Famous Birthdays On 15 October

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Friedrich Nietzsche was a famous 19th-century German philosopher and philologist, known for his critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science. He was widely known for his ideas and concepts like the death of God, perspectivism, the Übermensch, eternal recurrence, and the will to power. He started his career as a classical philologist. At the age of 24, he became the youngest individual to hold the chair of classical philology at the ‘University of Basel.’ His writings were controversial and often criticized for their anti-Christian faith. His work was later recognized and considered as an effort to teach humanity about personality development and greater individualism.

Anthony Joshua (1989-)

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua is a British professional boxer and a unified world heavyweight champion. He has successfully represented Britain at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and several other international sporting events. Initially a footballer and athlete, Joshua entered the boxing bandwagon only in his late teens. He slowly transformed from a troubled teenager to a heavyweight professional. His physical prowess ensured that he had an exemplary record and went undefeated during his amateur career.



Lee Iacocca (1924-2019)

Lee Iacocca, born as Lido Anthony Iacocca, is a businessman who attained celebrity status by reviving the fortunes of automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation which was on the verge of bankruptcy when he took over as the CEO. Previously, he had worked at the Ford Motor Company where he had successfully designed several popular models of cars, the most notable of which were the Ford Mustang, Ford Escort, Mercury Cougar and Mercury Marquis. He was a brilliant employee at Ford and had eventually risen to the post of President. He was named the 18th-greatest American CEO of all time by the Portfolio.


Vanessa Marcil (1968-)

Vanessa Marcil is an American actor, best known for her role in the soap opera ‘General Hospital’ and the series ‘Beverly Hills, 90210.’ She was born and raised in Indio, California, and began acting in school plays when she was 8 years old. Following her high-school graduation, she did theater for some time before she made her TV debut in 1992, with a role in the long-running soap opera ‘General Hospital.’ After this initial career break, she appeared in a key role in the TV film titled ‘To Love, Honor and Deceive.’ In 1998, she received yet another huge break when she was signed to play ‘Gina Kincaid,’ one of the lead roles, in the teen drama series ‘Beverly Hills, 90210.’


Dominic West (1969-)

Dominic West is an English actor, director and voiceover artist. He is best known for his role as a Baltimore cop in the American television series ‘The Wire’. The multiple-award-winning actor also has many film credits to his name, like memorable roles in ‘Chicago’, ’28 Days’, ‘Mona Lisa Smile’, ‘Hannibal Rising’ and ‘Tomb Raider’. He was born into a wealthy family and studied at many prestigious institutions, where he developed a taste for acting. After completing his education, he did a few minor film roles before getting a break in Hollywood. In the early 2000s, he portrayed a role in the TV series ‘The Wire’ that made him famous.


Bailee Madison (1999-)

Bailee Madison is an American actress who is best known for playing the role of the younger sister of Jesse Aarons, May Belle Aarons in ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ in 2007. Besides playing the sister of Jesse Aarons she also played the younger sister of Snow White in an ABC Drama ‘Once Upon A Time’. She was a part of the Hallmark Channel’s hit series, ‘Good Witch’, in which she played the role of Grace Russell. She even starred with Adam Sandler in the film, ‘Just Go with It’ and with Selena Gomez in the Disney channel series ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ as Maxine Russo.


Tanya Roberts (1955-)

Tanya Roberts is an American actress and producer who gained a cult following due to her seductress image in erotica film genre throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. After her appearance as a Bond girl in 1985’s film ‘A View to Kill’, she became Hollywood’s favourite femme fatale. Tanya started off as a model and an off-Broadway artist before embarking on a career as an actor. Earlier in her career, Tanya’s curvaceous body and sultry looks limited her to objectification in many of her films, but owing to substantial roles in films like ‘The Beastmaster’ and ‘Sheena: Queen of the Jungle’, she established herself as a beautiful woman capable of carrying an entire movie on her shoulders, though her acting skills were constantly criticized.


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