When I was a kid, I was always super excited to check the newspaper on my birthday to see which famous people were born the same day. Now Wikipedia makes that even easier!
Some of the cool people I share my day with are
- Henry David Thoreau
- George Eastman (as in Eastman Kodak)
- Buckminster Fuller
- Oscar Hammerstein II (as in Rodgers and)
- Pablo Neruda
- Pianist Van Cliburn (I only care because my grandma knew his mom!)
- Richard Simmons (lol)
- Robin Wilson (from the Gin Blossoms! I got a high five from him when I saw them in concert a few years ago!)
- Kristi Yamaguchi
- Malala Yousafzai!
And I was born the exact same day and year as Topher Grace and Michelle Rodriguez. (Though of course the coolest person to share my bday is our own lovely Sara Habein!) I refuse to acknowledge that Bill Cosby shares the day too. He can go to hell.
Who do you share a birthday with?