On This Date (but not today)


Today is not my birthday. No, I was born on the 30th of July. But a co-worker recently informed me her planned c-section would be that day. To welcome this new addition to the 7/30 club, let me share a list of notable people with the same born-on date.

  • Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights author, 1818
  • Henry Ford, 1863
  • Casey Stengal, New York Yankees manager, 1890
  • Bud Selig, Major League Baseball Commissioner, 1934
  • Paul Anka, singer, 1941
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1947
  • Frank Stallone, 1950
  • Delta Burke, Designing Women star, 1956
  • Laurence Fishburne, 1961
  • Alton Brown, Food Network host, 1962
  • Lisa Kudrow, Friends co-star, 1963
  • Tom Green, 1971
  • Hilary Swank, 1974
  • Jaime Pressley, My Name is Earl co-star, 1977

Also born on July 30 was the fictional Borat Sagdiyev, in 1972. However, this is not Sacha Baron Cohen's date of birth. So let me ask you this: who's the greatest person with whom you share a birthday?