Ed Sullivan - TV variety show host
Marcello Mastroianni - Italian actor
Brigitte Bardot - French actress
Koko Taylor - Queen of the Blues
Thomas Crapper - inventor
Janeane Garofalo - actress & comedian
Moon Unit Zappa - 'Valley Girl' singer & daughter of Frank
Naomi Watts - actress
Confucius - Chinese philosopher
Nicolas Flamel - French alchemist
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - Italian artist
Ellis Peters - author
John Sayles - director
1875 - James C. Penney - Department Store Founder.
1925 - B.B. King.
1928 - Lady Gwen Thompson - The lady who wrote the Wiccan Rede.
1939 - Breyten Breytenbach - a South African writer with an awesome name.
1956 - David Copperfield.
1956 - Mickey Rourke.
1958 - Jennifer Tilly.
1963 - Richard Marx.
1964 - Molly Shannon.
1968 - Marc Anthony.
1971 - Amy Poehler.
1981 - Alexis Bledel.
1984 - Katie Melua.
1988 - Teddy Geiger. <-- same age as me, exactly.
And one that I am absolutely ashamed of:
1992 - Nick Jonas.
And the guy who invented the laser died on my birthday, too.
A few years ago my mom asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday and I said I wanted to go to the art museum. We got to the museum and there were a lot of people there, which was strange because art isn't really popular in my town. We walked through and oohed and aahed at all the pretty pictures and I saw a little room off to the side where there were books about the artist being featured. That was how I discovered I have Andy Warhol's birthday. August 6. Other folks with my birthday are Piers Anthony, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Lucille Ball.
Well, I don't remember if I share a birthday with anyone famous, but I do know that September 18th was the day Jimmy Hendrix "choked on his own vomit and died" as the website stated.
So... I share a death day.