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‘The Leaplings!’

Miguel Paolo Togonon



Tony Robbins is one of the few celebrities who ae born on the Leap year.

Are you born on the leap year? Leap year day on February 29 occurs nearly every four years. However, leap day babies, (leaplings, leapers, or leapsters) still get to celebrate their birthday in common years.

Here are some of the famous personalities in popular culture who are born on the leap year.

Ja Rule

Known for his musical hits such as “Mesmerize”, “Clap Back”, and “Thug Lovin”, Ja Rule (real name Jeffrey Atkins) was born on 1976.


While not a real person, Clark Kent or his Kryptonian name Kal-El is one of the most popular superheroes in all of fiction and his creation is celebrated on February 29.

Mark Foster

Foster the People lead singer Mark Foster was born on 1984 and his band produce hit such as Pumped Up Kicks” and “Sit Next to Me.”

Tony Robbins

Motivational speaker, life coach, and author Tony Robbins was born in 1960.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is also born on the leap year in 1972.

Jessie T. Usher

Best known for his roles as Earth Space Deference pilot Dylan Hiller in “Independence Day: Resurgence” and A-Train in Hulu’s “The Boys”, Jessie T. Usher is also added to the list of leaplings as he was born in 1992.

Cullen Jones

Cullen Jones swam a leg on the American men’s 4×100-meter freestyle team that set a world record at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. He was born in 1984.

Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore was a popular singer during the Big Band era. She gained additional fame as a much-admired host of variety and talk shows on television from the 1950s until the early 1990s. She was famous for blowing a goodnight kiss to viewers. She was born in 1916.

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