At www.leapyearday.com I found a list of notable people born on Leap Day over the centuries and was hoping to share it with you. However, I only recognize a few of the names, so I'm not going to bore you with the whole thing. Here are the most notable of the notables (judged by whether or not I recognize them or think that they are interesting):
- 1468 Pope Paul III last Renaissance pope (1534-1549.
- 1692 Edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine). Not sure if this is the namesake for Cave and Company, printers in Westfield.
- 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 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)
- 1916 Dinah Shore (Frances Rose Shore) - USA, Actress, Singer, Talk Show Host.
Some sources list her birth date as March 1, 1917.
- 1936 Jack Lousma - Astronaut; was a crew member of the Skylab 3 flight in 1973.
and Columbia Space Shuttle in 1982.
- 1944 Dennis Farina, USA, Actor.
- 1960 Anthony Robbins - American Motivational Speaker.
- 1960 Heidi Henriksen -The 1st of 3 siblings born on consecutive Leap Days.
- 1964 Olav Henriksen -The 2nd of 3 siblings born on consecutive Leap Days.
- 1968 Leif-Martin Henriksen -The 3rd of 3 siblings born on consecutive Leap Days.
So there's a bit of trivia you can have some fun with today.