29 December: today's birthdays

  • Bruce Beutler - American immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011
  • Pau Casals - Catalan cellist, composer and conductor, born Pau Casals i Defilló but known also as Pablo Casals
  • Ann Demeulemeester - Belgian fashion designer. The androgynous singer Patti Smith is the muse of her sense of style
  • Jennifer Ehle - American actress of stage and screen. She was Elizabeth Bennet in the TV series Pride and Prejudice, an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel 
  • Charles Goodyear - American inventor. He discovered the vulcanization of rubber, a method still used to produce tyres
  • Jude Law - English actor. He starred in The Holiday, Cold Mountain, Closer, and The Young Pope, directed by Italian film director Paolo Sorrentino
  • André Louf - Belgian trappist monk and writer, born André Louf-Decramer
  • Joe Lovano - American musician
  • Diego Luna - Mexican actor and film director. He directed the film Cesar Chavez 
  • Gilles Peress - French photojournalist
  • Carles Puigdemont - Catalan politician and former journalist, born Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó. He is the current President of La Generalitat de Catalunya,The Government of Catalonia
  • Alice Rohrwacher - Italian film director and screenwriter. She directed the film The Wonders 
  • Jon Voight - American actor. He is the father of American actress Angelina Jolie
  • Andy Wachowski - American film director and screenwriter. He directed The Matrix and sequels with Lana Wachowski
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