Sunday, November 22, 2009

Two great men died 46 years ago today

ALDOUS HUXLEY (26 July 1894 - 22 November 1963), best known as the author of Brave New World (1931) - an incisive study of social caste systems and behavioral engineering.

An excellent short biography of this brilliant thinker, essayist and novelist can be read here.

JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY (29 May 1917 - 22 November 1963), 35th President of the United States, assassinated by vested corporate interests when he attempted to end the Vietnam war and dismantle the Federal Reserve Bank.

JFK's clandestine affair with Hollywood sex siren Marilyn Monroe has been immortalized with her sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday, Mr President" on the occasion of the President's 45th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden.