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English writer J. K. Rowling is born

Joanne Rowling is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards, and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. They have also been the basis for a film series.

Luzhniki Stadium is opened

The stadium was officially opened in July 1956, having been built in just 450 days. It was the national stadium of the Soviet Union and is now the national stadium of Russia. The stadium is a part of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex and is located in Khamovniki District of the Central Administrative Okrug of Moscow city.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1965

J. K. Rowling

born 1974

Emilia Fox

born 1979

B. J. Novak