Max von Sydow is 83. (Brilliant character actor best remembered as Tom Cruise's murderous mentor in "Minority Report" AND as Father Merrin, the old priest in "The Exorcist" and was nomionated for an oscar this year for an outstanding performance in Extremely loud and Incredibly close.
Omar Sharif is 80. ("Dr. Zhivago", "Funny Girl", "Lawrence of Arabia" AND the 1984 comedy classic "Top Secret!". He played Agent Cedric!!! your mom would still schtupp him) His grandson recently came out of the closet.
TERTON CHUNGDRAG DORJE The Buddhist Lama known as STEVEN SEAGAL - 61 (When he's not busy be ing the reincarnation of a 17th century Buddhist "treasure revealer". .)
Peter MacNicol (Numb3rs, Ally McBeal) is 58. (Dr. Larry Fleinhardt on "Numb3rs", John "The Biscuit" Cage on "Ally McBeal", Dr. Janosz Poha in "Ghostbusters 2" AND Tom Lennox on "24".
Brian Setzer - 53 (The Stray Cats AND The Brian Setzer Orchestra.) (--The Stray Cats' biggest jams include "Rock This Town", "Stray Cat Strut" and the underrated "(She's) Sexy and 17
Orlando Jones - 44 (thespian, formerly of the 7-Up commercials. He was also an original cast member on "Mad TV".)
Mandy Moore is 28.(The Least scandalous of her generation of teenage pop princesses. She's the one from "License to Wed", "Chasing Liberty" and "A Walk to Remember". "Scrubs" star Zach Braff used to nail her.)
Haley Joel (The Sixth Sense) is 24. (hairless star of "The Sixth Sense", "Pay It Forward" and "A.I.".) (-is sister Emilyplays Miley Cyrus' best friend, Lilly, on "Hannah Montana".)
Amanda Joy Michalka - 21 (She's the AJ in the Disney band Aly & AJ. Except they don't call themselves that anymore. Now they go by the name 78violet.)
Sheb Wooley - (1921 - 2003) (Rodeo rider and country singer, best known for the 1958 novelty smash "The Purple People Eater" AND the theme to "Hee Haw".)
Don Meredith - Would have been 73 - (1938 - 2010) (Original "Monday Night Football" sportscaster.)
Vladimir Lenin 4/10/1870 (OS) - 1/21/1924 Russian Communist leader of the Bolshevik Revolution (1917) I saw his pickled corpse when I visited Russia.
1866 The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated
1925"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published. and being made into a movie AGAIN.. with Leonardo Dicaprio
1956 - Nat King Cole was beaten up by a group of racial segregationists in Birmingham, AL.
1958 - Bobby Darin recorded "Splish Splash."
1961 - Del Shannon performed "Runaway" on "American Bandstand."
1967 - The song "Somethin' Stupid" became the first father-daughter song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart. The song was performed by Nancy and Frank Sinatra. 1971 - John Denver's "Take Me Home Country Roads" hit the charts. It was his first appearance on the charts.
1972 - Isaac Hayes won an Oscar for the Best Music, Original Song award for the song "Shaft".
1977 - David Soul's "Don't Give Up on Us" was the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. Soul starred as as Ken Hutchinson in the television show "Starsky and Hutch."
1978 - Cher appeared on the cover of "People" with her boyfriend Gene Simmons (KISS).
1992 Financier Charles Keating Jr. was sentenced in Los Angeles to nine years in prison for swindling investors when his Lincoln Savings and Loan collapsed. (The convictions were later overturned).
2003 - Three gunmen shot at a convoy of cars, one of which carried Snoop Dogg.
2010 Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed in a plane crash in western Russia that also claimed the lives of his wife and top Polish political, military and church officials.