Jeffrey Archer was born on April 15, 1940. Archer is a British novelist and former politician whose own life has been colorful and eventful enough to be the stuff of fiction.
In 2000, Congress created the National Recording Preservation Board, an agency of the Library of Congress, to select titles each year for a National Recording Registry.
Beverly Cleary was born on April 12, 1916. Cleary is an author of children's books, and since her first book was published in 1950, more than 90 million copies of her books have been sold.
On Monday, our "Week to Remember" post took a look at famous literary pranks and hoaxes. Today, we continue the theme with a look at bands, composers, and musicians who weren't exactly what they claimed to be.
Nikolai Gogol was born on March 31, 1809. Gogol wrote mostly short stories and plays. He is generally thought of as the first great Russian realist, but his stories often contain elements of the surreal and the bizarre, occasionally leaning into horror.
George Benson was born on March 22, 1943. Benson is a guitarist and songwriter; he's best known as a jazz musician, but in the late 1970s and 1980s, he also had considerable success on the pop and R&B charts.