2005 37¢ Literary Arts: Robert Penn Warren
April 24, 1905

Robert Penn Warren

Author Robert Penn Warren was born on April 24, 1905, in Guthrie, Kentucky. The winner of multiple Pulitzer Prizes, he was the first US Poet Laureate.

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2016 47¢ Shirley Temple
April 23, 1928

Happy Birthday Shirley Temple 

Beloved child star and diplomat Shirley Temple was born on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, California. Temple starred in over 40 films by the time she was 12, and went on to become the first female ambassador to Czechoslovakia.

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1998 32¢ Celebrate the Century - 1910s: Charlie Chaplin
April 16, 1889

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin 

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889.  He was one of the most popular and successful actors of the silent film era, starring in 82 films, many of which he directed.

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2011 44¢ Gregory Peck
April 5, 1916

Birth of Gregory Peck

Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916, in San Diego, California.  Appearing in over 60 films and numerous stage productions, he became one of Hollywood’s most beloved and respected actors, voted the 12th-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood.

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2015 49¢ Maya Angelou
April 4, 1928

Birth of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri.  Poet, actor, author, teacher, and activist, Angelou became an influential voice of the 20th century.  

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2006 39¢ DC Comics Super Heroes: Batman
March 30, 1939

First Batman Comic Released 

On March 30, 1939, Detective Comics #27 was released, introducing the world to the caped crusader – Batman. Appearing in over 11,000 comics, films, and other media, Batman is consistently ranked as one of the greatest superheroes of all time.

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1995 32¢ Tennessee Williams
March 26, 1911

Birth of Tennessee Williams

Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III was born on March 26, 1911, in Columbus, Mississippi. One of the most successful playwrights of the 20th century, several of his works were adapted into films.

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2015 93¢ Flannery O’Connor
March 25, 1925

Birth of Flannery O’Connor

Mary Flannery O’Connor was born on March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia.  In a career cut short by disease, she produced two novels and more than 30 short stories that have led some to consider her one of the greatest short story writers of the 20th century.

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2007 41¢ Legends of Hollywood: James Stewart
March 22, 1941

James Stewart Goes to War

On March 22, 1941, James Stewart was inducted into the US Army, making him the first major US movie star to don a military uniform during World War II.

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