03 January: today's birthdays

  • Christophe Castaner - French politician
  • Mel Gibson - American actor e film director, born Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson. He directed Braveheart in 1995, winning two Oscars: one for Best Director and one for Best Picture
  • Jean-Louis Koszul - French mathematician 
  • Sergio Leone - Italian film director and screenwriter. He directed A Fistful of Dollars and Once Upon a Time in America
  • Helen Parkhurst - American educator and writer. She founded the Dalton School in New York in 1919
  • Michael Schumacher - Former German racing driver
  • John Sturges - American film director. He directed Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape 
  • Greta Thunberg - Swedish activist working to stop global warming and climate change. She was born Greta Tintin Eleonora Thunberg Ernman 
  • J.R.R. Tolkien - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, English writer, poet, philologist and linguist born in South Africa. He wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
  • Eric Voegelin - German-born American political philosopher
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