Classics Calendar for January 20

Stylized debauchery in Federico Fellini's Satyricon,
based on a late 1st century Roman satire

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Federico Fellini (1920; died October 31, 1993) Italian filmmaker who made La Strada; Nights of Cabiria; La Dolce Vita; 8-1/2; Satyricon; Amarcord

Ariyoshi Sawako (1931; died August 30, 1984) Japanese novelist who wrote The Doctor's Wife, The River Ki, and others

Died on this day:

John Ruskin (1900; born February 8, 1819) English art critic; Modern Painters; The Stones of Venice; Fors Clavigera

Robinson Jeffers (1962; born January 10, 1887) California-based American poet; Tamar; Roan Stallion; Give Your Heart to the Hawks; "Natural Music"; "Hurt Hawks"; "The Purse-Seine"; "Shine, Perishing Republic"

Bonus Classic:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (late 14th century) English poem; anonymous, but thought to be by "The Pearl Poet"

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