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

Tom Waits
Age: 63
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Composer
Known For: His distinctive gravelly voice, composing the music for movies like 'One From the Heart,' cover versions of his songs by artists like Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles and Rod Stewart, and his legions of devoted fans

Larry Bird
Age: 56
Occupation: Retired Professional Basketball Player and Coach
Known For: Playing forward for the Boston Celtics for 13 seasons, coaching the Indiana Pacers, becoming the Pacers' president of basketball operations in 2003, and being a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame

Ellen Burstyn
Age: 80
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her Oscar-winning work in Martin Scorsese's 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore,' and Oscar-nominated work in the films 'The Last Picture Show,' 'The Exorcist' and 'Same Time, Next Year'

C. Thomas Howell
Age: 46
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Appearing in films such as 'The Outsiders,' 'Soul Man,' Red Dawn' and 'Gods and Generals,' and a scheduled role in 2012's 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

Sara Bareilles
Age: 33
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Her hit single 'Love Song,' selling more than a million records in the United States, three Grammy nominations, and being a judge on NBC's 'The Sing-Off'