05 December: today's birthdays

  • Ricard Bofill - Catalan architect. He is considered one of the prominent exponents of Postmodernism
  • J.J. Cale - John Weldon Cale, American singer-songwriter. He composed After Midnight and Cocaine for Eric Clapton
  • Josep Carreras - Catalan tenor. He is one of The Three Tenors along with Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti
  • Joan Didion - American journalist, author and essayist. She wrote Slouching Towards Bethlehem, a collection of essays 
  • Walt Disney - American animator, cartoonist and filmmaker, born Walter Elias Disney. For his animated films, he won 26 Oscars
  • Sheldon Lee Glashow - American physicist
  • Werner Heisenberg - German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics 1932
  • Hanif Kureishi - English author and playwright of Pakistani descent. He wrote the novel The Buddha of Suburbia
  • Fritz Lang - Austrian film director and screenwriter. He directed Metropolis, a science-fiction movie of the silent era
  • Marcelo Zalayeta - Uruguayan soccer player
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