Oct. 3, 1997
Today's Reading: "A Toast" by Charles Stetler from THE FABER BOOK OF MOVIE VERSE, published by Faber & Faber.
The Georgia National Fair starts today in Perry, Georgia.
In Paintsville, Kentucky, the Kentucky Apple Festival gets underway.
Octoberfest begins today in the Amana Colonies, in Amana, Iowa.
The South Alabama State Fair starts today in Montgomery, Alabama.
The children's television program CAPTAIN KANGAROO made its debut in 1955.
A shot was heard around the world in 1951, when New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson hit a home run, in the bottom of the ninth inning, to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers and win the National League pennant for the Giants.
THE MALTESE FALCON, the classic film starring Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade, opened in 1941.
The comic strip DICK TRACY first appeared in 1931 in the NEW YORK NEWS.
Writer Gore Vidal, author of WILLIWAW and the controversial THE CITY AND THE PILLAR, was born in West Point, New York, in 1925.
Yorkshire veterinarian James Herriot, author of ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1916.
Novelist Thomas Wolfe (LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL) was born in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1900. After his death from tuberculosis at the age of 38, an eight-foot pile manuscript was worked into two novels (THE WEB AND THE ROCK; YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN) and a story collection.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®