Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi (The Four Seasons) born in Venice.
He was a violin playing red haired Catholic priest known as il Prete Rosso - The Red Priest.
Writer Allan Sillitoe (The Loneliness of Long-Distance Runner) born in Nottingham, England.
Crime novelist James Ellroy born in Los Angeles.
Actress writer and comedian, Catherine O'Hara (SCTV) born in Toronto, Canada.
That cheeky Liverpool lad John Lennon tells a reporter that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus Christ right now".
Today from Chamber's Book of Days