25 October: today's birthdays

  • Joop Alberda - Former Dutch volleyball player
  • Mathieu Amalric - French actor and film director. He is the new villain in James Bond films with Daniel Craig
  • Klaus Barbie - German officer and criminal
  • Georges Bizet - French composer and pianist, born Alexandre César Léopold Bizet. Carmen is his major work
  • Benjamin Constant - French writer and politician born in Switzerland. He had a long relationship with writer Madame de Staël
  • Annie Girardot - French actress. She starred in Three Rooms in Manhattan, based on the homonymous novel written by Belgian writer Georges Simenon
  • Brian Kerwin - American stage, film, and television actor
  • Pablo Picasso - Spanish painter, sculptor, poet and stage designer, born Pablo Ruiz y Picasso. He is one the most famous artists in the world and Guernica is his most famous painting
  • Krzysztof Piesiewicz - Polish politician, lawyer and screenwriter
  • Károly Polányi - Hungarian philosopher, economist and anthropologist born in Vienna, best known as Karl Polanyi
  • Elif Şafak - Turkish writer born in France. Her surname was Bilgin, but she took her mother's surname which means sunrise in Turkish 
  • Chad Smith - American drummer of American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Zadie Smith - English writer of Jamaican descent, born Sadie Smith. She wrote the novel White Teeth
  • Max Stirner - German philosopher
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