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Celebrity Birthdays for February 17 – Michael Jordan, Billie Joe Armstrong and More

Michael Jordan, Billie Joe Armstrong
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Michael Jordan
Age: 49
Occupation: Basketball Legend
Known For: Leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships, product endorsements like Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers, being the current majority owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats, and being widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time

Billie Joe Armstrong
Age: 40
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Being the lead vocalist of punk rock band Green Day, known for songs like ‘Longview,’ ‘American Idiot’ and ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends,’ adapting the band’s album ‘American Idiot’ into an award-winning Broadway musical and occasionally starring in the shows, and being punted off a Southwest Airlines flight last year for refusing to pull up his saggy pants

Larry the Cable Guy
Age: 49
Occupation: Comedian and Actor
Known For: Being part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, starring in the movies ‘Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,’ ‘Delta Farce’ and ‘Witless Protection,’ voicing Mater in the ‘Cars’ film franchise, starring in the new reality show ‘Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy,’ and his ubiquitous catchphrase “git ‘er done”

Denise Richards
Age: 41
Occupation: Actress and Model
Known For: Appearing in movies including ‘Starship Troopers,’ ‘Wild Things’ and ‘The World Is Not Enough,’ starring on the reality TV show ‘It’s Complicated,’ her work as an animal-rights advocate, and somehow surviving a four-year marriage to Charlie Sheen

Paris Hilton
Age: 31
Occupation: Has-Been
Known For: Being an heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, making an unintentionally-hilarious sex tape, starring on the reality show ‘The Simple Life,’ serving a widely-publicized jail term, and probably weeping bitter tears about how the Kardashians now wear the Crown of Undeserved Fame

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