29 September: today's birthdays

  • Michelle Bachelet - Chilean politician, 36th President of Chile
  • Silvio Berlusconi - Italian entrepreneur and politician. He is the founder of the mass media company Mediaset and he is the owner of the Italian football club A.C. Milan
  • François Boucher - French painter
  • Caravaggio - Italian painter, born Michelangelo Merisi o Amerighi, one of the most famous Italian painters
  • Sebastian Coe - English Olympic athlete and politician
  • Jacopo Comin - Italian painter best known as Tintoretto
  • Mihály Csíkszentmihályi -

    Hungarian-American psychologist born Csíkszentmihályi Mihály Róbert ( in Hungarian the last name is always written and said before the given name).
    Mihály Csíkszentmihályi is pronounced mee-HAH-ee CHEEK-sehnt-mee-hah-yee.

  • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Spanish writer and poet. He wrote the novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha).
  • Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo - Spanish philosopher, poet, novelist, playwright and politician of Basque descent
  • Enrico Fermi - Italian physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics in  1938. He was the inventor of the first nuclear reactor
  • Jon Fosse - Norwegian writer, poet, and dramatist. He wrote Red, Black (Rødt, svart)
  • Greer Garson - British actress
  • Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - English novelist. She wrote Mary Barton, Cranford, North and South, and Wives and Daughters
  • Drake Hogestyn - American actor. He is best known for his role as John Black in the American soap opera Days of Our Lives
  • Mara Keisling - American transgender rights activist and founder of the National Center for Transgender Equality
  • Stanley Kramer - American film director and producer
  • Alan McGee - Scottish musician and record producer
  • Chrissy Metz - American actress, born Christine Metz
  • Horatio Nelson - English officer
  • John Tower - American politician
  • Lech Wałęsa - Polish politician, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983. He founded Solidarność (Solidarity), the first trade union, independent from the Soviet bloc. He was elected the 2nd President of Poland
  • Rainer Weiss - German-born American physicist. In 2017, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with ​Kip Stephen Thorne and Barry Barish
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