Do you know January 1 is one of the least common birthdays? Depending on how you look at it, being born on New Year’s Eve can be both good and bad.
A birthday on New Year’s Eve can be like icing on the take. It can be a very good reason to end the New Year with a bang and continue the celebration into New Year’s Day.
On the flip side, it can also be very confusing and hard to find a nice little place where you can be your own and celebrate a quiet birthday. Either way, you got to make the most of it and you would be glad to know that many of your favorite stars too were born on January 1. Here’s the list of 10 celebrities born on New Year’s Eve.
First on our list is the Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley. Born on Dec. 31, 1943, the actor has to his credit movies like “Gandhi” (1982), “Schindler’s List” (1993), “Searching for Bobby Fischer” (1993) and “Species” (1995). The actor won an Oscar for essaying the role of M.K.Gandhi, the architect of India’s freedom and independence, in the movie “Gandhi.”
Another Oscar-winning actor in the list, Sir Anthony Hopkins was born Dec. 31, 1937. He is known for his roles in many popular motion pictures such as “The Elephant Man” (1980), “Nixon” (1995) and “Amistad” (1997). Reportedly, he bagged the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1991 as the brilliant cannibal serial killer, Hannibal Lecter, in the movie “The Silence of the Lambs”.
Remember ‘Gangnam Style’, the voice behind one of the most viewed Youtube Song was born on December 31, 1977. Park Jae-sang aka Psy is part of pop folklore. There is not an iota of doubt that the South Korean singer, rapper, and songwriter has delivered one of the peppiest NYE dance numbers.
Gong Li is one of the most popular Chinese actors. She has to her credit commercial and critically acclaimed movies like “Farewell My Concubine” (1993) and “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005. She has tasted equal success in the west too with her movie “Miami Vice”. Born on Dec. 31, 1965, as a child Gong Li dreamt of being a singer.
The eldest child of the current POTUS, Donald Trump Jr. was born on Dec. 31, 1977. He currently serves as executive vice president of the Trump Organization. Donal Jr. Trump has also been a judge and adviser at the popular reality television show The Apprentice.
You know him as the Phillip Broyles in the popular American Sci-Fi series Fringe. Lance Reddick was born on December 31, 1962. His commanding voice has made him the first choice for many popular video game characters.
A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas was born on Dec. 31, 1995. She won gold medals in both team and individual all-around competitions during the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
Nicholas Sparks is one of the most popular American romance novelists. Many of his romantic-drama novels have been transferred on celluloid, the most popular being “The Notebook.” He was born on Dec. 31, 1965.
Henri Matisse needs little introduction. He was the most popular artist of his time known for his use of color and original draughtsmanship. His work is credited for laying the seeds for modern plastic arts. The French artist was born on December 31, 1869, and is held in the same light as Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp.
Maybe Millenials will not know him. But Val Edward Kilmer was a popular movie star during the 80s. Known for his roles in comedy flicks, the yesteryear actor was born on December 31, 1959.
This brings us to the end of this list. In case you too have your birthday on New Year’s Eve, make sure that you remind your friends and relatives of the famous company you are in. In the meantime, we hope you are well on your way to celebrate this New Years’ Eve as grand as possible. All the best!.