31 May: today's birthdays

  • Don Ameche - American actor and film director
  • Tom Berenger - American actor
  • John Bonham - English drummer and singer-songwriter
  • Sandrine Bonnaire - French actress
  • Clint Eastwood - American actor and film director. He won two Oscars for Best Director and two Oscars for Best Picture
  • Colin Farrell - Irish actor, born Colin James Farrell. He starred in the films AlexanderCassandra's Dream and In Bruges
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder - German film director. He directed the television miniseries Berlin Alexanderplatz 
  • Laurent Gbagbo - Ivorian politician
  • Jean-François Gillet - Belgian soccer player
  • Ellsworth Kelly - American painter e sculptor. He was an exponent of the Hard-edge painting style, of the Color Field painting style and the minimalist school
  • Viktor Orbán - Hungarian Politician, currently Prime Minister of Hungary
  • Saint-John Perse - Pseudonyms of Alexis Léger, French poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1960
  • Marco Reus - German footballer 
  • Brooke Shields - American actress. She wrote the book Down Came the Rain about her postpartum depression
  • Paolo Sorrentino - Italian film director, screenwriter, and writer. He won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014 with The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza). He wrote and directed the TV series The Young Pope 
  • Iga Świątek - Polish professional tennis player.
  • Robert Torrens - Irish-born former Premier of South Australia
  • Walt Whitman - American poet and writer. He wrote the poetry collection Leaves of Grass 
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