Growing up in a time before there was internet it was hard to know who shared your birthday. If I were a bigger sports fan, maybe I would have had some sports book that listed all the baseball players’ birthdays. But I had to rely on Dynamite magazine and books like TV Stars of the 1970s. I was not able to find anyone who shared my birthday. I had to accept proximity, as Sally Struthers, Gloria on All in the Family, was born on July 28. About 20 years ago I discovered that I shared a birthday with a famous young wizard because the author of this new series gave him her own birthday. And today I can easily find a list of 230 people who share my birthday.