08 October: today's birthdays

  • Matthew Nicholas Biondi - American swimmer
  • Betty Boothroyd - English politician. She is the Speaker of the House of Commons
  • Chevy Chase - American actor and comedian, born Cornelius Crane Chase
  • Marina Ivanovna Cvetaeva (Tsvetaeva) - Russian poet and writer, one of the most important in Russian literature
  • Matt Damon - American actor and screenwriter, born Matthew Paige Damon. He wrote with Ben Affleck the screenplay of the film Good Will Hunting (1997) and won an Oscar for Writing Original Screenplay
  • Julien Duvivier - French film director. He directed the Italian films The Little World of don Camillo and The Return of Don Camillo
  • Louise Hay - American author of self help books. She wrote You Can Heal Your Life
  • Sadiq Khan - English solicitor specialising in human rights and politician of Pakistanu descent. He is the Mayor of London 
  • Rouben Mamoulian - American film director of Armenian descent, born in Georgia
  • Bruno Mars - American singer, songwriter, and voice actor, born Peter Gene Hernandez 
  • Juan Domingo Perón - Argentine general and politician, 28th and 40th President of Argentina
  • Rodney Robert Porter - English biochemist, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1972 with Gerald Edelman
  • Heinrich Schütz - German composer and organist
  • Lana Turner - American actress, born Julia Jean Turner. She starred in the 1957 film Peyton Place
  • Sigourney Weaver - American actress, born Susan Alexandra Weaver. She starred as Ellen Ripley in the film series Alien, directed by Ridley Scott
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