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

Tom Waits

Age: 62

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Composer

Known For: His distinctive gravelly voice, composing the music for movies like ‘One from the Heart,’ cover versions of his songs by artists like Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles, and Rod Stewart, and his legions of devoted fans

Larry Bird

Age: 55

Occupation: Retired Professional Basketball Player and Coach

Known For: Playing forward for the Boston Celtics for 13 seasons, coaching the Indiana Pacers, becoming the Pacers’ president of basketball operations in 2003, and being a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame

Ellen Burstyn

Age: 79

Occupation: Actress

Known For: Her Oscar-winning work in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,’ and Oscar-nominated work in the films ‘The Last Picture Show,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ and ‘Same Time, Next Year’

C. Thomas Howell

Age: 45

Occupation: Actor

Known For: Appearing in films such as ‘The Outsiders,’ ‘Soul Man,’ Red Dawn,’ and ‘Gods and Generals,’ and a scheduled role in 2012′s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Sara Bareilles

Age: 32

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician

Known For: Her hit single ‘Love Song,’ selling more than a million records in the United States, three Grammy nominations, and being a judge on NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off’

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