Bernard Sanders, born September 8, 1941 in Brooklyn, is the longest serving independent in U.S. Congressional history.
You may know him as the current U.S. Senator from Vermont.
You may know him as the man who challenged Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, though Sanders would eventually support Clinton's unsuccessful efforts against Donald Trump.
You may only know him from Saturday Night Live, where he appeared next to his uncanny doppleganger, Larry David.
During his presidential campaign, the septuagenarian, with his straight talk and fiery tone, was able to connect with the youth of America in spectacular ways. Volunteers and supporters were incredibly passionate in their commitment to get others to "Feel the Bern."
Happy Birthday, Senator Sanders.