20 October: today's birthdays

  • Valerij Borzov (Valeriy Borzov) - Former Russian athlete
  • Danny Boyle - English film director and producer, born Daniel Boyle. He won an Oscar for Best Director in 2009 for his film Slumdog Millionaire. He also directed Trainspotting and The Beach
  • James Chadwick - English physicist
  • John Dewey - American philosopher, psychologist and pedagogist
  • Kamala Harris - American lawyer and politician, born Kamala Devi Harris. She is a member of the Democratic Party and she is the vice president of the United States. Kamala Harris is the first woman to become vice president.
  • Charles Ives - American composer
  • Elfriede Jelinek - Austrian novelist, playwright, and translater, Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004. She wrote the novel The Piano Teacher which was adapetd into the homonymous film, directed by Michael Haneke
  • Jomo Kenyatta - Kenyan politician, 1st President of Kenya
  • ​Friedrich Meinecke - German historian
  • Jean-Pierre Melville - French film director, screenwriter, and actor, born Jean-Pierre Grumbach. He directed Le Doulos, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, and The Samurai
  • Viggo Mortensen - American actor, poet, and musician of Danish descent, born Viggo Peter Mortensen Junior. He became popular worldwide with his role as Aragorn in the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. He starred in Eastern Promises and Captain Fantastic
  • Tom Petty - American musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer, born Thomas Earl Petty
  • Claudio Ranieri - Italian former player and current football manager of English club Leicester City
  • Arthur Rimbaud - French poet, born Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud. He wrote Bateau ivre (The Drunken Boat), one of the most famous poems in French poetry
  • Candice Swanepoel - South African model. She is considered as one of the hottest Victoria's Secret models of all time
  • Michel Vorm - Dutch professional footballer, born Michel Armand Vorm
  • Christopher Wren - English architect. He is best known for rebuilding more than 50 churches and St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666
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