Sunday, March 20th marked the vernal equinox for 2011, and which most people in the U.S. refer to as the first day of spring.
An equinox occurs twice every year, in March and September, when the center of the Sun crosses directly over the Earth’s equator. To many countries and cultures around the globe, an equinox is considered a special occasion.
What is the vernal equinox and what is so interesting about it? On March 20th, both day and night are just about identical in length – 12 hours each – at the equatorial plane.
So which celebs celebrate their birthdays on the first day of spring?
Here are a few that celebrated yesterday:
Producer Carl Reiner turned 89
Actor Hal Linden turned 80
Actor William Hurt turned 61
Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan (Fabulous Thunderbirds) turned 60 Country
Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway turned 54
Director Spike Lee turned 54
Actress Holly Hunter turned 53
Drummer Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) turned 50
Model Kathy Ireland turned 48.
Actress Liza Snyder turned 43
Actor Michael Rapaport turned 41
Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park turned 35
Do you know of any other celebrities that celebrate their birthday on the first day of Spring?