I've been checking it out and she shares her birthday with a lot of famous musicians like Schubert and Monteverdi, a Russian dancer in Anna Pavlova, the Trappist monk Thomas Merton, a library full of writers and statesmen and women.
No my Mum wasn't famous, never made the pages of any newspaper except our local parish magazine and didn't ruffle the pages of the history books in the slightest.
Sadly she died in 1972 which meant I lost her in person very early in my life. But her influence remained and as I've grown older I've appreciated more and more her gifts to me.
What she left me was the legacy of treating people properly, not gossiping, integrity and a lot of laughter.
So here's to my Mum and may her influence on me continue.