Latest Birthdays News

Alabama man dies after fall from Mississippi parking garage

Oct. 25, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama man who had been celebrating his birthday at a Mississippi casino died late Friday after he fell from the top of a parking garage, authorities said. Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer identified him as 45-year-old Joseph Baynes of...

At 105, Lily Julian can still throw a party

Oct. 17, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

PLEASANT VALLEY, WV (AP) — Renata “Lily” Julian celebrated her 105th birthday Saturday with a somewhat boisterous crowd at her residence at Conchetta’s Home Care Suites on Davis Street. When celebrating a triple-digit birthday, guests might expect a quiet...

A funky Flea celebrates his birthday, his school's founding

Oct. 17, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flea had a funky birthday. So did the music school he co-founded that has become an LA institution. As the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist turned 59 on Saturday, and his Silverlake Conservatory of Music turned 20, they celebrated with a joint party in...

Little Rock 9 member celebrates 80th birthday with students

Oct. 05, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Elizabeth Eckford, one of the nine Black students who first integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957, celebrated her 80th birthday at the school with the help of about a dozen students. The students, who are members of the Civil...

NC school surprises crossing guard on his 100th birthday

Oct. 03, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — On his 100th birthday, crossing guard Thomas Faucette woke up at 3 a.m. The World War II veteran had already celebrated with family and friends over the weekend. He didn’t know about the plans in motion. A premonition —...

Six people hurt in shooting at Cedar Rapids hotel

Oct. 02, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are still searching for a gunman or gunmen who opened fire at a hotel party, injuring six people. The shooting happened just before 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Ramada by Wyndham Cedar Rapids Hotel. Police said on...

Nebraska woman celebrates 115th birthday

Oct. 02, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska woman who is believed by many to be the oldest living American has celebrated her 115th birthday. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Thelma Sutcliffe marked her birthday quietly at the facility where she lives in...

North Carolina crossing guard celebrates 100th birthday

Sep. 30, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who reached his 100th birthday has been celebrated by the elementary school students he helps get through morning traffic and safely to class. Students at Peck Elementary School marked the milestone birthday for Thomas...

London honors Princess Diana with blue plaque at former home

Sep. 29, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London finally honored the late Princess Diana Wednesday with a blue plaque at the place she called home in the two years before she married Prince Charles and her life in the goldfish bowl began. For Diana, 60 Coleherne Court, an apartment near London's...

Book about a pair of Virginia lion statues is in the works

Sep. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Since Sherman McDaniel started dressing a pair of lion statues perched outside her Norfolk home in seasonal garb, the duo have become something of local celebrities. The lions, named Scotch and Soda, have amassed more than 3,500 followers on Facebook and boast a...