12 October: today's birthdays

  • Cosimo Fanzago - Italian sculptor and architect
  • August Horch - German entrepreneur. He founded Audi, the automobile company, in 1883
  • Hugh Jackman - Australian actor and singer. He played Wolverine in the X-Men film series
  • Ton Koopman - Dutch conductor, organist and harpsichordist
  • Heinrich Lausberg - German scholar of rhetoric
  • Richard Meier - American architect. He won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1984
  • Eugenio Montale - Italian poet, writer, journalist and music critic, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975. He wrote the poetry book Cuttlefish Bones
  • Luciano Pavarotti - Italian tenor, one of the most famous in the world. He won 6 Grammy Awards
  • Richard Price - American novelist and screenwriter. He wrote the novels The Wanderers, Clockers, and Lush Life
  • Adam Rich - American actor, best known for his role as Nicholas Bradford in the TV series Eight is enough
  • Edith Stein - ​Jewish philosopher born in the Kingdom of Prussia (now Poland), who became a Catholic nun. She is also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cros
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