Classics Calendar for December 15

Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" inspired a 1978 musical
revue; cover of the Original Broadway Cast album

Here are today's milestones:

Died on this day:

Jan Vermeer (1675; born October 31, 1632) Dutch painter; The Milk Maid; Young Woman with a Water Jug; Girl with a Pearl Earring

Izaak Walton (1683; born August 9, 1593) English writer; The Compleat Angler; Walton's Lives

Margaret Lucas Cavendish (1673; born Unknown Date, 1623) English aristocrat, writer, and scientist; A True Relation of My Birth, Breeding, and Life; The Blazing World

Fats Waller (1943; born May 21, 1904) American composer and performer; "Ain't Misbehavin'"; "Honeysuckle Rose"; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1993)

Walt Disney (1966; born December 5, 1901) American filmmaker and entrepreneur responsible for dozens of animated and live-action films (which earned a record 22 Academy Awards, plus four honoraries) as well as theme parks and other enterprises. His films include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Fantasia; Pinocchio; Dumbo; Bambi; Cinderella; and Mary Poppins.

Bonus Classic:

Hilary of Poitiers (c. 310-c. 367) Romano-French Bishop (of Poitiers) and Church Father; De Synodis (On the Councils); De Trinitate (On the Trinity); Homilies on Psalms

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