THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS
Des Lynam, Irish-born sportscaster, is 75. Baz Luhrmann, movie director of Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, is 55. Damon Hill, former Formula One champion, is 57. Stirling Moss, champion racing driver of the 1950s, is 88. Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player, is 48. Anastacia, pop singer, is 49. Keith Flint, vocalist with Prodigy, is 48
MONDAY, SEPT 18
Lance Armstrong, disgraced cyclist, is 46. Frankie Avalon, American singer, is 77. Kevin Doyle, Ireland and Colorado Rapids striker, is 34. Peter Shilton, England’s most capped footballer, is 68. John Aldridge, ex-Irish international great, is 59. Ronaldo, Brazilian two-time World Cup winner, is 41. Joanne Catherall, singer with Human League, is 55.
TUESDAY, SEPT 19
Lesley Hornby, aka Twiggy, 1960s model, is 68. David McCallum, actor, is 84. Jeremy Irons, Oscar-winning actor, is 69. Victoria Silvstedt, Playboy model, is 43. Jimmy Fallon, US talk-show host, is 43. Zandra Rhodes, fashion designer, is 77. Jarvis Cock- er, singer with Pulp, is 54. Bill Medley, singer with The Righteous Brothers, is 77. Nile Rodgers, guitarist with Chic, is 65. Trisha Yearwood, country singer, is 53. Lol Creme, guitarist with 10cc, is 70.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 20
Sophia Loren, Italian film star, is 83. Gary Cole, actor, is 61. Kristen Johnston, actress who starred in TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun , is 50. Henrik Larsson, former Celtic, Manchester United and Sweden striker, is 46.
THURSDAY, SEPT 21
Liam Gallagher, former Oasis singer, is 45. Richard Dunne, former QPR and Ireland defender, is 38. Bill Murray, comedic actor, is 67. Jerry
Bruckheimer, Hollywood producer, is 74. Stephen King, novelist, is 70. Don Felder, former Eagles guitarist, is 70.
Ethan Coen, film-maker, is 60. Ricki Lake, actress and talk-show host, is 49.
FRIDAY, SEPT 22
Andrea Bocelli, classical tenor, is 59. Ed Joyce, top Irish cricketer, is 39. Billie Piper, actress/singer, is 35. Nick Cave, Australian singer- songwriter, is 60. Joan Jett, I Love Rock ’n’ Roll singer, is 59. Andy Cairns, Northern Irish singer/ guitarist with Therapy?, is 52. Tom Felton, the actor who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, is 30.
SATURDAY, SEPT 23
Thomas Kilroy, Abbey playwright, author of Double Cross and The Death & Resurrection of Mr Roche, is 83. Bruce Springsteen, American rock singer, is 68. Julio Iglesias, singing superstar and father of Enrique, is 74. Cherie Blair, wife of former British prime minister Tony, is 63. Jason Alexander, actor who played George Costanza in Seinfeld, is 58.
LIAM GALLAGHER: He’s 45