Born on this day in 1960, Neil Gaiman celebrates his birthday on this day in sci-fi history. He's written a ton of stuff that's relevant to your interest, so let's run 'em down. First, there's the Sandman comics.
There was a movie made of his novel Stardust, and whoa, it was not great. But still sort of fun.
He is also the author of the very excellent American Gods, made into a television show on Starz this year.
Gaiman also wrote Coraline and episodes of Doctor Who. If you haven't gone down the Gaiman rabbit hole, may we suggest you do!
Also celebrating a birthday today is Roland Emmerich. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1955, Emmerich is arguably most famous for directing Independence Day (1996).
Since then, he's directed movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), 2012 (uh, 2009), and, of course, Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).
Tomorrow: DiCaprio, Tucci, Flockhart, and Moore!