Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my 28th birthday and, as usual, I’m anticipating snow. Since this is the first time in two years that I haven’t been pregnant on my birthday, I’m excited to have PLANS and no morning sickness. The plan is to have a fun morning with the family and then head off for a little R&R at the spa! I’m getting a new haircut and massage. Tonight Mr. Eco Incognito and I are heading on a date, too. All in all, it’s shaping up to be one of the best birthdays yet. However, there is one thing that I really miss from my youth.

happy birthday to meIn high school, I loved the morning announcements. First of all, I got a kick out of finding out who else shared my birthday. I also loved that anyone who listened could wish me happy birthday all day. I intently listened year round in order to share the birthday love. Since my high school announcers are famous in Hollywood now, I’m going to celebrate in the next-best-way and share 28 famous people who are also born on January 18.

Without further ado… I present 28 people throughout history who share my birthday (via wikipedia). HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALL!

1. 1813 – Joseph Glidden, American farmer who patented barbed wire

2. 1892 – Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)

3. 1904 – Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)

4. 1910 – Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (d. 1993)

5. 1913 – Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)

6. Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)

7. Robert Anton Wilson, American author (d. 2007)

8. Ray Dolby, American inventor (Dolby noise reduction system)

9. 1941 – David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)

10. 1952 – Michael Angelis, British actor

11. 1952 – Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design

12. 1955 – Kevin Costner, American actor

13. 1962 – Alison Arngrim, American actress

14. 1962 – Mike Lynch, American cartoonist

15. 1964 – Jane Horrocks, British actress

16. 1965 – Dave Attell, American writer and comedian

17. Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler

18. 1972 – Mike Lieberthal, American baseball player

19. 1973 – Ben Jealous, African-American leader, president of the NAACP

20. 1974 – Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak)

21. 1974 – Princess Claire of Belgium

22. 1974 – Devon Odessa, American actress

23. 1974 – Maulik Pancholy, American actor

24. 1977 – Curtis Cregan, American actor

25. 1980 – Jason Segel, American actor

26. 1984 – Kristy Lee Cook, American singer

27. 1984 – Michael Kearney, American child prodigy

28. 1996 – Alexandra Scott, American cancer patient, founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, (d. 2004)


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