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?
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Bela Lugosi, Viggo Mortenson, Tom Petty, and Snoop Dogg
Sad thing is I know that without looking it up because I’m a nerd.
You get Pablo Neruda AND Malala Yousafzai?! Um. Wow. This is clearly an epic day to be born on!
Larry Flynt, Lyle Lovett, Peter Ostrum, Sophie B. Hawkins, Toni Collette.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Phil Hartman, Linda McCartney, Mean Joe Greene.
Nina Simone, Rue McClanahan, Ellen Page (same year!), and Sophie Turner are just SOME of the cool people I share a birthday with. Thanks for this bit of fun!