Classics Calendar for March 20

Mookie (Spike Lee) and Sal (Danny Aiello) in Lee's
1989 modern morality play Do the Right Thing

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Ovid (43 BCE; died Unknown Date, 17 CE) Roman poet known for Metamorphoses; love poetry, especially Amores (Love Affairs) and Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love)

Anne Bradstreet (1612; died September 16, 1672) English-American poet known for The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America

Henrik Ibsen (1828; died May 23, 1906) Norwegian playwright and poet; Peer Gynt; An Enemy of the People; A Doll's House; Hedda Gabler; Ghosts; The Wild Duck; The Master Builder; with Kielland, Lie, and Bjørnson, one of Norway's "Four Greats."

B. F. Skinner (1904; died August 18, 1990) American psychologist and author; Walden Two; Verbal Behavior

Lois Lowry (1937) American author of children's literature; The Giver Quartet: (The Giver; Gathering Blue; Messenger; Son); Number the Stars; series: Anastasia; Sam Krupnik; Tate Family; Gooney Bird

Spike Lee (1957) American filmmaker; She's Gotta Have It; Do the Right Thing; Mo' Better Blues; Jungle Fever; Malcolm X; Girl 6; Academy Honorary Award (2015)

Bonus Classic:

Magha (7th or 8th century) Indian poet who wrote Shishupala Vadha (The Slaying of Shishupala), one of the (five or six) Mahakavya, in which a wicked king is beheaded by his cousin, the Lord Krishna

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