25 July: today's birthdays

  • Rita Anderson - Cuban-born Jamaican singer
  • Elias Canetti - Bulgarian-born British author of German language, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981
  • Rosalind Franklin - English chemist and physicist. She made a significant contribution to the DNA research
  • John Goodenough - American physicist and scientist, born John Bannister Goodenough in Germany. He was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino
  • Johnny Hodges - American saxophonist. He played solo with Duke Ellington's orchestra
  • Carl Miele - German businessman. Along with Reinhard Zinkann, he was the founder of appliances company Miele
  • Brad Renfro - American actor. In his short career, he worked in 21 films, such as The Client, Tom and Huck, and Sleepers
  • Daniel Paul Schreber - German judge. He wrote Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, important work for the understanding of paranoia
  • Eduardo Souto de Moura - Portuguese architect, born Eduardo Elísio Machado Souto de Moura. He won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2011 
  • Paul Watzlawick - Austrian-born American psychologist and philosopher. He wrote The Situation Is Hopeless But Not Serious (The Pursuit of Unhappiness) and The Language of Change: Elements of Therapeutic Communication 
  • Robert Zoellick - American banker and politician
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