Special Report

25 Famous People Born on Leap Day

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11. Henri Richard
> Date: 1936
> Occupation: Hockey player

Hall of Fame hockey player Henri Richard played for the dynastic Montreal Canadiens for 20 years beginning in 1955-56 and won 11 Stanley Cups, including five in a row.

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12. Monte Kiffin
> Date: 1940
> Occupation: Football coach

The well-traveled coach is considered one of the best defensive minds in football. Kiffin was the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they won the 2003 Super Bowl.

13. Ken Foree
> Date: 1948
> Occupation: Actor

Ken Foree has more than 100 television and acting credits that go back to 1963. He’s known for roles in horror films such as “Dawn of the Dead,” “Halloween,” and “The Lords of Salem.”

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14. Jirō Akagawa
> Date: 1948
> Occupation: Novelist

Jirō Akagawa is a prolific novelist from Japan whose works include the book “Ghost Train.” He has written more than 500 books, many of them mysteries, over a nearly 40-year career.

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15. Hermione Lee
> Date: 1948
> Occupation: Teacher/writer

Hermione Lee is a noted literary scholar who’s written about authors Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, and Philip Roth. In 2008, she was elected president of Wolfson College at Oxford.