01 June: today's birthdays

  • Dina Bertoni Iovine - Italian writer, journalist and pedagogist
  • Sadi Carnot - French physicist and engineer, born Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
  • Mircea Cărtărescu - Romanian novelist, poet, essayist and journalist.
  • Morgan Freeman - American actor and film director. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2005
  • Xi Jinping - Chinese chemical engineer and politician. Xi Jinping is the current President of the People's Republic of China and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.

    Xi Jinping is a Taizi (literally translated from Chinese: supreme son): a group which reunites sons, nephews and grandchildren of the Red Army members, who took part in the Long March, in 1934.
    The Long March was guided by Mao Tse-tung, for more than 6,000 miles, to escape the Kuomintang troops, the Chinese Nationalist Party.

    Learn to correctly pronounce the name of Xi Jinping
  • Heidi Klum - German-born American model and television host
  • Jackson Krecioch - Young artist famous on Youtube
  • Colleen McCullough - Australian writer. She is the author of the international best seller The Thorn Birds, which was turned into a successful television mini-series
  • Marilyn Monroe - American actress, born Norma Jeane Mortenson. She was married to Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio
  • Alanis Morissette - Canadian singer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist
  • Yevgeny Prigozhin - Russian oligarch very close to Vladimir Putin, born Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin. He owns the Wagner Private Military Company, a Russian paramilitary organization.
    The correct pronunciation of Yevgeny Prigozhin is yehv-GYEH-nee (the letter G has the same sound as in gear) pree-GOH-jeen (the letter J has the same sound as in Je suis, I am in French).
  • ​Jonathan Pryce - Welsh actor who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Pope Francis in the film The Two Popes 
  • ​Kip Stephen Thorne - American physicist. In 2017, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Rainer Weiss and Barry Barish
  • Ronnie Wood - English guitarist and bassist
  • Brigham Young - American president of the Mormon Church
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