Link for 10/20/09 – Famous Birthdays
Well, today it is all about me. You see, today is my birthday. So, for a link of the day, I thought I would give you this list of celebrities who share a birthday with you. As you will see from the list, I share my special day with a wide range of people from Snoop Dogg to Mickey Mantle. Anyway, enjoy the list and hopefully you too have some fun birthday buddies!
As a side note, it was challenging growing up and having to come to grips that the most famous person I shared a birthday with was a Yankee player. I mean, why couldn’t there be a Red Sox player…or really someone representing ANY team other than the Yankees. Why couldn’t my coolest birthday buddy have been a great actor (Bela Lugosi you come close, but Viggo Mortenson you don’t qualify) or a beautiful singer (not Tom Petty) If my mom could have waited a day, I could have shared my special day with Carrie Fisher, Judge Judy and Alfred Noble! Or pop me out a day earlier and my birthday buddies would have been Evander Holyfield, John Lithgow, John Le Carre and Daddy Brady (Peter Max). Of course, the best late October dates would have been October 23 (Pele, Michael Crichton, Johnny Carson, the Marx Brothers’ agent, Sanjay Gupta, Nancy Grace, Weird Al and, last but not least, Martin Luther King III) or October 24 (Y.A. Tittle, F. Murray Abraham, Kevin Kline and, of course, Tila Tequila!) The site is especially fun when you try to figure out what the people share besides a birthday. For example, in addition to being born on October 25, I wonder what Katy Perry, Bobby Knight and Pablo Picasso have in common?
But, alas, I’ll have to take solace in the fact that, in addition to Mickey Mantle and Tom Petty, I also get to share my day with the immortal Charles Ives, Art Buchwald and the one and only Jerry Orbach!
Hey, at least I wasn’t born on October 18 (Lee Harvey Oswald, Mike Ditka and Zac Efron)!