Classics Calendar for July 26

Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady was inspired
by George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

George Bernard Shaw (1856; died November 2, 1950) Irish playwright and critic; Arms and the Man; Candida; The Devil's Disciple; Caesar and Cleopatra; Man and Superman; Major Barbara; Androcles and the Lion; Pygmalion; Heartbreak House; Back to Methuselah; Saint Joan; Nobel Prize in Literature (1925); Academy Award

Carl Gustav Jung (1875; died June 6, 1961) German-speaking Swiss psychiatrist; Psychology of the Unconscious; Symbols of Transformation; Man and His Symbols; Memories, Dreams, Reflections; Seven Sermons to the Dead; Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

Aldous Huxley (1894; died November 22, 1963) English short story writer, novelist and philosopher; Brave New World; Island; Point Counter Point; The Doors of Perception; The Perennial Philosophy

Stanley Kubrick (1928; died March 7, 1999) American filmmaker; Spartacus; Lolita; Dr. Strangelove; 2001: A Space Odyssey; A Clockwork Orange; Barry Lyndon; The Shining; Full Metal Jacket; Eyes Wide Shut

Died on this day:

John Wilmot (1680; born April 1, 1647) English poet; A Satyr Against Reason and Mankind; numerous "vulgar" poems

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