01 November: today's birthdays

  • Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - French poet, novelist and literary critic, best-known as Boileau 
  • Hermann Broch - Austrian-borm American writer and playwright. He wrote The Death of Virgil
  • Agnès Buzyn - French doctor and politician
  • Antonio Canova - Italian sculptor and painter, leading exponent of the Neoclassical style
  • Toni Collette - Australian actress, born Antonia Collette. She starred in the films Muriel's Wedding, The Sixth Sense, The Hours, About a Boy, In Her Shoes, and Little Miss Sunshine
  • Stephen Crane - American novelist, short story writer, poet, and journalist
  • Victòria dels Àngels - Catalan soprano, born Victoria de los Ángeles López García
  • Larry Flynt - American publisher, born Larry Claxton Flint Junior. He is the founder and publisher of Hustler, a monthly pornographic magazine
  • Anthony Kiedis - American singer, lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Étienne de La Boétie - French philosopher, writer, and poet, considered as one of the fathers of modern political philosophy in France
  • Fabrice Luchini - Stage name of Robert Luchini, French stage and film actor
  • Robert Luketic - Australian film director. He directed the films Legally Blonde, Monster-in-Law, The Ugly Truth, and Killers
  • Aishwarya Rai - Indian actress and model. She was Miss World in 1994
  • Edgar Reitz - German film director and screenwriter
  • Rachel Ticotin - American actress
  • Alfred Wegener - German geologist, meteorologist and explorer
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