03 November: today's birthdays

  • ​Pupi Avati - Italian film director, screenwriter, and writer. He directed The Story of Boys & Girls (Storia di ragazzi e di ragazze) and Christmas Present (Regalo di Natale)
  • John Barry - English composer. He composed the soundtracks of the early James Bond films 
  • Heinz Beck - German chef 
  • Vincenzo Bellini - Italian opera composer. His major works are The Sleepwalker, Norma and The Puritans
  • Matthew Boulton - English manufacturer. He produced steam engines
  • Benvenuto Cellini - Italian sculptor, goldsmith, painter and musician
  • Adolf Dassler - German entrepreneur, founder of Adidas sportswear. The name Adidas derives from the fusion of Adolf Dassler’s nickname Adi and the first three letters of his surname Dassler. Adolf Dassler's brother is Rudolf Dassler, the founder of Puma 
  • Walker Evans - American photographer and photojournalist 
  • Hal Hartley - American film director and author. He directed the film Henry Fool
  • André Malraux - French author and politician. Man's Fate (La Condition humaine) is his major work
  • Meiji - Japanese emperor
  • James Rothman - American professor of Biomedical Sciences, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2013
  • Amartya Sen - Indian economist and philosopher, Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998
  • Osamu Tezuka - Japanese illustrator
  • Monica Vitti - Italian actress, one of the most famous, born Maria Luisa Ceciarelli. She worked with the greatest Italian film directors
  • Anna Wintour - English journalist, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, since 1988
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