So, were you born on this date? Do you know of anyone who was? With nothing better to do, I’d recently created a group where all members would have the same birthday.
Do all Feb 28-ers think alike? Who are they, how are they, where are they, and why are they? Is there a pattern? Is there really a connection between all who share the same Zodiac sign, being this precise?
I guess we’ll find out some day. But first, it’d be great to know where everyone is. How many of ‘us’ are out there, do you think? I gues I am interested in finding a pattern, if there is one.
Now, wouldn’t it be great if a whole lot of us who have the same birthday meet at one place for our birthday? Maybe we can do that and get in the Guiness Book of World Records.
One giant birthday card. One giant candle. One monstrous cake. A birthday party so big we’d have to rent a small town! Oh, the dreams we have.
So wanna know who else (famous, not so famous) shares our birthday?
Here is a random list
Linus Pauling (scientist) 1901–Two time Nobel Prize Winner. Considered one of the greatest Chemists of the 20th Century.
Brian Jones (musician) 1940 — of the ginormous Rolling Stones
John Turturro (actor) 1957
Bernadette Peters (actor) 1948
Mercedes Ruehl (actor) 1948
Mike Figgis (filmmaker) 1948
Mario Andretti (speed racer) 1940
Milton Caniff (cartoonist) 1907 — creator of newspaper comics ‘Terry and The Pirates (1934 and ‘Steve Canyon (1947). [The term ‘Dragon Lady’ comes from a character of his in ‘Pirates’.]
Dorothy Stratten (model/actor) 1960
Ali Larter (actor) 1976 [my exact birthday match–moderator]
Smarty Jones (thoroughbred) 2001 — this horse was all over the news. As well it should be.
Michel de Montaigne (French Philosopher) 1533
Berthold Auerbach (novelist) 1812
Ernest Renan was (French Philosopher) 1823
Ben Hecht (Novelist, Auhtor, Playwright) 1893
Vincente Minnelli (filmmaker) 1903
Tom Aldredge (actor) 1928 [most recently in COLD MOUNTAIN]
Tommy Tune (actor) 1939
Alice May Brock (author, restaurateur) 1941
Gilbert Gottfried (comedian) 1955
Rae Dawn Chong (actor/director) 1962
Rory Cochrane (actor) 1972 [most recently ‘Hart’s War]
Tangi Miller (actor) 1974 [Felicity]
Daniel Handler (author) 1970 — Lemony Snicket series
Robert Sean Leonard (actor) 1969
Sarah Bolger (actor) 1991 — [played Christy in ‘In America’]
David Esparza (sound editor) 1978 [recent works, The Pink Panther, The Ringer, Shopgirl]’
Guy Maddin (filmmaker) 1956 [recent film Saddest Music in the World w/I. Rossellini]
Jennifer Kapoor (actor/desinger) 1934 [married Indian star Shashi Kapoor]
Frank Gehry (Architect) 1929====Charles Durning (actor) 1928
Saul Zaentz (producer) 1921 [The English Patient, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest]
Zero Mostel (actor) 1915 [The Producers, The Front]
Don McGuire (screenwriter) 1919 [Tootsie]
Bugsy Siegel (businessman?) 1906
OTHER FEB 28 LISTS
I’m sure these lists don’t even scratch the surface, but it’s a great start.