Happy birthday k.d. lang!
k.d. lang (born November 2, 1961) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She mainly writes country, pop, and rock. Some of her hits include "Constant Craving" and "Miss Chatelaine," and she has partnered with such greats as Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, and Tony Bennett.
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness."
Happy birthday John Keats!
John Keats (October 31, 1795—February 23, 1821) was an English Romantic poet. He did not experience much recognition during his lifetime, his work having only been in circulation four years before his death. He is now one of the most widely read and analyzed poets of the 19th century.
Happy birthday Alfred Sisley!
Alfred Sisley (October 30, 1839—January 29, 1899) was a French-born painter of English descent. He was a member of the French Impressionists, alongside the likes of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and others. He painted many of his works "en plein air," or outdoors.
"I guess I'm a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That's okay though; I have more fun than most people."
Happy birthday Bob Ross!
Bob Ross (October 29, 1942—July 4, 1995) was an American painter and television host. He is best remembered as the host of the PBS television series The Joy of Painting.
"The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way, often to a not very good idea which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting."
Happy birthday John Cleese!
John Cleese (born October 27, 1939) is a British actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work in the comedy troupe Monty Python, and its associated television and film series.
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
Happy birthday Pablo Picasso!
Pablo Picasso (October 25, 1881—April 8, 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer. He spent much of his career in France. His most famous paintings include Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), among many others which transformed the state of art in the 20th century.
"I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing."
Happy birthday Johnny Carson!
Johnny Carson (October 23, 1925—January 23, 2005) was an American television host and comedian. His show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, became the most popular nighttime talk show on television for much of the latter half of the 20th century. He earned six Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his tenure as its host.
"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."
Alfred Nobel (October 21, 1833—December 10, 1896) was a Swedish scientist and inventor. He is credited with inventing dynamite, and perhaps even more famously, is remembered as the creator of the Nobel Prize.