Famous People Born On February 29th

Those born on February 29 are under the influence of the twelfth sun sign, Pisces. Ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune, Pisceans are known for their intuition and selflessness. They easily sense what others are thinking or feeling, displaying great understanding and compassion. Due to the uncommon birth date of February 29th, these individuals often have unusual talents and personalities and are extremely likeable, tactful and generous. The Moon is the ruling astrological planet for February 29th and further enhances these Pisceans’ introspective and sensitive natures as well as their friendliness and creativity. Their introspection and over-reliance on feelings and intuition, however, can sometimes lead to their being short-tempered and impulsive.

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 1 
Tony Robbins
(American Motivational Speaker, Author and Businessman)
Tony Robbins
20
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: North Hollywood, California, United States
Named one of Accenture’s Top 50 Business Intellectuals, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist Tony Robbins is best known for books such as Awaken the Giant Within. His workshop Unleash The Power Within features a fire-walking exercise. He owns the Anthony Robbins Foundation and co-owns the Robbins-Madanes Center for Intervention.
 2 
Dinah Shore
(Singer and Actress Who was the Top Charting Female Vocalist of the 1940s)
Dinah Shore
14
Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 24, 1994

Dinah Shore initially launched a solo career after failing to qualify for Benny Goodman’s band. After delivering hits such as Blues in the Night, she appeared in a few films and ventured into a successful TV career. She also hosted shows such as The Dinah Shore Chevy Show.

 3 
Dennis Farina
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Joe Fontana’ in the TV Series ‘Law & Order’)
Dennis Farina
13
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 22, 2013
Dennis Farina went from being a CPD officer to an actor who is mostly cast in roles of police officers or mobsters. He is best known for his portrayal of Joe Fontana in Law and Order. He has also been part of movies such as Midnight Run and Get Shorty.
 4 
Mark Foster
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician)
Mark Foster
12
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: San Jose, California

Mark Foster is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with founding Foster the People, an indie pop band, after several years as a struggling musician. He currently serves as the band's lead singer. A huge fan of The Beach Boys, Mark Foster got an opportunity to perform alongside the popular rock band at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

 5 
Jessie Usher
17
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland

Jessie Usher is an American actor. Over the years, Jessie Usher has played a key role contributing to the success of TV series, such as Level Up and Survivor's Remorse, playing main characters in both the series. He has also played prominent roles in popular films like Independence Day: Resurgence.

 6 
Peter Scanavino
11
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

Peter Scanavino is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Det./ADA Dominick Carisi Jr. in the popular crime drama TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Before establishing himself as a noteworthy actor, Peter Scanavino worked in the kitchen of Blue Hill restaurant, thanks to his interest in cooking. However, his time in Blue Hill restaurant was brief.

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Gioachino Rossini
(Italian composer Best Known for His Operas: ‘The Barber of Seville’, ‘La Cenerentola’ and ‘Semiramide’)
Gioachino Rossini
15
Birth Year: 1792
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: November 13, 1868

Gioachino Rossini was an Italian composer best remembered for composing 39 operas before retiring at the peak of his popularity when he was still in his 30s. Such is his influence on modern-day virtuosi that many of them have created piano fantasies or transcriptions based on Gioachino Rossini's melodies.  

 8 
Pedro Zamora
(Cuban-American HIV/AIDS Activist and Reality TV Personality )
Pedro Zamora
10
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: November 11, 1994
 9 
Khaled
(Musician)
Khaled
18
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
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Morarji Desai
(Politician, Prime Minister of India)
Morarji Desai
16
Birth Year: 1896
Birthplace: Bhadeli, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died: April 10, 1995
Bharat Ratna-recipient Morarji Desai was a freedom fighter and served as the prime minister of India from 1977 to 1979. He had also been the minister of home affairs and the minister of finance. He was initially part of the Indian National Congress and later joined the Janata Party
 11 
Joss Ackland
4
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: North Kensington, London, England
 12 
Korede Bello
(Singer-Songwriter)
Korede Bello
22
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Lagos State

Nigerian singer Korede Bello was just 7 when he had started performing, using the pseudonym African Prince. His single Godwin later catapulted him to fame. Bello also boasts of a mass communication degree and has been associated with philanthropic activities such as cancer awareness programs.

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Ja Rule
(Rapper)
Ja Rule
16
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: New York City
Rapper/hip-hop artist Ja Rule is best known for his collaborative tracks with artists such as Jennifer Lopez and Ashanti. He has delivered a platinum-selling debut album and released two Billboard-topping albums. He has launched a clothing line and a liquor brand, too, and has had multiple brushes with the law. 
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Jimmy Dorsey
(Musician)
Jimmy Dorsey
2
Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 12, 1957
 15 
Antonio Sabato Jr.
(Model, Actor)
Antonio Sabato Jr.
3
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Italian-American actor Antonio Sabàto Jr. was once a Calvin Klein model. He soared to fame with the role of Jagger Cates in the soap General Hospital and has also part of the reality show But Can They Sing? In the 2018 U.S. elections, he contested as a Republican candidate.
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Herman Hollerith
(Father of modern automatic computation)
Herman Hollerith
5
Birth Year: 1860
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: November 17, 1929
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Tyrese Haliburton
(Basketball player)
Tyrese Haliburton
5
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
 18 
Rukmini Devi Arundale
(Bharatnatyam Dancer)
Rukmini Devi Arundale
9
Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: February 24, 1986

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian dancer and choreographer. An exponent of Bharatanatyam, Rukmini Devi helped revive the original sadhir style of the dance form. She also popularized Bharatanatyam among Indian upper-caste elites for which she was named in India Today's 100 People Who Shaped India list. In 1956, Rukmini Devi Arundale was honored with the Padma Bhushan.

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Henri Richard
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player Who Played Centre)
Henri Richard
4
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: March 6, 2020
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George Young
(Actor)
George Young
2
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
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Monte Kiffin
(American football coach)
Monte Kiffin
3
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Lexington, Nebraska, United States
 22 
Jessica Long
(Russian-American Paralympic Swimmer)
Jessica Long
1
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Bratsk, Russia
 23 
Lena Gercke
(Model who won the first season of Germany's Next Topmodel and was the host of Austria's Next Topmodel (seasons 1–4))
Lena Gercke
2
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Marburg, Germany
 24 
Eric Kendricks
(American football player)
Eric Kendricks
2
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Clovis, California, United States
 25 
Al Rosen
(Baseball player)
Al Rosen
0
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Died: March 13, 2015
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William A. Wellman
2
Birth Year: 1896
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 9, 1975
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Gilles Bensimon
(French Fashion Photographer)
Gilles Bensimon
2
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Vic-sur-Cère, France

Gilles Bensimon was born to a painter mother and had struggled with dyslexia in childhood. He had also served the French army in the Algerian War. Nicknamed The Tripod, he later became one of the most popular celebrity photographers of his time, with a client list that included Madonna and Sharon Stone.

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Sugar Sammy
(Comedian)
Sugar Sammy
3
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Sugar Sammy is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, and writer best known for his comedy routines which he delivers in several languages, including English, Hindi, Punjabi, and French. Since 2016, he has been performing his famous one-man show in France, where he was labeled the funniest man by GC magazine. Sammy has also performed in several countries around the world.

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Patrick Côté
(Retired Canadian MMA Fighter and Boxer)
Patrick Côté
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Rimouski, Canada

Nicknamed The Predator, Patrick Côté is a former Canadian boxer and MMA fighter. He is a Black Belt in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was 16 when he began his martial arts training with the Canadian Army. An MFC middleweight champion, he has also won 3 UFC titles.

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Tempest Storm
(Actress)
Tempest Storm
8
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Eastman, Georgia
Died: April 20, 2021
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Seymour Papert
(South African-Born American Mathematician and Computer Scientist Who Co-Invented Logo)
Seymour Papert
2
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Pretoria
Died: July 31, 2016

South African-born American mathematician and computer scientist Seymour Papert is best remembered for co-inventing the computer programming language Logo, which is also an educational tool. He was part of the faculty at MIT and was known for his pioneering research on children’s learning processes, the constructionist movement, and AI.

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Yanti Somer
(Actress)
Yanti Somer
1
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Chucky Brown
(Basketball player)
Chucky Brown
1
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Augusta Savage
(Sculptor)
Augusta Savage
3
Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Green Cove Springs
Died: March 26, 1962

Augusta Savage was an American sculptor best remembered for her association with the Harlem Renaissance. Savage also worked as a teacher and her studio served as an important tool to the development of the careers of several artists who went on to achieve national prominence. In 2008, Augusta Savage was inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame. 

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Hannah Mills
(Skipper)
Hannah Mills
5
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
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Chris Conley
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Chris Conley
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
 37 
Simon Gagné
(Ice hockey player)
Simon Gagné
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Quebec City
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Arnaud Valois
(Actor)
Arnaud Valois
0
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Lyon, France
 39 
Pope Paul III
(Head of the Catholic Church (1534 - 1549))
Pope Paul III
6
Birth Year: 1468
Birthplace: Canino, Italy
Died: November 10, 1549

Alessandro Farnese, who later came to be known as Pope Paul III, was the last Renaissance pope and the first pope who belonged to the Counter-Reformation era. A patron of the arts, he commissioned legendary painter Michelangelo to paint frescoes in the Pauline Chapel of the Vatican.

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Dick Wood
(American Football Player and Coach)
Dick Wood
1
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Lanett, Alabama, United States
Died: April 4, 2015
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Bartholomew I of Constantinople
(Archbishop)
Bartholomew I of Constantinople
3
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Zeytinliköy, Turkey
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Masten Gregory
(Racing automobile driver)
Masten Gregory
2
Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: November 8, 1985
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Ann Lee
(American Religious Leader)
Ann Lee
0
Birth Year: 1736
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: September 8, 1784

Ann Lee is remembered as the founder of the Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, also known as the Shakers, for their ritual of shaking during worshipping. Born to a blacksmith in England, she initially worked at a textile mill and later ushered her movement into the U.S.

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Jeanne Rucar
(French-Born Mexican Professional Actress and Gymnast)
Jeanne Rucar
1
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: November 4, 1994
 45 
Guadalupe Gonzalez
(Model)
Guadalupe Gonzalez
1
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Lambaré, Paraguay
 46 
George Maximilianovich, 6th Duke of Leuchtenberg
(Youngest son of Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg)
George Maximilianovich, 6th Duke of Leuchtenberg
1
Birth Year: 1852
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: May 16, 1912
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Ofelia Malinov
(Italian Volleyball Player)
Ofelia Malinov
0
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
 48 
Elisabeth Tankeu
(Politician)
Elisabeth Tankeu
1
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Littoral, Cameroon
Died: October 16, 2011
 49 
Saul Williams
(Singer, Musician, Poet)
Saul Williams
6
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, USA
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Michele Morgan
(Actress)
Michele Morgan
2
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: December 20, 2016

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on February 29th

Personality
Individuals born on February 29 display an enthusiastic attitude toward life and are proud of their versatility and imagination. They are willing to compromise and fix mistakes when they make them; these characteristics make them easy-going and enjoyable to be around. Pisceans like to set goals and they have faith that they will be able to achieve them, but slow progress can sometimes shake their faith in their abilities. They face adversities and setbacks with dignity and resilience and these traits enable them to successfully overcome obstacles. Though the moon’s dreamy influence can make February 29 individuals seem remote and absent-minded at times, they are really focused and finely attuned to others’ feelings.

Health
A healthy lifestyle is important to those born on February 29 because they understand that good diet and exercise are necessary for them to enjoy life. It is imperative for these individuals to find time to relax and nurture a connection with the natural world in order to do so. As Pisces individuals usually love to swim, this is a good way for them to take care of both mind and body at the same time. Once physically fit and in a relaxed frame of mind, they should pay attention to their feet—a frequent source of discomfort.

Finance
Their insight and intuition enable those born on February 29 in making good financial decisions. They need to be aware that sometimes their empathy allows others to draw them into risky undertakings. They should guard against making impulsive economic decisions.

Career
People born on the 29th of February look for challenging occupations with flexible schedules and rarely stay in one profession over time. Their creative nature find outlet through the arts. Politics and nursing are also attractive fields due to Pisceans' caring nature and strong interest in the welfare of others.

Relationships, Marriage and Children
For those born on February 29, relationships are extremely important and these individuals are loyal, loving and devoted to their families and friends. They work hard to make their relationships work and will go to any extreme to help solve problems. Their caring and romantic ways make them creative partners, but sometimes the traits of fidelity and devotion can turn to jealousy or possessiveness. Pisceans’ introspection and sensitivity, however, make them quick to apologize and make up for any negative behavior. They are perceptive parents who look for innovative ways to teach their children.

Lucky Colors: Turquoise, silver, ash blue
Lucky Numbers: 2, 4
Lucky Days (of the week): Thursday, Monday
Lucky Days (of the month): 2nd, 4th