Oct. 4, 1999

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

by William Butler Yeats

Broadcast Date: MONDAY: October 4, 1999

Poem: "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death" by W. B. Yeats from The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats published by Scribner.

It was on this day that ANNE SEXTON took her own life, in Weston, Massachusetts at age 45.

It's the birthday of humorist ROY BLOUNT, JR., in Indianapolis, IN.

It's the birthday of ANNE RICE, author of the Vampire Chronicles.

Silent film star BUSTER KEATON was born on this day in 1895 Piqua, Kansas. He got the nickname Buster when he fell down a flight of stairs at age 6, and was not hurt.

It's the birthday of DAMON RUNYON, author of Guys and Dolls, 1884 in Manhattan, Kansas.

It's the birthday of EDWARD STRATEMAYER, 1862 in Elizabeth, NJ, creator of the Stratemayer Literary Syndicate — a sort of fiction factory that put out all the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Bobsey Twins books.

It's the birthday of painter FREDERIC REMINGTON, born in 1861 in Canton, NY, who spent much of his life west of the Mississippi, painting life on the Great Plains.

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