08 August: today's birthdays

  • Martine Aubry - French politician, born Martine Delors
  • Martin Brest - American film director, screenwriter and producer. He directed the films Scent of a Woman and Meet Joe Black
  • Paul Dirac - English physicist and mathematician
  • Roger Federer - Swiss tennis player. He has been the world number 1 player for more than 300 weeks
  • Jostein Gaarder - Norwegian writer. Ha scritto Sophie's World
  • Danilo Gallinari - Italian professional basketball player playing in the NBA (National Basketball Association), the North American professional basketball league
  • Abel Mathías Hernández Platero - Uruguayan soccer player
  • Dustin Hoffman - American actor, born Dustin Lee Hoffman. He won two Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the films Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man
  • Alija Izetbegović - Bosnian politician, activist, lawyer, and philosopher. He served as the 1st President of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Daniel Mann - American film director, born Daniel Chugerman. He directed Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8
  • Nigel Ernest James Mansell - Former English racing driver, winner of the Formula One World Championship in 1992
  • Joël Matip - German professional footballer, born Joël André Matip Job 
  • Roger Penrose - English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for physics along with Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez.
  • Robert Siodmak - German-born American film director. He directed the films The Killers, Phantom Lady and Criss Cross
  • Lee Unkrich - American film director and editor. He directed Toy Story 3
  • Louis Valtat - French painter
  • Milo Ventimiglia - American actor
  • Larry Wilcox - American actor
  • Emiliano Zapata - Mexican revolutionary
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