January 7, 2015 | G-BLOG



If today is your birthday, then you share it with the following celebs:


Blue Ivy Carter (Famous first child of superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z. Her parents tried to trademark her name in order to start a merchandise line.) – 3


Nicolas Cage (Veteran actor who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1995 for his role in Leaving Las Vegas. He has also starred in such films as Gone in Sixty Seconds, Con Air, The Rock, National Treasure, Face/Off, Raising Arizona, Matchstick Men, Moonstruck and Adaptation and he provided the voice for Grug in The Croods.) – 51


Jeremy Renner (Earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role as Sgt. First Class William James in The Hurt Locker. He has also played prominent parts in such films as The Bourne Legacy, Mission Impossible: Witch Hunters, S.W.A.T. and Ben Affleck’s The Town.) – 44


Aloe Blacc (American soul singer who released the Gold-certified #8 ranking UK album Good Things in 2010. His best known singles include “I Need a Dollar” and “Loving You Is Killing Me.”) – 36


Vybz Kartel (Reggae and dancehall artist known for the singles “Turn & Wine” and “Romping Shop.”) – 39


Katie Couric (NBC Today co-host who became a CBS news anchor. She also hosted programs on ABC, making her one of the few anchors who appear on the U.S. Big Three.) – 58


David Caruso (Actor best known for his roles in the television series, NYPD Blue and CSI: Miami.) – 59


Dustin Diamond (Actor and comedian known best for his role as Screech on the hit show Saved By the Bell.) – 38


Butterfly McQueen (1911-1995: Actress who played Prissy, Scarlett O’Hara’s maid, in the classic film, Gone with the Wind. She appeared in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and concluded her career with an appearance in Polly.) – would have been 104 years old today!


Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960: One of the most prominent contributors to the Harlem Renaissance, she published her masterpiece novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, in 1937. Also a notable folklorist, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to carry out anthropological research in Haiti and Jamaica.) – would have been 124 years old today!


John Rich (Country music artist who is one-half of the duo Big & Rich, the group that released the hit “Lost in This Moment.”) – 41



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