20 January: today's birthdays

  • Buzz Aldrin - American engineer and astronaut. He has been the second man walking on the Moon, after Neil Armstrong
  • André-Marie Ampère - French physicist, the father of electrodynamics
  • Federico Fellini - Italian film director and screenwriter. He won four Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film and an Honorary Oscar in 1993. He directed The Road, La Dolce Vita, 8½, and Amarcord 
  • Marcello Fois - Italian writer, playwright and screenwriter. He wrote Sempre caro and Nel tempo di mezzo 
  • Johannes Vilhelm Jensen - Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1944
  • Wyatt Knight - American actor, mostly known for his role as Tommy Turner in the Porky's trilogy
  • Guillaume Lekeu - Belgian composer
  • David Lynch - American film director and screenwriter, born David Keith Lynch. He directed Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, and The Elephant Man
  • Michał Adam Miśkiewicz - Polish soccer player
  • Ruth St. Denis - American dancer and choreographer
  • David Tudor - American pianist and composer
  • Skeet Ulrich - American actor, best known for his roles as Billy Loomis in Scream
  • Frans Vervloet - Belgian painter, illustrator and lithographer. He was very appreciated for his landscape paintings
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