3 October: today's birthdays

  • Louis Aragon - French poet, writer, and journalist, born Louis Andrieux. He wrote Les Lettres françaises, pour un réalisme socialiste
  • Kepa Arrizabalaga - Spanish professional footballer, born Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta. He is best known as Kepa
  • Lena Headey - English actress. She starred in the TV series Game of Thrones as Cersei Lannister
  • Louis Hjelmslev - Danish linguist and philosopher, born Louis Trolle Hjelmslev
  • Geert Hofstede - Dutch psychologist and anthropologist, Gerard Hendrik Hofstede. He is best-known for his cultural dimensions theory, a study on cross-cultural communication and different effects of a society's culture on the values of its members
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović - Swedish soccer player of Slavic origin
  • Robert Keohane - American professor of Political Science and author, born Robert Owen Keohane
  • Clive Owen - English actor. He starred in Close My EyesSin City, Inside Man, Derailed, and Hemingway & Gellhorn 
  • Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza - Puerto Rican model and actress
  • Sean William Scott - American actor
  • Ashlee Simpson - American singer and actress, born Ashlee Nicole Simpson. She is the younger sister of singer and actress Jessica Simpson
  • Shannyn Sossamon - Stage name of American musician, actress and dancer Shannon Marie Sossamon
  • Gwen Stefani - American singer. She is the singer and co-founder of the American rock band No Doubt
  • Alicia Vikander - Swedish actress. She starred in Ex Machina and she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as paintress Gerda Wegener in the film The Danish Girl
  • ​Pasquale Villari - Italian historian and politician 
  • Sergei Yesenin (Sergej Esenin) - Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin, sometimes known as Sergej Esenin, was a Russian poet and is considered as one of the most popular Russian poets of the 20th century, despite having only lived to the age of 30.
    The correct pronunciation of Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin in Russian is Sehr-gyay Alex-ahn-druh-veech Yeh-zyen-yeen. In order to pronounce Yesenin or Esenin correctly, it is important to pronounce each vowel as if there were a "y" in front of it. The result is that Yesenin is pronounced as Yeh-zye-nyeen.
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