27 July: today's birthdays

  • Jean Baudrillard - French philosopher and sociologist. He wrote The MIrror of Production, The Perfect Crime and The Gulf War Did Not Take Place
  • Pina Bausch - German choreographer, born Philippina Bausch
  • Harvey Benge - New Zealand photographer
  • Giosuè Carducci - Italian poet and author, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1906. He used the pen name Enotrio Romano in his first literary works
  • Maury Chaykin - American actor, best known for his role as the detective Nero Wolfe
  • Ernő Dohnányi - Hungarian conductor, composer, and pianist. He is also known by the German form of his name: Ernst von Dohnányi
  • Alexandre Dumas - French writer, son of the author Alexandre Dumas (father). He wrote The Lady of the Camellias
  • Julien Gracq - French writer, born Louis Poirier. He wrote The Opposing Shore and The Peninsula
  • Marek Hamšík - Slovak soccer player
  • Julian McMahon - Australian actor
  • Jonathan Rhys-Meyers - Irish actor, born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe. He starred in Velvet Goldmine and Match Point
  • Taylor Schilling - American actress. She is Piper Chapman in the TV series Orange Is the New Black 
  • Charles Vidor - Hungarian-born American film director. He directed Rita Hayworth in the film Gilda
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