Circle of Life Thursdays
"They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore....I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris." -- Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo, Mexican paintress (1907); Merv Griffin, game show magnate (1925); Sylvester Stallone, Rocky guy (1946); Jennifer Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous comedienne (1958); 50 Cent, hardened rapper (1975)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
William Faulkner, Sound and the Fury author (1962); Louis Armstrong, jazz legend (1971); John Frankenheimer, Manchurian Candidate director (2002); Buddy Ebsen, Beverly Hillbilly (2003)
On This Day:
1928 - The world's ten largest hailstones fall in Potter, Nebraska.
1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time at the Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete, Liverpool.
1974 - A Prairie Home Companion makes its first live broadcast.
2005 - The Live 8 concerts to aid Africa take place all over the world.
2005 - Time Magazine reporter Matt Cooper agrees to testify to a grand jury that Karl Rove revealed to him Valerie Plame's secret CIA identity.