02 January: today's birthdays

  • André Aciman - American writer, born in Egypt in a Jewish family. He is also a distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he teaches Literary theory and the works of French author Marcel Proust. In 2007, he wrote Call Me by Your Name 
  • Isaac Asimov - Russian-born American science fiction writer. He wrote the Foundation Series and The Bicentennial Man
  • Nicolás Santiago Bertolo - Argentine soccer player. His nickname is El Cordobes
  • Rudolf Clausius - German physicist and mathematician. He is considered one of the founders of thermodynamics
  • Péter Eötvös - Hungarian composer and conductor. He has composed soundtracks for Hungarian films
  • Paulo Gazzaniga - Argentine professional footballer, born Paulo Dino Gazzaniga 
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. - American actor. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1996
  • Todd Haynes - American film director. He directed Poison and I'm Not There, inspired by singer-songwriter Bob Dylan 
  • Heribert Rosweyde - Dutch Jesuit biographer
  • Dziga Vertov - Pseudonym of David Abelevich Kaufman, Soviet pioneer in documentary film and short film, and cinema theorist (born Russian Empire, now Poland)
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