May 6 — Orson Welles

"In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed — they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love and five hundred years of democracy, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!"

Orson Welles, actor and director, as Harry Lime in "The Third Man" born May 6, 1915