Classics Calendar for June 10

Don Murray and Marilyn Monroe in the 1956
film version of William Inge's Bus Stop

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Saul Bellow (1915; died April 5, 2005) Canadian-American novelist, short story writer, and playwright; The Adventures of Augie March; Henderson the Rain King; Herzog; Mr. Sammler's Planet; Humboldt's Gift; Nobel Prize in Literature (1976); Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1976)

Maurice Sendak (1928; died May 8, 2012) American illustrator and writer of children's books; Where the Wild Things Are; In the Night Kitchen; Outside Over There

E. O. Wilson (1929) American biologist; Sociobiology: The New Synthesis; On Human Nature; The Ants; Consilience; Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction (1979, 1991)

Died on this day:

Luis de Camoëns (1580; born Unknown Date) Portuguese poet; Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads)

Edward Everett Hale (1909; born April 3, 1822) American author and cleric; Illustrious Americans (co-author); "The Man without a Country"; Boys' Heroes

William Inge (1973; born May 3, 1913) American playwright and novelist; Picnic; Come Back, Little Sheba; Bus Stop; Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1953)

Louis L'Amour (1988; born March 22, 1908) American author of western novels; Hondo; the Sackett series; Shalako

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