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

Colin Powell

Age: 75

Occupation: Retired Statesman and Army General

Known For: Serving as National Security Advisor, Commander of the US Army Forces Command and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, being the 65th United States Secretary of State and the first African-American to hold the position, and going against the GOP establishment by supporting Barack Obama during his 2008 campaign

Pharrell Williams

Age: 39

Occupation: Rapper, Singer and Producer

Known For: Being half of the successful record production duo the Neptunes, being the frontman and drummer of the hip-hop band N.E.R.D, being a member of the supergroup V.A. Playaz, and co-founding the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Clothing

Michael Moriarty

Age: 71

Occupation: Actor

Known For: Playing Benjamin Stone for four year on the drama ‘Law & Order,’ appearing in movies such as ‘Pale Rider’ and ‘The Hanoi Hilton,’ and recording three jazz albums

Paula Cole

Age: 44

Occupation: Singer and Songwriter

Known For: Winning the 1998 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, singles like ‘Where Have All the Cowboys Gone’ and ‘I Don’t Want to Wait,’ and frequently touring with Sarah McLachlan’s female-centered Lilith Fair concert festival

Pat Green

Age: 40

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician

Known For: Charting 15 singles on the Billboard Country charts, including ‘Wave on Wave,’ ‘Feels Just Like It Should’ and ‘Let Me’