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Leap Year: Famous faces with February 29 birthdays

By Meghan Pryce

Published February 29, 2020

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Leap Day has finally come. Occurring only once every four years, Leap Year was created to synchronize the calendar year with the solar year.

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So for those born on February 29, this Saturday is a special day.

Here are some famous people and historical figures who were born on Leap Day.

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Ja Rule was born on Leap Day in 1976. That makes the rapper 44 years old -- or 11 if you want to be technical.

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Chris Conley, lead singer of Saves the Day, was born on Leap Day in 1980.

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Former Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai was born on Leap Day in 1896.

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Even Pope Paul III was a Leap Day baby! He was born in 1468.

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English actress Wendi Peters was born on Leap Day in 1968.

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Life coach and author Tony Robbins was born on Leap Day in 1960. He's celebrating his 60th birthday.

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Carlos Humberto Romero, former president of El Salvador, was born on Leap Day in 1924.

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Al Rosen, former third baseman for the Cleveland Indians, was also born on Leap Day in 1924.

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Italian composer Gioachino Rossini was born on Leap Day in 1792.

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Antonio Sabàto Jr., who’s known for his roles on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Melrose Place,” was born on Leap Day in 1972.

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Singer and actress Dinah Shore was also a Leap Year baby. She was born in 1916.

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Actor and musician Saul Williams, who’s also known for his slam poetry, was born on Leap Day in 1972.

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