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Celebrity Birthdays for May 8 – Enrique Iglesias, Alex Van Halen and More

Enrique Iglasias and Alex Van Halen celebrate birthdays on May 8
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images/Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Alex Van Halen
Age: 59
Occupation: Rock drummer
Known For: Being one half of the brother duo who created the rock colossus that is Van Halen, winning a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for the album ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,’ and for being an ordained minister, having performed marriage ceremonies for both his brother and former sister-in-law.

Enrique Iglesias
Age: 37
Occupation: Singer
Known For: Winning a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album for his self-titled debut, a list of hits that includes ‘Hero,’ ‘Escape,’ and ‘Do You Know?,’ being the son of famous Latin crooner Julio Iglasias, and being fully prepared to love you tonight if he runs into you at a steamy dance club.

Don Rickles
Age: 86
Occupation: Comedian/Actor
Known For: Making an illustrious and longstanding career out of insulting celebrities and audience members, numerous television appearances in almost every popular show in the 1960s, and for being the mouthpiece for our favorite spud with an identity crisis, Mr. Potato Head, in Pixar’s ‘Toy Story’ movies.

Toni Tennille
Age: 72
Occupation: Singer
Known For: Being one half of the ’70s singing duo Captain & Tennille, winning a Grammy for the song ‘Love Will Keep Us Together,’ singing back up for Elton John on ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me,’ and not being able to think up a cool nickname to go with Captain.

Melissa Gilbert
Age: 48
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her long-running stint as the famous pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder in the show ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ nearly knocking herself out during a performance on this season of ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and having television’s most famous pair of buck teeth in the 1980s.

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