Quite a few celebrities have the distinction of being born on Groundhog Day, the U.S. holiday starring a large rodent who each year predicts the coming of spring.
1977 – Shakira, Colombian signer, dancer, producer, musician, and songwriter; winner of two Grammy Awards and seven Latin Grammy Awards. Her 2006 “Hips Don’t Lie” is one of the best-selling singles of all time.
1975 – Donald Driver, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football league, and former track and field star at Alcorn State University. He is also the author of two children’s books, Quickie Handles a Loss and Quickie Makes the Team, based on his bedtime storytelling to his two children.
1954 – Christie Brinkley, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model formerly married to Bill Joel; also an activist for human rights and the environment.
1947 – Farah Fawcett, model, actress, and artist, famous for her role as Jill Munroe in TV’s Charlie’s Angels; became a pop culture icon after the release of her 1976 poster which is said to have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Sadly, she he died of cancer in 2009.
1882 – James Joyce, Irish poet and novelist, author of Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake, two of the most influential literary works of the 20th century.