Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 today, April 21st. That means she’s been ruling the United Kingdom for 65 years and 75 days. With many more days to come, it seems, …..
Posts tagged: Birthdays
American civil rights icon Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She made her mark in history in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, when she refused to …..
Some say the Orange Is the New Black star is only 30 years old, but we think she turns 43 in 2015.
Presidents Day is the day we honor our former chief executives by closing banks, pruning roses and selling towels. Find out more with the Who2 grab bag of presidential biographies and facts.
Take a look at some celebrities who become 80 year-olds in 2013.
Millard Fillmore was born 7 January 1800 in Cayuga County, New York. Happy birthday, Millard! His presidency isn’t memorable, but his final words are.
Frank Zappa died in 1993. Had he lived, he’d be celebrating his 62nd birthday. In his honor, watch an interview and listen to a song.
Brrr, it’s old in here. There must be a birthday in the atmosphere — for Gabrielle Union, the star of Bring It On.
Actress Angela Lansbury was born 16 October 1925 in London. That makes her 87 years old today.
Ingrid Bergman was born on 29 August 1915 and Ingrid Bergman died on 29 August 1982, her 67th birthday.
We’re celebrating Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday with a gallery of photos of the great filmmaker.
The New Yorker has a terrific profile of Bruce Springsteen, “We Are Alive” by David Remnick.
Hollywood star Jimmy Cagney was born 17 July 1899. Yes, that’s right — born in 1899.
Jazz great Eric Dolphy was born 20 June 1928. He died in 1964, nine days after his 36th birthday. Listen to some music and see a photo gallery.
Kanye West turns 35 years old on June 8th. To celebrate, here’s our gallery of Kanye stickers by KanyePDX, a sticker graffitt artist — slaptagger — from the Pacific Northwest.
Happy birthday to Dean Martin, born 7 June 1917. Dino passed away in 1995. Ah, but his music lives on… with video!
New Yorker Cynthia Nixon was born 9 April 1966. Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games once played her son in a movie. See a little Little Manhattan here.
Computer chip maker Intel said on the occasion of Stephen Hawking’s 70th birthday that they were going to try to help him regain the power of speech.
It would have been Georgia O’Keeffe’s birthday today. She was born 124 years ago in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. In her honor I’ve drawn a cartoon — with a little of the southwestern flavor that made her famous.
Today is the anniversary of the birth of Leon Theremin, the inventor of the musical instrument that bears his name. Here’s a photo of the theremin I have at home:
Today is singer Linda Ronstadt’s birthday. She is 65 years old.
She has a great voice. I’ve liked some of her songs over the years, but her career has never quite been on my radar screen. I know that Philip K. Dick thought she was the cat’s pajamas.
Here she is with the Stone Poneys, singing “Different Drum” in 1967:
Today is the birthday of painter Vincent Van Gogh. Born in 1853, he would have been 158 years old if he hadn’t shot himself and died when he was 37.
The British actress Jenny Agutter turns 58 today.
December 6th is a special day at Who2.com: it’s the only day of the year on which nobody in our database was born. That’s 2843 famous people (and counting) and none of them born on December 6th.The 6th has been the lone holdout for a couple of years now. Even February 29 is well represented by rapper Ja Rule and Mother Ann Lee of the Shakers, among others.