March 30: Celebrities

HAPPY EASTER to all Nostalgists!


  • “Rawhide” singer, Frankie Laine (1913, died 2007)
  • A Very British Coup actor, Ray McAnally (1926, died 1989)

Tom_SharpeSatirical novelist, Tom Sharpe would have been 90 today (died 2013)

English satirical novelist, Tom Sharpe, is best known for his Wilt series, Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape, all which have been adapted for television.

  • L.A. Law actor, Richard Dysart (1929, died 2015)
  • The original Gomez Addams, John Astin (1930)
  • Oxo dad and actor, Michael Redfern (1943)
  • Blues and rock guitarist and singer, Eric Clapton (1945)
  • BBC Radio 2 DJ, Johnnie Walker (1945)

Eddie_JordanFormer motorsport team boss, now Formula 1 pundit, Eddie Jordan is 70 today

After winning the Irish Kart Championship in 1971, Eddie Jordan moved to Formula Ford in 1974. He was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005. HE gave Michael Schumacher his Formula 1 debut in the team’s first season. The team’s best ever result was Damon Hill, first, and Ralf Schumacher, second, at the 1999 Belgian Grand Prix.

  • Cracker actor, Robbie Coltrane (1950)
  • My Two Dads actor, Paul Reiser (1957)
  • Rapper, MC Hammer (1962)
  • Singer, Tracy Chapman (1964)
  • Journalist and broadcaster, Piers Morgan (1965)

Celine_Dion-2008“My Heart Will Go On” singer, Céline Dion is 50 today

Canadian singer Céline Dion won the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, representing Switzerland and when on to take the UK music charts by storm, with four No 1 albums and two No 1 singles in the 1990s. Her biggest hit is “My Heart Will Go On”, the love theme from the movie Titanic.

Donna_D'ErricoBaywatch actress, Donna D’Errico is 50 today

After posing for Playboy in 1995, Donna D’Errico joined the TV series Baywatch as “Donna Marco” for two seasons. She was married to Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx for nine years.


  • Actress and singer, Doris Day married saxophonist George William Weidler (1946, until 1949)
  • Rapper Vanilla Ice (29) married Laura Giarritta (1997, until 2016)


  • Actor and dancer, James Cagney (1986, born 1899)

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