Yes, our favorite free online encyclopedia shares the same birthday as Butch Dalisay, Mario Van Peebles, Martin Luther King, Jr., Shane McMahon, and Molière. Wikipedia shares the same anniversary day as Coca-Cola, basketball, and the Boston Molasses Disaster. Wikipedia was born on the January day when The Black Dahlia was murdered, and the good people of Malawi celebrate the heroism of John Chilembwe.
All that information, of course, is from Wikipedia itself, including the fact that Brad Renfro – star of Apt Pupil and American Girl – died a couple of years ago from a drug overdose. The first-ever Super Bowl was played in January 15, 1967. For F4 fans, today is also the 31st birthday of Ken Chu, also known as Xi Men (yep, that was his name) in the hit Taiwanese soap, Meteor Garden.
Ah, Wikipedia. Awesomeness in a bookmark.