13 August: today's birthdays

  • Jeanine Áñez - Bolivian politician and lawyer, born Jeanine Áñez Chávez, currently serving as the interim President of Bolivia.
  • William Bernbach - American advertising executive
  • Tomás Borge Martínez - Nicaraguan revolutionary, politician and writer
  • Fidel Castro - 17th President of Cuba, the brother of Raúl Castro, born Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz. Líder Máximo was his nickname
  • Paul Greengrass - English film director, screenwriter and former journalist
  • Alfred Hitchcock - English-born American film director, born Alfred Joseph Hitchcock. He won an Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1968. He directed Notorious, Psycho, and The Birds
  • Líder Máximo - Appellative given to Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician, born Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
  • Karl Liebknecht - German politician
  • Friedrich Miescher - Swiss biologist
  • Lucas Moura - Brazilian professional footballer, born Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva 
  • Thomas Pogge - German philosopher and professor of philosophy at the Yale University
  • Herb Ritts - American photographer
  • Manuel Valls - French politician of Spanish descent, born Manuel Carlos Valls i Galfetti. He was Prime Minister of France
  • Janet Yellen - American economist
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