Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Van Morrison
Age: 67
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Classic hits such as 'Brown Eyed Girl,' 'Into the Mystic' and 'Moondance,' winning six Grammy Awards, and being a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Richard Gere
Age: 63
Occupation: Actor and Activist
Known For: Films such as 'American Gigolo,' 'An Officer and a Gentleman,' 'Pretty Woman' and 'Chicago,' and his tireless work as an advocate for human rights in Tibet

Julie Brown
Age: 54
Occupation: Actor, Comedienne and Singer
Known For: Novelty songs such as 'The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun' and 'Trapped in the Body of a White Girl,' roles in films like 'Earth Girls Are Easy' and 'Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful'

Debbie Gibson
Age: 42
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Actress
Known For: Being the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a No. 1 hit (1987's 'Foolish Beat'), other songs like 'Electric Youth' and 'Only in My Dreams,' and appearing in a number of Broadway shows

Chris Tucker
Age: 40
Occupation: Actor and Comedian
Known For: His role as Smokey in the 1995 film 'Friday,' and playing Detective James Carter in the 'Rush Hour' trilogy