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The United States of America turns 237 years old this July 4. That’s quite the milestone, and one for which we should all be grateful as we celebrate today.

A few other notables also share birthdays with the US of A, including …

Malia Obama, now 15. The eldest daughter of President Barack Obama, the first African-American to lead our country, she represents the American dream.

Bella Thorne and Tyler Posey in Bed for Birthday

So, too, does The Situation, a man solely famous for … who knows anymore. Jersey Shore is a thing of the past, which is probably for the best.

You have to hand it to anyone who can turn big muscles, even bigger tolerance for alcohol and a uniquely absurd vocabulary into a career, though.

Only in America. And celebrating a birthday July 4. Along with …

  • Geraldo Rivera (1943-)
  • Bill Withers (1938-)
  • Al Davis (1929-2011)
  • George Steinbrenner (1930-2010)
  • Ann Landers (1918-2002)
  • Abigail Van Buren (1919-2013)
  • Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Quite an eclectic group, which is just how it should be.

So put down that firework, raise your Budweiser and toast all of them – and the great country we all live, work and read celebrity gossip in – today.

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!