As February is just around the corner, check to see which famous person you share your birthday with. Many happy returns of the month to all you Aquarius’ and Pisces.
1 Feb – Harry Styles Member of the pop British boy band, One Direction, with Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan. The band’s first single “What Makes You Beautiful” became one of the highest-selling singles of all-time, with over 5 million copies sold worldwide.
3 Feb – Joachim Low Former midfielder who played for SC Freiburg from 1978 to 1980 and from 1985 to 1989. He became manager of the German national team in 2006 and led the team to a World Cup Championship in 2014.
4 Feb – Oscar De La Hoya Legendary boxer known as “The Golden Boy,” he compiled a record of 39-6 and won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, competing in the lightweight class. He defeated 17 world champions over the course of his career.
5 Feb – Cristiano Ronaldo Became one of the top football players in the world, rising to fame as a forward for Real Madrid, who acquired him from Manchester United through a record transfer fee in 2009; became captain of the Portuguese national team in 2008.
6 Feb – Bob Marley Born Nesta Robert Marley, he became known as the Ambassador of Third World for his music, and sold over 75 million reggae albums worldwide. He died of cancer at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, Florida. 1945 – 1981.
7 Feb – Charles Dickens Renowned 19th-century English author whose best known works include Oliver Twist, Bleak House, and A Christmas Carol. He created some of the most memorable characters in fiction, became known for his acute social satire, and is generally considered to be the most significant novelist of the Victorian era. 1812 – 1870.
12 Feb – Naseem Hamed British featherweight boxing champ who was nicknamed Prince. He compiled a career record of 36-1. Later inducted into the boxing hall of fame. Became a global superstar after epic battles with Kevin Kelly and Marco Antonio Barrera.
14 Feb – Simon Pegg Actor, producer, and director who starred in Shaun of the Dead and played Montgomery Scott in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. His other popular films include The World’s End and Hot Fuzz.
15 Feb – Jane Seymour British actress who became known as TV’s Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Wallis Simpson in the 1988 film The Woman He Loved.
16 Feb – Amanda Holden Laurence Olivier Theatre Award-nominated actress in television shows Big Top and Wild at Heart. As a stage actor, she portrayed Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical. Britain’s Got Talent judge.
17 Feb – Michael Jordan Former high-flying Chicago Bulls shooting guard known as Air Jordan, considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all-time; six-time NBA champion, six-time NBA Finals MVP, and five-time NBA MVP.
18 Feb – Dr. Dre Hip hop icon who, as the chief architect of West Coast gangsta rap and a co-owner of Death Row Records, won numerous Grammy Awards, including one for Best Rap Solo Performance for “Let Me Ride” in 1994. He is also notably credited with discovering and supporting Eminem and in May 2014, he sold his headphones Beats by Dre to Apple for over $3 billion.
21 Feb – Blanket Jackson Also known as Prince Michael Jackson II, he is the youngest child of late pop legend Michael Jackson.
22 Feb – Drew Barrymore Free-spirited actress who gained fame for her roles in E.T., Mad Love, and Charlie’s Angels. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010 for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens.
23 Feb – Gareth Barry English midfielder who joined Manchester City in 2009 after spending the first 11 years of his professional career with Aston Villa; became a member of the English national team in 2000.
24 Feb – Floyd Mayweather Jr. Five-division world champion boxer who won 8 world titles and became known for his loud mouth and comedic personality. He was named the highest paid athlete in the world by Forbes and Sports Illustrated in 2012 and 2013.
25 Feb – Shahid Kapoor Bollywood leading actor and dancer who became known for his roles in the 2007 film, Jab We Met and the 2009 film, Kaminey: The Scoundrels. He won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his acting in the 2003 film, Ishq Vishq.
27 Feb – Elizabeth Taylor Better known as Liz Taylor, she was a Glamorous movie actress who starred in Cleopatra and Butterfield 8 during Hollywood’s Golden Age. She appeared in 11 films with Richard Burton, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1932 – 2011.
Come back in March to see which celebrity you share your special day with!