Today’s Birthdays: Architect I.M. Pei is 100. Movie composer Francis Lai is 85. Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 84. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maurice Williams is 79. Songwriter-musician Duane Eddy is 79. Singer Bobby Rydell is 75. Rock musician Gary Wright is 74. Actress Nancy Lenehan is 64. Actor Giancarlo Esposito is 59. Rock musician Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) is 57. Actress Joan Chen is 56. Rock musician Chris Mars is 56. Actor-singer Michael Damian is 55. Actor Jet Li (lee) is 54. Rock musician Jimmy Stafford (Train) is 53. Actor-comedian Kevin James is 52. Record company executive Jeff Huskins is 51. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (TREHTH’-eh-way) is 51. Actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste is 50. Country musician Joe Caverlee (Yankee Grey) is 49. Rapper T-Boz (TLC) is 47. First lady Melania Trump is 47. Actress Shondrella Avery is 46. Country musician Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) is 46. Country musician Michael Jeffers (Pinmonkey) is 45. Rock musician Jose Pasillas (Incubus) is 41. Actor Jason Earles is 40. Actor Leonard Earl Howze is 40. Actor Tom Welling is 40. Actor Pablo Schreiber is 39. Actor Nyambi Nyambi is 38. Actress Jordana Brewster is 37. Actress Stana Katic is 37. Actress Marnette Patterson is 37. Actor Channing Tatum is 37. Actress Emily Wickersham is 33. Actor Aaron Weeks is 31.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Al Pacino is 77. Ballroom dance judge Len Goodman (TV: “Dancing with the Stars”) is 73. Rock musician Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 72. Singer Bjorn Ulvaeus (BYORN ul-VAY’-us) (ABBA) is 72. Actress Talia Shire is 72. Actor Jeffrey DeMunn is 70. Rock musician Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 67. Country singer-songwriter Rob Crosby is 63. Actor Hank Azaria is 53. Rock singer Andy Bell (Erasure) is 53. Rock musician Eric Avery is 52. Country musician Rory Feek (Joey + Rory) is 52. TV personality Jane Clayson is 50. Actress Renee Zellweger is 48. Actress Gina Torres is 48. Actor Jason Lee is 47. Actor Jason Wiles is 47. Actress Emily Bergl is 42. Actor Jonathan Angel is 40. Actress Marguerite Moreau is 40. Singer Jacob Underwood is 37. Actress Melonie Diaz is 33. Actress Sara Paxton is 29. Actress Allisyn Ashley Arm is 21.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Alan Oppenheimer is 87. Actor David Birney is 78. Actor Lee Majors is 78. Hockey Hall of Famer Tony Esposito is 74. Irish nationalist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is 70. Actress Blair Brown is 70. Writer-director Paul Brickman is 68. Actress Joyce DeWitt is 68. Actor James Russo is 64. Filmmaker-author Michael Moore is 63. Actress Judy Davis is 62. Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 57. Actor Craig Sheffer is 57. Actor-comedian-talk show host George Lopez is 56. Rock musician Gen is 53. U.S. Olympic gold medal skier Donna Weinbrecht is 52. Actress Melina Kanakaredes (kah-nah-KAH’-ree-deez) is 50. Rock musician Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray) is 49. Country musician Tim Womack (Sons of the Desert) is 49. Actor Scott Bairstow (BEHR’-stow) is 47. Actor-writer John Lutz is 44. Actor Barry Watson is 43. Rock musician Aaron Dessner (The National) is 41. Rock musician Bryce Dessner (The National) is 41. Professional wrestler/actor John Cena is 40. Actor-writer-comedian John Oliver is 40. Actor Kal Penn is 40. MLB All-Star Andruw Jones is 40. Actress Jaime King is 38. Pop singer Taio (TY’-oh) Cruz is 34. Actor Aaron Hill is 34. Actor Jesse Lee Soffer is 33. Actress Rachel Skarsten is 32. Singer-songwriter John Fullbright is 29. Tennis player Nicole Vaidisova (vay-deh-SOH’-vuh) is 28. Actor Dev Patel (puh-TEHL’) is 27. Actor Matthew Underwood is 27. Actor Camryn Walling is 27. Model Gigi Hadid is 22.
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Charlotte Rae is 91. Actress Estelle Harris is 89. Singer Glen Campbell is 81. Actor Jack Nicholson is 80. Singer Mel Carter is 78. Author Janet Evanovich is 74. Country singer Cleve Francis is 72. Movie director John Waters is 71. Singer Peter Frampton is 67. Rock singer-musician Paul Carrack (Mike and the Mechanics; Squeeze) is 66. Actor Joseph Bottoms is 63. Actor Ryan Stiles is 58. Baseball manager Terry Francona is 58. Comedian Byron Allen is 56. Actor Chris Makepeace is 53. Rock musician Fletcher Dragge (DRAH’-guh) is 51. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is 51. Actress Sheryl Lee is 50. Actress-talk show host Sherri Shepherd is 50. Country singer-musician Heath Wright (Ricochet) is 50. Country singer Kellie Coffey is 46. Actor Eric Mabius is 46. Actor Ingo Rademacher (RAH’-deh-mah-ker) is 46. Rock musician Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down) is 43. Rock singer-musician Daniel Johns (Silverchair) is 38. Actor Malcolm Barrett is 37. Actress Cassidy Freeman is 35. Actress Michelle Ryan is 33. Actress Amber Heard is 31. Singer-songwriter BC Jean (Alexander Jean) is 30.
Today’s Birthdays: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is 91. Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 85. Actor Charles Grodin is 82. Actor Reni Santoni (REH’-nee san-TOH’-nee) is 79. Anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean is 78. Singer-musician Iggy Pop is 70. Actress Patti LuPone is 68. Actor Tony Danza is 66. Actor James Morrison is 63. Actress Andie MacDowell is 59. Rock singer Robert Smith (The Cure) is 58. Rock musician Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 58. Actor John Cameron Mitchell is 54. Rapper Michael Franti (Spearhead) is 51. Actor Toby Stephens is 48. Rock singer-musician Glen Hansard (The Frames) is 47. Actor Rob Riggle is 47. Comedian Nicole Sullivan is 47. Football player-turned-actor Brian White is 44. Olympic gold medal pairs figure skater Jamie Sale (sah-LAY’) is 40. Rock musician David Brenner (Theory of a Deadman) is 39. Actor James McAvoy is 38. Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo is 37. Actor Terrence J is 35. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is 34. Actor Christoph (cq) Sanders is 29. Actor Frank Dillane is 26. Rock singer Sydney Sierota (Echosmith) is 20.
Today is Friday, April 21, the 111th day of 2017. There are 254 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 21, 1967, army officers in Greece staged a coup, seizing power and creating a military dictatorship that ruled the country for the next seven years.
Today’s Birthdays: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 97. Actor Leslie Phillips is 93. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 81. Actor George Takei is 80. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 79. Actor Ryan O’Neal is 76. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 73. Actress Judith O’Dea (Film: “Night of the Living Dead”) is 72. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band) is 69. Actor Gregory Itzin (iht-zihn) is 69. Actress Jessica Lange is 68. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 68. Actor Clint Howard is 58. Actor Crispin Glover is 53. Actor Andy Serkis is 53. Olympic silver medal figure skater Rosalynn Sumners is 53. Actor William deVry is 49. Country singer Wade Hayes is 48. Actor Shemar Moore is 47. Actress Carmen Electra is 45. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 45. Rock musician Marty Crandall is 42. Actor Joey Lawrence is 41. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 39. Actor Clayne Crawford is 39. Actor Tim Jo is 33.