22 July: today's birthdays

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel - German astronomer, mathematician, physicist and geodesist
  • Alexander Calder - American artist. He was the first to create moving artworks. He invented the Mobile 
  • George Casey - American army officer
  • Willem Dafoe - American actor, born William Dafoe. He starred in Mississippi Burning and Shadow of the Vampire
  • Grover Dale - American dancer, choreographer and actor
  • Danny Glover - American actor, director and political activist
  • Edward Hopper - American painter. His paintings depict the loneliness of modern times 
  • Janusz Korczak - Pseudonym of Polish-Jewish educator, pediatrician, and children's author Henryk Goldszmit. In 1929 he wrote The Child's Right to Respect 
  • Dirk Kuijt (Kuyt) - Dutch soccer player
  • Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - Irish politician, currently he is a Labour Party Senator
  • Ettore Pozzoli - Italian pianist and composer
  • Tom Robbins - American writer. He wrote the novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Wild Ducks Flying Backward
  • Paul Schrader - American film director and screenwriter
  • Arthur Seyß-Inquart - Austrian politician
  • Ece Temelkuran - Turkish journalist and author. She was a columnist for Milliyet and Habertürk, two daily newspapers. She was fired from the second one after writing articles criticizing the government.
    She wrote the books How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to DictatorshipBook of the Edge, and Women Who Blow on Knots 
  • Lasse Virén - Former Finnish athlete
  • Rufus Wainwright - American-born Canadian singer-songwriter
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