04 December: today's birthdays

  • Gae Aulenti - Italian architect, interior designer and industrial designer, born Gaetana Aulenti. She worked at the organization of the Musée d'Orsay and the Centre Georges Pompidou, both in Paris
  • Albert Bandura - Canadian psychologist. Best-known for the Bobo doll experiment proving that children learn by imitation of adults 
  • Tyra Banks - American model and television hostess. She hosts the television show America's Next Top Model
  • Maurice Bessy - French film historian. He wrote a book of memoirs Les Passagers du souvenir illustrating half a century of French cinema
  • Jean-Michel Blanquer - French jurist and politican
  • Jeff Bridges - American actor and country musician. He won an Oscar for Best Actor in 2009
  • Sergej Nazarovyč Bubka (Serhiy Nazarovych Bubka) - Former Russian athlete, he broke the world record for men's pole vault 35 times
  • Francisco Franco - Spanish general and politician. He was the dictator of Spain from 1939 to 1975
  • Alfred Hershey - American geneticist, born Alfred Day Hershey. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1969
  • Jay-Z - Stage name of Shawn Corey Carter, American rapper and producer
  • Rainer Maria Rilke - Austrian writer and poet born in Prague. Best-known for the Duino Elegies 
  • Mark Robson - Canadian film director and producer
  • Dennis Wilson - American drummer
  • Xavier Zubiri - Spanish philosopher
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