OCTOBER 9 — JOHN LENNON
Imagine… Martyred Beatle with brains, guts, vision, genius.
OCTOBER 9, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
LEIF ERIKSON DAY. INSTANT KARMA DAY.
Japan: CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE DAY.
China: FEAST OF HIGH PLACES, kite flying festival. SEASON OF GLASS.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 9 IN HISTORY…
1000 — Leif Erikson reaches Vinland.
1855 — Joshua Stoddard gets patent for steam calliope.
1940 — Future Beatle John Lennon born, Liverpool, England.
1978 — Belgian cabaret composer Jacques Brel dies.
1983 — James Watt resigns in disgrace as U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
1985 — One-time film great Orson Welles dies, Hollywood, California
April 8 — JACQUES BREL
Belgian-born wry, sardonic folksinger, composer.
APRIL 8, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Thailand & Japan: BUDDHA’S BIRTHDAY. Children’s holiday; dancing & the release of captive animals.
* DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN DAY.
ALSO ON APRIL 8 IN HISTORY…
1341 — Petrarch crowned poet laureate, steps of Capitol in Rome
1864 — Thirteenth Amendment passes, abolishing slavery in the U.S.
1898 — Yip Harburg, American lyricist born.
1929 — Ironic Belgian folksinger Jacques Brel born.
1973 — Spanish painter and communist Pablo Picasso dies, Mougins, France
1978 — French anarchist combatant, historian Gaston Leval dies.