23 August: today's birthdays

  • Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant - French mechanician and mathematician best known for his contribution to early stress analysis on materials
  • Auguste Bravais - French physicist and crystallographer
  • Kobe Bryant - Former American basketball player, born Kobe Bean Bryant. He always played with the Los Angeles Lakers and he is considered one of the best players in the NBA. In 2018, he won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for his film Dear Basketball.
    He tragically died in a helicopter crash on 26 January 2020 alongside his daughter Gianna Bryant and 7 other people.
  • Jean Marie Joseph Capgras - French psychiatrist
  • Alexandre Desplat - French composer
  • ​Philip Emeagwali - Nigerian-American computer scientist and mathematician.
  • Jakob Friedrich Fries - German philosopher
  • Clifford Geertz - American anthropologist
  • Allan Kaprow - American artist
  • Gene Kelly - American actor, dancer, singer and film director
  • Louis XVI - King of France
  • Robert Mulligan - American film director
  • River Phoenix - American actor
  • Terje Rypdal - Norwegian guitarist and composer
  • Richard Schechner - American dramatist
  • Devin Vassell - Devin Vassell is an American professional basketball player who plays for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA.
    Vassell was drafted as the 11th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft and plays the position of shooting guard or small forward.
    The correct pronunciation of ​Devin Vassell is dev-in vuh-SELL.
    The stress is placed on the second syllable of Vassell, which is pronounced like the word "sell", while the first syllable is pronounced with a short "u" or "uh" sound.
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