Lots of people share their birthday (though not the year) with someone famous.
In my case, I share my birthday with the IBM PC. The IBM PC is younger though - it was introduced in 1981.
The blessing of IBM transformed the PC from a hobbyist's machine into a business machine. Soon offices all over the country would have IBM PCs on their desk, often with a screen burn in of the rows and columns of a Lotus 123 spreadsheet on the green or amber monitor.
The Great Lakes Geek reflects back in this One Minute Podcast.