Classics Calendar for September 27

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Arthur Penn's Bonnie
and Clyde were much better-looking than the real deal.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

George Wharton James (1858; died Unknown Date, 1923) Anglo-American author who wrote The Wonders of the Colorado Desert; Through Ramona's Country; In and Out of the Old Missions of California; The Lake of the Sky

Arthur Penn (1922; died September 28, 2010) American filmmaker whose films include The Miracle Worker; The Chase; Bonnie and Clyde; Alice's Restaurant; Little Big Man

Died on this day:

Thomas Traherne (1674; born unknown date, 1636) English poet, cleric, and theologian; Centuries of Meditations

Hilda Doolittle ("H.D.") (1961; born September 10, 1886) American poet, novelist, and memoirist known for poems composed of clear, sharp imagery

Edgar Degas (1917; born July 19, 1834) French artist; The Ballet Class; The Bellelli Family; Woman with Chrysanthemums; Chanteuse de Café; At the Milliner's

Bonus Classic:

Hippocrates (c. 460-c. 370 BCE) Greek physician: Works; The Oath

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