05 November: today's birthdays

  • Hirotsugu Akaike - Japanese statistician. He invented the Akaike's information criterion
  • György Cziffra - Hungarian-born French pianist and composer
  • Art Garfunkel - American singer, poet and actor. Known as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, with ​Paul Simon
  • Yair Lapid - Israeli politician, actor, journalist and former TV presenter
  • Vivien Leigh - English actress born in India. She won an Oscar for her role as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, and one for starring in A Streetcar Named Desire, opposite Marlon Brando
  • Bernard-Henri Lévy - French philosopher and journalist, born in Algiers
  • Sam Shepard - American actor, screenwriter, film director and writer. He wrote Buried Child and True West 
  • Volker Stelzmann - German painter
  • David Suazo - Honduran soccer player
  • Tilda Swinton - English actress, born Katherine Mathilda Swinton
  • Paul Wittgenstein - Austrian-born American pianist, best-known for playing even after the  amputation of his right arm 
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