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Famous birthdays list for October 7, 2023 includes celebrities John Mellencamp, Simon Cowell – cleveland.com


John Mellencamp and Simon Cowell celebrate birthdays on October 7th. (AP)
Birthday wishes go out to John Mellencamp, Simon Cowell and all the other celebrities with birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning a year older on October 7th and learn an interesting fact about each of them.
John Mellencamp performs at the Dolby Theatre, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Rocker John Mellencamp turns 72
Fun fact: Inducted into the Songwriters HoF in 2018
World renown US cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays during the Dubai Expo 2020 closing ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, March 31, 2022. The world's fair in Dubai, the pandemic-delayed Expo 2020, closed on Thursday after six months of concerts, conferences and festivities. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)AP
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma turns 68
Fun fact: Graduated from Harvard University
Michael W. Smith sings the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)AP
Singer Michael W. Smith turns 66
Fun fact: The W stands for Whitaker
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman attend the "& Juliet" Broadway opening night at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Recording exec Simon Cowell turns 64
Fun fact: Has appeared in multiple episodes of ‘Hollywood Squares’
Toni Braxton poses in the press room at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Singer Toni Braxton turns 56
Fun fact: Won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1993
TV personality Joy Behar (“The View”) is 81. Drummer Kevin Godley of 10cc is 78. Actor Jill Larson (“All My Children”) is 76. Country singer Kieran Kane of The O’Kanes is 74. Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 72. Actor Mary Badham (“To Kill a Mockingbird”) is 71. Drummer Tico Torres of Bon Jovi is 70. Actor Christopher Norris (“Trapper John, M.D.”) is 68. Actor Dylan Baker (“Murder One”) is 65. Actor Judy Landers (“Vega$,” “BJ and the Bear”) is 65. Actor Paula Newsome (“Chicago Med,” “Barry”) is 62. Singer Ann Curless of Expose’ is 60. Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 55. Actor Nicole Ari Parker (“Murder in the First,” “Soul Food”) is 53. Actor Allison Munn (“One Tree Hill”) is 49. Singer Damian Kulash of OK Go is 48. Singer Taylor Hicks (“American Idol”) is 47. Actor Omar Miller (“The Unicorn,” “CSI: Miami”) is 45. Singer Nathaniel Rateliff of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 45. Actor Shawn Ashmore (TV’s “The Rookie”) is 44. Actor Jake McLaughlin (“Quantico”) is 41. Electronic musician Flying Lotus is 40. Actor Holland Roden (TV’s “Teen Wolf”) is 37. Actor Amber Stevens (“Greek”) is 37.
Louis Leakey, anthropologist and archaeologist
Desmond Tutu, archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Jayne Torvill, Olympic Ice Dancer (66)
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Prior celebrity fun facts (Associated Press)
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