09 February: today's birthdays

  • Loris Azzaro - French fashion designer of Italian descent
  • Farkas Bolyai - Hungarian mathematician
  • Josep Carner - Catalan poet, playwright and journalist, also known as the Prince of Catalan Poets
  • Manuel Castells - Spanish-born American sociologist
  • J. M. Coetzee - South African writer, translater, and linguist, born John Maxwell Coetzee. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. He wrote Disgrace and Life & Times of Michael K
  • Colin Egglesfield - American actor, best known for his role as Josh Madden in the TV soap opera All My Children
  • Hervé Falciani - French systems engineer of Italian descent
  • Mia Farrow - American actress and activist. She starred in many films directed by Woody Allen
  • Tom Hiddleston - English actor
  • Ciarán Hinds - Irish actor
  • Anthony Hope - English writer. He wrote The Prisoner of Zenda and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau
  • Helmut Landsberg - German climatologist
  • Yoshinori Ōsumi (Ohsumi) - Japanese biologist. He won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2016 
  • Joe Pesci -  American actor, comedian, and musician of Italian descent. Joe Pesci has received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1991 for the movie Goodfellas and was nominated in the same category in 1981 for Raging Bull and in 2020 for The Irishman.
  • Jaco Van Dormael - Belgian film director and screenwriter
  • Julio Velasco - Argentine volleyball coach
  • Zhang Ziyi - Chinese actress
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