1959 – Elton was born in Catford, London on May 3, 1959. 1979 – Elton studied at Godalming Grammar School and the University of Manchester. 1980 – After leaving the university, Elton became a stand-up comedian and comedy writer. 1981 – Elton joined Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson at the Comedy Store in London. He ..
1940 – Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 21, 1940. 1953 – Zappa began his musical career on drums, taking his first lessons at school in the summer of 1953. He played drums with local teenage combos, but later switched to guitar. Although he performed as a singer and guitarist for most ..
1909- Born in Woodville, Miss.; birth of the developer of bebop -The tenor saxophone jazz musician 1930s-40s -He played with many of the most influential bands, including those of Fletcher Henderson and Count Basie. 1950s -was a leading figure in the emergence of the "cool" jazz. -His recordings with Billie Holiday quickly attained ..
1647 – Rochester was born in Ditchley, Oxfordshire on April 01, 1647. 1659 – At age twelve, Rochester matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford, and there, it is said, "grew debauched." 1661 – At fourteen he was conferred with the degree of M.A. by Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, who was Chancellor to the University and ..
1854 – Born on the 16th of October in Dublin, Ireland. 1863 – Oscar was educated at home up to the age of nine. 1864-1871 – Attended Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, spending the summer months with his family in rural Waterford, Wexford and at Sir William’s family home in Mayo. 1871-1874 – Studied ..
1903 – Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh was born 28th of October in London. 1916 – Studied to Lancing College, a school of lesser social prestige with a strong High Church Anglican character. Attended Hertford College, Oxford as a history scholar. 1924 – Waugh’s final exam results qualified him only for a third-class degree. He ..
1922 – Born on the 11th of November in Indianapolis, Indiana. Vonnegut worked on the nation’s first and (then) only daily high school newspaper, The Daily Echo. 1941-1943 – Attended Cornell University where he served as an opinions section editor for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun, and majored in chemistry before joining the ..
1964 – Voltaire was born in Paris on November 21, 1694. 1704-1711 – Voltaire was educated by Jesuits at the College Louis-le-Grand, where he learned Latin and Greek; later in life he became fluent in Italian, Spanish and English. 1711-1713 – Voltaire studied law. Before devoting himself entirely to writing, Voltaire worked as a secretary ..
1835 – Born in Florida, Missouri, on November 30. 1867 – Twain met Olivia Langdon and were married in February 1870 in Elmira, New York. 1876 – 1889 – He wrote the novel "Tom Sawyer" (1876), "Huckleberry Finn" (1884) and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court" (1889). 1901 – 1910 – ..
1667 – Swift was born in Dublin on November 30, 1667. 1674-1682 – Swift studied at Kilkenny Grammar School. 1682-1689 – Swift attended Trinity College in Dublin. Swift was studying for his Masters when political troubles in Ireland surrounding the Glorious Revolution forced him to leave for England in 1688, where his mother helped him ..