Tag Archives: Famous Birthdays

Birthday for July 14: Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, a singer-songwriter, poet, and artist, was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on July 14th, 1912. One of the most prominent members of the American folk music scene, Guthrie learned to play blues and folk songs from friends of his … Continue reading

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Birthdays for October 2: Wallace Stevens and Graham Greene

Today, October 2nd, marks the birthday of two authors who are part of the University of Tulsa’s Special Collections. Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was an American Modernist poet born in Reading, Pennsylvania who attended law school and then worked for an … Continue reading

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A Belated Birthday

This past Sunday, November 4th, was the birthday of a very influential and memorable American cowboy, actor, social commentator, and humorist. If you haven’t guessed who it is (or looked at the pictures) yet, I’ll give you a hint: “I … Continue reading

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