1952 – Christopher Reeve, born on the 25th of September in New York City, was an American actor, director, producer and writer. His father, Franklin d’Olier Reeve, was a poet and scholar. 1970 – After graduating from Princeton Day School in June, Reeve acted in plays in Boothbay, Maine, and planned to go to New ..
1889 – Born on April 15th in Crescent City, Florida. Philip Randolph brought the gospel of trade unionism to millions of African American households. 1891 – The family moved to Jacksonville, which had a thriving, well-established African American community. 1907 – Asa excelled in literature, drama and public speaking; starred on the school’s baseball team; ..
1901 – Born in Modica, Sicily on the 20th of August. 1917 – Quasimodo founded the short-lived Nuovo giornale letterario, on which he published his first poems. 1919 – He graduated in the local Technical College. In Messina he also make friends with Giorgio La Pira, future mayor of Florence. 1919 – He moved to ..
1896 – Born on September 6th in Rome, Italy. Italian literary critic and essayist, a preeminent scholar of English literature. 1914 – Praz was educated at the University of Bologna. 1918-1920 – Received degrees from the Universities of Rome and Florence. 1923 – He studied at the British Museum in London. 1924-1934 – Taught at ..
US poet founder of Imagist movement wrote multi-volume poem cycle "Cantos" (1st volume 1925) Bollingen Prize 1949 (1st recipient only recipient during administration of prize by Library of Congress) mentor of T. S. Eliot grandnephew of Henry Wadsworth Longfel..
1930 – Born in Brooklyn, New York on the 16th of January. 1960 – Podhoretz served as the magazine’s editor in chief. 1963 – He wrote the influential essay, “My Negro Problem And Ours." 1981-1987 – Podhoretz served as an adviser to the U.S. Information Agency. 1995-2003 – He was a senior fellow at the ..
1809 – Born on January 19th in Boston, Massachusetts. A poet and short fiction writer and father of modern detective story. 1812-1813 – He was brought to John Allan’s home where he was baptized. 1815-1820 – Entered Grammar School in Irvine, Scotland then lived in England for five years. 1817 – Entered a boarding school ..
1881 – He was born in Anderson County, South Carolina to parents who were liberated slaves and tenant farmers. William Pickens was a well-known educator and advocate for civil rights. 1902 – He went to Yale and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 1904 – He graduated with a degree in classics and became a ..
1908 – Ceasare was born. 1948 – His major works include Il Compagno. 1950-1952 – The Moon and the Bonfire. 1953 – Among Women Only. 1950 – Unhappy with both his personal life and the political climate of postwar Italy, he committed suici..