Feb. 13, 1997
Today's Reading:"Volume" by Stuart Dischell from EVENINGS AND AVENUES, published by Penguin Books.
It's the birthday of actress Kim Novak, born in Chicago on this day in 1933.
Test pilot Chuck Yeager was born in Myra, West Virginia, on this day in 1923.
Country and gospel singer Tennessee Ernie Ford was born in Bristol, Tennessee, on this day in 1919.
It's the birthday of engineer William B. Schockley, who worked with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain on the development of the transistor. He was born in London in 1910 and grew up in California.
Novelist Georges Simenon was born on this day in Liege, Belgium, in 1902. He said, "Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness."
It's the birthday of painter Grant Wood (AMERICAN GOTHIC), near Anamosa, Iowa, in 1892.
Opera singer Feodor Chaliapin, who played the title character in Mussorgsky's BORIS GODUNOV, was born near Kazan, Russia, on this day in 1873.
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