14 November: today's birthdays

  • Aaron Copland - American composer. He won an Oscar for Best Original Score in 1950 for the film The Heiress, directed by William Wyler
  • Dominique De Villepin - French politician born in Morocco. He served as Prime Minister of France
  • Jean Eudes - French missionary and priest. He founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary
  • Carlo Emilio Gadda - Italian engineer, writer and poet. He was a language innovator. He wrote That Awful Mess on Via Merulana
  • Bernard Hinault - Former French racing cyclist. He won the Tour de France five times
  • Alfred Lichtwark - German art historian and art educator. He promoted museum and art education
  • Noussair Mazraoui - Dutch-born Moroccan professional footballer
  • Claude Monet - French painter, born Claude-Oscar Monet. One of the founders of Impressionism
  • Jawaharlal Nehru - Indian politician
  • Vincenzo Nibali - Italian racing cyclist. His nickname is "Shark of the Strait", meaning Strait of Messina, the city where he was born
  • Chris Noonan - Australian film director. He directed Babe, an adaptation of Dick King-Smith's novel The Sheep-Pig
  • Paracelso (IT) - Swiss alchemist, astrologer and doctor
  • Condoleezza Rice - American politician. She served as United States Secretary of State during George W. Bush administration 
  • Karl Wilhelm von Kupffer - German anatomist. He discovered the Kupffer cells
  • Zhang Yimou - Chinese film director, actor, and screenwriter. He directed House of Flying Daggers (2004)
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