Nov. 21, 1997
Today's Reading: "#91" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti from A FAR ROCKAWAY OF THE HEART, published by New Directions.
Cole Porter's musical ANYTHING GOES premiered at New York's Alvin Theatre in 1934.
Novelist and critic Marilyn French, author of THE WOMEN'S ROOM, was born in New York City in 1929.
Writer Elizabeth G. Speare, who won several Newbery Medals for her historical novels for children, was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, in 1908.
Jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1904.
Surrealist painter Rene Magritte, whose famous painting GOLCONDA featured men in bowler hats falling from the sky, was born in Lessines, Belgium, in 1898.
French writer and philosopher Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet), a leading literary figure of the French Enlightenment and author of CANDIDE, was born in Paris in 1694.
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