08 November: today's birthdays

  • Stéphane Audran - French actress, born Colette Suzanne Jeannine Dacheville. She was married to French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant. After their divorce, she had a long relationship with French film director Claude Chabrol 
  • Alain Delon - French actor, born all'anagrafe Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon. He has worked with Jean-Luc Godard, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle
  • Marjorie Gestring - Former American diver
  • Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege - German philosopher, mathematician and logician, one of the fathers of Mathematical logic
  • Edmond Halley - English astronomer
  • Kazuo Ishiguro - Japanese-born British novelist. He wrote the novel (The Remains of the Day). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017.
  • George Maciunas - Lithuanian-born American artist and architect
  • Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell - American author and journalist
  • Michael Nyqvist - Swedish actor, born Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist. He became famous for his role as Mikael Blomkvist in the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's novels The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
  • Martin Peters - Former English soccer player
  • Gordon Ramsay - Scottish chef and TV personality. He owns 15 Michelin starred restaurants
  • Tara Reid - American actress
  • Matthew Rhys - Welsh actor, born Matthew Rhys Evans
  • Hermann Rorschach - Hermann Rorschach was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who is best-known for creating the Rorschach inkblot test. Hermann Rorschach was well-schooled in art from a young age, given that his father was an art teacher. He was particularly interested in klecksography, the practice of making art from inkblots, to the point that he was nicknamed Klex at school. Rorschach then completed medical school and studied psychiatry, where he continued to develop his Rorschach test as a psychometric test, to identify personality traits and disorders.
    The correct pronunciation of Hermann Rorschach is Hehr-mahnn Rohr-shah(k).
    The first syllable in his first name, -her, is pronounced like the word "hair". The second syllable, -mann, contains an open "a" that is pronounced with an "ah" sound.
    The first syllable in his first name, -ror, is pronounced similarly to the word "roar", but with a more open "o" sound, making it sound like -rohr. The second syllable in Rorschach, -schach, begins with a simple "sh" sound, followed by an open "ah" sound. The last part, the "ch" is a bit tricky because it is like a sort of "rolled h" at the end of the "ah" sound, which is represented by the "(k)". In the audio pronunciation, you will hear that it is similar to the "ch" in the word Loch, which is common to the Gaelic languages or other languages such as Hebrew.
  • Gaetano Salvemini - Italian historian and political writer
  • Bram Stoker - Irish writer, born Abraham Stoker.  He is the creator of fictional character Dracula in his homonymous novel inspired by Vlad Ţepeş
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