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’ and 'Jumanji.'

Monica Potter

Age: 40

Occupation: Film and TV Actress

Known For: playing Kristina Braverman on TV's 'Parenthood' and in movies 'Along Came A Spider,' 'Patch Adams' and 'Head Over Heels.'

Hal Lindes

Age: 58

Occupation: guitarist for Dire Straits

Known For: Mark Knopfler asked him to join the band while working on their third album Making Movies, he left Dire Straits in 1985 to pursue making music for film soundtracks full time.

Vincent D'Onofrio

Age: 52

Occupation: Actor

Known For: Playing Detective Robert Goren on TV's 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' and as Edgar in the movie 'Men In Black,' the husband whose body is taken over by an alien.

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