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KISS – FM celebrates the birthdays of some of our favorite celebrities every week at KissRichmond.com, and this week, we celebrate with NFL Hall Of Fame running back Barry Sanders, who turned 45 on Monday, July 16th. Also sharing that date is former “Saturday Night Live” star and actor Will Ferrell (46).   On Tuesday, July 17th, legendary actress Diahann Carroll, who opened many doors in the TV industry for African-Americans with her pioneering sitcom “Julia”. Diahann is now 78 years old.

On Wednesday, July 18th, Actor Vin Diesel turned 45, Motown great Martha Reeves, who had us “Dancin’ In The Streets” back in the 60’s, celebrated her 71st birthday, while former South African President and world figure Nelson Mandela is now 94 years old.   One of ESPN’s most popular announcers, Stuart Scott, who brought new dialogue to the network, is having a 47th birthday today,  Thursday, July 19th.

Friday, July 20th brings brithday greetings to Richmond’s own American Idol Elliott Yamin, who turns 34 on that date. Also celebrating on Friday is Miami Heat guard Ray allen (37), actor Omar Epps (39) of “House, M.D.”, and legendary guitarist Carlos Santana will be 65 years old. Actor/Comedian Robin Williams turns 61 on Saturday, July 21st, while New York Yankees pitcher C. C. Sabathia celebrates his 32nd birthday this weekend.

On Sunday, July 22nd, famed actor Danny Glover (Color Purple) will be 65 years old, and former NFL wide receiver Tim Brown turns 46. On Monday, July 23rd, singer Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child will turn 32, former NBA star guard Gary Payton will be 44, and actor Marlon Wayans celebrates his 40th birthday also on Monday. Last but not least, on Monday, July 23rd, yours truly Mitch Malone, host of the KISS Quiet Storm will be celebrating as well, and I thank my Quiet Storm listeners for again making the show Richmond’s No. 1 night-time program!

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