THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Letters -

TO­DAY

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

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