15 September-Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone is an award winning film director and screenwriter who is a native of the United States. He is best known as the director of hit films such as, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ and ‘Natural Born Killers’. He was the screenwriter for film ‘Scarface’.

William Oliver Stone was born in New York City in 1946. He was educated locally and entered Yale University in 1964. He dropped out and served in the Vietnam War. After the war, Stone attended New York University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film in 1971.

In 1979 Oliver Stone won an Academy Award for his film ‘Midnight Express’. Since then he has won Academy Awards for ‘Platoon’ and ‘Born on the Fourth of July’. He has been nominated for Academy Awards on eight other occasions.

Oliver Stone, Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter was born in the year 1946 On This Day.

Oliver Stone

 

 

 

15 September-Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was a best-selling author who was a native of England. As well as being a playwright she was also a novelist and writer of short stories. Christie wrote over 60 detective novels and over 2 billion copies of her works have been sold worldwide. She was made a Dame in 1971.

Agatha Christie was born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller in Torquay, Devon, England in September 1890. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles was published in 1920. She went on to write famous novels such as: And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express. Her best-selling novel is, And Then There Were None. It has sold over 100 million copies to date.

In 1947 Christie wrote a play called Three Blind Mice. It was loosely based on the life of a boy called Dennis O’Neill who died while he was in foster care. The play was later renamed The Mousetrap and premiered at Nottingham Theatre Royal on October 6th 1952. The Mousetrap, which has been running continuously for over 60 years, is one of the longest running plays in history. Agatha Christie died at the age of 85 on January 12th 1976.

Agatha Christie, novelist, short story writer and playwright was born in the year 1890 On This Day.

Agatha Christie statue London

 

 

12 September-Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens was a track-and-field athlete who was a native of the USA. He won four gold medals at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936. He has been described as ‘perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history. In 1976 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1990.

James Cleveland ‘Jesse’ Owens was born in Oakville, Alabama in 1913. He was a successful high school athlete and in 1935 set three world records whilst competing for Ohio State University. At the 1936 Olympics, Owens won gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay.

Jesse Owens, the first athlete to win four Olympic gold medals, was born in the year 1913 On This Day.

Jesse Owens and Ralph Metcalfe at the 1936 Randall’s Island Olympic trials, New York, NY.

1936 Berlin Olympics Photograph – Listing Jesse Owens’ 100 and 200 Meter Sprint Victories

 

 

09 September-Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé is a singer and songwriter who is a native of Canada. He is also an actor and record producer. Influenced by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, Bublé’s musical genres include, classic jazz, traditional pop, swing and blue-eyed soul. To date he is the winner of numerous awards.

Michael Steven Bublé was born in Burnaby, about 14km east of Vancouver, British Columbia in 1975. Interested in music from a young age he won the British Columbia Youth Talent Search at the age of 17. Bublé went on to gain a worldwide audience with albums such as ‘It’s Time’, ‘Crazy Love’ and ‘To Be Loved’. He is the winner of four Grammy Awards.

Michael Bublé, award winning singer from Canada, was born in the year 1975 On This Day.

Michael Bublé

 

 

 

08 September-David

David is a marble statue of a standing male nude. It is located in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy. The statue was created by Michelangelo between 1501 and 1504. It depicts the biblical hero David with a slingshot over his shoulder and is 5.16m (almost 17 feet) tall.

Originally David was commissioned for the Cathedral of Florence. It was to be placed with other statues in the Cathedral 80m above the ground. However it was decided by a committee of the city council to place the statue in the Piazza della Signoria outside the civic government offices in Florence. It was moved to its present location in 1873. In 1910 a replica of the statue was placed in Piazza della Signoria.

David, a marble statue created by Michelangelo was unveiled in Florence, Italy in the year 1504 On This Day.

David