06 August: today's birthdays

  • Paul Claudel - French poet and dramatist. He wrote The Annunciation of Marie (L'Annonce faite à Marie)
  • Jean Dessès - Pseudonym of Egyptian fashion designer of Greek descent, Jean Dimitre Virginie
  • Romola Garai - English actress born in Hong Kong. She starred in Amazing Grace and Angel
  • Florence Goodenough - American psychologist and pedagogist. She wrote Handbook of Child Psychology and The Measurement of Intelligence by Drawings
  • Charlie Haden - American musician
  • Travis Kalanick - American entrepreneur. He is the Uber co-founder, along with Garrett Camp
  • Nicolas Malebranche - French philosopher and theologian. He wrote Concerning the Search after Truth and Treatise on Nature and Grace
  • Jim McGreevey - American politician
  • Robert Mitchum - American actor, composer and singer. He is considered one of the most important screen legends
  • Francesc Pi de la Serra - Catalan guitarist and singer-songwriter
  • M. Night Shyamalan - Indian-born American director, writer and producer. He directed The Sixth Sense and The Village
  • Alfred Tennyson - English poet. He wrote The Lady of ShalottIdylls of the King and The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Robin van Persie - Dutch footballer
  • Vinnie Vincent - Stage name of Vincent John Cusano, American guitarist and songwriter, former member of the band Kiss
  • Andy Warhol - American artist, born Andrew Warhola Jr. He is considered the most significant figure of Pop Art
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