28 January: today's birthdays

  • Gianluigi Buffon - Italian professional goalkeeper, best known as Gigi Buffon
  • Heinz Flohe - Former German soccer player
  • Josep Vicenç Foix i Mas - Catalan poet and writer best known as J.V. Foix
  • ​Ismail Kadare - Albanian writer, poet, and screenwriter. He wrote The General of the Dead Army.
  • Ernst Lubitsch - German-born American film director. He received an Honorary Oscar in 1946
  • José Julián Martí - Cuban writer, poet, translator, painter and revolutionary philosopher. He is considered a national hero
  • Sarah McLachlan - Canadian musician and singer-songwriter
  • Giovanna Melandri - Italian politician born in the United States
  • Jackson Pollock - American painter, one of the leading exponents of action painting, also called abstract expressionism
  • Nicolas Sarkozy - French lawyer and politician, born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sárközy de Nagy-Bócsa. He served as the 23rd President of France 
  • Elijah Wood - American actor. He was Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings film series
  • Zhao Tao - Chinese actress married to Chinese film director Jia Zhangke
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