10 October: today's birthdays

  • Julio Ricardo Cruz - Argentine soccer player
  • Alberto Giacometti - Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and printmaker
  • Jean Gottman - French geographer
  • Clare Hollingworth - English journalist and writer. She was the first war correspondent to report the Nazi invasion of Poland, which marked the outbreak of World War II
  • Hermann Küttner - German physician and maxillofacial surgeon who discovered the submandibular gland tumor in 1896
  • Arthur Oncken Lovejoy - American philosopher born in Germany
  • Joan Maragall i Gorina - Catalan writer, poet, journalist, and translater
  • Thelonious Monk - American pianist and composer
  • Mýa - American singer
  • Fridtjof Nansen - Norwegian explorer, scientist and politician, Nobel Peace Prize in 1922. He created the Nansen passport, an internationally recognized document which would protect stateless refugees
  • Chris Ofili - English painter of Nigerian descent.
  • Harold Pinter - English playwright, poet, theatre director and actor, Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005. He wrote the play The Birthday Party 
  • Mercè Rodoreda - Catalan novelist
  • David Lee Roth - American singer-songwriter and actor
  • Xherdan Shaqiri - Swiss professional footballer of Kosovar-Albanian descent born in Yugoslavia 
  • Claude Simon - French novelist, Nobel Prize in Literature 1985
  • Midge Ure - Scottish guitarist, singer and songwriter, born James Ure. Along with Bob Geldof, he founded the superband Band Aid
  • Giuseppe Verdi - Italian composer
  • Ed Wood - American actor and film director
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