July 29: Happy Birthday Martina McBride and Wil Wheaton
Today’s birthdays include a country music singer and the self-professed King of the Nerds. Regular readers won’t be surprised that I decided to give the geeky guy the headline. Wil Wheaton starred in Rob Reiner’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Stand By Me. After that, he landed a regular role playing Wesley Crusher on the syndicated sci-fi series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. Unfortunately, Wesley was one of the most irritating characters in all of Star Trek lore. As an adult, Wheaton reinvented himself as an author and connoisseur of all things nerdy. Geeks everywhere celebrate as Wheaton turns 44.
While I know a thing or two about Star Trek, I am less well-versed in country music. I know just enough to recognize the name of Martina McBride who turns 50 today. Here’s the video for her latest song, “Reckless”, which debuted at number 2 in the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart.
How I Met Your Mother star, Josh Radnor, turns 42 today and Rush rocker Geddy Lee is still living on a lighted stage at 63. I had a roommate in college who played Rush’ greatest hits on repeat for an entire semester, so I’m not quite ready to play a clip. Sorry, Rush fans. Maybe next year.
Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn is making it work at 63. And Allison Mack from the long-running CW series, Smallville, turns 34. English actor and bad guy in just about every movie ever made, David Warner, is still classy as hell at 75. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns turns 63.
Also born on this day were silent film star Clara Bow (1905) and Italian dictator and Donald Trump tweet-writer Benito Mussolini (1883). News anchor Peter Jennings was born on this day in 1938.
If today is your birthday, congratulations on sharing your big day with these notable names. Birthday wishes to everyone celebrating a big day today. Come back tomorrow for more celebrity birthdays.
Posted on July 29, 2016, in Celebrity Birthdays and tagged Allison Mack, Benito Mussolini, Clara Bow, David Warner, Geddy Lee, Josh Radnor, Martina McBride, Tim Gunn, Wil Wheaton. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.