English poet and scholar A. E. Housman born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England.
Poet Robert Frost born in San Francisco.
Author & mythologist Joseph Campbell (The Hero with a Thousand Faces) born in New York.
Playwright Tennessee Williams née Thomas Lanier Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire) born in Columbus, Mississippi.
Actor and author Sterling Hayden born in Upper Montclair, NJ.
Beat poet Gregory Corso born in New York.
American author and poet Erica Jong (Fear of Flying) born in New York City.
Singer and actressDiana Ross (The Supremes) born in Detroit, Michigan.
Author John Kennedy Toole (A Confederacy of Dunces) committed suicide outside of Biloxi, Mississippi.
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