Classics Calendar for February 27

The 1960 film version of James T. Farrell's Studs Lonigan
features Jack Nicholson in one of his earliest roles

Here are today's milestones:

Born this on day:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807; died March 24, 1882) American poet; "Paul Revere's Ride"; The Song of Hiawatha; Evangeline

John Steinbeck (1902; died December 20, 1968) American novelist; short story writer; Of Mice and Men; The Grapes of Wrath; East of Eden; Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1940); Nobel Prize in Literature (1962)

James T. Farrell (1904; died August 22, 1979) American novelist, short-story writer, and poet; The Studs Lonigan Trilogy

Lawrence Durrell (1912; died November 7, 1990) British novelist, poet, playwright, and travel writer; The Alexandria Quartet (Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea)

Died this on day:

Alexander Borodin (1887; born November 12, 1833) Russian composer; symphonies; Polovtzian Dances; In the Steppes of Central Asia; opera Prince Igor

Ivan Pavlov (1936; born September 26, 1849) Russian physiologist who wrote Conditioned Reflexes; Psychopathology and Psychiatry; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1904)

Konrad Lorenz (1989; born November 7, 1903) Austrian biologist; On Aggression; King Solomon's Ring; Man Meets Dog; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1973)

Bonus Classic:

Bhasa (2nd century BCE-2nd century CE) Indian playwright who wrote Svapnavasavadattam (The Dream of Vasavadatta) and 12 others

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