Woody Allen is born in Brooklyn, 1935. The director, writer and actor’s birth date figures briefly in three of his early movies. In What’s New Pussycat (1965), his character celebrates his birthday on the wharf—a scene actually filmed on Allen’s 29th birthday. In Take the Money and Run (1970), Allen’s real birth date is given as that of his character, Virgil Starkwell. And in Annie Hall (1977), the classroom sequence involving young Alvy Singer (Jonathan Munk) includes a shot of one of his teachers with “December 1, 1942”—Allen’s seventh birthday—written on the chalkboard.