Happy Birthday December 29th

JUDE LAW 41

British actor in The Talented Mr. Ripley, A.I., and the Sherlock Holmes films.

MARY TYLER MOORE 77

Actress who had a role on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

JON VOIGHT 75

He appeared with his daughter Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider.

TED DANSON 66

Played the role of bartender, Sam Malone on the television show, Cheers.

Andrew JohnsonANDREW JOHNSON (1808-1875)

The 17th president of the United States who ascended to office following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

CHARLES GOODYEAR (1800-1860)

Invented a way to vulcanize rubber in 1839, which he developed on an ongoing basis through 1844 when he finally patented the idea.

PATRICIA CLARKSON 54

Actress who was nominated for an Academy Award in the indie film Pieces of April.

ALEXA RAY JOEL 28

Daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley who became a successful pop star in her own right.

BILLY MITCHELL (1879-1936)

U.S. Army general who directed all American air combat in France during World War I.

RAY NITSCHKE (1936-1998)

Hall of fame middle linebacker for the Green Bay Packers who was named MVP of the 1962 NFL Championship Game and was a 1964 Pro Bowl selection.

JENNIFER EHLE 44

Stage and screen actress best known for her role in the popular adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

DYLAN MINNETTE 17

Actor who had his breakout role as Clay Norman in the TNT series, Saving Grace.

DEVON WHITE 51

Defensively gifted center fielder who won seven Gold Glove awards during his seventeen-year MLB career.

RICHIE SEXSON 39

2-time MLB All-Star first baseman who hit 306 home runs and is known for being one of the tallest position players ever at 6’8″.

BERNARD CRIBBINS 85

Enduring actor and singer who has re-invented himself over the decades as a narrator for the children’s show, Wombles, a novelty rock singer, and the companion to the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who.

ALI HILLIS 35

American film and television actress that has had success as a video game voice actress and appeared in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

MICHAEL CUDLITZ 49

Played roles in the television series, Southland and Band of Brothers.

ELIZABETH PETROVNA (1709-1762)

Tsarina Elizabeth of Russia from 1741-1762 who greatly expanded the territory of the Russian Empire.

JESSICA ANDREWS 30

Country singer who released her debut album, Heart Shaped World, in 1999 and whose song “Who I Am” was a #1 hit.

JESS WILLARD (1881-1968)

6’6″, 270-pound heavyweight boxing champion, nicknamed the ‘Pottawatomie Giant’ and ‘The Great White Hope.’

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