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TODAY - Sep 29, 2016

Thought of the Day

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

Today's Birthday

Enrico Fermi
Enrico Fermi Physician, Italian(1901)

An Italian nuclear physician who built the first nuclear reactor in a disused squash court at the university of Chicago.

 
Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni Director, Italian(1912)

An Italian film director and screen writer whose film are known for their haunting images of human isolation.

 
Stanley Earl Kramer
Stanley Earl Kramer Director, American(1913)

An American film director and producer whose films include; Guess who's Coming to Dinner.

 
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis Singer, American(1935)

An American musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer whose first big hit was "Great Balls of Fire".

This day in History

1902

Emile Zola, a French novelist and journalist dies, accidentally gassed by charcoal fumes.

1941

A special Nazi death squad has murdered thousands of Russian Jews in Kiev, machine-gunning them systematically in Babi Yar ravine. The shooting continued all day and more than 30,000 men, women and children feared dead.

1950

The first automatice telephone answering machine is tested by the US Bell Telephone Company.

1981

A Delhi-Srinagar flight is hijacked by five Khalistan activists and is made to land in Lahore, Pakistan. 66 of the passengers are set free on arrival in Lahore.

1986

Russia freed American journalist Nicholas Daniloff, jailed a month ago on improbable spying charges.

2010

Tony Curtis, a classically handsome movie star who acted in more than 100 films dies at the age of 85. His notable films such as Spartacus and Some Like it Hot.

Man who made the difference

Stanley Kramer (1913-2001)

Stanley Kramer

An American director and producer who is well known for his films such as Judgment at Nuremberg, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, was born on 29th September 1913, in New York City, , United States. In 1933, he earned his graduate degree from New York University. In 1949 he established his own production company. Kramer's thirty-five films received sixteen Oscars and eighty-five Academy Award nominations, including six for best producer and three for best director. For his outstanding work in film, he received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1962. The Producers Guild of America announced the Stanley Kramer Award in 2002. His other works as a producer and director include; Home of the Brave, The Member of the Wedding, Death of a Salesman, Champion, The Men, High Noon, The Pride and the Passion, Bless the Beasts and the Children, The Defiant Ones, The Domino Principle, On the Beach and Inherit the Wind, Ship of Fools. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: A Life in Hollywood, a collection of his memories was published in 1997. One of the few producers and directors, responsible for making films on social issues such as racism and nuclear annihilation was died on 19th February 19, 2001, in Los Angeles United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal