18 February: today's birthdays

  • Fabrizio De André - Italian singer-songwriter, composer and poet
  • Matt Dillon - American actor and film director
  • Dr. Dre - Stage name of American singer and record producer Andre Romell Young
  • Enzo Ferrari - Italian entrepreneur, engineer and former race car driver, the founder of the car company Ferrari
  • Miloš Forman - Czech film director, screenwriter and actor, born Jan Tomáš Forman. He won two Oscars for Best Director for his films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus
  • Fritz Heider - Austrian psychologist
  • Mór Jókai - Hungarian dramatist and novelist
  • Max Klinger - German painter and sculptor
  • Alessandra Mastronardi - Italian actress, born Alessandra Carina Mastronardi
  • Toni Morrison - American novelist born Chloe Anthony Wofford. She is the author of Beloved and The Bluest Eye. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993
  • László Nemes Jeles - Hungarian film director and screenwriter. He directed the film Son of Saul (Saul fia ) winning an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2016
  • Georgios Papandrèu - Greek politician
  • Gérard Rancinan - French photographer
  • Bobby Robson - English soccer coach and former player
  • Cybill Shepherd - American actress
  • István Szabó - Hungarian film director
  • John Travolta - American actor, singer and dancer. He starred in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction
  • Roberta Vinci - Italian tennis player
  • Alessandro Volta - Italian physicist, the inventor of the battery
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