19 October: today's birthdays

  • Miguel Ángel Asturias - Guatemalan novelist, poet and dramatist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1967. He wrote Mister President (El Señor Presidente) and Men of Maize (Hombres de maíz)
  • Umberto Boccioni - Italian painter and sculptor, one of the most influential artists of Futurism
  • Thomas Browne - English author
  • Joe Bryant - American basketball coach and former player
  • Marsilio Ficino - Italian philosopher and humanist
  • Michael Gambon - Irish actor
  • Agnès Jaoui - French actress, screenwriter and film director
  • John Lithgow - American actor, author, musician, and singer, born John Arthur Lithgow. He is best known for his role as Dick Solomon in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Auguste Lumière - French inventor. Along with his brother Louis Lumière, he invented the first movie projector
  • Lewis Mumford - American historian and sociologist
  • Ty Pennington - American television host
  • Jason Reitman - Canadian actor, writer and film director
  • Serginho - Nickname of former Brazilian soccer player Paulo Sérgio Oliveira da Silva
  • Wu Tianming - Chinese film director
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