Departing from reading my horoscopes and all the hippy-hippy New Age-y stuff I used to indulge myself into, my recent guilty pleasure is looking up the celebrities who share my birthday, then see what they all have in common. Though there will never come a day when there’s scientific basis for astrology, a recent study has found a link between your birthday and your temperament. It was a self-reported study though, which is why it appears that these prominent people have nothing in common:
Born in 1955, San Francisco, California
Pioneer of the personal computers revolution with Steve Wozniak
- Co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple, Inc.
- Funded Pixar Animation studios
- Founder and CEO of NeXT
- Board member of The Walt Disney Company
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Born in 1981, Adelaide (Australia)
Youngest male ever to be ATP-ranked world’s no. 1 in singles (when he was 20)
- Professional tennis player
- Right-handed player, two-handed backhand
- Grand slams won (singles): 2 (US Open 2001, Wimbledon 2002)
I’m not a guy who needs to read motivation books.
Born in 1991, Goshen, New York
- Italian-Irish descent, 5’10”
- 2009 Victoria’s Secret catalog model
- Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2013 debut
- Face of Maybelline cosmetics
- Face of Giorgio Armani‘s Acqua Di Gioia
Born in 1965, Boulder, Colorado
Nominated for an Emmy for playing Charlotte York in Sex And the City
- BFA in Acting from Rutgers University
- Starred and appeared in many TV shows including Melrose Place, Friends, Will and Grace, General Hospital, and Seinfeld
- 2004-present Oxfam ambassador
- Humane Society’s 2010 Wyler Award winner
If I was going to do anything, I’d be a producer, only because I’d like to have a say in what gets made and what doesn’t.
Born in 1836, Boston, Massachusetts
Pre-eminent figure in American art, often considered greatest American painter of the 19th century
- Landscape painter and printmaker
- Known for his pastoral landscapes (in early works) and marine subjects (in later works)
What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way.
When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway.