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Was born Dumitru Popescu.
Malcolm Forbes Was born Malcolm Forbes.
John Dryden Was born John Dryden.
George Enescu Was born George Enescu.
Ogden Nash Was born Ogden Nash.
Coco Chanel Was born Coco Chanel.
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Was born Vlada Barzin.
Radu Anton Roman Was born Radu Anton Roman.
Was born Doina Tudorovici.
Francis McCourt Was born Francis McCourt.
Commemorations, 19 aug:
Blaise Pascal Has died Blaise Pascal.
Groucho Marx Has died Groucho Marx.
Theodor Aman Has died Theodor Aman.
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Gherasim Luca (July 23, 1913 - February 9, 1994)

Gherasim Luca (July 23, 1913 - February 9, 1994)

Gherasim Luca (or Gherashim Luca) was a Surrealist theorist and Romanian poet, frequently cited in the works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.

Alexandre Dumas, père (July 24, 1802 - December 5, 1870)

Alexandre Dumas, père (July 24, 1802 - December 5, 1870)

Alexandre Dumas - Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie-was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of...

Ioan Bogdan, (July 25, 1864, Brasov - June 1st, 1919, Bucharest)

Ioan Bogdan was a famous romanian linguist and philologist, member of the Romanian Academy.

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 - 2 November 1950)

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 - 2 November 1950)

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 - 2 November 1950) was an Irish dramatist, literary critic, and socialist. During his career Shaw wrote more than sixty plays. He was uniquely honoured by being awarded both a Nobel Prize (1925) for his contribution to...

Cristofor Columb

Cristofor Columb

On 3rd august 1492 Cristofor Columb, italian-spanish navigator initiated this first expedition, the goal of this expedition was to find a route towards Asia, but instead he discovered a new land, a new continent - America.

Charlize Theron - August 7, 1975

Charlize Theron - August 7, 1975

Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975) is a South African actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster (2004).

Édith Piaf (December 19, 1915 - October 11, 1963)

Édith Piaf (December 19, 1915 - October 11, 1963)

Édith Piaf was one of France's most beloved singers[1] and became a national icon. Her singing reflected her tragic life, with her specialty being the poignant ballad performed in a heartbreaking voice. Among her famous songs are "La vie en rose"...

Apollo program: 1968 - NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard

Apollo program: 1968 - NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard

Apollo 7 (1968) was the first manned mission in the Apollo program to be launched. It was an eleven-day earth-orbital mission, the first manned launch of the Saturn IB launch vehicle, and the first three-man American space mission.

Anatole France (16 April 1844 - 12 October 1924)

Anatole France (16 April 1844 - 12 October 1924)

Anatole France (16 April 1844 - 12 October 1924), born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French author. He was born in Paris, and died in Tours, Indre-et-Loire.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900)

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900)

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. He wrote critiques of religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche's influence...

Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900)

Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900)

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day....

Frédéric Chopin (March 1, 1810, Żelazowa Wola - October 17, 1849, Paris)

Frédéric Chopin (March 1, 1810, Żelazowa Wola - October 17, 1849, Paris) was a Polish piano composer of the Romantic period. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers for piano of all time.

Albert Camus is awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature

Albert Camus is awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature

On 17th of October 1957, french writer Albert Camus is awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Mother Tereza is awarded with the Nobel Prize for Pace

Mother Tereza is awarded with the Nobel Prize for Pace

On 17th of October 1979, Mother Tereza is awarded with the Nobel Prize for Pace, because of her efforts to help poor people from Calcutta, India.

José Ortega y Gasset (May 9, 1883 - October 18, 1955)

José Ortega y Gasset (May 9, 1883 - October 18, 1955)

José Ortega y Gasset (May 9, 1883 - October 18, 1955) was a Spanish philosopher.His work had a great influence on the work of Emil Cioran, Mircea Eliade, Mihail Sebastian or Octavian Paler, wich are important Romanian writers and essayists, well known...