AUGUST 18 – ALAIN ROBBE-GRILLET
French proponent of the “noveau roman,” filmmaker.
August 18, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Wales: Ancient Bardic TOURNEY OF DRUIDS. Group singing, processions,
musical & literary competitions, awarding of bardic degrees.
ALSO ON AUGUST 18 IN HISTORY…
1587 — Virginia Dare, first English child born in North America, born in North America.
1812 — Lady Ludd leads corn market riots at Leeds, England.
1922 — Alain Robbe-Grillet, French “nouveau roman” writer, born, Brest.
1977 — Black rights activist Steve Biko arrested, South Africa.