2016 Celebrity birthdays of Oct. 2-8

Oct. 2: Singer Don McLean is 71. Actor Avery Brooks (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 68. Guitarist Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics is 66. Musician Sting is 65. Actress Lorraine Bracco is 62. Guitarist Greg Jennings of Restless Heart is 62. Singer Phil Oakey of Human League is 61. Singer Freddie Jackson is 58. Country singer Gillian Welch is 49. Singer Dion Allen of Az Yet is 46. Actress-talk show host Kelly Ripa is 46. Singer Tiffany is 45. Actor Efren Ramirez (“Napoleon Dynamite”) is 43. Singer LaTocha Scott of Xscape is 43. Gospel singer and former “American Idol” contestant Mandisa is 40. Bassist Mike Rodden of Hinder is 34. Singer Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes is 28. Actress Samantha Barks (“Les Miserables”) is 26.

Oct. 3: Singer Chubby Checker is 75. Actor Alan Rachins is 74. Magician Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy is 72. Singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is 67. Blues singer Keb’ Mo’ is 65. Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is 54. Actress Janel Moloney is 47. Singer Gwen Stefani is 47. Singer Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys is 45. Actress Neve Campbell is 43. Actress Lena Headey is 43. Singer India.Arie is 41. Actor Seann William Scott (“Dukes of Hazzard,” ”American Pie”) is 40. Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 37. Guitarist Mark King of Hinder is 34. Rapper A$AP Rocky is 28. Country singer Cherrill Green of Edens Edge is 33. Singer Ashlee Simpson is 32.

Oct. 4: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 87. Actress Lori Saunders (“Petticoat Junction”) is 75. Actor Clifton Davis (“Amen”) is 71. Actress Susan Sarandon is 70. Actor Armand Assante is 67. Actor Alan Rosenberg is 66. Actor Christoph Waltz is 60. Actress Kyra Schon (“Night of the Living Dead”) is 59. Rap producer Russell Simmons is 59. Keyboardist Chris Lowe of The Pet Shop Boys is 57. Keyboardist Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard of Sawyer Brown is 56. Singer Jon Secada is 55. Actor Liev Schreiber is 49. Country singer-guitarist Heidi Newfield (Trick Pony) is 46. Actress Alicia Silverstone is 40. Singer-guitarist Marc Roberge of O.A.R. is 38. Singer Jessica Benson of 3LW is 29. Actress Melissa Benoist (“Supergirl,” ”Glee”) is 28. Actress Dakota Johnson is 27. Singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock of Little Mix is 25.

Oct. 5: Actress Glynis Johns (“Mary Poppins”) is 93. Comedian Bill Dana is 92. Singer-guitarist Steve Miller is 73. Singer Brian Johnson of AC/DC is 69. Director Clive Barker is 64. Guitarist David Bryson of Counting Crows is 62. Singer Bob Geldof is 62. Actor Daniel Baldwin is 56. Guitarist Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America) is 52. Singer Colin Meloy of The Decemberists is 42. Guitarist Brian Mashburn of Save Ferris is 41. Actress Kate Winslet is 41. Guitarist James Valentine of Maroon 5 is 38. Bassist Paul Thomas of Good Charlotte is 36. Actor Jesse Eisenberg is 33. Actor Joshua Logan Moore (“Desperate Housewives”) is 22.

Oct. 6: Actress Britt Ekland is 74. Singer-guitarist Thomas McClary (The Commodores) is 67. Singer Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon is 65. Guitarist David Hidalgo of Los Lobos is 62. Actress Elisabeth Shue is 53. Singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet is 52. Country singer Tim Rushlow (Little Texas) is 50. Bassist Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses) is 50. Actor Jeremy Sisto is 42. Singer Melinda Doolittle (“American Idol”) is 39. Actor Wes Ramsey (“CSI: Miami”) is 39. Musician Will Butler of Arcade Fire is 34.

Oct. 7: TV personality Joy Behar is 74. Drummer Kevin Godley of 10cc is 71. Country singer Kieran Kane of The O’Kanes is 67. Musician John Mellencamp is 65. Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 65. Drummer Tico Torres of Bon Jovi is 63. Former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell is 57. Guitarist Charlie Marinkovich of Iron Butterfly is 57. Singer Toni Braxton is 49. Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 48. Actress Allison Munn (“One Tree Hill”) is 42. Singer Damian Kulash of OK Go is 41. Singer Taylor Hicks (“American Idol”) is 40. Singer Nathaniel Rateliff of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 38. Actor Jake McLaughlin (“Quantico”) is 34.

Oct. 8: Actor Paul Hogan is 77. Actor-comedian Chevy Chase is 73. TV personality Sarah Purcell (“Real People”) is 68. Singer Airrion Love of The Stylistics is 67. Actress Sigourney Weaver is 67. Singer Robert “Kool” Bell of Kool and the Gang is 66. Singer-guitarist Ricky Lee Phelps (Brothers Phelps, Kentucky Headhunters) is 63. Comedian Darrell Hammond is 61. Singer Steve Perry of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies is 53. Singer CeCe Winans is 52. Bassist C.J. Ramone of The Ramones is 51. Singer Teddy Riley is 50. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 46. Singer Byron Reeder of Mista is 37. Singer Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums is 37. Actor Nick Cannon is 36. Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is 31. Actress Molly Quinn (“Castle”) is 23.