09 July: today's birthdays

  • Franz Boas - German born-American anthropologist
  • Barbara Cartland - English writer, born Mary Barbara Hamilton. She is one of the most prolific and best-selling authors
  • Orazio Gentileschi - Italian painter
  • Tom Hanks - American actor and producer, born Thomas Jeffrey Hanks. He won two Oscars for Best Actor in 1994 for his role in the film Philadelphia and in 1995 in the film Forrest Gump
  • David Hockney - English painter and photographer
  • Elias Howe - American inventor
  • Viktor Janukovyč (Yanukovych) - Ukrainian politician
  • Courtney Love - American singer and actress, born Courtney Michelle Harrison. She had a daughter with Kurt Cobain
  • Jan Neruda - Czech writer, poet and journalist
  • Amélie Nothomb - Belgian writer. She wrote Hygiene and the Assassin and Sulphuric Acid
  • Ann Radcliffe - English author
  • Donald Rumsfeld - American politician
  • Mercedes Sosa - Argentine singer
  • Elémire Zolla - Italian writer, philosopher and historian of religion, raised in France. His mother was British, while his father, born in England, was from an Italian family
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