Classics Calendar for August 5

Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt, and Walter Huston in John
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Guy de Maupassant (1850; died July 6, 1893) French short story writer, novelist, and poet; "Boule de Suif"; "The Necklace"; "The Piece of String"; "Two Friends"

John Huston (1906; died August 28, 1987) American writer and director of 37 films, including The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (for which Huston received two Oscars), Key Largo, and The African Queen

Died on this day:

Friedrich Engels (1895; born November 28, 1820) German philosopher; The Communist Manifesto (with Karl Marx); The Condition of the Working Class in England

Toni Morrison (2019; born February 18, 1931) American novelist; Beloved; Song of Solomon; The Bluest Eye; Nobel Prize in Literature (1993); Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1988)

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