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

Patti Smith
Age: 65
Occupation: Singer and Poet
Known For: Earning the nickname "Godmother of Punk" after releasing her stunning 1975 debut album 'Horses,' her Top 20 single 'Because the Night,' and heavily influencing groups as varied as R.E.M., The Smiths and U2

Tiger Woods
Age: 36
Occupation: Professional Golfer and Tabloid Magnet
Known For: Being a former world number one and the highest-paid professional athlete in the world, and enduring an embarrassing personal scandal when dozens of women went public with their affairs with him, resulting in the implosion of his marriage and an endless stream of joke material for comedians

Michael Nesmith
Age: 69
Occupation: Musician, Songwriter and Producer
Known For: Being a member of and songwriter for The Monkees and starring in the group's eponymous TV series, writing other artists' songs such as Linda Ronstadt's 'Different Drum,' executive-producing the cult film 'Repo Man,' and (bar trivia alert!) being the son of the woman who invented Liquid Paper

Tracey Ullman
Age: 52
Occupation: Actress, Comedienne and Singer
Known For: Her hit single 'They Don't Know,' creating and starring in the awesome 'The Tracey Ullman Show,' 'Tracey Takes On...' and 'Tracey Ullman's State of the Union,' and appearing in films like 'I Love You to Death,' 'Bullets Over Broadway' and 'Tim Burton's Corpse Bride'

Eliza Dushku
Age: 31
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Television roles on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' 'Angel,' 'Tru Calling' and 'Dollhouse,' film roles in 'True Lies,' 'Bring It On' and 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,' lending her voice to several video games, and being an object of lust for geek boys the world over