28 November: today's birthdays

  • William Blake - English poet and painter. Not appreciated in his time, he is now one of the greatest English poets
  • John Bunyan - English Christian writer and preacher. He wrote a Christian allegory: The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Chamillionaire - Stage name of American singer Hakeem Seriki 
  • Christopher Coake - American writer. He wrote of a collection of short stories, We're in Trouble and the novel You Came Back
  • Alfonso Cuarón - Mexican film director and screenwriter, born Alfonso Cuarón Orozco. He won an Oscar for Best Director and one for Best Film Editing for Gravity (2014)
  • Friedrich Engels - German economist, philosopher and political scientist. The father of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx
  • John Galliano - English fashion designer, born in Gibraltar from a Spanish family. He collaborated with French brands Givenchy and Christian Dior
  • Ed Harris - American actor. He starred in Pollock and performed in Apollo 13, The Truman Show and The Hours 
  • Agnieszka Holland - Polish film director and screenwriter. She is one of Poland's most important filmmakers
  • John Wesley Hyatt - American inventor. He created celluloid, the first plastic substance
  • Ryan Kwanten - Australian actor. He is Jason Stackhouse in American television drama True Blood
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss - Belgian anthropologist, psychologist and philosopher. Considered one of the fathers of modern anthropology
  • Alberto Moravia - Pen name of Italian writer and journalist Alberto Pincherle. He wrote Contempt and The Conformist
  • Alberto Pincherle - Real name of Alberto Moravia, Italian author and journalist. He wrote Contempt and The Conformist
  • Eric Shinseki - American general
  • Anne Nicole Smith - American model and actress. She became famous winning the Playmate of the Year
  • ​Stefan Zweig - Austrian writer, poet, playwright, and biographer. He wrote The Royal Game, Letter from an Unknown Woman, and The World of Yesterday: Memories of a European
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