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January 11th - Happy Birthday Marc Blucas and Amanda Peet


Today is Wednesday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2012. There are 355 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 11, 1942, Japan declared war against the Netherlands, the same day that Imperial Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies.

On this date:
In 630, Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
In 1055, Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.
In 1158, Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
In 1569, First recorded lottery in England.
In 1571, Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
In 1693, Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
In 1759, the first American life insurance corporation, for "poor and distressed" Presbyterian ministers and their widows and children, was chartered in Philadelphia.
In 1779, Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
In 1787, William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
In 1794, Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.
In 1805, the Michigan Territory was created by an act of Congress.
In 1861, Alabama became the fourth state to withdraw from the Union.
In 1863, American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post, General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
In 1863, American Civil War: CSS Alabama encountered and sank the USS Hatteras (1861) off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
In 1879, The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument (it became a national park in 1919).
In 1913, the first sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York.
In 1917, The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
In 1919, Romania annexes Transylvania.
In 1922, First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
In 1923, Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.
In 1927, the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was proposed during a dinner of Hollywood luminaries at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
In 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began an 18-hour trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., that made her the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.
In 1942, World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
In 1943, World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
In 1943, Italian-American Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
In 1946, Enver Hoxha declares the People's Republic of Albania with himself as president.
In 1949, First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
In 1957, The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
In 1960, Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America's most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder.
In 1962, An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
In 1964, United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., publishes a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
In 1972, East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
In 1977, France set off an international uproar by releasing Abu Daoud, a PLO official behind the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
In 1986, The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
In 1994, The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
In 1995, 52 people were killed when a Colombian airliner crashed as it was preparing to land near the Caribbean resort of Cartagena — however, a 9-year-old girl, Erika Delgado, survived.
In 1996, Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.
In 1998, Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.

Ten years ago: The first planeload of al-Qaida prisoners from Afghanistan arrived at a U.S. military detention camp in Guantanamo, Cuba. Ford Motor Co. announced it was eliminating 35,000 jobs, closing five plants and dropping four models. The Argentine peso floated freely for the first time after 11 years of being tied to the U.S. dollar.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq ran into a wall of criticism on Capitol Hill from both Democrats and Republicans. Democrats selected Denver as the site of their 2008 presidential convention. English soccer star David Beckham announced a five-year deal to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

One year ago: Several hundred mourners remembered the victims of the Arizona shooting rampage during a public Mass at St. Odilia Catholic Church in Tucson. David Nelson, 74, who starred on his parents' popular TV show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," died in Los Angeles.

Today's Birthdays: Producer Grant Tinker is 87. Actor Rod Taylor is 82. Composer Mary Rodgers is 81. The former prime minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, is 78. Actor Mitchell Ryan is 78. Actor Felix Silla is 75. Movie director Joel Zwick is 70. Country singer Naomi Judd is 66. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 60. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 56. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 54. Actress Kim Coles is 50. Actor Jason Connery is 49. Contemporary Christian musician Jim Bryson (MercyMe) is 44. Rock musician Tom Dumont (No Doubt) is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maxee Maxwell (Brownstone) is 43. Movie director Malcolm D. Lee is 42. Singer Mary J. Blige is 41. Musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 41. Actor Marc Blucas is 40. Actress Amanda Peet is 40. Actor Rockmond Dunbar is 39. Actress Kristolyn Lloyd (TV: "The Bold and the Beautiful") is 27. Reality TV star Jason Wahler (TV: "Laguna Beach"; "The Hills") is 25.

Other notable Jan. 11 birthdays:
1943 – Jim Hightower, American radio host, author, and activist
1946 – Tony Kaye, British piano and organ player (Yes)
1948 – Terry Williams, Welsh rock drummer (Dire Straits)
1949 – Chris Ford, American basketball player and coach
1952 – Lee Ritenour, American musician and composer
1957 – Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player
1962 – Kim Coles, American actress
1962 – Susan Lindauer, American peace activist and accused spy
1963 – Tracy Caulkins, American swimmer
1969 – Manny Acta, Dominican baseball player and manager
1969 – Kyle Richards, American actress
1972 – Christian Jacobs, American singer (The Aquabats)
1980 – Mike Williams, American football player
1982 – Tony Allen, American basketball player
1984 – Kevin Boss, American football player

Born on this day, Jan. 10, passed away:
1755 – Alexander Hamilton, Nevis born American Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher; 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)
1786 – Joseph Jackson Lister, English opticist and physicist (d. 1869)
1807 – Ezra Cornell, American businessman and university founder (d. 1874)
1890 – Max Carey, American baseball player (d. 1976)
1906 – Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist (d. 2008)
1921 – Juanita M. Kreps, American economist, educator, & civil servant; 24th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)
1942 – Clarence Clemons, American musician (E Street Band) (d. 2011)
1942 – Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (d. 2010)

Notable Deaths, Jan. 10:
1836 – John Molson, Canadian brewer (b. 1763)
1843 – Francis Scott Key, American lawyer and writer of the American national anthem (b. 1779)
1965 – Wally Pipp, American Major League Baseball player (b. 1893)
1979 – Jack Soo, American actor (b. 1917)
1988 – Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, American World War II Marine aviator (b. 1912)
2000 – Bob Lemon, American baseball player (b. 1920)
2003 – Mickey Finn, English drummer ([sign in to see URL]) (b. 1947)
2005 – Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938)
2005 – Jimmy Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
2008 – Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, the first person to climb Mount Everest in 1953 (b. 1919)
2010 – Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)

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Today is Friday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2013. There are 354 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 11, 1913, the first enclosed sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York.

One year ago: Joran van der Sloot (YOHR'-uhn VAN'-dur-sloht), the longtime suspect in the still unsolved disappearance of American Natalee Holloway in Aruba, pleaded guilty in Lima to the 2010 murder of a Peruvian woman, Stephany Flores; he was sentenced to 28 years in prison. French TV cameraman Gilles Jacquier was killed while filming a pro-government rally in Homs, Syria; he was the first Western journalist to die in the Syrian uprising.

Today's Birthdays: Producer Grant Tinker is 88. Actor Rod Taylor is 83. Composer Mary Rodgers is 82. The former prime minister of Canada, Jean Chretien (zhahn kray-tee-EHN'), is 79. Actor Mitchell Ryan is 79. Actor Felix Silla is 76. Movie director Joel Zwick is 71. Country singer Naomi Judd is 67. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 61. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 57. Actress Phyllis Logan (TV: "Downton Abbey") is 57. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 55. Actress Kim Coles is 51. Actor Jason Connery is 50. Contemporary Christian musician Jim Bryson (MercyMe) is 45. Rock musician Tom Dumont (No Doubt) is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maxee Maxwell (Brownstone) is 44. Movie director Malcolm D. Lee is 43. Singer Mary J. Blige is 42. Musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 42. Actor Marc Blucas is 41. Actress Amanda Peet is 41. Actor Rockmond Dunbar is 40. Actress Kristolyn Lloyd (TV: "The Bold and the Beautiful") is 28. Reality TV star Jason Wahler (TV: "Laguna Beach"; "The Hills") is 26.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2014. There are 354 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued "Smoking and Health," a report by an advisory committee which concluded that "cigarette smoking contributes substantially to mortality from certain specific diseases and to the overall death rate."

Ten years ago: Democrat Howard Dean defended his record on race in the last debate before the Iowa caucuses, as he was forced to acknowledge that no blacks or Hispanics had served in his cabinet during his 12 years as governor of Vermont.

Five years ago: In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. A passenger ferry sank in a storm off Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 230 people. The movie "Slumdog Millionaire" won four Golden Globes, including best drama; the late Heath Ledger won best supporting actor for "The Dark Knight" while Kate Winslet received two acting awards for "Revolutionary Road" and "The Reader." Theater and movie director Tom O'Horgan died in Venice, Fla., at age 84.

One year ago: President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai met at the White House, where they agreed to speed up slightly the schedule for moving Afghanistan's security forces into the lead across the country. The video game industry, blamed by some for fostering a culture of violence, defended its practices at a White House meeting hosted by Vice President Joe Biden on how to prevent horrific shootings like the Connecticut elementary school massacre. The government assured the public that Boeing's new 787 "Dreamliner" was safe to fly, even as it launched a review to find out what caused a fire, a fuel leak and other recent incidents. Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, a suicide; he was 26. Italian actress Mariangela Melato ("Swept Away"), 71, died in Rome.

Today's Birthdays: Producer Grant Tinker is 89. Actor Rod Taylor is 84. Composer Mary Rodgers is 83. The former prime minister of Canada, Jean Chretien (zhahn kray-tee-EHN'), is 80. Actor Mitchell Ryan is 80. Actor Felix Silla is 77. Movie director Joel Zwick is 72. Country singer Naomi Judd is 68. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 62. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 58. Actress Phyllis Logan (TV: "Downton Abbey") is 58. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 56. Actress Kim Coles is 52. Actor Jason Connery is 51. Contemporary Christian musician Jim Bryson (MercyMe) is 46. Rock musician Tom Dumont (No Doubt) is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maxee Maxwell (Brownstone) is 45. Movie director Malcolm D. Lee is 44. Singer Mary J. Blige is 43. Musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 43. Actor Marc Blucas is 42. Actress Amanda Peet is 42. Actor Rockmond Dunbar is 41. Actress Kristolyn Lloyd (TV: "The Bold and the Beautiful") is 29. Reality TV star Jason Wahler (TV: "Laguna Beach"; "The Hills") is 27.

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2015. There are 354 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 11, 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began an 18-hour trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., that made her the first person to fly solo across any part of the Pacific Ocean.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush nominated federal judge Michael Chertoff to be Homeland Security chief, succeeding Tom Ridge. Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi (EE'-yahd ah-LAH'-wee) publicly acknowledged for the first time that parts of Iraq probably wouldn't be safe enough for people to vote in upcoming elections. James Griffin, founding member of the 1970s pop group Bread, died in Franklin, Tenn., at age 61.

Five years ago: A federal judge in San Francisco began hearing arguments in a lawsuit aimed at overturning Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. (Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker later overturned the ban; his ruling was upheld on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.) Mark McGwire admitted to The Associated Press that he'd used steroids and human growth hormone when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. Miep Gies (meep khees), the Dutch office secretary who defied Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager's diary, died at age 100. French New Wave director Eric Rohmer, 89, died in Paris.

One year ago: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 85, died eight years after a devastating stroke left him in a coma. Alex Rodriguez was dealt the most severe punishment in the history of baseball's drug agreement when an arbitrator ruled the New York Yankees third baseman was suspended for the entire 2014 season as the result of a drug investigation. Gracie Gold won her first U.S. figure skating title at the championships in Boston; Charlie White and Meryl Davis won a record sixth straight U.S. ice dance title.

Today's Birthdays: Producer Grant Tinker is 90. The former prime minister of Canada, Jean Chretien (zhahn kray-tee-EHN'), is 81. Actor Mitchell Ryan is 81. Actor Felix Silla is 78. Movie director Joel Zwick is 73. Country singer Naomi Judd is 69. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 63. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 59. Actress Phyllis Logan (TV: "Downton Abbey") is 59. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 57. Actress Kim Coles is 53. Actor Jason Connery is 52. Contemporary Christian musician Jim Bryson (MercyMe) is 47. Rock musician Tom Dumont (No Doubt) is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maxee Maxwell (Brownstone) is 46. Movie director Malcolm D. Lee is 45. Singer Mary J. Blige is 44. Musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 44. Actor Marc Blucas is 43. Actress Amanda Peet is 43. Actor Rockmond Dunbar is 42. Actress Aja Naomi King (TV: "How to Get Away With Murder") is 30. Actress Kristolyn Lloyd (TV: "The Bold and the Beautiful") is 30. Reality TV star Jason Wahler (TV: "Laguna Beach"; "The Hills") is 28. Pop singer Cody Simpson is 18.

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Today is Monday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2016. There are 355 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued "Smoking and Health," a report which concluded that "cigarette smoking contributes substantially to mortality from certain specific diseases and to the overall death rate."

Ten years ago: A Georgian court convicted Vladimir Arutyunian of trying to assassinate President George W. Bush and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili (sah-kahsh-VIH'-leh) with a grenade in Tbilisi (tuh-BLEE'-see) on May 10, 2005, and sentenced him to life in prison. Gunmen stormed an offshore oil platform run by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria and seized the workers, an American, a Briton, a Bulgarian and a Honduran. (The four were freed nearly three weeks later.)

Five years ago: Several hundred mourners remembered the victims of the Arizona shooting rampage during a public Mass at St. Odilia Catholic Church in Tucson. David Nelson, 74, who co-starred on his parents' popular TV show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," died in Los Angeles.

One year ago: More than a million people surged through the boulevards of Paris behind dozens of world leaders walking arm-in-arm in a rally for unity against three days of terror that killed 17 people and changed France. At the 72nd Golden Globes, the movie "Boyhood" won best dramatic picture while "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was named best musical or comedy picture; in the TV categories, "The Affair" was named best dramatic series while "Transparent" was named best musical or comedy series. Anita Ekberg, 83, the Swedish-born actress and sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s, died in Rome.

Today's Birthdays: Producer Grant Tinker is 91. The former prime minister of Canada, Jean Chretien (zhahn kray-tee-EHN'), is 82. Actor Mitchell Ryan is 82. Actor Felix Silla is 79. Movie director Joel Zwick is 74. Country singer Naomi Judd is 70. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 64. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 60. Actress Phyllis Logan (TV: "Downton Abbey") is 60. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 58. Actress Kim Coles is 54. Actor Jason Connery is 53. Former child actress Dawn Lyn (TV: "My Three Sons") is 53. Contemporary Christian musician Jim Bryson (MercyMe) is 48. Rock musician Tom Dumont (No Doubt) is 48. Movie director Malcolm D. Lee is 46. Singer Mary J. Blige is 45. Musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 45. Actor Marc Blucas is 44. Actress Amanda Peet is 44. Actor Rockmond Dunbar is 43. Actress Aja Naomi King is 31. Actress Kristolyn Lloyd is 31. Reality TV star Jason Wahler (TV: "Laguna Beach"; "The Hills") is 29. Pop singer Cody Simpson is 19.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2017. There are 354 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 11, 1927, the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was proposed during a dinner of Hollywood luminaries at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq ran into a wall of criticism on Capitol Hill from both Democrats and Republicans. Democrats selected Denver as the site of their 2008 presidential convention. English soccer star David Beckham announced a five-year deal to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Five years ago: Joran van der Sloot (YOHR'-uhn VAN'-dur-sloht), the longtime suspect in the still unsolved disappearance of American Natalee Holloway in Aruba, pleaded guilty in Lima to the 2010 murder of a Peruvian woman, Stephany Flores; he was sentenced to 28 years in prison. French TV cameraman Gilles Jacquier was killed while filming a pro-government rally in Homs, Syria; he was the first Western journalist to die in the Syrian uprising.

One year ago: Gunmen stormed into a Baghdad mall, killing 18 people; the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Northern Ireland lawmakers appointed Arlene Foster as the first female leader of their unity government. No. 2 Alabama outlasted No. 1 Clemson in a 45-40 victory in the College Football Playoff championship game. Baseball Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, 96, died in Houston. William A. "Bill" Del Monte, the last survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, died at a retirement home in nearby Marin County at 109 years old.

Today's Birthdays: The former prime minister of Canada, Jean Chretien (zhahn kray-tee-EHN'), is 83. Actor Mitchell Ryan is 83. Actor Felix Silla is 80. Movie director Joel Zwick is 75. Country singer Naomi Judd is 71. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 65. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 61. Actress Phyllis Logan is 61. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 59. Actress Kim Coles is 55. Actor Jason Connery is 54. Former child actress Dawn Lyn (TV: "My Three Sons") is 54. Contemporary Christian musician Jim Bryson (MercyMe) is 49. Rock musician Tom Dumont (No Doubt) is 49. Movie director Malcolm D. Lee is 47. Singer Mary J. Blige is 46. Musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 46. Actor Marc Blucas is 45. Actress Amanda Peet is 45. Actor Rockmond Dunbar is 44. Actress Aja Naomi King is 32. Actress Kristolyn Lloyd is 32. Reality TV star Jason Wahler is 30. Pop singer Cody Simpson is 20.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2018. There are 354 days left in the year.


Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued "Smoking and Health," a report which concluded that "cigarette smoking contributes substantially to mortality from certain specific diseases and to the overall death rate."

Ten years ago: Bank of America said it would buy Countrywide Financial for $4.1 billion in stock in a deal rescuing the country's biggest mortgage lender. Former Olympic track gold medalist Marion Jones was sentenced in White Plains, New York, to six months in prison for lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs and her role in a check-fraud scam. Sir Edmund Hillary, who along with Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest in 1953, died in Auckland, New Zealand, at age 88.



Five years ago: President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai met at the White House, where they agreed to speed up slightly the schedule for moving Afghanistan's security forces into the lead across the country, with U.S. troops shifting fully to a support role. Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, a suicide; he was 26. Italian actress Mariangela Melato ("Swept Away"), 71, died in Rome.



One year ago: In a combative and freewheeling news conference at Trump Tower in New York, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time that he accepted that Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race; looking ahead, he urged Congress to move quickly to replace President Barack Obama's signature health care law and insisted anew that Mexico would pay the cost of a border wall. Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany were indicted in the U.S. in the VW emissions-cheating scandal, while the company agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion — by far the biggest fine ever levied by the government against an automaker.



Today's Birthdays — Jan. 11: Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien (zhahn kray-tee-EHN') is 84. Actor Mitchell Ryan is 84. Actor Felix Silla is 81. Movie director Joel Zwick is 76. Country singer Naomi Judd is 72. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 66. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 62. Actress Phyllis Logan is 62. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 60. Actress Kim Coles is 56. Actor Jason Connery is 55. Former child actress Dawn Lyn (TV: "My Three Sons") is 55. Contemporary Christian musician Jim Bryson (MercyMe) is 50. Rock musician Tom Dumont (No Doubt) is 50. Movie director Malcolm D. Lee is 48. Singer Mary J. Blige is 47. Musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 47. Actor Marc Blucas is 46. Actress Amanda Peet is 46. Actor Rockmond Dunbar is 45. Actress Aja Naomi King is 33. Actress Kristolyn Lloyd is 33. Reality TV star Jason Wahler is 31. Pop singer Cody Simpson is 21.

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