December 31, 2012
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January Jewish birthday quiz

for The Brooklyn Paper

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On Jan. 17 Susanna Hoffs, who formed the band The Bangles soon after seeing Patti Smith and the Sex Pistols live, turns 54.
On Jan. 18 Jason “You know it's a good birthday when you fall asleep in a bed covered in BBQ sauce” Segel turns 33.
On Jan. 19 Katey Sagal, who voices Leela — the animated Cyclops — on “Futurama,” turns 59.
On Jan. 22 Piper Laurie — the only Aquarius in this slideshow other than Neil Diamond — turns 81.

We survived Chanukah and the 2012 end-of-the-world prophecy. Yay! And since tomorrow’s a new year and we’re all armed with new iPads and Beats Headphones rather than bows and arrows to fight off zombies in a post-apocalyptic world, let’s celebrate with a new batch of Jewish celebrity birthdays!

Flip through our above slideshow to find out who’s 1) a Hebrew 2) a Capricorn and an Aquarius 3) changed her career path after seeing the Sex Pistols live 4) voices the character Leela on “Futurama” 5) once Tweeted “You know it’s a good birthday when you fall asleep in a bed covered in BBQ sauce.” Answers above!

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