OCTOBER 3 — WOODY GUTHRIE
American folk singer, composer, rebel free spirit.
Woody Guthrie, “Ranger’s Command.” One of two surviving film clips of Guthrie performing.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 3 IN HISTORY…
1226 — Pantheistic social revolutionary Francis of Assisi dies, Assisi, Italy.
1838 — Chief Black Hawk, Native American leader, dies.
1896 — British socialist designer William Morris dies, Kelmscott House.
1900 — American novelist Thomas Wolfe born, Asheville, North Carolina.
1925 — American writer Gore Vidal born, West Point, New York.
1967 — Radical American folk singer Woody Guthrie dies, New York City.