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Famous people born today: Celebrity birthdays for August 8

HAPPY Birthday to everyone celebrating today, but did you know you share it with these celebrities?

These are the famous faces who will be popping open the champers this evening…

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Princess Beatrice is celebrating a milestone birthday today

Who’s celebrating their birthday today?

Princess Beatrice, 30

Princess Beatrice was born at London’s Portland Hospital for Women and Children on August 8, 1988.

Her full name was announced as Beatrice Elizabeth Mary almost two weeks later.

She’s the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, also known as Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.

Her younger sister Eugenie arrived in 1990.

Beatrice received a BA in History and History of Ideas from London’s Goldsmiths College, graduating with a 2:1 degree in 2011.

She’s currently vice-president of partnerships and strategy for Afiniti, a US-based technology company.

Beatrice is eighth in line to the throne, and the second female behind Princess Charlotte.

She’s marking her milestone 30th birthday today.

 Roger Federer is now 37

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Roger Federer is now 37

Roger Federer, 37

Born in Basel, Switzerland in 1981, Federer is one of the most recognisable faces in tennis.

As his mother is South African, he holds both Swiss and South African citizenship.

He’s currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

He’s won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male player.

Federer has a record eight Wimbledon titles, a joint-record six Australian Open titles, a record five consecutive US Open titles and one French Open title.

He married former Women’s Tennis Association player Miroslava Vavrinec – known as Mirka – in 2009.

That year, she gave birth to identical twin girls.

The Federers had another pair of identical twins in 2014, this time boys.

Federer and his family are celebrating his 37th birthday today.

 Shawn Mendes is blowing out candles

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Shawn Mendes is blowing out candles

Shawn Mendes, 20

Singer Shawn Mendes was born in Toronto, Canada in 1998.

At the age of 13, he learned to play the guitar by watching YouTube tutorial videos.

Less than a year later, he started posting cover videos on the social video app Vine.

He amassed millions of views and followers in a few months, becoming well known for his six-second covers of popular songs.

By August 2014, Shawn was the third most-followed musician on Vine.

He signed to Island Records in May 2014 and released his debut single Life Of The Party that June.

He hit the big time with his 2015 track Stitches, and now has three albums under his belt.

Shawn is 20 today.

What about these legends?

William Shakespeare’s birthday is normally celebrated on April 23, although the exact date is unknown.

The poet was baptised in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564, leading to the assumption that he was born three days before.

He also passed away on April 23, 1616, making it a popular legend that he died on his birthday.

Legendary cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who passed away on March 14, 2018, was born in Oxford on January 8, 1942.

The Beatles’ John Lennon, who was shot dead in New York on December 8, 1980, at the age of 40, was born in Liverpool on October 9, 1940.

Elizabeth II, who’s been the Queen of England since 1952, was born in Mayfair, London, on April 21, 1926.

The Queen also has an “official birthday”, which she celebrates on the second Saturday in June.

WW2 Prime Minister Winston Churchill celebrated his birthday on November 30.

He was born in Bleinham Palace, Oxfordshire, in 1874 – and passed away on January 24, 1965.

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