21 July: today's birthdays

  • Eero Aarnio - Finnish designer best known for his plastic and fiberglass pieces of furniture
  • Michael Connelly - American writer. He created the fictional character Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch, a Los Angeles Police Department detective
  • Hans Fallada - Pseudonym of German writer Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen. He wrote the novel Little Man, What Now?
  • Rebecca Ferguson - British singer-songwriter
  • Gene Fullmer - Former American boxer
  • Helmut Haller - Former German soccer player
  • Josh Hartnett - American actor. He starred in O, Lucky Number Slevin and The Black Dahlia 
  • Ernest Hemingway - American author and journalist, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954
  • Norman Jewison - Canadian film director and actor
  • Jon Lovitz - American actor
  • Marshall McLuhan - Canadian sociologist
  • Katy Louise Saunders - English actress
  • William Stokoe - American linguist
  • Béla Tarr - Hungarian film director, screenwriter and actor
  • Rirkrit Tiravanija - Artist born in Argntina of Thai descent
  • Robin Williams - American actor and comedian, born Robin McLaurin Williams. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 for his role as a psychologist in the film Good Will Hunting
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