6th October 1989
Bette Davis, the American actress of film, television and theatre, died. 30 years.
7th October 2009
Irving Penn, American fashion photographer who shot for Vogue magazine (among others), died. 10 years.
7th October 1849
Edgar Allan Poe, writer famous for Gothic short stories such as 'The Raven' and 'The Pit and the Pendulum' died. 170 years.
9th October 1874
Nicholas Roerich was a Russian painter influenced by spiritual themes, also evident in his writing and philosophies. 145 years.
9th October 1754
Jean-Baptiste Regnault, a French Painter, died. 265 years.
10th October 1684
Jean Antoine Watteau was a French painter whose usage of colour had an influential effect on other artists. 335 years.
14th October 1964
Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. 55 years.
14th October 1894
E.E Cummings was an American poet and painter. He died 14th October 894. 125 years.
16th October 1854
Oscar Wilde, poet originally from Ireland before moving to London, was born. 125 years.
22 octobre 1844
Naissance de Sarah Bernhardt, comédienne et actrice française, connue comme « l’actrice la plus célèbre que le monde n’ait jamais connu ». 175 ans.
22nd October 1919
Doris Lessing, British-Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) novelist, was born. 100 years.
27th October 1914
Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, was born. 105 years.
27th October 1939
Nylon stockings are sold publicly for the first time in a department store in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. 80 years.
28th October 1909
Francis Bacon was born. 110 years.
30th October 1974
The Rumble in the Jungle; Muhammad Ali knocks out George Formanto, becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. 45 years.
3rd November 1954
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, died. 65 years.
5th November 1979
Al Capone, gangster and co-founder/boss of the Chicago Outfit during prohibition in the US, dies. 40 years.
9th November 1989
The fall of the Berlin Wall. 30 years.
9th November 1939
The first UK film premiere of the Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland. 80 years.
12th November 1954
The closure of Ellis Island, the main immigration station in New York Harbour. It opened in 1892. 65 years.

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