JASON MOMOA is 35.  The new Conan the Barbarian and possibly the new Aquaman for the upcoming "Batman vs Superman" and "Justice League" movies.  He was also Khal Drogo on HBO's "Game of Thrones", and the dreadlock-wearing warrior Ronon on "Stargate Atlantis".  Lisa Bonet has two kids with him.

Tempestt Bledsoe is 41.  Vanessa Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" . . . AND host of the fine daytime talk show formerly known as "Tempestt".

Sam Mendes is 49.  Chubby-chasing director of "American Beauty", "Road To Perdition" and "Jarhead".

Adam Duritz is 50.  Lead singer of Counting Crows. 

Coolio is 51.

Demian Bichir is 51.  Detective Marco Ruiz on FX's "The Bridge".  You might also remember him as the corrupt Mexican politician, Esteban Reyes, from "Weeds".

Public Enemy genius CHUCK D is 54Related Comedy:  Chuck D turns 54 today.  So now he will "Fight the Power", right after he takes a quick nap.

Joe Elliott is 55.  Def Leppard's singer.

Michael Penn is 56.  Sean's musician brother.  He's married to Aimee Mann.

Robert Cray is 61.

DOM DELUISE!!!  (1933 - 2009)

 

"Ziggy" cartoonist Tom Wilson  (1931 - 2011)

Jerry Garcia  (1942 - 1995)  Fascinating Jerry Garcia Fact:  Did you know that Jerry Garcia was missing half of his right middle finger?  It's true.

Herman Melville  (1819 - 1891)  Bored you to death in high school with "Moby Dick".  Moby . . . the little bald DJ-type guy . . . claims Melville is his great-great-great-granduncle.

Francis Scott Key  (1779 - 1843)  He wrote "The Star Spangled Banner" in 1814 after seeing the British bombing Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore.  It became the U.S. National Anthem in 1931.