Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Patti Smith

Age: 65

Occupation: Singer and Poet

Known For: Earning the nickname “Godmother of Punk” after releasing her stunning 1975 debut album ‘Horses,’ her Top 20 single ‘Because the Night,’ and heavily influencing groups as varied as R.E.M., The Smiths and U2

Tiger Woods

Age: 36

Occupation: Professional Golfer and Tabloid Magnet

Known For: Being a former world number one and the highest-paid professional athlete in the world, and enduring an embarrassing personal scandal when dozens of women went public with their affairs with him, resulting in the implosion of his marriage and an endless stream of joke material for comedians

Michael Nesmith

Age: 69

Occupation: Musician, Songwriter and Producer

Known For: Being a member of and songwriter for The Monkees and starring in the group’s eponymous TV series, writing other artists’ songs such as Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Different Drum,’ executive-producing the cult film ‘Repo Man,’ and (bar trivia alert!) being the son of the woman who invented Liquid Paper

Tracey Ullman

Age: 52

Occupation: Actress, Comedienne and Singer

Known For: Her hit single ‘They Don’t Know,’ creating and starring in the awesome ‘The Tracey Ullman Show,’ ‘Tracey Takes On…’ and ‘Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union,’ and appearing in films like ‘I Love You to Death,’ ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ and ‘Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride’

Eliza Dushku

Age: 31

Occupation: Actress

Known For: Television roles on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘Angel,’ ‘Tru Calling’ and ‘Dollhouse,’ film roles in ‘True Lies,’ ‘Bring It On’ and ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,’ lending her voice to several video games, and being an object of lust for geek boys the world over

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