30 November: today's birthdays

  • Gael García Bernal - Mexican actor and film director. He was Ernesto Guevara in the film The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Adolphe-William Bouguereau - French academic painter 
  • Winston Churchill - English politician, historian and writer, born Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953
  • Nigel de Jong - Dutch footballer
  • Édouard Dujardin - French writer and poet. He was one of the first to use the stream of consciousness
  • Jean Eustache - French film director. He directed La Maman et la Putain (The Mother and the Whore)
  • Emma Ishta - Australian actress and model, best known for her role as Kirsten Clark in the TV series Stitchers
  • Jaja - Nickname of former French racing cyclist Laurent Jalabert
  • Laurent Jalabert - Former French racing cyclist
  • Knud Jensen - Danish racing cyclist
  • Gary Lineker - Former English footballer and sports broadcaster, born Gary Winston Lineker.
  • Terrence Malick - American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed The Thin Red Line, Days of Heaven and The Tree of Life
  • David Mamet - American film director, author and screenwriter. He wrote Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow
  • Mindy McCready - American country singer
  • Theodor Mommsen - German scholar, historian, politician and writer, Nobel Prize in Literature 1902
  • Andrea Palladio - Italian architect, architecture theorist and stage designer, born Andrea di Pietro
  • Amy Ryan - American actress of stage and screen
  • Ridley Scott - English film director and producer. He directed Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise and Gladiator 
  • Ben Stiller - American actor, comedian and film director. He starred in Meet the Parents and Night at the Museum
  • Jonathan Swift - Irish writer and poet. He wrote I viaggi di Gulliver
  • Mark Twain - Pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer. He wroteThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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