Royal Baby: Other celebrities born on May 2

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, nee Kate Middleton, have officially welcomed a baby girl - and she isn't the only famous face to call May 2 their special day! The little princess, born Saturday morning at 8:34 am at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital and weighing in at 8 lb 3 oz, is in good company, with famous athletes and fashion designer among those who share her birthday

"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & members of both families have been informed ," Kensington Palace announced on Twitter. "Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

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While North America wakes up to the exciting news, a few celebrities will no doubt be tickled that they now share their birthday with the new bundle of royal joy. And how fitting that one of them is a most-esteemed Brit: David Beckham. Yes, the most beloved soccer player turns 40 Saturday!

David Beckham now shares a birthday with the little royal Photo: Getty Images

May 2 boasts a long roster of recognizable birthdays, everyone from acclaimed musicians to up-and-coming comedians. Take a look at who else shares a birthday with the little royal:

Lily Allen

Donatella Versace

Christine Baranski

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Robert Buckley

Ellie Kemper

Bianca Jagger

In addition, May 2 was also a birthday for a historic royal figure: Catherine the Great. The empress was the most renowned and longest-ruling female leader of Russia, from 1729 to 1796.

There were other big markers for this day, from great (Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) to ghastly (Anne Boleyn was arrested and taken to the Tower of London).

Royal family fans gathered outside St. Mary's Lindo Wing this week. Photo: Getty Images

Perhaps most notably, in 1945, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy.

On the lighter side: On this day in 1982, The Weather Channel debuted.

Of course any, day is a sunny day when it involves the arrival of a new little princess.

All in all, a very historic day. We can't wait to see how this new little royal will add to the timeline.

Will and Kate are proud new parents. Photo: Getty Images

Congratulations to the happy couple, and her big brother Prince George!

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