Shigeru Miyamoto turns 59 today
posted on 11.16.11 at 07:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Happy birthday, Miyamato-san!

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, F-Zero, and Pikmin, is 59 years-old today.

The Nintendo legend was born on November 16, 1952 in the Kyoto Prefecture of Japan. His work contributes to a majority of Nintendo’s first-party properties.

Before his celebration day ends in Japan (it’s 9 p.m. there!), let’s all take the opportunity to wish Shiggy a very happy birthday. If this guy wasn’t born, this Sunday would be a dull day for Wii owners.

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