Famous 80s Birthdays

Famous 80s Birthdays

Happy Birthday To Bill Murray And Stephen King

Actor Bill Murray is known for 80s movies Stripes, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Little Shop Of Horrors, and Scrooged! He was born on September 21, 1950, which makes him 70 years old.   Stephen King is hailed as one of the greatest horror writers of all time. With many of his books hitting the big screen during the 80s such as Cujo, The Shining, Christine, Maximum Overdrive, Children Of The Corn, The Dead Zone, Firestarter, Silver Bullet, Stand By Me, and more. He was born on September 21, 1947, which makes him 72 years old.  

Celebrating The Late Freddie Mercury’s 74th Birthday

Happy Birthday to the late Freddie Mercury! Freddie Mercury the lead singer of Queen and solo artist, who majored in stardom while giving new meaning to the word showmanship, left a legacy of songs, which will never lose their stature as classics to live on forever. https://youtu.be/FP808MiJUcM The life of Farrokh Bulsara (Freddie Mercury) began on the East African island of Zanzibar on September 5, 1946. 25 years later in London under the name of Freddie Mercury, he was fronting the now legendary rock group named Queen. The son of Bomi and Jer Bulsara, Freddie spent the bulk of his childhood...

Happy 56th Birthday To Keanu Reeves!

Happy birthday to actor Keanu Reeves born on this day in 1964.  Reeves made his big film debut in 1986's Youngblood. He became even more known during the 80s for his role in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.  Recently he released the second sequel in the Bill & Ted series with Bill & Ted Face The Music.

Happy Birthday To Gloria Estefan Who Turns 63 Today!

With worldwide sales of over 100 million records during her legendary career, Gloria Estefan has garnered 38 #1 Hits on the Billboard charts. She is a seven-time Grammy award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author of two New York Times best-selling children's books, philanthropist, and humanitarian. She is considered one of the world's most recognizable and beloved performers and one of the most successful crossover artists in Latin music history. Emilio and Gloria Estefan were the first couple to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Gloria was the first Cuban American singer-songwriter to receive a Kennedy Center Honor. The couple was...

Happy 50th Birthday To 80s Pop Sensation, Debbie Gibson

Happy 50th Birthday To 80s Pop Sensation, Debbie Gibson, born on August 31, 1970. Debbie Gibson burst onto the music scene at 16 and instantly became the youngest artist in history to write, produce, and perform a number one hit, "Foolish Beat." She is still the youngest female and holds the Guinness Book of World Records title to this date. Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums and has starred in 17 musicals in 17 years, from Broadway to the West End. She celebrated the 30-year anniversary of her pop career, including her mega-hit album Electric Youth and biggest...

Celebrating The Late Patrick Swayze’s Birthday Today

Actor, dancer, and singer, Patrick Swayze was born on this day August 18th in 1952. Swayze came to prominence in the 80s playing both romantic leads and tough guys.  This lead to his appeal reaching a much larger fanbase of both male and female fans. He starred in such films as The Outsiders, Uncommon Valor, Grandview, U.S.A., Red Dawn, Youngblood, Dirty Dancing,   and Road House.  He is most known for his roles in Dirty Dancing and the smash hit Ghost released in 1990. Swayze died in 2009 from complications related to his battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Celebrating The Late Robin Williams’ Birthday Today

Robin Williams was born on July 21st, 1951. Starting out in comedy clubs doing stand up routines, he landed the starring role in the TV series Mork and Mindy. His first starring role in a movie was for "Popeye".  Sadly Robin Williams died by suicide on August 11, 2014. Robin Williams went on to fame and starred in an incredible amount of films during his lifetime: 1980 Popeye 1982 The World According to Garp 1983 The Survivors 1984 Moscow on the Hudson 1986 The Best of Times, Club Paradise, Seize the Day 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam 1988 The Adventures of...

Happy Birthday To Tom Hanks Who Turns 64 Today, July 9th!

Tom Hanks turns 64 today! Let's all wish him a happy birthday! Tom Hanks is now recognized as an iconic American actor with an extensive and impressive career in movies that continues to this day.  Early on, Tom starred in the TV show "Bosom Buddies" in 1980 and begun to develop a career in films around the same time. Here's a list of films that Tom Hanks during the 1980s: 1980 He Knows You're Alone 1984 Splash, Bachelor Party 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe, Volunteers 1986 The Money Pit, Nothing in Common, Every Time We Say Goodbye 1987...

Happy Birthday To Kevin Bacon Who Turns 62 Today, July 8th!

While most often connected to the 80s movie "Footloose". Keven Bacon has a long career as an actor.  He starred in the following films during the 1980s: 1980 Hero at Large, Friday the 13th 1981 Only When I Laugh 1982 Diner 1984 Footloose 1986 Quicksilver 1987 White Water Summer, Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1988 She's Having a Baby 1989 Criminal Law, The Big Picture   Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon Bacon is the subject of the trivia game titled "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," based on the idea that, due to his prolific screen career covering a diverse range of...

Happy 74th Birthday To Sylvester Stallone!

Sylvester Stallone (full name: Sylvester Enzio Stallone) has established worldwide recognition as an actor, writer, and director since he played the title role in his own screenplay of Rocky, which won the Academy Award in 1976 for Best Picture. Since that seminal motion picture, Rocky grew to a franchise of five sequels and in 2006 Stallone concluded the series with Rocky Balboa, a critical and audience success which resolutely confirmed both Stallone and Rocky as iconic cultural symbols. In addition, to commemorate a character which has become as real as any living person to film-going audiences around the world, a...

Happy Birthday To The One And Only, Huey Lewis Who Turns 70 Today, July 5th!

Huey was born in New York City on July 5th, 1950. He moved to Marin County, California when he was 4 years old (better sandboxes!). At the tender age of 13, he went east to boarding school at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where he began to play the harmonica … After graduating, he hitch-hiked throughout western Europe playing his harmonica for a year, and then attended Cornell University for a year and a half, where he played in bands and went to some classes. After dropping out of Cornell, Huey moved back to California where he soon joined...

Happy Birthday To John Waite Who Turns 68 This 4th Of July!

"Songs and songwriting keeps me inspired, moving forward. I tend to scribble down notes, lyrics, or just random thoughts on pieces of paper, backs of cigarette packs, sometimes on my shirt cuff. Rock n’ roll is the closest thing I’ve got to spiritual power. It’s been the higher voice in my life and it’s never let me down.” - John Waite Countless musicians of far lesser accomplishment have probably made similar statements regarding their own personal creative process, but when the confession comes from John Waite – whose been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listenable, enduring...

Happy Birthday To Ratt Vocalist Stephen Pearcy Who Turns 64 Today, July 3rd!

As the founder, lead singer, and songwriter of the rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy led his creation to Mega-Platinum Success year after year since coming "Out of the Cellar" in 1984 and capturing critical acclaim for his performances, style, and uniquely salacious vocals.  The band RATT has sold well over (20) million records worldwide since it's incarnation in 1983 to date, with their first record the self-titled (6) song EP, RATT. https://youtu.be/0u8teXR8VE4   Pearcy formed RATT, with the original members as we knew them in 1982 in Los Angeles, CA from his previous band MICKEY RATT, created in 1976 in San Diego, CA.  Known for their...

Happy 75th Birthday To Blondie’s Debbie Harry! July 1st!

Deborah Harry was born on July 1st, 1945. She has had incredible success with her band Blondie, and as a solo artist as well. Debbie turns 75 today! With Blondie, she has sold an estimated 40 million albums. Let's all wish her a happy birthday!   https://youtu.be/pHCdS7O248g       https://www.blondie.net/

Happy Birthday To Iconic ’80s Actor John Cusack Who Turns 54 Today, June 28th!

John Cusack began acting in films during the '80s and has starred in more than 85 movies since.  He has achieved cult status with '80s movie fans for roles in "Better Off Dead", "Sixteen Candles" and "Say Anything". John Cusack starred in the following movies during the 1980s: 1983 Class   1984 Sixteen Candles  1984 Grandview, U.S.A.   1985 The Sure Thing   1985 Better Off Dead  1985 The Journey of Natty Gann  1986 Stand by Me  1986 One Crazy Summer  1987 Hot Pursuit  1987 Broadcast News  1988 Tapeheads  1988 Eight Men Out  1989 Say Anything...   1989 Fat Man and Little Boy 

Happy Birthday To Patty Smyth (Scandal), Mick Jones (The Clash), Terri Nunn (Berlin), And Rindy Ross (Quarterflash) June 26th!

Lots of birthdays today, June 26th!   Scandal vocalist Patty Smyth turns 62 today! https://youtu.be/47y5bo8wtqM       Clash's guitarist and co-lead singer Mick Jones turns 64 today! https://youtu.be/bJ9r8LMU9bQ       Berlin's Lead Singer Terri Nunn turns 58 today! https://youtu.be/Bx51eegLTY8     Quarterflash vocalist Rindy Ross turns 69 today! https://youtu.be/OqeKV2UYq1Q     https://pattysmythandscandal.com/ https://www.theclash.com/ http://www.berlinpage.com/ https://www.quarterflash.net/  

Celebrating What Would Have Been George Michael’s 57th Birthday Today, June25th!

Celebrating What Would Have Been George Michael's 57th Birthday. George Michael was born June 25th, 1963 and died on December 25, 2016.  In between those years, he created a lot of great music with Wham! and as a solo artist. We are remembering George on his Birthday… Celebrate his music, play it loud wherever you are  Listen here: https://smarturl.it/GMBirthdayPlaylists https://youtu.be/6Cs3Pvmmv0E       http://www.georgemichael.com/

Happy Birthday To Mick Fleetwood Of Fleetwood Mac, June 24th!

Michael John Kells Fleetwood, known as Mick Fleetwood, turns 72 today on June 24th!  Mick is one of the most admired drummers in rock music history and has made a lasting impression throughout the years. Fleetwood Mac had a resurgence in popularity during the early '80s, partially from airplay on MTV and the band is still going strong after all of these years. https://youtu.be/E0sha1XfHxw http://www.mickfleetwood.com/  

Happy Birthday To Cyndi Lauper Who’s Still Proving That Girls Just Want To Have Fun At 67

Happy birthday to the one and only Cyndi Lauper! With a career that has now spanned more than 40 years, Cyndi continues to write great new music and tour. Her debut album, She's So Unusual" released in 1983 won her the "Best New Artist" Grammy Award and was the first debut album by a female artist to have four top-five hits on Billboard's Top 100 charts with "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time", "She Bop", and "All Through the Night". Cyndi has sold over 50 million records worldwide.   https://youtu.be/PIb6AZdTr-A   Cyndi Lauper has released the following...

Happy Birthday To Kip Winger And Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer Today, June 21st!

Aerosmith Drummer, Joey Kramer Turns 70 today! Joey Kramer has been handling the drumming duties for the almighty Aerosmith since 1970. Legends. Icons. Idols. These are the words used to describe those rare bands that have been adored for a lifetime and immortalized as distinct creators of rock and roll. But what these reverent words are missing is the notion of now. How do you reconcile a generation-spanning word like icon with the quick beat of the present? Aerosmith does it. The band members are legends, icons, and idols, dynamic in the present; as cool and innovative now as they...

Happy Birthday To Lionel Richie Who Turns 71 Today, June 20th!

International superstar Lionel Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Richie is one of only 2 songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, four Grammy Awards® Lionel Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and co-wrote one of the...

Happy Birthday To Heart’s Ann Wilson Who Turns 70 Today, June19th !

Ann Dustin Wilson was born on June 19th, 1950.  While the band Heart has a lengthy career, they scored their first number-one single with the song "Alone" on the Bad Animals album in 1987. Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, with 20 top forty singles.  Heart's latest album is 2016's "Beautiful Broken".  Look for Ann and her sister Nancy to hit the road with Heart in 2021 for a tour. https://youtu.be/1Cw1ng75KP0 https://www.heart-music.com/ https://www.facebook.com/heart/  

Happy Birthday! Culture Club’s Boy George Turns 59 Today!

Boy George (George Alan O'Dowd) was born on this day in 1961. During the '80s Culture Club released such massive hits as "Karma Chameleon", "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" "Church of the Poison Mind" and, "Time (Clock of the Heart)" and many more.  Culture Club is an English pop group that formed in London in 1981. The band comprises Boy George (lead vocals), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Mikey Craig (bass guitar), and Jon Moss (drums and percussion).    https://youtu.be/kwb9-OlQimc       http://www.boygeorgeuk.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BoyGeorgeOfficial/

Celebrating What Would Have Been Prince’s 62nd Birthday Today June 7th

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) would have been 62 years old today if not for his untimely and tragic death.  Upon Prince's death, he was cremated. and his ashes were then placed into a customized, 3D printed urn shaped to resemble the Paisley Park estate.  The urn containing Prince's ashes was placed on display in the atrium of the Paisley Park complex in October 2016.   Bandmates that span all four decades of Prince's performance and recording career got together virtually for an all-star rendition of "The Cross," which they released today "as a message...

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