04 July: today's birthdays

  • René Arnoux - Former French racing driver
  • Elena Arzak - Spanish chef, one of the best in the world
  • Alfredo Di Stéfano - Argentine-born Spanish soccer coach and former player
  • Isabeli Fontana - Brazilian model
  • Giuseppe Garibaldi - Italian general, patriot and politician
  • Karolyn Grimes - American actress
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne - American author. He wrote The House of the Seven Gables, Twice-Told Tales, and The Scarlet Letter
  • Gina Lollobrigida - One of the most important Italian actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, born Luigia Lollobrigida. She was also a photographer.
    The correct pronunciation of Gina Lollobrigida is JEE-nah loh-LOH-bree-jee-dah, the stress is on the capital letters.
  • Václav Matějka - Czech film director and screenwriter
  • Pál Szinyei Merse - Hungarian painter 
  • Robert K. Merton - American sociologist
  • Miguel Ángel Muñoz - Spanish actor and singer
  • Thomas Nagel - American philosopher born in former Yugoslavia
  • Malia Obama - Barack Obama's daughter
  • Tahar Rahim - French actor of Algerian origin
  • Edi Rama - Edi Rama, whose full name is Edvin Kristaq Rama, is an Albanian politician who is the current Prime Minister of Albania. Edi Rama was previously known as a writer, a painter and a publicist, alongside being a former basketball player and pedagogue. He was previously the Mayor of Tirana and has been the Chairman of the Socialist Party of Albania (PSSh) since 2005. Rama has often been criticized for his attacks on the media, censorship of free speech and for his alleged electoral fraud.
    The correct pronunciation of Edi Rama in Albanian is Eh-dee Rah-mah. The "E" in his first name, Edi, is pronounced as a closed "e", as you would pronounce the "e" in the word "trepidation". In his last name, Rama, both "a"s are pronounced as open, pronouncing an "ah" sound.
  • Neil Simon - American author and screenwriter
  • ​Daley Sinkgraven - Dutch professional footballer 
  • Bill Withers - American singer-songwriter
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