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

Mike Tyson

Age: 45

Occupation: Former Boxer

Known For: Multiple heavyweight boxing titles, biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear, a rape conviction, and an odd obsession with racing pigeons (currently showcased in the Animal Planet reality show ‘Taking on Tyson’)

Michael Phelps

Age: 26

Occupation: Swimmer

Known For: Holding the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympics (eight at the 2008 Beijing Games) and losing his Kellogg’s endorsement deal after he was rather unfortunately photographed enjoying “herbal remedies” at a party

David Alan Grier

Age: 55

Occupation: Actor and Comedian

Known For: His work on the sketch comedy TV show ‘In Living Color’ and in films such as ‘Boomerang’

Cheryl Cole

Age: 28

Occupation: Singer and Television Personality

Known For: Setting a landspeed record for celebrity job loss when she was hired as a judge on the upcoming US show ‘The X Factor,’ fired less than a month later, and then shortly thereafter lost her existing gig on the UK version of the same show as well

Fantasia Barrino

Age: 27

Occupation: Singer and Actress

Known For: Winning the third season of ‘American Idol,’ starring in the stage production of ‘The Color Purple,’ writing a memoir in which she revealed she is functionally illiterate, and a 2010 suicide attempt

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