From a Victoria's Secret model to Geraldo Rivera: Take a look at some well-known people born on Independence Day.
Vietnam veteran, anti-war activist and author Ron Kovic, a Massapequa native, was born on July 4, 1946. His memoir about the Vietnam War, paralysis and activism, titled "Born on the Fourth of July," was the basis for Oliver Stone's film of the same name, starring Tom Cruise as Kovic.
Geraldo Rivera is an attorney, reporter, and former Fox News Channel talk show host, born in 1943.
Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's elder daughter, Malia Obama, is a Fourth of July baby, born in 1998.
MIKE 'THE SITUATION' SORRENTINO
Mike Sorrentino, better known as "The Situation," stars on the MTV show "Jersey Shore," born in 1981.
Lee Reherman is an actor and producer whose roles include "American Gladiators" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness," born in 1966.
Ed O'Ross has starred in "Full Metal Jacket," "Lethal Weapon," "Seinfeld" and "Frasier," born in 1946.
John Leonetti is a cinematographer whose work includes "The Conjuring," "The Mask" and "Insidious," born in 1956.
Actress Becki Newton played Amanda Tanen on "Ugly Betty" and Quinn Garvey on "How I Met Your Mother," born in 1978.
Pauline Phillips & Esther Lederer
Twins sisters Pauline Phillips, left, and Esther "Eppie" Friedman Lederer used pen names to write the popular advice columns "Dear Abby" and "Ann Landers" respectively, born in 1918.
EVA MARIE SAINT
Saint is an Academy Award-winning actress who has starred on Broadway and TV, born in 1924.
Koko the gorilla is famous for her comprehension of American Sign Language, born in 1971.
JOHN LLOYD YOUNG
John Lloyd Young plays Frankie Valli in "Jersey Boys," born in 1975.
Isabeli Fontana is a model who has appeared in Victoria's Secret fashion shows, born in 1983.
Neil Simon is a famous American writer and playwright, born in 1927.
Al Davis was the owner of the NFL's Oakland Raiders, born in 1929.
George Steinbrenner was the iconic owner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees, born in 1930.
Pam Shriver is a five-time Wimbledon doubles champion, born in 1962.
Leona Helmsley was a billionaire New York City hotel operator and real estate investor who earned the nickname "Queen of Mean," born in 1920.