December 28th Birthdays
If you were born on December 28th, you share a birthday with these famous people:
Nichelle Nichols is 86 (nee Grace Dell Nichols)
Octogenarian senior, NASA recruiter, American singer, dancer & actress on stage, TV (Star Trek; Heroes; The Young and the Restless), and in movies (Snow Dogs; Star Trek: The Motion Picture & film sequels; The Supernaturals) born December 28, 1932. (Nichelle Nichols 1967 Photo: Desilu Productions)
Dame Maggie Smith is 84 (nee Margaret Natalie Smith)
Tony, Academy, & Emmy Award-winning English actress on TV (Downton Abbey), in movies (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; California Suite; Harry Potter movies; Death on the Nile; A Room With a View; Gosford Park), and octogenarian born December 28, 1934. (Maggie Smith 2007 Photo: Kebl0597)
Edgar Winter is 72
Septuagenarian senior citizen, American musician, lead singer and founder of The Edgar Winter Group rock band, (Free Ride; River's Risin'; Frankenstein; Keep Playin' That Rock 'n' Roll; Hangin' Around; Easy Street), born December 28, 1946. (Edgar Winter 1974 Photo: Blue Sky Records)
Jorge Velásquez is 72
Panamanian-American National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame thoroughbred horse racing jockey, 1986 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award winner, winner of the 1981 Kentucky Derby & Preakness Stakes (Pleasant Colony), 1985 Breeder's Cup Classic and Juvenile Fillies races, and septuagenarian senior citizen born December 28, 1946.
Richard Clayderman is 65 (nee Philippe Pagès)
French senior, music arranger, best-selling classical and "new romantic" modern pianist (Ballade pour Adeline; Richard Clayderman plays Abba; The Prince of Romance; Only You) born December 28, 1953. (Richard Clayderman 2012 Photo: Mahalkita)
Denzel Washington is 64 (nee Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.)
Tony and Academy Award-winning 60+ American producer, director, and actor on TV (St. Elsewhere) & in movies (Training Day; Glory; The Hurricane; The Mighty Quinn; Remember the Titans; Cry Freedom; Philadelphia; The Pelican Brief), born December 28, 1954. (Denzel Washington 2000 Photo: Falkenauge)
Ray Bourque is 58 (nee Raymond Jean Bourque)
Retired 55+ Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame NHL defenceman (Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche), 2001 Stanley-Cup champion, Team Canada hockey player (1981, 1984 & 1987), and Norris Trophy winner (1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994) born December 28, 1960. (Ray Bourque 1981 Photo: Ravenswing)
Colleen Dion-Scotti is 54 (nee Colleen Dion)
American fifty-plus actress on daytime TV soap operas (Felicia Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful; Leslie Coulson on All My Children; Ramona Hendon on Guiding Light; Evie Stone on Search for Tomorrow; Brett Gardner on Another World; Dahlia Ventura on As The World Turns; Cecilia Thompson Sowolsky on Loving), born December 28, 1964.
(Oljato, Monument Valley, U.S. Photo: Andrew Coelho via Unsplash)
Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on December 28!
American actor of TV (Route 66; Adam-12; Swiss Family Robinson; Life Goes On), and films (Screaming Eagles; Compulsion; Sweet Smell of Success; Marjorie Morningstar; Valley of the Dolls; Destination Gobi; Gunfight at the O.K. Corral; Francis in the Navy) (born Dec. 28, 1931 – died Sept. 6, 2015; age 83). Martin Milner died of heart failure. (Martin Milner 1966 12 O'Clock High Screenshot)
American character actor of TV (Lancer; Bourbon Street Beat; 12 O'Clock High; Room for One More; Falcon Crest) & movies (The Chapman Report; Domino Kid; Seven Days in May; In Like Flint; Palm Springs Weekend; Decision at Sundown) (born Dec. 28, 1923 - died May 15, 1988; age 64). Andrew Duggan died of esophageal cancer. (Andrew Duggan 1967 12 O'Clock High Screenshot)
American actor of TV (The Adventures of Ellery Queen; Miami Undercover) and film (Tarnished Angel; Love Affair; The Lady and the Mob; Kid Glove Killer; Cover Girl; Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman; My Dream is Yours; Bataan; There's a Girl in My Heart) (born Dec. 28, 1914 - died Dec. 25, 1979; age 64). Lee Bowman died of a heart attack. (Lee Bowman 1942 We Were Dancing Trailer)
Lew Ayres (nee Lewis Frederick Ayres III)
American actor of TV (The Doris Day Show) & movies (Young Dr. Kildare & sequels; Up For Murder; All Quiet on the Western Front; These Glamour Girls; Johnny Belinda; Holiday; Don't Bet on Love; The Carpetbaggers; Advise & Consent) (born Dec. 28, 1908 - died Dec. 30, 1996; age 88). Cause of death for Lew Ayres is unknown. (Lew Ayres 1930s Photo: Carl Dial / Fox Film)
Pops Staples (nee Roebuck Staples)
Grammy Award-winning American Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician, songwriter, and singer for The Staple Singers (This May Be the Last Time; I'll Take You There; Let's Do It Again; Respect Yourself; If You're Ready [Come Go with Me]) (born Dec. 28, 1914 - died Dec. 19, 2000; age 85). Pops Staples died after a fall. (Roebuck Pops Staples 1974 Soul Train Photo)
Stan Lee (nee Stanley Martin Lieber)
American TV host (Cocktails With Stan), comic book publisher, writer & superhero character co-creator (Spider-Man; X-Men; Thor; Hulk; Fantastic Four; Iron Man), and President of Marvel Comics (born Dec. 28, 1922 - died Nov. 12, 2018; age 95). Stan Lee died of respiratory and heart failure. (Stan Lee 1975 Photo: Alan Light)
Johnny Otis (nee Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes)
American DJ, politician, preacher, radio host, musician, producer, songwriter (Hound Dog), bandleader, talent scout (Jackie Wilson, Etta James), singer (Willie and the Hand Jive), and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member (born Dec. 28, 1921 - Jan. 17, 2012; age 90). Johnny Otis died of natural causes.
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