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Lucky for these celebs, February 29 (AKA Leap Day) only comes around once every four years - which means they'll technically stay young for much longer then their normal birthday counterparts. So who are the most famous people born on February 29? This list of famous Leap Day birthday includes everything from rappers and athletes to actors and serial killers.

Maybe a bad omen for Leap Day babies, Richard Ramirez and Aileen Wuornos were both born on February 29. Ramirez was given the name “Night Stalker” prior to being found guilty of many murders in Los Angeles in the mid-1980s. Wuornos's murderous story was depicted in the 2003 film, Monster, starring Charlize Theron.

In happier news, inspirational speaker and author Tony Robbins was born on Feb. 29, 1960. He travels the world sharing his motivation techniques on life, love and finance during special sessions and retreats. Other celebrities who were born on Leap Day include Ja Rule, Antonio Sabato Jr., and Dinah Shore.

Are you surprised that so many celebrity leap day birthdays appear on this list? Take a look and get in the conversation in the comments section.

Ja Rule is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20+ Famous People Born on February 29
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Year Born: 1976

Jeffrey Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla". From 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, including "Between Me and You" with Christina Milian, "I'm Real" and Ain't It Funny with Jennifer Lopez, which both topped the US Billboard Hot 100, the Grammy-nominated #1 hit, "Always on Time" with Ashanti, "Mesmerize" also with Ashanti, and "Wonderful" with R. Kelly and Ashanti. During the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to The Inc. Records, which was formerly known as Murder Inc. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Tony Robbins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20+ Famous People Born on February 29
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Year Born: 1960

Tony Robbins is an American life coach and self-help author. He became well known through his infomercials and self-help books, Unlimited Power, Unleash the Power Within and Awaken the Giant Within. In 2007, he was named in Forbes magazine's "Celebrity 100" list. Forbes estimated that Robbins earned approximately $30 million USD in that year. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Dinah Shore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20+ Famous People Born on February 29
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Year Born: 1916

Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She reached the height of her popularity as a recording artist during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet. After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman and both Jimmy Dorsey and his brother Tommy Dorsey, Shore struck out on her own to become the first singer of her era to achieve huge solo success. She had a string of 80 charted popular hits, lasting from 1940 into the late 1950s, and after appearing in a handful of films ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 78 (1916-1994)

Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States of America

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Dennis Farina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20+ Famous People Born on February 29
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Year Born: 1944

Dennis Farina was an American actor of film and television and former Chicago police officer. He was a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. His most known film roles are those of mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run and Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty. He starred on television as Lieutenant Mike Torello on Crime Story and as Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. He also hosted and narrated a revived version of Unsolved Mysteries. His last major television role was in HBO's Luck, which premiered on January 29, 2012. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 69 (1944-2013)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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