Dec. 5, 1997
Journalist, novelist, and essayist Calvin Trillin was born in Kansas City in 1935.
Essayist and novelist Joan Didion, author of SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM, PLAY IT AS IT LAYS and THE WHITE ALBUM, was born in Sacramento, California, in 1934.
The 21st Amendment ended Prohibition on this day in 1933, which had begun 13 years earlier.
Richard Wayne Penniman, Little Richard ("Good Golly Miss Molly," "Lucille," "Tutti Frutti") was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1932.
Animation pioneer Walt Disney, the first to use the three-color process in animation, was born in Chicago in 1901.
Film director Fritz Lang, best known for his movie M (1931), was born in Vienna in 1890.
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna in 1791.
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