Circle of Life Thursdays
"Acting was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?" -- Elia Kazan
J. P. Morgan, iconic financier (1867); Edith Sitwell, English poet (1887); Elia Kazan, Streetcar Named Desire director (1909); Buddy Holly, American singer (1936); Gloria Gaynor, disco survivor (1949); Chrissie Hynde, lead Pretender (1951)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Catherine Parr, final wife of Henry VIII (1548); Maria Montez, Arabian Nights actress (1951); Isak Dinesen, Danish author (1962); James Clavell, Shogun author (1994); Terence Young, James Bond film director (1994)
On This Day:
1911 - French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre.
1921 - The first Miss America Pageant is held in Atlantic City.
1953 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes head of the Soviet Central Committee.
1979 - ESPN makes its network television debut.
1996 - Tupac Shakur is shot several times in Las Vegas; he will later die from his injuries.