Dec. 3, 1998
Not Only Marble
Poem: "Not Only Marble," by Wendy Cope, from MAKING COCOA FOR KINGSLEY AMIS (Faber & Faber).
It's the birthday of Dutch chemist PAUL CRUTZEN, who in 1970 discovered that chemical compounds of nitrogen oxide erode the stratospheric ozone layer, born in Amsterdam in 1933.
French new wave film director JEAN-LUC GODARD, who established his reputation with the film Breathless, was born in Paris in 1930.
American soprano MARIA CALLAS was born in New York City in 1923.
Swedish cinematographer SVEN NYKVIST, who collaborated with Ingmar Bergman on many films, was born in Moheda, Sweden in 1922.
Novelist JOSEPH CONRAD, author of Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness was born in the Polish Ukraine in 1857.
Cuban epidemiologist CARLOS JUAN FINLAY, the man who discovered that yellow fever is spread by mosquitoes, was born in Puerto Principe, Cuba, in 1833.
Portrait painter GILBERT STUART, best known for his portraits of George Washington, was born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, in 1755.
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