18 January: today's birthdays

  • John Boorman - English film director
  • Kevin Costner - American actor and film director. He won an Oscar for Best Director and an Oscar for Best Picture directing and starring in Dances with Wolves in 1990
  • Gilles Deleuze - French philosopher. He wrote Difference and Repetition and The Logic of Sense
  • Anthony Giddens - English sociologist
  • Cary Grant - English actor, born Archibald Alexander Leach. He won an Honorary Oscar in 1970
  • Josep Guardiola i Sala - Catalan soccer manager and former player
  • Oliver Hardy - American comic actor and comedian. He reached the succes with his comedy partner Stan Laurel
  • Angelique Kerber - German professional tennis player. She is currently ranked world No.1
  • Takeshi Kitano - Japanese actor, film director, writer and poet. He directed Fireworks (Hana-bi)
  • Joachim Lafosse - Belgian film director
  • Bogdan Lobonţ - Romanian soccer player
  • Montesquieu - French politician and philosopher born Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu
  • Mark Rylance - English actor and film director, born David Mark Rylance Waters. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2016 for his role in Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg 
  • Philippe Starck - French architect and designer
  • Antje Traue - German actress
  • Alexander Van der Bellen - Austrian economist and politician, currently serving as President of Austria
  • Leo Varadkar - Irish politician of Indian descent, born Leo Eric Varadkar. He is the Leader of the Fine Gael party currently serving as the Taoiseach, nominated by the Dáil Éireann
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