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, born Arthur Ira Garfunkel. He is best known as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, along with ​Paul Simon
  • Yair Lapid - Israeli politician, actor, journalist and former TV presenter
  • Vivien Leigh - English actress born in India, born Vivian Mary Hartley. She won an Oscar for Best Actress 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
  • ​George Marsh - English professional footballer
  • Sam Rockwell - American actor
  • 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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