27 September: today's birthdays

  • Jacques Bénigne Bossuet - French theologian and writer
  • Lorenzo Cherubini - Italian singer-songwriter and rapper, best known as Jovanotti
  • ​Lhasa de Sela - American singer-songwriter of Mexican descent.
  • Grazia Deledda - Italian writer, born Grazia Maria Cosima Damiana Deledda. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1926. She wrote Reeds in the Wind and L'Edera
  • Simona Halep - Romanian professional tennis player
  • Miklós Jancsó - Hungarian film director and screenwriter. He directed the films The Round Up, The Red and the White and Red Psalm
  • Jovanotti - Stage name of Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer-songwriter and rapper
  • Goro Kishitani - Japanese film director, screenwriter and actor
  • Avril Lavigne - Canadian singer and songwriter, born Avril Ramona Lavigne. She is married to Canadian singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger
  • Gwyneth Paltrow - American actress, born Gwyneth Kate Paltrow. She won an Oscar for Best Actress in 1999 for her role in the film Shakespeare in love, directed by John Madden
  • Arthur Penn - American film director and producer
  • Irvine Welsh - Scottish writer. He is the author of the novel Trainspotting, which has been adapted into the homonymous film directed by Danny Boyle
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