Classics Calendar for March 9

Mickey Rourke as the dissolute "Henry
Chinaski," a surrogate for poet Charles
in the 1987 film Barfly

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Haniel Long (1888; died October 17, 1956) American poet and novelist; Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca (also called The Power within Us); Pinon Country

Died on this day:

Charles Bukowski (1994; born August 16, 1920) American poet, novelist, and short story writer; Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window; Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame; Notes of a Dirty Old Man (columns)

Bonus Classic:

Origen, Church Father (c. 184-c. 254) Greek-speaking Christian ascetic theologian and Church Father born in Roman-era Alexandria; Biblical Commentaries; On First Principles; Against Celsus

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