On This Day In History

 Truman Capote, the author of the true-crime novel In Cold Blood, died at age fifty-nine in Los Angeles.

While researching the book, he traveled to Kansas with his childhood friend, Harper Lee, who is the author of my favorite book, To Kill A Mockingbird. He also wrote the novella "Breakfast At Tiffiany's" among many others.

He died of liver disease in 1984 at the home of Joanna Carson, the fourth wife of talk-show host Johnny Carson.

On a lighter note, there are also some notable birthdays today. Say what? James Bond is eighty?
The amazing Tim Burton

The crazy talented Elvis Costello

Sean Connery in all his 007 FINEness

Is this a special date for you? A birthday or anniversary perhaps?


Anonymous said...

In Cold Blood was a chilling but amazing book. And I dearly love To Kill A Mockingbird. Both movies made from those books were good too.

I never paid any attention to Sean Connery in his 007 days, and didn't really understand the appeal. But then I head him speak and OH MY. :-)

Not a special day for me, but my wedding anniversary is next week.

Lisa Potts said...

Linda, congrats on your anniversary next week.

And about Mr. Connery's voice, I KNOW, right?

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