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
  • Lauv - Lauv is an American singer and songwriter whose full name is Ari Staprans Leff.
    The stage name Lauv derives from the Latvian word for lion, which is lauva, from which he removed the final "a".
    Lauv is pronounced like the word "loud" but with a "v" instead of a "d".
  • 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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