On this date in history several Nobel laureates were born.
The first, Philip Showalter Hench, was born in 1896. He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1950 for his work with the adrenal cortex.
The next was Linus Pauling in 1901. He is one of only four people to win multiple Nobel Prizes, and one of only two to win two different Nobel Prizes. (the other was Marie Curie) He won both a Chemistry (1954) and a Peace Prize (1962).
In 1915, Peter Brian Medawar was born in Brazil. He was registered as a British citizen at birth, and moved to England in 1918 and lived there the rest of his life. He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1960 for his work with tissue transplants.
In 1930, Leon Cooper was born in New York City. He would go on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1972 for his work with superconductivity.
In 1939, Daniel C. Tsui was born in rural China. He moved to the United States in 1958. He would go on to win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1998 for his work with electrons.
In 1948, Steven Chu was born in Missouri. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1997 for his work in trapping atoms with lasers.
And finally, in 1953 Paul Krugman was born in Albany. By all accounts he truly deserved his Nobel in Economics in 2008 for his New Trade Theory, even if virtually everything else he has said is complete bullshit.