February 18th

by Milos Itic on February 18, 2011

10 people born on this day:

  1. MiloŇ° Forman (1932) – Czech-American director, screenwriter, (sporadically actor), professor and an emigrant from Czechoslovakia (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, Hair, man on the Moon)
  2. John Travolta (1954) – Famous American actor, dancer and singer
  3. Matthew MattDillon (1964) – Well known American actor
  4. Dr. Dre (1965) – American record producer, rapper, record executive, and actor
  5. Cybill Shepherd (1950) – American actress (Moonlighting)
  6. Yoko Ono (1933) – Japanese artist, musician, author and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennon
  7. Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (1827) – Italian physicist known especially for the invention of the battery in 1800 (Volt)
  8. Toni Morrison (1931) –¬† Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed black characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved
  9. Nikos Kazantzakis (1883) – The most important Greek writer and philosopher of the 20th century, celebrated for his novel Zorba the Greek, considered his magnum opus
  10. Jermaine Jenas (1983) – English footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League

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