When it comes to rare birthdays, leap day babies take the claim to fame!

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Leap day babies are unique individuals who were born on February 29th, the elusive date that only lands on the calendar once every four years during a leap year. Rather than celebrating their birthday each year, these people have to wait 1,461 days for their true birth date to reappear.

To put their rarity into perspective, leap-day babies account for less than 0.7 percent of the global population. Within this already minuscule demographic, an even smaller fraction of leap-day babies have found fame as entertainers, leaders, and athletes.

Let's take a look at some of the most notable celebrities and historical figures from New York who share this extraordinary birthday!

20 Famous People From New York Who Were Born on Leap-Day

To put their rarity into perspective, leap-day babies account for less than 0.1 percent of the global population. Within this already minuscule demographic, an even smaller fraction of leap-day babies have attained fame as entertainers, leaders, and athletes. Let's take a look at some of the most notable celebrities and historical figures from New York who share this extraordinary birthday!

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