08 July: today's birthdays

  • Kevin Bacon - American actor. He starred in the film Footloose. He is married to actress Kyra Sedgwick
  • Alfred Binet - French psychologist, born Alfred Binetti, the inventor of the first intelligence test
  • Ernst Bloch - German philosopher and author
  • Sophia Bush - American actress. She stars as Detective Erin Lindsay in the TV series Chicago P.D.
  • Billy Crudup - American actor
  • Phineas Gage - American railroad construction foreman, best known for an accident he had: an iron rod was rammed through his head. He became the object of numerous neurological and psychological studies
  • Anjelica Huston - American actress. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1986 for her role in Prizzi's Honor
  • Tony Kaye - English film director. He directed American History X and Detachment 
  • Jean de La Fontaine - French writer and poet, best known for his Fables
  • Tzipi Livni - Israeli politician
  • Wolfgang Puck - Austrian chef
  • Son Heung-min - South Korean professional footballer
  • Jeffrey Tambor - American actor
  • Virgil van Dijk - Dutch professional footballer 
  • Marianne Williamson - American author, entrepreneur, and activist, born Marianne Deborah Williamson. She is a member of the Democratic Party
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