Classics Calendar for June 3

Screenshot (from a Youtube video) of Maria Callas
as the title character in a 1964 Paris
production of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Allen Ginsberg (1926; died April 5, 1997) American poet; best-known for "Howl"

Died on this day:

William Harvey (1657; born April 1, 1578) English physician; De Motu Cordis (On the Circulation of Blood)

Georges Bizet (1875; born October 25, 1838) French composer; Carmen; Pearl Fishers

Johann Strauss the Younger (1899; born October 25, 1825) Austrian composer; Gypsy Baron; Die Fledermaus; waltzes: "Blue Danube"; "Tales from the Vienna Woods"

Franz Kafka (1924; born July 3, 1883) German-speaking Austro-Hungarian novelist and short story writer; Der Process (The Trial); Das Schloss (The Castle); "Die Verwandlung" ("The Metamorphosis"); Ein Hungerkünstler (A Hunger Artist)

Frank Waters (1995; born July 25, 1902) American writer; novels: The Man Who Killed the Deer; The Yogi of Cockroach Court; The Woman at Otowi Crossing; also, Book of The Hopi; Pumpkin Seed Point

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