Today is the birthday of two famous Belgians:
Jan Frans De Boever, born in Ghent in 1872, is a world famous painter, known for his morbid-erotic styles. Not to the taste of everyone of course (seems he thought women were evil) but that is how art is.
Also, Kim Clijsters, the tennis star, born in Bilzen in 1983, she is probably more famous around the world today. In 2011 Time Magazine ranked her as the 16th most influential person in the world, the first person from the world of sports named on the list.