Classics Calendar for December 1

Diane Keaton as Annie Hall in the
1977 Woody Allen film

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Black Elk (1863; died August 19, 1950) Native American elder and writer; Black Elk Speaks (with John Neihardt)

Woody Allen (1935) American filmmaker; Annie Hall; Interiors; Manhattan; The Purple Rose of Cairo; Hannah and Her Sisters; Bullets over Broadway; Mighty Aphrodite; Stardust Memories; Match Point; numerous Academy Awards

Died on this day:

Takizawa Bakin (1848; born July 4, 1767) Japanese author; Nanso Satomi Hakkenden (The Chronicles of the Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan of Nanso); Chinsetsu Yumiharizuki (Strange Tales of the Crescent Moon)

G. H. Hardy (1947; born February 7, 1877) English mathematician; A Mathematician's Apology; A Course of Pure Mathematics

J. B. S. Haldane (1964; born November 5, 1892) British-born Indian scientist; Daedalus; or, Science and the Future; My Friend Mr. Leakey

James Baldwin (1987; born August 2, 1924) American novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet; Go Tell It on the Mountain; Notes of a Native Son; The Fire Next Time; Blues for Mister Charlie; Just Above My Head

Bonus Classic:

The Mabinogion (12th-13th centuries) Welsh story collection, including Welsh and other Celtic traditions, especially stories about King Arthur's court

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