18 May: today's birthdays

  • Pierre Balmain - French fashion designer. He was the founder of the fashion house Balmain
  • Rudolf Carnap - German-born American philosopher
  • Bernard Feringa - Dutch chemist and laureate of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and James Fraser Stoddart.
  • Walter Gropius - German architect, designer and urban planner. One of the founders of Bauhaus
  • Martika - Stage name of Marta Marrero, American singer-songwriter and actress of Cuban descent
  • Bertrand Russell - English philosopher, historian, mathematician and writer, born Bertrand Arthur William Russell. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950
  • Augusto César Sandino - Nicaraguan revolutionary
  • Karol Wojtyła - 264º bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church, of Polish nationality, born Karol Józef Wojtyła
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