24 September: today's birthdays

  • Pedro Almodóvar - Spanish film director and screenwriter. He won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film an one for Writing Original Screenplay. He directed Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother and Volver
  • Edward Bach - English physician and homeopath. He is best known for studying an alternative ​healing method based on flowers, called the Bach flowers
  • Girolamo Cardano - Italian mathematician, physician and astrologer
  • Konstantin Černenko (Chernenko) - Russian politician. He was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • Johan de Witt - Dutch mathematician and statesman
  • Francis Scott Fitzgerald - American author and screenwriter. He wrote This Side of ParadiseThe Beautiful and Damned and The Great Gatsby
  • Riccardo Illy - Italian politician and entrepreneur of Hungarian descent. He is the Vice President of Illycaffè, the family company
  • Ruhollah Khomeini - Iranian politician and religious
  • Jiří Kolář -  Czech poet, writer, translator and painter. He is famous for his poems and his collages
  • Hans-Jürgen Kreische - Former German soccer player
  • Cristián Daniel Ledesma - Argentine soccer player
  • Gilles Lipovetsky - French philosopher, writer and sociologist. He wrote L'Ère du vide : essais sur l'individualisme contemporain
  • Tamaki Saito - Japanese psychologist
  • R.H. Thomson - Canadian actor
  • Horace Walpole - English author and politician
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