Apr. 4, 1997
The Sleeping Preacher
Today's Reading: "The Sleeping Preacher" by Julia Kasdorf from SLEEPING PREACHER, published by University of Pittsburgh Press.
Twenty-nine years ago today, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while standing on his motel balcony.
It's the birthday of actor Anthony Perkins, born in New York City in 1932; best remembered for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller PSYCHO.
Bart Giamatti, baseball commissioner and youngest president of Yale University, was born on this day in Boston, 1938.
It's the birthday of author and performer Maya Angelou (I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS), born in Long Beach, California, in 1928.
It's the birthday of blues great Muddy Waters, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, 1915. His song "Rolling Stone" inspired Bob Dylan's "Like a Rollin' Stone" and was also chosen as the name for the English rock group, THE ROLLING STONES.
It's the birthday of writer Marguerite Duras (THE LOVER) born in Gia Dinh, Vietnam, 1914.
Playwright Robert Sherwood, a member of the Algonquin Round Table, was born on this day in New Rochelle, New York, 1896.
Ballroom-dance instructor Arthur Murray, was born on this day in New York City, 1896.
It's the birthday of the inventor of the Yale lock, Linus Yale, born in Salisbury, New York, 1821.
It's the birthday of reformer Dorothea Lynde Dix, who crusaded for humane conditions in insane asylums and jails. She was born in Hampden, Maine, in 1802.
Quaker preacher and painter Edward Hicks (THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM) was born on this day in Attleboro, Pennsylvania, 1780.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®