09 October: today's birthdays

  • Ivo Andrić - Bosnian novelist, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1961. He wrote the novel The Bridge on the Drina
  • Scott Bakula - American actor and musician, best known for his role as Sam Beckett in the TV series Quantum Leap
  • Jens Bjørneboe - Norwegian writer, poet, essayist and painter. He wrote the trilogy The History of Bestiality, consisting in Moment of Freedom, Powderhouse, and The Silence
  • Nikolaj Bucharin (Nikolai Bukharin) - Russian revolutionary, politician and intellectual
  • David Cameron - English politician, born David William Donald. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Guillermo del Toro - Mexican film director, screenwriter, and novelist, born Guillermo del Toro Gómez. He won an Oscar for Best Picture and an Oscar for Best Director in 2018 for his film The Shape of Water
  • Helene Deutsch - Austrian psychoanalyst
  • Alfred Dreyfus - Jewish military officer born in France. Even though he was innocent, he was convicted on charges of treason. The trial revealed all the hostility and prejudice against Jews in France
  • France Gall - French yé-yé singer, born Isabelle Géneviéve Marie Anne Gall
  • Oliver Hart - English-born American economist and Professor of Economics at Harvard University, born Oliver Simon D'Arcy Hart. He received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2016, along with Bengt Holmström
  • Max von Laue - German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1914
  • John Lennon - English singer-songwriter and musician, born John Winston Lennon. He was a co-founder of the band The Beatles, along with Paul McCartneyRingo Starr, and George Harrison
  • Laure Manaudou - French swimmer
  • Steve McQueen - English film director and screenwriter, born Steven Rodney McQueen. He directed Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years a Slave, for which he was awarded the Oscar for Best Picture in 2014
  • Les Moonves - Former CEO of CBS Corporation, born Leslie Roy Moonves. He resigned on September 2018, after being accused of sexually abusing many women
  • Steve Ovett - Former English athlete
  • John Pilger - Australian journbalist and documentary film maker
  • Brandon Routh - American actor
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - French composer, pianist and organist
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor - Senegalese politician and poet. He has been the first President of Senegal
  • Tony Shalhoub - American actor of Lebanese descent
  • Annika Sörenstam - Swedish professional golfer
  • R. L. Stine - American author, born Robert Lawrence Stine. He wrote the series of books for children Goosebumps, Mostly Ghostly, Rotten School, and The Nightmare Room
  • Robert Lawrence Stine - American author, best known as R. L. Stine. He wrote the series of books for children Goosebumps, Mostly Ghostly, Rotten School, and The Nightmare Room
  • Georg Waitz - German medieval historian and politician.
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