Jun. 29, 1997

Looking for Luck in Bangkok

by Maxine Kumin


Today's Reading:"Looking for Luck in Bangkok" by Maxine Kumin from LOOKING FOR LUCK, published by W.W. Norton (1992).

Today is Peter and Paul Day, the feast day for saints Peter and Paul.

It's the anniversary of the founding of two national parks: Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, in 1906, and Olympic National Park, 30 miles west of Seattle, in 1938.

It's the 34th birthday of violin prodigy Anne-Sophie Mutter, born in Rheinfelden, Germany, near the Black Forest.

Today is the 60th birthday of director Joanne Akalaitis, born in Cicero, Illinois, in 1937.

Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci was born in Florence, Italy, on this day in 1930.

It's the birthday of songwriter Frank Loesser (GUYS AND DOLLS; HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING), born in New York City in 1910.

Aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery (SOUTHERN MAIL; NIGHT FLIGHT) was born on this day in Lyon, France, in 1900.

It's the birthday of doctor William James Mayo, co- founder of Rochester, Minnesota's Mayo Clinic; born in Le Sueur, Minnesota, in 1861.

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