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25 Famous People Born on Leap Day

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16. Aileen Wuornos
> Date: 1956-2003
> Occupation: Serial killer

Aileen Wuornos was convicted in 1992 of killing seven men in Florida and southern Georgia between 1989 and 1990 in what her defense attorneys described as acts of self defense. After she was convicted, she pled guilty to three more murders and said she killed the men for money and not self defense. She was executed by lethal injection. Charlize Theron won an Oscar for playing her in “Monster” in 2003.

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17. Tony Robbins
> Date: 1960
> Occupation: Motivational speaker

Tony Robbins (his birth name is Anthony J. Mahavoric) is a successful author (“Unlimited Power” and “Awaken the Giant Within”) and motivational speaker who appears frequently on television infomercials.

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18. Gonzalo Lira
> Date: 1968
> Occupation: Chilean novelist

Gonzalo Lira is a novelist and filmmaker. His first book, titled “Counterparts,” was published in 1997. Among his screenwriting credits are “Secuestro” (2005), “Soldier of Fortune” (2000), and “The Public Space” (2018).

19. Eugene Volokh
> Date: 1968
> Occupation: Law professor

Eugene Volokh, who emigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union when he was 7 years old, is a noted First Amendment attorney who is the founder of The Volokh Conspiracy, a legal blog.

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20. Saul Williams
> Date: 1972
> Occupation: Rapper

Saul Williams is a rapper, poet, and actor, who starred in the 1998 movie “Slam.”