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


Age: 54

Occupation: Rapper and Actor

Known For: Co-founding the heavy metal band Body Count, which was most famous for its controversial song ‘Cop Killer,’ his subsequent longtime and ironic role as NYPD Detective Odafin Tutuola on ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ and starring with his wife Coco on the reality show ‘Ice Loves Coco’

John McEnroe

Age: 53

Occupation: Professional Tennis Player and Commentator

Known For: Winning seven Grand Slam singles titles and dozens of others, his famous rivalries with Björn Borg, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl, his confrontational on-court behavior which frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities and spawned the catchphrase “You cannot be serious!,” his former marriage to actress Tatum O’Neal, and his current marriage to Scandal singer Patty Smyth

James Ingram

Age: 60

Occupation: Singer and Songwriter

Known For: Being a Grammy-winning vocalist with a string of R&B hits in the 1980s and 1990s including ‘Just Once,’ ‘Baby, Come to Me,’ ‘Yah Mo B There,’ ‘Somewhere Out There’ and ‘I Don’t Have the Heart’

LeVar Burton

Age: 55

Occupation: Actor

Known For: Rising to prominence portraying Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning miniseries ‘Roots,’ his role as Lt. Geordi La Forge on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ and hosting the PBS children’s program ‘Reading Rainbow’

Andy Taylor

Age: 51

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician

Known For: Playing guitar for Duran Duran, known for hit songs like ‘Hungry Like the Wolf,’ ‘Rio,’ ‘The Reflex’ and ‘White Lines,’ playing in the 1980s supergroup Power Station on ‘Some Like It Hot’ and ‘Get It On (Bang A Gong),’ and being the brother of Duran Duran’s hottie bass player John Taylor