24 November: today's birthdays

  • Johann Ludwig Burckhardt - Swiss explorer and orientalist
  • Carlo Collodi - Italian writer and journalist, born Carlo Lorenzini. He is the author of The Adventures of Pinocchio
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - French painter, illustrator, and printmaker, born Henri-Marie-Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa. He is best-known for his advertising posters
  • Colin Hanks - American actor, He is the son of American actor Tom Hanks
  • Katherine Heigl - American actress. She played Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens in the TV series Grey's Anatomy
  • Emir Kusturica - Serbian film director, musician and screenwriter
  • Philip Massinger - English dramatist. He wrote A New Way to Pay Old Debts and The City Madam
  • Stephen Merchant - English author, film director, actor and comedian, born Stephen James Merchant. He collaborated with English comedian Ricky Gervais
  • Claudio Naranjo - Chilean psychotherapist, psychiatrist, and anthropologist
  • Arundhati Roy - Indian writer. Her most famous novel is The God of Small Things
  • Baruch Spinoza - Dutch-born philosopher of Portuguese-Jewish descent‎. He is considered the precursor of the Enlightenment
  • Julieta Venegas - American singer and musician of Mexican descent. She sings in Spanish
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