The artist Paul Klee was born today in 1879. I've always liked Klee's abstract paintings; they are among the most beautiful in modernism. Klee was a friend and colleague of Wassily Kandinsky, who I've recently blogged about too.
On a slightly less highbrow note, it's also David Carradine's birthday (1936). Hard to imagine he's 74, but then we're all getting older, aren't we? His best work is still Cain in Kung Fu: