Happy birthday T.S. Eliot!
T.S. Eliot (September 26, 1888—January 4, 1965) was an American-born, British-naturalized author of poetry, prose, and plays. Some of his most notable pieces of work include "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1915), "The Waste Land" (1922), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "Ash-Wednesday" (1930) and "Four Quartets" (1945).
Happy birthday Glenn Gould!
Glenn Gould (September 25, 1932—October 4, 1982) was a Canadian pianist and composer. He became particularly well-known for his interpretations of Bach. He was also a writer, contributing his opinions abundantly on the subjects of performance and music history. He was a prolific broadcaster, producing radio and television documentaries about life in the Canadian wilderness.
"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong."
Happy birthday F. Scott Fitzgerald!
F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels, short stories, and screenplays. He is best known for the novel The Great Gatsby (1925), which has come to be known as the definitive novel of the Jazz Age. He and his wife, Zelda Fitzgerald, became hugely popular and were known to run with some of the most prominent artists of the 1920s.
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."
Happy birthday Ray Charles!
Ray Charles (September 23, 1930—June 10, 2004) was an American songwriter and musician. He fused rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles. Some of his best known songs include "Mess Around," "What I'd Say," "Georgia on My Mind," and "Hit the Road Jack."
Happy birthday Alma Thomas!
Alma Thomas (September 22, 1891 – February 24, 1978) was an African-American Expressionist artist and teacher. She spent much of her life and career in Washington, D.C. She is often thought of as a pioneer of her time as an African-American female artist.
Happy birthday Leonard Cohen!
Leonard Cohen (born September 21, 1934) is a Canadian, singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. He has won a Canadian Juno Award, a Prince of Asturias Award for literature, and many other honors for his influence as a folk songwriter in the late 1960s. He is widely regarded as one of the best lyricists of the last century, and often compared to Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.
Happy birthday William Golding!
William Golding (September 19, 1911—June 19, 1993) was an English novelist, poet, and playwright. He is best known for writing the novel Lord of the Flies (1954) and for his novel Rites of Passage (1980), the first in a trilogy which won the Booker Prize. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.
Happy birthday B.B. King!
B.B. King (born September 16, 1925) is an American blues guitarist and songwriter. He is ranked no. 6 in Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists of all time. His sound was hugely important in developing the guitar's role, marked by left-hand vibrato and pronounced, voice-like guitar solos.