Thursday, October 1, 2009
[1881 - William Edward Boeing, aviation pioneer, born in Detroit]
[1903 - Vladimir Horowitz, concert pianist,
born in Kiev, Ukraine]
[1903 - Boston Americans play Pittsburgh Pirates in game 1 of modern World Series]
[1903 - Richard Loo, actor, born in Maui, Hawaii]
[1920 - Walter Matthau, Academy & Tony Award-winning actor, born in New York City]
[1921 - James Whitmore, actor, born in White Plains, New York]
[1924 - William Rehnquist, Supreme Court
Chief Justice, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin]
[1928 - Laurence Harvey (Laruschka Mischa Skikne),
actor, born in Joniskis, Lithuania]
[1928 - George Peppard, actor,
born in Detroit, Michigan]
[1932 - Albert Collins, Grammy-winning guitarist,
songwriter, born in Leona, Texas]
[1933 - Richard Harris, actor,
born in Limerick, Ireland]
He was not my friend, but I came to know him.
He said James Joyce was a great humorist; I thought him surely mad.
Then he began to read aloud passages he selected from Ulysses.
I cannot remember another time I laughed harder or longer.
Some say Williams could be exquisitely cruel and abusive.
If this was so, it was because his crooked finger pointed straight at truth.
He did not suffer fools, nor did he take any prisoners.
It is said he taught himself Latin and was translating the works of the poet Ovid.
No one seems to know what became of him.