Thursday, September 04, 2008

Birthdays . . . Who Has One On The Same Day As Yours?

While listening to the radio this morning, I learned that the following three individuals were all born on September 13: Tavis Smiley, Tyler Perry and Iyanla Vanzant. Interesting, huh? Well, it is to me, particularly because my father also celebrates a birthday on September 13 and he shares quite a few of the personality traits & quirks (both good & bad) of the three aformentioned celebrities (smile).

I have a birthday in September as well. No, not on the 13th, even though my Mom says she was hoping to have me on that day, if only so she could give me to my Dad as a gift he wouldn't soon forget. But I guess the Muse-Maker had a slightly different plan because my entry into the land of the living didn't come until 10 days later, on September 23rd.

I'm honored to share a birthday with none other than John Coltrane. As I've mentioned, more than once in the OSM, thanks to my Dad, I grew up listening to 'Trane's music. Long before I knew we shared a birthday, I had an interest in him and his work. Based on what I've read, I'd dare say Mr. Coltrane and I have a number of things in common--though, none of which, besides our love for music, I'm fixing to share here with you today (LOL).

But what about you? Do you share a birthday with someone well-known, whether famous or infamous? If so, do you think you have anything in common with that person? Do tell.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Hey fellow September baby! I share my September 8th birthday with Maurice Cheeks, Laurenz Tate and Willie Tyler (but not Lester lol). Not sure what that says about me!
See you in two weeks?

Keith said...

My wife's b-day is also on September 13. Thanks for reminding me. I need to get on the ball and get her a gift.

Sharon J. said...

My birthday is the same day as Brooke Shields, Clint Eastwood, Joe Namath and Colin Ferrell. All the sexy people!!! I am born the same day and year as Lea Thompson.

Happy September 23rd to you Lori!

Damika said...

I share my October 9th birthday with John & Sean Lennon and Nona Hendryx, and we have a love of music in common.

Malcolm said...

I share the same b-day (Nov. 13) with quite a few famous people. Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Noth, Jimmy Kimmell, Garry Marshall, and Ron Artest are just a few of them.

pjazzypar said...

(March 13th) Dana Delany, Neil Sedaka, William H. Macy, and L. Ron Hubbard.

bettye griffin said...

July 2nd, the same day as Thurgood Marshall and Medgar Evers. I feel like an also-ran, in light of their accomplishments. But lest I feel too there's also Lindsay Lohan. who makes me feel 10 feet tall!