Classics Calendar for June 9

Cast of the Original Broadway production
of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate (1948)

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Cole Porter (1891; died October 15, 1964) American composer; shows Anything Goes; Kiss Me Kate; Can Can; Silk Stockings; songs "Night and Day"; "Begin the Beguine"; "I Get a Kick Out of You"; "Well, Did You Evah!"; "I've Got You Under My Skin"; "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"; "You're the Top"

Died on this day:

Charles Dickens (1870; born February 7, 1812) English writer; The Pickwick Papers; Oliver Twist; A Christmas Carol; David Copperfield; Bleak House; Hard Times; Little Dorrit; A Tale of Two Cities; Great Expectations

Arishima Takeo (1923; born March 4, 1878) Japanese novelist, short-story writer and essayist; Aru Onna (A Certain Woman); Labyrinth; Bears in Mt. Nametoko; Yoko

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