05 January: today's birthdays

  • Konrad Adenauer - German politician. He was Chancellor of West Germany
  • Alvin Ailey - American dancer and choreographer
  • Bradley Cooper - American actor. He starred in Limitless and Silver Linings Playbook
  • Lucienne Day - English textile designer
  • Robert Duvall - American actor and film director. He won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Mac Sledge  in the film Tender Mercies (1983)
  • Umberto Eco - Italian semiotician, philosopher and novelist. He wrote The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa) and Foucault's Pendulum ( Il pendolo di Foucault)
  • Rudolf Christoph Eucken - German philosopher and writer, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1908
  • King Camp Gillette - American inventor and entrepreneur
  • Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos - Spanish author, philosopher and politician
  • Juan Carlos - King of Spain born in Italy
  • Nikola Kalinić - Croatian soccer player
  • Diane Keaton - American actress, film director and producer, born Diane Hall. She won an Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Annie Hall in the homonymous film directed by Woody Allen
  • László Krasznahorkai - Hungarian novelist and screenwriter. He wrote the novels Satantango e Melancolia 
  • Marilyn Manson - American singer and musician, born Brian Hugh Warner
  • Hadewych Minis - Dutch actress
  • Hayao Miyazaki - Japanese film director, producer and cartoonist
  • Yves Tanguy - French painter
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o -  Kenyan poet and writer, born James Ngugi. He wrote Weep Not, Child and Decolonising the Mind
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