Hall of Fame pitcher Jesse Haines was born in Clayton, Ohio on this date in 1893.
Artist Edward Hopper was born in Nyack, New York on this date in 1882.
Self PortraitUntil I saw a fantastic exhibition of his work in 2008 at the Art Institute of Chicago I really knew nothing about Hopper other than his iconic Nighthawks which is part of the AIC's permanent collection:
Here's a sampling of more of his art:
The Lighthouse at Two Lights 1929
Rooms for Tourist 1945
House at Dusk 1939
Night Windows 1928
My favorite novelist Tom Robbins is celebrating his 77th birthday today.