Today we commemorate the birth of economists John R. Hicks. He was one of the most influential economists of the 20th century. He and Kenneth Arrow were cowinners of the 1972 Nobel Prize in Economics. And while you may not have heard of him, you should learn more about him. You can find out more here and here.
This is really a serendipitous notice. I just started reading a collection of Hicks's essays a couple days ago. It is most interesting.