8 January: today's birthdays

  • Jacques Anquetil - Former French racing cyclist
  • Emily Greene Balch - American economist, sociologist and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for her work in support of women's rights
  • Shirley Bassey - English singer
  • David Bowie - Stage name of English singer, songwriter and actor David Robert Jones
  • Graham Chapman - British comedian, actor, physician and writer. He was one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python
  • Cynthia Erivo - English actress, singer, and songwriter, born Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo. She is the winner of a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony Award. 
    In 2020 she was nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Song for the movie Harriet.
  • Baltasar Gracián - Spanish writer and philosopher
  • Stephen Hawking - English mathematician and astrophysicist, born Stephen William Hawking
  • Carolina Herrera - Venezuelan fashion designer
  • Arnaldur Indriðason - Icelandic crime author. He created the fictional character Detective Erlendur
  • Kim Jong-un - Dictator and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), mostly known as North Korea
  • Adrian Mutu - Romanian soccer player
  • Charles Osgood - American television and radio commentator
  • Géraldine Pailhas - French actress
  • Elvis Presley - American singer, musician and actor, born Elvis Aaron Presley. He is considered one of the most celebrated singers of all time and his nicknames are King of Rock and Roll or The King
  • Carl Rogers - American psychologist
  • Fritz Saxl - Austrian art historian
  • David Josué Jiménez Silva - Spanish footballer
  • Calvin Smith - American athlete
  • Samuel von Pufendorf - German philosopher
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