Today is the birthdate of wildly successful Basketball player and lucrative business man, Michael Jeffrey Jordan.  Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1963.

His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.