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Famous People That Have Valentine's Day Birthdays

I thought it would be interesting to see how many people have or had Valentine’s Day as their Birthday. From all that I found I have complied a list of four that I think are interesting people. 

Jack Benny

Jack Benny 1894 – 1974 American Comedian born as Benjamin Kubelsky in Chicago Illinois. Jack, no matter how old he got would always say that he was 39. He would tell a joke and to get a laugh with one word he would say exasperated (which was his signature) “Well”!. This man had a very interesting life not only as a comedian but also as a vaudevillian and an actor for radio, TV and in movies. One of his famous quotes is “Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

Jimmy Hoffa

Jimmy Hoffa 1913 – No one is really sure when he died but was declared legally dead in 1982. He disappeared in 1975. Born in Brazil, Indiana moving to Detroit when he was seven and stayed there for the rest of his life.

When Hoffa was a teenager he was working in a grocery store making poor wages. Fellow workers wanted to organize a union and chose Jimmy to lead the way as they felt he was brave and approachable.

After losing his job at the grocery store in 1932 because of his union activities he joined the Teamsters local 299. In 1933 the local had 75,000 members and three years later with great help from Jimmy there were 170,000 members. In 1957 Jimmy Hoffa became president of the Teamsters.

Hoffa spent 58 months in prison after being convicted of attempted bribery of a grand juror in Tennessee and for fraud for improper use of the Teamster’s pension fund.


Merl Saunders

Merl Saunders 1934 – 2008 Jazz, blues and new age rock keyboardist and musical director was born in San Mateo, California learned how to play piano at ten years old. Jammed with the Grateful Dead, was very close to Jerry Garcia and was known as the “Gentle lion of the San Francisco music scene”. Always smiling loving every minute of his musical career. While in high school he played in a band with Johnny Mathis and has performed and recorded with musicians such as B.B. King, Miles Davis, Harry Belafonte, Bonnie Raitt and Frank Sinatra.

Teller

Raymond Teller Magician, illusionist, comedian and writer born 1948 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania better know as the silent one from the duo from Penn and Teller. He has always wanted to be known as just Teller and had his name changed legally and on his US passport it states Teller with no first name.

While teaching high school he always had his students call him Teller not Mr. Teller. Author of When I ‘m Dead all This will Be Yours and Joe Teller A Portrait of His Kid which is a biography and memoir to his father.

Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson

Rob and Marisol Thomas

Rob and Marisol Thomas

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Other people born on February 14th

Florence Henderson born in 1934 actress singer best known for her Role in the Brady Bunch as Carol Brady.

Meg Tilly Actress, dancer, and writer born in 1960 starred in The Big Chill, Body Snatchers, Valmont and Psycho II and to date has written four novels.

Rob Thomas born in 1972 in West Germany is a Rock Singer, songwriter and is the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty.

Mike Bloomberg (Bloomy) born in Brighton, an area in Boston, in 1942, is the 108th mayor of New York City. Recorded as the tenth richest person in the United States with a net worth of $18 billion in 2010.

© 2011 Susan Zutautas

Comments

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 08, 2015:

peachpurple, There sure are :)

peachy from Home Sweet Home on February 06, 2015:

wow, there are some wonderful people with the same birthday

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 16, 2013:

Thank you so much girishpuri.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 15, 2013:

Hi Sue, I wish we still had those programs too. Thanks for the votes :)

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on February 14, 2013:

Sue, What an interesting list of people, Happy birthday to them and A very happy Valentine's day to you as well, God bless.

Sueswan on February 14, 2013:

Hi Susan,

A very entertaining and interesting hub. I wish they had programs like the Jack Benny program nowadays.

Voted up and awesome

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 13, 2013:

Thanks Susan!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 13, 2013:

Rebecca, Glad you liked the hub and Happy early Birthday to your son.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 13, 2013:

Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day Hannah.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 13, 2013:

jellygator, Jimmy Hoffa was an interesting character :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 13, 2013:

Kasman, Pen and Teller are great. Always enjoy watching them.

newusedcars, Thanks and Happy Valentine's Day.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 13, 2013:

Thanks Christy. That might be fun to have a Valentine's Day Birthday.

Susan Holland from Southwest Missouri on February 12, 2013:

What an interesting group! I love seeing when celebrities celebrate their birthdays. Jimmy Hoffa is still a real mystery, and I must admit, fascinating. Rob Thomas is one of my favorites. I can remember seeing Jack Benny in clips stating he was 39 then letting his face practically fall in his hand. LOL

A FUN hub!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 12, 2013:

Interesting, Susan. My son was due on February 14, 1984. He hung out in "the oven until the 19th though". He was born on the cusp of Aquarius and Pisces and is really talented.

hannah on February 11, 2013:

My b day is on Valentine's Day to

jellygator from USA on February 11, 2013:

My father's birthday was on Valentine's Day. I had no idea he shared a birthday with Hoffa, who he was somehow fascinated by, but maybe now I understand...

newusedcarssacram from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A on February 11, 2013:

Thanks for collecting the names. It was interesting to read.

Kas from Bartlett, Tennessee on February 10, 2013:

Very interesting and entertaining valentines hub. One of my favorite acts was Penn and Teller doing magic. Loved the information about him legally changing his name too. Voting this up.

Christy Zutautas on February 10, 2013:

Great hub Sue! It would be fun to be a Valentine's Day baby, it could make for some interesting times going out for dinner on your birthday:)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 08, 2013:

Mitch, Thanks so much and Happy Birthday to your Mom this upcoming Valentine's Day.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 08, 2013:

Cantuhearmescream, That was sad about Andrew Koenig (Boner), he was only 41 ....

Mitch Alan from South Jersey on February 07, 2013:

My mother's birthday is Valentines Day as well. Gotta love Mr. Benny. I love catching him on the Sirius XM station "Radio Classics". Very enjoyable Hub... Keep Hubbing.

Cat from New York on February 07, 2013:

It's nice to see a happy hub. It's easy to get involved in the controversial hubs and the debates over social and political issues. This was just refreshing. It also spurred me to see who has died on Valentine's Day and I was saddened to see that "Boner" from growing pains was reported missing on Valentine's Day, but found/confirmed dead a few days later. :-(

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 05, 2013:

Thank you Kelly and nice to meet you.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 05, 2013:

Tammy, Thanks and what a great idea :)

Willette from Michigan on February 04, 2013:

This is so well put together. Really creative. Awesome job. Enjoyed reading. Thumbs up and of course awesome!:-)

Tammy from North Carolina on February 04, 2013:

This is such a creative idea! It would be cute if you did a follow up hub.. famous people born on November 14th (conceived on Valentine's Day). This is a very enjoyable read! :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 04, 2013:

Thanks iguidenetwork, and nice to meet you.

iguidenetwork from Austin, TX on February 03, 2013:

Very interesting. I'm looking for a celebrity named "Love" or "Valentin" but it would've been too obvious, hehehe. Up and interesting. :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 03, 2013:

Rochelle, I'm sure there are as you say many born on Valentine's Day. I'm pretty sure I don't have anyone in my family that I know of anyway born on the 14th.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 03, 2013:

Dan & Penelope, Thanks for stopping by and as always for your comments. Happy upcoming Valentine's Day!

Rochelle Frank from California Gold Country on February 02, 2013:

My granddaugther is a Valentine's birthday. So was my mother-in-law, as well as a cousin and a great niece. I have also noticed that you can buy birthday valentines, so there must be a lot of other people born that day.

Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on February 02, 2013:

Some way out folk here! Really interesting Valentines Day hub and I'm a fan of Jack Benny too. Love the video.

Dan Harmon from Boise, Idaho on February 01, 2013:

What an interesting list of people. Who would have though that Jimmy Hoffa was born on Valentines day!?

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 19, 2013:

Thanks RH. I was just looking at when I wrote this. Hard to believe it was two years ago.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on January 17, 2013:

That's so cool! You mention several names of people I love - Jack Benny - Jimmy Hoffa (I'd love to know where he's been!), Teller! I love that guy and saw him in Vegas not too long ago also - Meg Tilly! Great Actress...so cool people are born in 2/14!

Fantastic hub idea!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 14, 2012:

Brandon, Thank you for adding to my list. I will have to add them.

brandon on February 14, 2012:

Don't forget Simon Pegg and the late great Vic Morrow! : )

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 16, 2012:

weestro, Always nice to know and thank you.

Pete Fanning from Virginia on January 16, 2012:

I was doing research for a hub on google and clicked on the third link without paying attention and here I am! Great hub, thanks for the info!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on December 05, 2011:

June is the best birthday month...just saying:)) October is cool too!!!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 05, 2011:

June 15th. My Mother was June 11th. I know so many people with June Birthdays. Have to add you to the list now :)

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on December 05, 2011:

Fun!! When in June? Mines the 25th. My daughter is the 16th. My doggie is the 8th:)

My stepdaughter, her hubby and their twins all have January birthdays within 2 weeks! :))

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 05, 2011:

dsmythe, I will check into it for you and let you know :)

iamsuper, You must have been born in February :)

Linda, My twins and my husband all share the same birthday but not in Feb. in June. That would be pretty sweet to meet up with Rob at a Target :)

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on December 05, 2011:

My dad and brother were also born on Valentine's day, they aren't world famous but they are to me:) I didn't know Rob Thomas was born on Valentines Day...Matchbox Twenty is my favorite band too! I must have known, just forgot. Did you know Rob is from Orlando? He now lives in NY but still travels back home for holidays, I hope to see him one day...maybe shopping at a Target? Who knows:))

iamsuper on March 01, 2011:

In my opinion...people who born on February are interesting people, romantic and loving.

dsmythe on February 03, 2011:

Cool post! I always like to see whose birthday is on mine. March 29??

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 29, 2011:

Thanks Pamela and prasetio glad you like it.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on January 28, 2011:

Valentines is coming so fast. Thanks for writing all these people. They all very famous and talented in their work. Vote up. Have a great day!

Blessing and hugs,

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 28, 2011:

This is a great hub. I loved the video of Jack Benny and Bob Hope. Thanks.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 28, 2011:

Thanks Healing Touch. Jack Benny loved to watch him!

Laura Arne from Minnetonka, MN on January 28, 2011:

I really enjoyed this. Jack Benny, what a love.

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