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Joseph Conrad died
89 years ago (August 3, 1924) Polish novelist Joseph Conrad died. He wrote Heart of Darkness. The story is about Kurtz, an ivory trader sent by a Belgian company into the heart of the Congo. Francis Coppola translated this classic novel into the classic movie Apocalypse now.
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Was it murder?
This week 51 years ago at August 5, 1962 Marilyn Monroe (36) was found dead in her Los Angeles home. Her death was a suicide from an overdose of sleeping pills. Her films included Some Like It Hot. Her funeral was arranged by her ex-husband Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999).
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Bonnie and Clyde were killed
May 23, 1934 Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot 4 dozen times early in the morning in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen car. This ended the most spectacular manhunt seen in America up to that time.
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A famous writer was born in 1875
June 6, 1875 Thomas Mann, German novelist, was born. His work included Buddenbrooks (1901), Doctor Faustus (1947), The Magic Mountain and Death in Venice (1912).
test was born in 1862
Born ~jarengeleden~ years ago (January 24, 1862): Edith Wharton, US novelist and Pulitzer Prize winning author. Her work was mostly set in New York society. It includes The House of Mirth 1905, the rural Ethan Frome 1911, The Custom of the Country 1913, and The Age of Innocence 1921. She died August 11, 1937. (January 24, 1862)
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