19 September: today's birthdays

  • Mario Batali - American chef
  • Andrew Dominik - New Zealand-born Australian film director and screenwriter. He directed Chopper and 
    Killing Them Softly
  • Candy Dulfer - Dutch saxophonist
  • Eamon - Stage name of American singer Eamon Doyle Jonathan
  • Paulo Freire - Brazilian philosopher and pedagogist. He wrote Pedagogy of the Oppressed
  • Céline Goberville - Female French sport shooter
  • William Golding - English writer, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983. He wrote the novel Lord of the Flies
  • Jeremy Irons - English actor. He won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Claus von Bülow, in the film Reversal of Fortune
  • Damon Knight - American science fiction writer. He wrote the novels Hell's Pavement and The Man in the Tree
  • Lajos Kossuth - Hungarian politician and journalist. In Hungary he is considered a national hero
  • Mészáros Márta - Hungarian film director and screenwriter. She directed the film Diary for My Children
  • Al Oerter - American athlete. He was a gold medalist in the discus throw
  • Sally Potter - English film director and screenwriter. She directed the films The Man Who Cried and Ginger & Rosa
  • Donald Schön - American pedagogue
  • Ludwig von Bertalanffy - Austrian biologist. He is the founder of the Systems theory
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