Meet Famous People Who Were Born Today, December 13th
There are a lot of birthday mates in the world, but not everyone is famous enough for others to desire to know their birthdays and join the world in paying them tributes.
Every human being is unique, but some have distinguished themselves far from the crowd, in a way that makes them famous and gives them a "Celebrity" status.
Each year, fans of these famous people take to social media to pay tributes to them and celebrate their contributions to humanity. Some famous people born today include Taylor Swift, Dick Van Dyke, and Christopher Plummer, amid others. Read on to find out what makes these celebs unique, and who else made this list.
POPSTAR TAYLOR SWIFT TURNS 30
Swift was born today in Reading and grew up on a Christmas tree farm with her family. Music was always her passion, and she learned how to play guitar with a 12-string before she ever tried using a 4-string.
The "Reputation" singer has a huge fan-base called, "Swifties" and in 2017, she made the Time magazine People of the Year list. Swift is the youngest person ever to win a Grammy album of the year, and one open-secret about her is that she loves cats.
ACTOR DICK VAN DYKE TURNS 93
People born today include veteran actor of "Mary Poppins" fame, Dick Van Dyke. The actor grew up faster than most kids his age, and by the time he was 11, he was already 6'11".
In his memoir, "My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business," the actor wrote that he didn't find out his real age until he was 18, because his parents wanted to hide the fact that he got conceived outside wedlock.
Van Dyke didn't get his high school diploma until 2004, and his marriage to Margie Willet took place on a radio show in exchange for free rings and honeymoon. He didn't start acting until he was 36 and remains active till date.
ACTOR STEVE BUSCEMI TURNS 62
Buscemi is one of the famous people born today. The New York native broke out in Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs," and he is renowned for "The Sopranos" and "Boardwalk Empire."
He lives in Brooklyn, and once worked as a firefighter at Engine Company 55. He is married to the artist, Jo Andres, and they share a son, Lucian.
ACTOR JAMIE FOXX TURNS 52
Fox, who is born today, made it big as an actor, singer, and comedian. He is an Academy-Award winner, a father of two girls, and a man who loves to keep his private life away from the spotlight.
The Texas-born celeb started his acting career in "Living Colors," appeared as "Django" in "Django Unchained," and has two successful music albums, "Peep This" and "Unpredictable."
ROCK STAR, TED NUGENT TURNS 70
Nugent is one of the people born today, and he has done everything from being in a band, appearing as a guest on "The Simpsons," and picking a fight with former President Barack Obama. He once joked that he avoided fighting in the Vietnam war by tanking his physical examination, but later took it back.
Nugent learned to hunt at the age of five with a bow and arrow and is a strong advocate for the protection of the intellectual property rights of artists.
AUTHOR KATHRINE SCHWARZENEGGER TURNS 30
Katherine is the daughter of "Commando" actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his ex-wife, Maria Shriver. She married actor, Chis Pratt in June, and the two got linked by the California native's mother.
She published her first book, "Rock What You've Got," while in college, and released, "I Just Graduated… Now What?" in 2014, when she got her degree. Kathrine is a social media influencer and advocates for dog adoption.
ACTOR CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER IS 90
The Canadian born actor is one of the famous people born today. He gained popularity after appearing as "Baron Von Trapp" in the hit movie, "Sound of Music." Plummer started his career on Broadway and has won several Oscars and Tony awards.
He is also a recipient of the Canadian Screen Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016 and lives in Weston, Connecticut, with his wife, Elaine Taylor.
ACTOR CAMERON DOUGLAS TURNS 41
Cameron is the first child of the award-winning actor, Michael Douglas, and represents the third generation of the family to work in Hollywood. He had a long battle with drug addiction and recently shared his story to help other people battling addiction.
Cameron is the father of Lua Izzy, and he has two step-siblings from his father's marriage to the actress, Catherine Zeta-Zones.