16 October: today's birthdays

  • Louis Althusser - French philosopher
  • David Ben-Gurion - Israeli politician. He was the 1st Prime Minister of Israel
  • Arnold Böcklin - Swiss painter and sculptor
  • Dino Buzzati - Born Dino Buzzati Traverso, writer, journalist, and playwright. He wrote The Tartar Steppe 
  • Günter Grass - German author, poet, playwright and artist born Günter Wilhelm Grass, in the Free City of Danzig, now Gdańsk in Poland. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1999. He wrote The Tin Drum, Cat and Mouse, and Dog Years
  • Enver Hoxha - Albanian politician and dictator. He was the 1st Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania.
  • Angela Lansbury - English actress. best known for her role as Jessica Fletcher, in the TV series Murder, She Wrote. She won an Honorary Oscar in 2014
  • Kenneth Lonergan - American playwright, screenwriter, and film director
  • John Mayer - American musician
  • Fernanda Montenegro - Brazilian actress
  • Eugene O'Neill - American playwright of Irish descent, born Eugene Gladstone O'Neill.  He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1936. He wrote Long Day's Journey into Night
  • Tim Robbins - American actor and film director. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood
  • Casey Stoner - Australian motorcycle racer
  • Anders Trentemøller - Danish DJ
  • Oscar Wilde - Irish author, poet and playwright, born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde. He wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Salome 
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