John Legend is 39 today

Celebrity birthdays for Dec. 28

Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 28:

Singer John Legend is 39.

Comic book creator Stan Lee (Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk) is 95.

Actress Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”) is 85.

Actress Elaine Hendrix is 47.

Talk show host Seth Meyers (Late Night With Seth Meyers) is 44.

Actor Andre Holland (“Selma”) is 38.

Actress Sienna Miller is 36.

Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Harry Howell is 85.

Actress Dame Maggie Smith (“Harry Potter”) is 83.

Saxophonist Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers is 79.

Singer-keyboardist Edgar Winter is 71.

Drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste of The Meters is 69.

Pianist Richard Clayderman is 64.

Actor Denzel Washington is 63.

Country singer Joe Diffie is 59.

Contemporary Christian singer Twila Paris is 59.

Drummer Mike McGuire of Shenandoah is 59.

Actor Chad McQueen (the “Karate Kid” films) is 57.

Country singer-guitarist Marty Roe of Diamond Rio is 57.

Olympic synchronized swimmer Michelle Cameron is 55.

Actor Malcolm Gets (“Caroline in the City”) is 54.

Actor Mauricio Mendoza is 48.

Actor Brendan Hines (“Suits,” “Lie To Me”) is 41.

Actor Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”) is 41.

Actress Vanessa Ferlito is 40.

Rapper-musician-producer Terrace Martin is 39.

Actor Beau Garrett (“The Good Doctor”) is 35.

Singer Matt Walst (Three Days Grace, My Darkest Days) is 35.

Actor Thomas Dekker is 30.

Actress Mackenzie Rosman (“7th Heaven”) is 28.

“American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta is 27.

Actress Mary-Charles Jones (“Kevin Can Wait”) is 16.

Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1763, brewer-banker-steamship builder-politician John Molson. (Jan. 11, 1836)

In 1842, Calixa Lavallee, the composer of “O Canada.” (Jan. 21, 1891)

In 1856, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. (Feb. 3, 1924)

In 1905, Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld, Canada’s woman athlete of the half century. (Nov. 14, 1969)

In 1905, legendary jazz pianist Earl (Fatha) Hines. (April 22, 1983)

In 1910, singer Billy Williams. (Oct. 17, 1972)

In 1910, Harold Burroughs Rhodes, the inventor of the electric piano bearing his name. (Dec. 17, 2000)

In 1913, Toronto-born actor and comedian Lou Jacobi. (Oct. 23, 2009)

In 1914, musician Pops Staples of “The Staple Singers.” (Dec. 19, 2000)

In 1921, R&B singer Johnny Otis. (Jan. 17, 2012)

In 1925, singer, dancer and actor Sammy Davis Jr. (May 16 1990)

In 1928, Canadian jazz legend Moe Koffman. (March 28, 2001)

In 1929, Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Terry Sawchuk. (May 31, 1970)

In 1931, actor Martin Milner (“Adam 12,” “Route 66”). (Sept. 6, 2015)

In 1932, singer Dorsey Burnette. (Aug. 19, 1979)

In 1946, Quebec filmmaker, writer and outspoken sovereigntist Pierre Falardeau. (Sept. 25, 2009)

In 1950, guitarist-singer Alex Chilton (The Box Tops, Big Star). (March 17, 2010)

In 1962, French jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani. (Jan. 6, 1999)

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