2 Famous People From Texas Born In A Leap Year – 1 Loved, 1 Hated
The odds of being born in a Leap Year are slim, being born in a leap year and in Texas, even slimmer. These two did it though and now both are gone.
Overall, the odds of being born on February 29th are 1 in 1,461. Not huge but not exactly commonplace either. If you know, or are, a Leap Year baby; 2024 is the year you get to celebrate your birthday ON your birthday.
The chances of a baby being born on Leap Day is pretty slim: about one in 1,461, as Feb. 29 only comes around once every 1,461 days. And if a baby is born during a Leap Year, the chance of their birthday falling on Feb. 29 is a one in 366 chance (but of course, it all completely depends on when the baby was conceived). - popsugar
I would have thought those odds to be a lot higher actually but there you go. If you're specifically aiming for it though, then the pressure mounts. Mom, Dad and Mother Nature have all got to line up perfectly.
It happens though, here are 2 well known Texans who were both "29-ers". They may have shared a birthday but there was NOTHING else in common at all. Literally, an Angel and a demon.
Original Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams was born 2/29/72 in Dallas, Texas. Dave, 2nd from the right, died in 2002 from a heart condition. Drowning Pool soldiered on, rising to great heights, but the incredible memories of their friend and brother have never dimmed.
Nor has the love they and their fans all over the world have for him to this day. RIP Dave.
Now, from the angel to the beast.
Serial killer Richard Ramirez was born in El Paso, Texas on 2/29/1960. (Not that anyone is very proud of that) He terrified Californians in the 90's as well as others across the Southwest.
He died in 2013.
Leaving the lone star state completely, other famous "Leaplings" include musician Chris Conley, actor Antonio Sabato Jr and motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
If your plan for your child is to go 4 years at a time between birthday parties and gift buying, good luck. That is going to take some serious, precise planning ...
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