Happy 32nd Birthday, cousin Zac!
Today, Friday, October 18th, marks the 32nd birthday of my 11th cousin, 1x removed, Zachary David Alexander Efron.
I am related to Zach Efron through his mother Starla's side of the family. Zach and I share common great grandparents, Thomas Lord and Dorothy Bird (my 10th, his 11th). Interestingly, these same set of great-grandparents are great-grandparents to these other famous people:
Oliver Platt (10th)
Sarah Palin (12th)
Ted Danson (10th)
David Hyde Pierce (9th)
Andrew Shue (9th)
Elisabeth Shue (9th)
Gerald Ford (9th)
Richard Gere (9th)
Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower (8th)
George Eastman (Eastman-Kodak - 7th)
L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz - 6th)
Joy Morton (Morton Salt - 7th)
Herbert Hoover (6th)
SIr Robert Laird Borden (6th)
Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield (First Lady - 5th)
Samuel Colt (Colt Revolver - 4th)
Dylan Efron (Zach's younger brother) - 11th
All of the individuals listed above are, of course, also my cousins. As you can see, this particular branch of the family tree certainly does not lack interesting family members!
Although I have never met my cousin Zachary Efron, and most likely never will, I still wanted to take this opportunity to wish him a very Happy 32nd Birthday!