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Birthday...everyone's got one! If your's is today....then you share it with some pretty famous or infamous people!

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1316 - Charles IV, King of Bohemia (1346-78) and Holy Roman Emperor (1355-78). Dies 1378

1881 -  G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (d. 1950)

1900- Leo Smit, composer, Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978), Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)

1904 - Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)

1907 - Dick Bentley, entertainer, Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan), Hans von der Groeben, German diplomat (d. 2005), Johnny Moss, American poker player (d. 1995)

1933 -  Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector, John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64), Lajos Kovacs, Hungary, actor (Wings of Desire), Michael Chevalier, German voice actor

1943 - Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wayne Hays' lover, Alan B Mollohan, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- ),  Dereck "Lek" Leckenby, guitarist, Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room),  Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland

1944 - Francesca Annis, London England, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), Gene Cornish, Ottawa, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals), Troy Shondell, rocker (Many Sides of Troy Shondell), George Lucas, Modesto CA, director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones)

1951 - Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future)

1969 - Cate Blanchett, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian actress (Elizabeth, Galadriel-The Lord of the Rings)

1984 - Mark Zuckerberg, White Plains, New York, American internet entrepreneur and founder of Facebook

1990 - Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer

1993 - Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer

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