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, current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Guillermo del Toro - Mexican film director, screenwriter, and novelist, born Guillermo del Toro Gómez. He directed the 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
  • 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. He was a co-founder of the band The Beatles
  • Laure Manaudou - French swimmer
  • Steve McQueen - English film director and screenwriter
  • Steve Ovett - Former English athlete
  • Brandon Routh - American actor
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - French composer, pianist and organist
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor - Senegalese politician and poet, 1st 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
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