Jun. 27, 1997
Today's Reading:"Jealousy" by Shirley Kaufman from ROOTS IN THE AIR, published by Copper Canyon Press (1996).
A re-enactment of Custer's Last Stand takes place today in Hardin, Montana.
The Indiana Fiddler's Gathering begins today in Battle Ground, Indiana.
The 40th annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival begins today in the city of Boulder.
It's the birthday of writer Alice McDermott (A BIGAMIST'S DAUGHTER; THAT NIGHT; AT WEDDINGS AND WAKES), born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953.
It's the birthday of Bob Keeshan, who played Captain Kangaroo on the children's television program beginning in 1955. He was born in Lynbrook, New York, in 1927.
It's the birthday of poet, playwright and art critic Frank O'Hara, born in Baltimore in 1926.
Hollywood screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond, who together with Billy Wilder wrote such screenplays as SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE APARTMENT, and THE FRONT PAGE, was born on this day in Ungeni, Rumania, in 1920.
It's the birthday of professional billiards player Willie Mosconi, born in Philadelphia in 1913.
Playwright Richard Bissell (THE PAJAMA GAME) was born on this day in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1913.
Actress and director Antionette Perry, the inspiration for Broadway's Tony awards, was born on this day in Denver, 1888.
It's the birthday of Helen Keller, who was left deaf and blind after a childhood illness and later taught to read and write by her governess, Anne Sullivan. She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1880.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®