Same Birthday

Lord knows why anyone would find this interesting except me, but ... I share the same birthday (August 25) with the following folks:

 

Ivan IV (the Terrible)

1st Czar of Russia

1530

Allan Pinkerton

Started famous Pinkerton Detective Agency in Chicago

1819

Bret Harte

Author (“The Outcasts of Poker Flat”)

1836

Ludwig II

The “mad king of Bavaria”

1845

Clara Bow

Actress (“Wings,” “Down to the Sea in Ships”

1905

William J. Brennan

Supreme Court Justice

1906

Michael Rennie

Actor (“The Robe,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still”)

1909

Ruby Keeler

Dancer (“Dames,” “42nd Street”

1909

Bob Crosby

Bandleader

1913

Walt Kelly

Cartoonist (“Pogo”)

1913

Van Johnson

Actor (“Brigadoon”)

1916

Erich von Stroheim, Jr.

Actor/director (“Napoleon,” “Sunset Boulevard”)

1916

Mel Ferrer

Actor (“The Longest Day”)

1917

Leonard Bernstein

Conductor, composer (“West Side Story”)

1918

George C. Wallace

Governor of Alabama

1919

Monty Hall

Canada, host of “Let’s Make a Deal”

1923

Sean Connery

Scottish actor (original James Bond series & many more)

1930

Tom Skerritt

American actor (“Alien,” “Ryan’s Four”)

1933

Regis Philbin

TV personality

1933

Frederick Forsyth

Author (“The Day of the Jackal,” “The Odessa File”)

1938

John Badham

Director (“Dracula,” “Short Circuit”)

1939

Anthony Heald

Actor (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Orphans”)

1944

Rollie Fingers

Relief pitcher, Oakland A’s

1946

Anne Archer

Actress (“Fatal Attraction,” “Patriot Games”)

1947

Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz]

Bass player for rock group Kiss

1949

Elvis Costello [Declan Patrick MacManus]

Seminal punk/new-wave singer-songwriter-rocker

1954

Tim Burton

Director (“Edward Scissorhands,” “Sleepy Hollow”)

1958

Billy Ray Cyrus

Country & Western singer (“Achy Breaky Heart”)

1961

Joanne Whalley

Actress (“Kill Me Again”)

1961

Claudia Schiffer

Supermodel

1970