Christmas. It's a day to celebrate family, togetherness, and the birth of Christ. But while traditionally the holiday is recognized as a celebration of Jesus' birth, there are many other people who are born on the same day. In fact, some of the most interesting and famous people in history have been born on December 25th, and over the years it's been a day that is easy to overlook in terms of birthdays. But, whether your birthday is on Christmas or you're just curious as to who else has been born on this holiday, it's worth taking a second to look at some of the other famous people who were born on Christmas. Here are a few of the most well-known personalities to have entered the world on December 25.
Jimmy Buffet - As one of the most well-known singers and songwriters in history, Jimmy Buffet's Parrotheads likely already know that his birthday is December 25th. He continues to sell out large concert venues around the country.
Sir Isaac Newton - Born on December 25th, 1642, Newton is credited with discovering gravity and is known as one of the most respected scientific minds in all of human history. He was part of the Scientific Revolution and his work continues to hold up to this day.
Annie Lennox - Lead singer for the seminal band The Eurythmics, Annie Lennox was born on Christmas day in 1954 in Scotland. She's gone on to receive numerous accolades for her work in music, and continues to be highly respected for her talents.
Robert Ripley - Most famous for his Odditorium and his work developing his iconic "Believe It Or Not" stories, Ripley was born in 1890 and went on to have a major impact on the imaginations of millions of people throughout the nation.
Humphrey Bogart - One of the most iconic leading men in all of Hollywood history, Bogart was born on Christmas day in 1899 and went on to star in dozens of films that have become widely regarded as the best ever made. He's a legend of the screen, and celebrated his birthday every December 25th.
Ricky Henderson - Ricky Henderson held numerous records including the highest number of stolen bases during his career in the MLB. He continues to be regarded as one of the best to ever play the game, and he was born on December 25, 1958.
Sissy Spacek - Star of movies like Carrie, The River, and Coal Miner's Daughter, Spacek was born on Christmas Day, 1949 and is one of the legends of the silver screen. She has won an Academy Award and continues to be regarded as one of the greatest actresses in history.
These are just a few of the numerous people who have a birthday on one of the most revered holidays in the world. And, throughout the globe, there are plenty of others who may not be as well known but who also have a birthday on that day as well.