Saturday, April 22, 2006

Today VIII

Birthdays:

  • Immanuel Kant, philosopher, April 22, 1724 – February 12, 1804

  • Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, author, April 22, 1899 – July 2, 1977

  • Yehudi Menuhin, musician, April 22, 1916 – March 12, 1999

  • Charles Mingus, musician, April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers, Jr., musician, April 22, 1935–January 4, 1969

  • Peter Frampton, musician, whose solo breakthrough was the six million plus selling 1976 album Frampton Comes Alive!; some feel that, when Big Business realized the money that could be made on rock albums and tours, this was the beginning of business interests' buying of record companies, and producing and marketing music as if it were toothpaste or razor blades, 1950


RIP:

  • Earl Kenneth FATHA Hines, musician, December 28, 1903 – April 22, 1983

  • Ansel Easton Adams, photographer, February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984

  • Richard Milhous Nixon, US president, January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994



Also:
1914 - Babe Ruth, age 19, pitches his first professional game for the minor league Baltimore Orioles.

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