28 December: today's birthdays

  • Jan Bijvoet - Belgian, Dutch-speaking, TV and film actor
  • Earl Hines - American pianist, considered one of the greatest jazz pianist of all time
  • Meredith Kercher - British student, born Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher, killed in Perugia, in Italy
  • Liu Xiaobo - Chinese writer and intellectual committed to the defence of human rights, Nobel Peace Prize in 2010
  • Seth Meyers - American comedian, television host, and political commentator, born Seth Adam Meyers 
  • Sienna Miller - American actress and model. She starred in the film The Girl
  • Gilbert Montagné - French pianist, organist and singer
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau - German film director. He directed Nosferatu and The Last Laugh
  • Adam Peaty - English swimmer, gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Noomi Rapace - Pseudonym of Noomi Norén, Swedish actress. She was Lisbeth Salander in the Millennium series
  • Gökşin Sipahioğlu - Acclaimed Turkish photographer and journalist. He founded the Paris-based photo agency Sipa Press. He lived most of his life in Paris, where he was called "le Grand Turc".
  • Maggie Smith - English actress
  • Ratan Tata - Indian entrepreneur
  • John von Neumann - Hungarian-born American mathematician
  • Denzel Washington - American actor and film director. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and one for Best Actor
  • Thomas Woodrow Wilson - American politician
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