On this Day: June 12, 2003 | Death of Gregory Peck

12 June 2003: Death of Gregory Peck, American actor and political activist (b. 1916) (Source) Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor and one of the…

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On this Day: June 12, 1890 | Birthday of Egon Schiele

12 June 1890: Birthday of Egon Schiele, Austrian soldier and painter (d. 1918) (Source) Egon Leo Adolf Ludwig Schiele (German: [ˈeːɡɔn ˈʃiːlə] (listen); 12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian…

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On this Day: June 11, 1933 | Birthday of Gene Wilder

11 June 1933: Birthday of Gene Wilder, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2016) (Source) Jerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor,…

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On this Day: June 10, 1907 | Birthday of Fairfield Porter

10 June 1907: Birthday of Fairfield Porter, American painter and critic (d. 1975) (Source) Fairfield Porter (June 10, 1907 – September 18, 1975) was an American painter and art critic.[1] He was the…

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On this Day: June 9, 1963 | Death of Jacques Villon

9 June 1963: Death of Jacques Villon, French painter (b.1875) (Source) Jacques Villon (July 31, 1875 – June 9, 1963), also known as Gaston Duchamp, was a French Cubist and abstract painter and…

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On this Day: June 8, 1951 | Birthday of Bonnie Tyler

8 June 1951: Birthday of Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer-songwriter (Source) Gaynor Sullivan MBE (née Hopkins; born 8 June 1951[2]), known professionally as Bonnie Tyler, is a Welsh singer who is known for her…

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On this Day: June 8, 1921 | Birthday of LeRoy Neiman

8 June 1921: Birthday of LeRoy Neiman, American painter (d. 2012) (Source) LeRoy Neiman (born LeRoy Leslie Runquist, June 8, 1921 – June 20, 2012) was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored,…

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On this Day: June 7, 1966 | Death of Jean Arp

7 June 1966: Death of Jean Arp, German-French sculptor, painter, and poet (b. 1886) (Source) Hans Peter Wilhelm Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966), better known as Jean Arp in English,…

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On this Day: June 1, 1937 | Birthday of Morgan Freeman

1 June 1937: Birthday of Morgan Freeman, American actor and producer (Source) Morgan Freeman[2] (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, director, and narrator. Noted for his distinctive deep voice, Freeman is…

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On this Day: June 1, 1908 | Death of Allen Butler Talcott

1 June 1908: Death of Allen Butler Talcott, American painter (b. 1867) (Source) Allen Butler Talcott (April 8, 1867 – June 1, 1908) was an American landscape painter. After studying art in Paris for…

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On this Day: May 31, 1930 | Birthday of Clint Eastwood

31 May 1930: Birthday of Clint Eastwood, American actor, director, musician, and producer (Source) Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, film director and producer. After achieving success in…

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On this Day: May 31, 1860 | Birthday of Walter Sickert

31 May 1860: Birthday of Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942) (Source) Walter Richard Sickert RA RBA (31 May 1860 – 22 January 1942) was a German-born British painter and printmaker who was…

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On this Day: May 30, 1778 | Death of Voltaire

30 May 1778: Death of Voltaire, French philosopher and author (b. 1694) (Source) François-Marie Arouet (French: [fʁɑ̃swa maʁi aʁwɛ]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire (/vɒlˈtɛər, voʊl-/;[5][6][7]…

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On this Day: May 30, 1967 | Death of Claude Rains

30 May 1967: Death of Claude Rains, English-American actor (b. 1889) (Source) William Claude Rains (10 November 1889 – 30 May 1967) was a British actor whose career spanned almost seven decades. After his…

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On this Day: May 30, 1640 | Death of Peter Paul Rubens

30 May 1640: Death of Peter Paul Rubens, German-Belgian painter (b. 1577) (Source) Sir Peter Paul Rubens (/ˈruːbənz/;[1] Dutch: [ˈrybə(n)s]; 28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640) was a Flemish artist and diplomat from…

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On this Day: May 29, 1982 | Death of Romy Schneider

29 May 1982: Death of Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (b. 1938) (Source) Romy Schneider (German: [ˈʁoː.mi ˈʃnaɪ̯.dɐ] (listen); born Rosemarie Magdalena Albach; 23 September 1938 – 29 May 1982) was a German-French actress….

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On this Day: May 29, 1921 | Death of Abbott Handerson Thayer

29 May 1921: Death of Abbott Handerson Thayer, American painter and educator (b. 1849) (Source) Abbott Handerson Thayer (August 12, 1849 – May 29, 1921) was an American artist, naturalist and teacher. As a…

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On this Day: May 28, 1779 | Birthday of Thomas Moore

28 May 1779: Birthday of Thomas Moore, Irish poet and composer (d. 1852) (Source) Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852) was an Irish writer, poet, and lyricist celebrated for his…

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On this Day: May 28, 2007 | Death of Jörg Immendorf

28 May 2007: Death of Jörg Immendorff, German painter, sculptor, and academic (b. 1945) (Source) Jörg Immendorff (14 June 1945 – 28 May 2007) was a German painter, sculptor, stage designer and art…

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On this Day: May 26, 2022 | Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ,[2] also called Ascension Day, Ascension Thursday, or sometimes Holy Thursday,[3][4] commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It is one…

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