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

John Mellencamp
Age: 60
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: His catchy, populist brand of heartland rock, selling 40 million albums worldwide, racking up 22 Top 40 hits like ‘Pink Houses’ and ‘Jack & Diane,’ and being one of the founding members of Farm Aid

Simon Cowell
Age: 53
Occupation: Record Executive, Television Personality, and Entrepreneur
Known For: His former role as a judge on ‘American Idol,’ his current role as a judge on ‘X Factor,’ his frequently brusque critiques, his charity work for children’s and animal charities, and his love-hate relationship with singer Paula Abdul

Yo-Yo Ma
Age: 57
Occupation: Cellist and Composer
Known For: Being one of the most famous cellists of the modern age, and winning multiple Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Thom Yorke
Age: 44
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Being the lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the band Radiohead, songs like ‘Creep,’ and being named to Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time

John “JayCee” Falcon
Age: 44
Occupation: Radio Super-Star and All-Around Nice Guy
Known For: His affinity for Jeeps, animals, and all things that make one laugh;  winning the Henry High School Spelling Bee in 1984; creating the Annual ‘jeep jaunt’; knowing when to say “More, please”.

Toni Braxton
Age: 44
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Actress
Known For: Songs such as ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ and ‘Un-Break My Heart,’ winning six Grammy Awards, her frequent financial woes, and her reality series ‘Braxton Family Values’

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