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FAMOUS LEAP DAY BABIES

1996
Korede Bello
is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to one of the biggest record labels in Nigeria, owned by a Nigerian, Mavin Records. He is best known for his hit single "Godwin", a semi-gospel and pop song which became a national anthem and topped many music charts across Nigeria.


1992

Caitlin E.J. Meyer - Actress
 

1988

Lena Johanna Gercke is a German fashion model and television host. She won the first cycle of Germany's Next Top Model and is the host of Austria's Next Top Model.
 

1988

Scott Golbourne, English footballer


1984

Kiyoe Yoshioka - Ikimono-gakari (いきものがかり) is a Japanese pop rock band from Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The group started in February 1999 with Hotaka Yamashita and Yoshiki Mizuno, and was joined by vocalist Kiyoe Yoshioka in November of the same year.
 

1984

Cullen Jones, Olympic medalist competition swimmer
 

1984

Adam Sinclair, Indian Hockey player
 

1984

Cam Ward, Canadian hockey player


1984

Darren Ambrose, English footballer


1984

Mark Foster, musician


1980

Peter Scanavino is an American actor who is known for his role in the American crime thriller series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. He has been a regular on the series playing the character of ‘Det. Dominick Carisi, Jr.’ since the sixteenth season of the show in 2014. He made his debut back in 2005 with a role on the television show ‘Jonny Zero’ in the episode ‘No Good Deed’. A year later he made his debut in the film industry, appearing in the movie ‘Under Surveillance’ as the cult leader.


1980

Taylor Twellman, American soccer player


1980

Simon Gagne, Canadian Hockey player, NHL player (Philly Flyers) who has been an all-star


1980

Eric Benz - Actor, Germany


1980

Christopher Lane "Chris" Conley is an American musician, songwriter, and composer.


1976

Terrence Long, former Major League Baseball, left handed.


1976

Sugar Sammy - Canadian Comedian


1976

Ja Rule - American Rapper and Actor


1976

Bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96)
 

1976

David Kendall Sr. - Actor, USA

 

1972

Chris Devine

The Allentown native and Penn State diving star. A five-time All-American and former U.S. National Team member and now the Tulane University diving coach.

 

1972

Pedro Zamora, Cuban-born American AIDS activist (d. 1994)
 

1972

Saul Williams - Rap Poet, Actor, USA -
Member of the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies

 

1972

Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002)


1972

Antonio Sabato, Jr. - Italian-born actor
 

1972

Mark Farraway, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
 

1972

Fabien Bownes, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
 

1972

Cyrus Beasley, Rowe NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
 

1968

Bryce Paup, American football player, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills)
 

1968

Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist and filmmaker
 

1968

Leif-Martin Henriksen - The 3rd of 3 siblings born on consecutive Leap Days.
 

1968

Naoko Iijima - Japanese actress
 

1968

Pete Fenson - American curler
 

1968

Gareth Farr - Composer and Percussionist, born in Wellington, New Zealand
 

1968

Cary Conklin - NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)


1968

Chucky Brown - NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)


1968

Suanne Braun, South African-born actress


1964

Jahred Shane - Afro-Brazilian rapper/singer of (həd) p.e.

 

1964

Mervyn Warren - Five-time Grammy Award winner (as of 2004),
original member of the vocal group "Take 6"

 

1964

Henrik Sundstrom - Sweden, tennis star

 

1964

Antonella Ponziani - Actress, Director, Italy

 

1964

Carlous Palmer - Fashion Designer and Wardrobe Stylist, the first African American designer to showcase in Honolulu Fashion Week as well as the first graduate from Baltimore School for the Arts to study fashion design. 

 

1964

Olav Henriksen - The 2nd of 3 siblings born on consecutive Leap Days.

 

1964

Lyndon Byers, Canadian hockey player

 

1964

James Robert Bruce Ogilvy, the only son of Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy and the late Sir Angus Ogilvy. He is second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II.

 

1960

Julian Dashper - Auckland, New Zealand, d. 2009 He was regarded as one of New Zealand's most well-known contemporary artists.

 

1960

Anthony Robbins - American Motivational Speaker

 

1960

Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician and record producer

 

1960

Heidi Henriksen - The 1st of 3 siblings born on consecutive Leap Days.

 

1960

Dan Daoust - NHL center for Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

1960

Raenell Dawn - Founded Leap Year Babies Limited (in 1988) and merged with Peter Brouwer in 1997 to form the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies at www.leapyearday.com.

 

1960

Khaled Hadj Ibrahim, better known by his mononym Khaled, is an Algerian musician, singer and songwriter born in Oran, Algeria. He began recording in his early teens under the name Cheb Khaled, and has become the most internationally famous Algerian singer in the Arab world and across many continents. 

 

1956

Peter Brouwer  Founded Leap Year Babies Honor Society (in 1997) and combined efforts with Raenell Dawn to form the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies.

 

1956

J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebritiy journalist

 

 

1956

Bob Speller, Canadian politician - his father-in-law is also a Leap Day Baby

 

 

1956

Neil Rosenthal (LDB # 57 in the Honor Society of Leap Day Babies) - Poet published by The National Library of Poetry.

 

 

1956

Mike Compton, American mandolinist and former member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band

 

1956

Jonathan Coleman, Anglo-Australian radio and television personality

 

1952

Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush - Born in Greensboro, North Carolina. She became America's first African-American weather anchor when Detroit, Michigan's WGPR-TV hit the airwaves in 1975; WGPR-TV was the nation's first black-owned and operated television station.

 

1952

Randy Jackson, rocker (Zebra - I Don't Know, I Don't Care)

 

1952

Tim[othy] Powers, US, sci-fi author (Epitaph in Rust, Night Moves)

 

1952

Raul Gonzalez, Mexican 50K speed walker (world record)

 

1952

Raisa Smetanina, USSR, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976, 80, 92)

 

1952

Bart Stupak, American polotician (Rep-D-Michigan)

 

1948

Gérard Darmon is a French actor and singer. He is the second husband of Mathilda May. He has three children: Virginie and the last two by Mathilda May, daughter Sarah, and son Jules. Darmon also did a cover of "Mambo Italiano". Darmon is of Algerian-Jewish origin.

 

1948

Nikolai Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976)

 

1948

Yuri Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976)

 

1948

Patricia [Anne] McKillip, US, sci-fi author (Fool's Run)

 

1948

Willi Smith - Fashion designer.

 

1944

John A. Kendall - Artist

John Allan Kendall was born on Leap Day, February 29th, 1944 in Nashua, New Hampshire and grew up in a nearby town called Litchfield. He graduated from Alvirne High School in Hudson, N.H. in 1962 and from the University of New Hampshire four years later with a degree in Art Education. He taught 1st - 12th-grade art in both Sunapee & New London, N.H. for three years before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from San Francisco State College in 1972 with a MA degree in Creative Arts. www.kendallink.com

 

1944

David Briggs, record producer

 

1944

Ene Ergma, Estonian politician

 

1944

Dennis Farina, USA, Actor (d. 2013)

 

1944

Phyllis Frelich - deaf American actress, Member of National Theatre of the Deaf, 
Devil's Lake ND, (Love is Never Silent)

 

1944

Sharon Hugueny - Actress

 

1944

John Niland - NFL guard for Dallas Cowboys.

 

1944

Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, Italian illustrator

 

1940

Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople

 

1940

Gretchen Christopher -  Multi-Million-Seller Gold Record Artist, BMI “Million Airs” Songwriter (nearly 3 million US Radio broadcasts of #1 Hit “Come Softly To Me”),  Female Lead Vocalist/Arranger, Dancer/Choreographer and Founder of “The Fleetwoods", first group in the history of Rock & Roll to have multiple #1 Records top The Billboard Hot 100 in a single year (1959). Inducted into (4) Halls of Fame (1988-2008). Leap Year Autobiographical Solo CD, Gretchen’s SWEET SIXTEEN (Suite 16) is a Billboard Critics’ Pick for 10 Best Albums of 2007, including “Sweet Sixteen” (Leap Year Love Song); hear sound clips and order autographed CDs at www.GoldCupMusic.com.

 

1940

Billy Turner - Thoroughbred horse trainer, "Seattle Slew".

 

1940

Sanda Aronson - New York, USA - started the Disabled Artists' Network in April, 1985 - 
Sanda Aronson is sui generis as an artist in that she is both a romantic (she generates
the astonishment evoked by the great collagists who marry the disparate to create a
new language) and a fiercely political artist/activist.  She is fluent in many mediums
but her underlying message is love of beauty and love of humanity. 
www.artistlightbox.com/sandaaronson Member of the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies.

 

1936

Erik Häkkinen - Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Actor, Cinematographer

 

1936

Alwin Schockemohle, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)

 

1936

Alex Rocco, American Actor

 

1936

Jack Lousma - Astronaut; was a crew member of the Skylab 3 flight in 1973
and Columbia Space Shuttle in 1982.

 

1936

Henri "The Pocket Rocket" Richard - NHL Hall of Fame Center, Montreal Canadians.

 

1936

Sharon Webb - Science Fiction Novelist (Earthchild)

 

1932

Mary Ann Brown - In 1988 she got the governors of the states of Texas and New Mexico to proclaim Anthony TX/NM the Leap Year Capital of the World. The first Leap Year Festival started in 1988. The last one was last Leap Year.

 

1932

Newel Kay Brown - Wrote the children's song, "I Hope They Call Me On A Mission,"
which every child in the world-wide Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often
called Mormon) has sung since 1970.

 

1932

Jaguar, Brazilian cartoonist

 

1932

Gavin Stevens, cricket (Australian bat on 59-60 India/Pakistan tour)

 

1932

Masten Gregory, American F1 Driver

 

1932

Gene Golub, American mathematician (d. 2007)

 

1928

Joss Ackland - British actor

 

1928

Alan Loveday, British(?) violinist

 

1928

McHenry Boatwright - Opera Singer, American baritone.

 

1928

Tempest Storm (born Annie Blanche Banks), American actress and star of burlesque.
She took the name Tempest Storm as her stage name around 1950, legally changing
her name in 1957.

 

1924

William D. Hathaway - U.S. Senator (R) from Maine (1973-1979).

 

1924

Otto Hutter, Physiologist

 

1924

Carlos Humberto Romero, President of El Salvador

 

1924

David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ

 

1924

Al Rosen - Ballplayer, slugging Cleveland 3rd baseman.

 

 

1920

Michèle Morgan was a French film actress, who was a leading lady for three decades in both French cinema and Hollywood features. She is considered to have been one of the great French actresses of the twentieth century. Morgan was the inaugural winner of the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

1920

Kosti Klemela - Finland - Actor

 

1920

Don Ornitz - Photographer and Miscellaneous Crew

 

1920

Alberto Ribeiro - Portugal - Composer, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Producer, Director

 

1920

Arthur Franz, USA, Actor, (That Champion Season, Invaders From Mars, Young Lions) 

 

1920

Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72)

 

1920

James Mitchell, USA, Actor (Palmer-All My Children)

 

1920

Howard Nemerov, American poet (d. 1991)

 

1916

Leonard S. Shoen - Entrepreneur, founded U-Haul Rental System.

 

1916

Dinah Shore (Frances Rose Shore) - USA, Actress, Singer, Talk Show Host.
Some sources list her birth date as March 1, 1917.

 

1912

Gaetano Amata - Italy - Film Writer, Director, Assistant Director, Production Manager, Producer

 

1912

Mary McAdoo - USA, She was named the "Most Outstanding Female Personality"
by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1955.

 

1908

Alf Gover, English cricketer (bowled in 4 Tests for England/famous coach) (d. 2001)

 

1908

Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) - French-Polish painter, considered one of the 20th
century's greatest realist painters. (d. 2001)

 

1908

Masahiro Makino - Japan - Film director

 

1908

Bernard C. Boyd - Glassmaker and Chemist. Founded Boyd Glass with his son.

 

1908

Dee Alexander Brown II - He became known to the larger public as a novelist and historian. His great novel "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" is still perhaps the best historical portrayal of the violent relationship between Native Americans and the expansionist Americans with their roots in the Old World.

 

1908

Edward B. Taylor - Photographer - documented Dayton, Ohio's African American culture in photographs for nearly 40 years. He was Dayton's first Black commercial photographer.

 

1908

Renee Evans - Film actress and Mother of stage actress 'Diane Alban'

 

1904

Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenberdorft Sr., Germany; had a Christian name for every letter in the alphabet, shortened it to Mr Wolfe Plus 585 Sr. The world's longest name officially used by a person.

 

1904

John "Pepper" Martin - Feisty 3rd baseman for St. Louis 'Gashouse Gang'.(NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36) (d. 1965

 

1904

Alan Richardson, composer

 

1904

Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)

 

1904

Jimmy Dorsey (James Francis Dorsey) - Legendary saxophonist, conductor, songwriter and composer. He formed an orchestra with his brother, Tommy Dorsey, lasting from 1933 to 1935, and then led his own orchestra, rejoining Tommy's orchestra in 1953 and taking over the orchestra at Tommy's death. (d. 1957)

 

Because 1900 was not a Leap Year those born in LY1896 could not celebrate their birthday on their birth date until LY1904 when they turned 1@8!

 

1896

Ranchhodji Mararji Desai - 6th Prime Minister of India from March 24, 1977 to July 15 1979. At 83, he was the oldest Prime Minister of India. (d. 1995)

 

1896

 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer

 

1896

Omer C F L Tulippe, Belgian geographer

 

1896

Stanley Swash, CEO (Woolworths)

 

1896

William A. Wellman - American Film Director, (first picture to win an Oscar (1928) "WINGS") (d. 1975)

 

1896

Archie Ricks - Actor, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Director

 

1892

Augusta Christine Savage - Augusta Christine Fells - American sculptor and educator who battled racism to secure a place for African American women in the art world. She became the first Black member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptures in 1934.

 

1888

John Costigan, American regionalist print-maker, and a cousin of the noted American showman, George M. Cohan, whose parents brought the young Costigan to New York City and were instrumental in starting him on a career in the visual arts.

 

Leap Year Day Babies born in 1884 had no birthday during their entire teen-age years. Why? Because 1900 was not a Leap Year. In 1888 they were 1@4. In 1892 they were 2@8. In 1896 they were 3@12. However, since 1900 was not a Leap Year, they had to wait 8 years before they could celebrate again on February 29.

Making that the only time a Leap Day baby turned 4@20 instead of 4@16. And  5@24  instead of 5@20. Because of that, not one single teenage year was celebrated ON their birth date

 

1884

Alfred Sendrey, composer

 

1876

John Harwood - UK, Actor

 

1864

Jan Svatopluk - Czech poet

 

1864

Albert Patry - Elbing, East Prussia, Germany [now Elblag, Poland], Actor

 

1864

Alice Davenport - USA, silent screen comedic actress

 

1860

Herman Hollerith - American statistician. Inventor of the 1st Electric Tabulating Machine. (d. 1929)

 

1856

Sedley Brown - Twin brother of J. Edwin Brown, American playwright, author, stage director, actor

 

1856

J. Edwin Brown - Twin brother of Sedley Brown, USA, Actor

 

1852

Frank Gavan Duffy, Australian judge (d. 1936)

 

1844

French Ensor Chadwick - Naval officer at battle of Santiago de Cuba.

 

1828

Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela

 

1828

John Phillip Holland, Ireland - Designed and built the first submarine for U.S. Navy (d.1914) Some lists show him born February 29 in 1828, others in 1840.

 

1820

Adolf Schimon, composer

 

1812

Hermann Hirschboch, German composer

 

1808

Charles Pritchard - British Astronomer

 

People born in LY1796 had to celebrate their first birthday ON their birth date in 1804 because 1800 was not a Leap Year. Therefore they were 1@8 instead of 1@4.

 

1796

[Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian Astronomer / Meteorology.

 

1792

Karl Baer - Embryologist, found mammals develop from eggs

 

1792

Gioacchino Rossini - Italian composer (The Barber of Seville, William Tell) (d.1868).

 

1792

Karl Ernst von Baler, Russia, Naturalist (discovered human ovum)

 

1784

Franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg)

 

1756

Christian F. Hansen - Danish architect

 

1736

Ann Lee, Shaker movement, Manchester England, Founded the Shaker movement and brought it to America in 1776. (d. 1784)

 

1728

Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)

 

1712

General Montcalm - Hero of the French & Indian war

 

1696

Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer

 

1692

John Byrom, English poet, hymnist, and inventor of a system of shorthand. (d. 1763)

 

1692

Edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)

 

1468

Pope Paul III last Renaissance pope (1534-1549)