12 June: today's birthdays

  • Chiara Appendino - Italian politician, currently the Mayor of Torino. She represents the Italian political party Movimento 5 Stelle
  • Chick Corea - American pianist, keyboardist, and composer, born Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea
  • Tess Gerritsen - American writer of Chinese descent
  • Charles Kingsley - English author
  • Adriana Lima - Brazilian model
  • Ângelo Mariano de Almeida - Brazilian soccer player
  • Jason Mewes - American actor
  • Diego Alberto Milito - Argentine soccer player
  • John Roebling - German-born American engineer
  • Davinson Sánchez - Colombian professional footballer, born Davinson Sánchez Mina
  • Egon Schiele - Austrian painter and printmaker, born Egon Leon Adolf Schiele. He was Gustav Klimt's disciple
  • Weegee - Weegee is the pseudonym for photographer and photo reporter Arthur Fellig. Weegee was originally born as Ascher Fellig but changed his name to Arthur when his family emigrated to New York.
    Weegee is famous for his black and white street photography, showing deeply realistic scenes of urban life. Later, he worked in cinema collaborating with Jack Donahue and Stanley Kubrick.
    The origin of Fellig's pseudonym, Weegee, is unknown.
    There are various accounts that suggest that he was initially nicknamed "squeegee boy", in reference to the tool used to wipe prints in one of his first jobs. Later, he was named "Mr. Squeegee" in recognition of his ability of developing prints on the run. Subsequently, his nickname may have become Weegee as a phonetic spelling of "Ouija", because of his quasi-prescient ability to be at the right place at the right time to take pictures.
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