Jan. 20, 1998
The Middle Years
Today's Reading: "The Middle Years" by Walter McDonald from NIGHT LANDINGS, published by Harper & Row (1989).
Poet Edward Hirsch (WILD GRATITUDE; THE NIGHT PARADE; EARTHLY MEASURES) was born on this day in Chicago, 1950.
The first talking film that was shot entirely outdoors, THE CABALLERO'S WAY, was released on this day in 1929.
The Nicaraguan revolutionary poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal was born on this day in Granada in 1925.
It's the birthday of Oscar-winning filmmaker Federico Fellini (LA STRADA; 8 ¸; NIGHTS OF CABIRIA; AMARCORD), born in north-central Italy in 1920.
It's the birthday of actor George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum in New York City, 1896.
The first office basketball game took place at a YMCA on this day in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1892, using peach baskets as goals.
Giuseppe Verdi's opera IL TROVATORE was first performed on this day in Rome in 1853.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®