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

Van Morrison

Age: 66

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician

Known For: Hits such as ‘Brown Eyed Girl,’ ‘Into the Mystic,’ and ‘Moondance,’ winning six Grammy Awards, and being a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Richard Gere

Age: 62

Occupation: Actor and Activist

Known For: Films such as ‘American Gigolo,’ ‘An Officer and a Gentleman,’ and ‘Pretty Woman,’ and his work as an advocate for human rights in Tibet

Julie Brown

Age: 53

Occupation: Actor, Comedienne, Singer, and Songwriter

Known For: Novelty songs such as ‘The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun,’ and ‘Trapped in the Body of a White Girl,’ roles in films such as ‘Earth Girls Are Easy,’ and her Showtime television movie mocking Madonna, ‘Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful’

Debbie Gibson

Age: 41

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Actress

Known For: Being the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a number one hit, 1987′s ‘Foolish Beat,’ other hits such as ‘Electric Youth’ and ‘Only in My Dreams,’ and appearing in a number of Broadway shows

Chris Tucker

Age: 39

Occupation: Actor and Comedian

Known For: His role as Smokey in the 1995 film ‘Friday,’ and as Detective James Carter in the ‘Rush Hour’ trilogy

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