iris Dement 1961 – Singer, songwriter

Jeff Fassero 1963 – Baseball pitcher

Kate Schellenbach 1967 – Drummer – Luscious Jackson, Beastie Boys

Joe Juneau 1968 – Hockey player

Marilyn Manson 1970 – Singer

Bradley Cooper 1975 – Actor

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