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February 29 is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar. It is sometimes called "leap day" or "bissextile day". Only leap years have February 29. This date only occurs every four years, in years that can be exactly divided by 4, such as 1988, 1996, or 2008, except century years that can not be divided by 400 without leaving a remainder, such as 1700, 1800 or 1900.

Events

Up to 1948

From 1952

Births

A person who was born on February 29 may be called a "leapling". In non-leap years they usually celebrate their birthday on February 28 or March 1.

Different countries have different laws about people who are born on February 29. In Taiwan, the law says that the birthday of a leapling is February 28 in years that are not leap years.

The well-known superhero Superman is often said to have his birthday on February 29.

Up to 1948

From 1952

  • 1960 – Cheb Khaled, Algerian musician
  • 1960 – Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker
  • 1964 - Dave Brailsford, British cycling coach
  • 1964 – James Ogilvy, member of the extended British Royal Family
  • 1964 – Ola Lindgren, Swedish handball player and coach
  • 1968 – Naoko Ijima, Japanese actress
  • 1968 – Wendi Peters, English actress
  • 1972 – Pedro Zamora, American AIDS activist (d. 1994)
  • 1972 – Dave Williams, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1972 - Pedro Sanchez, Spanish politician
  • 1976 – Ja Rule, American rapper
  • 1980 – Chris Conley, American musician
  • 1980 – Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Darren Ambrose, English footballer
  • 1984 – Radik Zhaparov, Kazakhstani ski jumper
  • 1984 – Mark Foster, American musician (Foster the People)
  • 1988 – Lena Gercke, German model and television presenter
  • 1988 – Benedikt Höwedes, German footballer
  • 1988 - Hannah Mills, British sailor
  • 1992 - Sean Abbott, Australian cricketer
  • 1992 - Saphir Taïder, French-Algerian footballer
  • 1992 - Perry Kitchen, American soccer player

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