13 December: today's birthdays

  • Martín de Azpilcueta - Spanish economist, philosopher and theologian. Also known as Doctor Navarrus
  • Ben Bernanke - American economist and politician
  • Howard Brenton - English playwright and screenwriter. He wrote the book Sleeping policemen and the plays Weapons of Happiness and Pravda
  • Fred Coe - American television director and producer. He directed the film A Thousand Clowns
  • John Ehle - American writer. His major work is the novel The Land Breakers
  • Jamie Foxx - Stage name of Eric Marlon Bishop, American actor and singer. He won an Oscar in 2004 for his leading role in Ray
  • Ángel Ganivet - Spanish writer and diplomat
  • Heinrich Heine - German poet, essayist, literary critic, and journalist. He wrote Germany: A Winter's Tale
  • Ted Nugent - American guitarist. He was a member of American hard rock group Damn Yankees
  • Talcott Parsons - American sociologist
  • Christopher Plummer - Canadian actor. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2012
  • Taylor Swift - American singer and musician
  • Antoni Tàpies - Catalan painter, born Antoni Tàpies i Puig
  • Dick Van Dyke - American actor and dancer, born Richard Wayne Van Dyke
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