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JANUARY 5
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Italian author and literary critic
born
January 5, 1932
Alessandria, Italy
(Born on this day)
died
February 19, 2016 (aged 84)
Milan, Italy

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1975
Bradley Cooper
American actor
1946
Diane Keaton
American actress and director
1941
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Japanese director
1931
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American actor
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