13 April

indexWe are all born mad. Some remain so.

Samuel Beckett, born on 13 April 1906, Sun in Aries, Moon in Sagittarius, Ascendant in Scorpio, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (Foxrock, Ireland, April 13, 1906 – 22 December 1989) To restore silence is the role of objects.

 

Other celebrities born today:

Thomas Jefferson (1. 9.10) Sun Aries, Moon Sagittarius, Ascendant Capricorn, HA (Uranus cong. Ascendant, Pluto cong. MC), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). One of the most influential Founding Fathers, Jefferson envisioned America as a great “Empire of Liberty” that would promote republicanism, 3rd President of the United States (Shadwell, Virginia, (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826)

Georg Lukács  (1.1) Hungarian-born philosopher and literary critic (Budapest,  April 13, 1885 – 4 June 1971)

Garry Kasparov (1.9.10) Russian chess player ( Baku, Azerbaijan,   April 13, 1963)

1506 – Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546)

1618 – Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (d. 1693)

1648 – Jeanne Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)

1713 – Pierre Jélyotte, French operatic tenor (d. 1797)

1762 – Charles Frederick Horn, English musician and composer (d. 1830)

1769 – Thomas Lawrence, English painter (d. 1830)

1808 – Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (d. 1889)

1832 – Juan Montalvo, Ecuadoran author (d. 1889)

1841 – Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)

1850 – Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British astronomer (d. 1917)

1860 – James Ensor, Belgian painter (d. 1949)

1889 – Herbert Osborne Yardley, American cryptographer (d. 1958)

1892 – Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, Scottish inventor (d. 1973)

1900 – Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)

1901 – Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)

1906 – Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)

1909 – Eudora Welty, American writer (d. 2001)

1920 – John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)

1926 – Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (d. 1983)

1927 – Maurice Ronet, French film actor (d. 1983)

1939 – Seamus Heaney, Irish writer, Nobel laureate

1942 – Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer

1942 – Bill Conti, American composer

1944 – Charles Burnett, American film director

1944 – Jack Casady, American musician

1944 – Brian Pendleton, musician (d. 2001)

1945 – Lowell George, American singer/guitarist (d. 1979)

1946 – Al Green, American singer and pastor

1947 – Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer & former minister

1948 – Drago Jančar, Slovenian writer

1951 – Peabo Bryson, American singer

1954 – Niels Olsen, Danish singer

1962 – Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born guitarist (d. 1988)

1966 – Mando, Greek singer

1966 – Marc Ford, American musician

1971 – Valensia, Dutch singer

1972 – Aaron Lewis, American singer (Staind)

1974 – David Schurmann, Brazilian film director

1975 – Lou Bega, German-born musician and artist

 

ACIM: 103. God, being Love, is also happiness.

Saints: Saint Martin I, pope and martyr – Optional Memorial

Gospel of Thomas: (95) Jesus said, “If you have money, do not lend it at interest, but give it to one from whom you will not get it back.”

Concise Epitome: 10.3 Ciò causò ingente eccitazione tra i Campioni che iniziarono a far circolare una ballata con un testo del genere: