Shore Patrol

It was on 12 December in 1973, that Columbia Pictures released the film, ‘The Last Detail’. The film, directed by Hal Ashby, starred Jack Nicholson and Otis Young as two US Navy Petty Officers assigned …

Remember Love

It was on 8 December, in 1980, the singer, songwriter and activist, John Lennon, was shot and killed in New York City. Lennon is pictured in this photograph with his wife, Yoko Ono. Lennon was …

The Greatest Show on Earth

It was on 27 October, 1877, that American artist Walt Kuhn (seen above in self-portrait) was born into a working class neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. His experiences in this rough and tumble waterfront environment would …

Public Art

It was on 15 August, 1967, that Mayor Richard J. Daley dedicated the installation known simply as the ‘Chicago Picasso’, an unnamed gift of sculpture from the artist to the city. Now one of the …

The Duke

On 26, May, 1907, John Wayne was born in Iowa. He would go on to become one of Hollywood’s most recognized actors. Forced to drop out of college after an injury preventing his further participation …

A Television Event

16 April marks the day in 1978 on which the 4 part miniseries, ‘HOLOCAUST’, premiered on American television.  The nine and a half hour drama focused on two families, one Jewish, which is slowly disintegrated …

Wanderer and Writer

28 March, marks the birthday of Russian literary figure, Maxim Gorky, in 1868 in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, east of Moscow. Upon the death of his father, Gorky was put in the care of his …

Dairy Farmer’s Daughter

6 March, marks the day that artist Georgia O’Keeffe, died in 1986. She was born in 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and attended High School in Madison. She began work as a commercial artist in …