February 29 is known for being Leap Day. Birthdays of famous folks and some historical events also took place on this day. The chances of being born on February 29, which only comes around every four years, are very slim.
"The law of averages means your chance of being born on Feb. 29 are one out of 1,461," said the founder of the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies, explaining that 1,461 equals 365, or the number of days in the year, times four, plus one for the extra day in the four-year cycle. "We figure in the U.S., there's about 200,000 of us, and in the world, about 5 million."
We'll also take a look at some of the odds-beating Leap Year babies who made it big in Hollywood, sports or business.
Awaken the Giant Within author: Tony Robbins
Between me and you rapper: Ja Rule
Jagger Cates: Antonio Sabato Jr
See the USA in your Chevrolet singer: Dinah Shore
Bury my heart at wounded knee author: Dorris Alexander Dee Brown
Cleveland Indians Hebrew Hammer: Al Rosen
Police officer Michigan's 1st congressional district 1993-2011: Bart Stupak
HIV-positive real world San Francisco star: Pedro Zamora
Second African-American to hold a world record in swimming: Cullen Jones
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