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It Happened Today: March 17

Adam Geiger (December 16, 1950 - March 17, 1991): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3503694.html

In the early 1980s, Adam Geiger, then an executive with NCR, attended a conference in San Francisco and met the composer and musicologist Paul Attinello. With encouragement from him and other friends, Geiger resigned his job and set up a home studio in San Diego with several pianos and keyboards. From 1982 to 1989, working on his own and with Lura Jane Geiger, he produced and sold a series of cassette tapes of New Age music on the LuraMedia recording label.

Alice Austen & Gertrude Tate: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3648579.html

Elizabeth Alice Austen (March 17, 1866 - June 9, 1952) was a Staten Island photographer. In 1899 Alice met Gertrude Amelia Tate (1871-1962) of Brooklyn, New York. She became Alice's lifelong companion. Gertrude moved in with Alice at Clear Comfort in 1917. Clear Comfort was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark on April 8, 1976, one month after the 110th anniversary of Alice's birth. It is also known as "Alice Austen House" and is located in the Rosebank neighborhood.

Bayard Rustin & Walter Naegle: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3819541.html

Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, pacifism and non-violence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania where his family was involved in civil rights work. In 1936, he moved to Harlem, New York City and earned a living as a nightclub and stage singer, and continued activism for civil rights. Rustin was survived by his partner of 10 years, Walter Naegle, who was also his executor & chief archivist.

Clodovil Hernandes (June 17, 1937 – March 17, 2009): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3504000.html

Clodovil Hernandes (Elisiário, June 17, 1937 – Brasília, March 17, 2009) was a Brazilian fashion stylist, television presenter, and politician. Hernandes made his fame as a fashion stylist during the 60s and 70s, after which he was invited to work on television. His dedication and fame on television lasted for over 40 years and various television stations. In his political career, Hernandes was known for statements deemed inappropriate, often directed at other famous personalities.

Dan Stone (born March 17): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4260700.html

Dan Stone (born March 17) is the author of the gay romantic fantasy "The Rest Of Our Lives" and "Tricky Serum: An Elixir of Poems" (Lethe Press). The Rest of Our Lives won a 2009 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Paranormal / Horror: In this lighthearted and contemporary, gay romantic fantasy, can two male witches whose passion reincarnates century after century, find a way to express their love for each other again? Can this enchanting pair finally succeed after so many lifetimes?

Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957 – March 17, 1997): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3504362.html

Jermaine Stewart began his performing career as a teenager in Chicago, touring with the Chi-Lites and The Staple Singers and appearing on American Bandstand and Soul Train. By the mid-1980s he had worked with Shalamar, Millie Jackson, Tavares, the Temptations, and Culture Club as a background vocalist and dancer. With the help of Culture Club member Mikey Craig, he landed his first solo recording contract with Clive Davis of Arista Records (10 Records in the UK) in 1984.

Luchino Visconti & Helmut Berger: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3504708.html

Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo, was an Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, as well as a screenwriter. He is best known for his films The Leopard (1963) and Death in Venice (1971). Visconti made no secret of his homosexuality. His last partner was the Austrian actor Helmut Berger, who played Martin in Visconti's film The Damned. Berger also appeared in Visconti's Ludwig in 1972 and Conversation Piece in 1974 along with Burt Lancaster.

Merritt Butrick (September 3, 1959 – March 17, 1989): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3504384.html

Merritt R. Butrick was an American actor, known for his roles on the 1982 teen sitcom Square Pegs, in two Star Trek feature films, and a variety of other acting roles in the 1980s. Butrick died of AIDS-related toxoplasmosis on March 17, 1989, at the age of 29. The 2008 release of Square Pegs on DVD included a featurette dedicated to Butrick, in which his co-stars, including Jami Gertz and Sarah Jessica Parker, and show creator Anne Beatts, paid tributes to and recounted anecdotes about Butrick.

Rudolf Nureyev & Erik Bruhn: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1405031.html

Erik Bruhn met Rudolf Nureyev, the celebrated Tatar dancer, after Nureyev defected to the West in 1961. Nureyev was a great admirer of Bruhn, having seen filmed performances of the Dane on tour in Russia with American Ballet Theatre, although stylistically the two dancers were different. Bruhn became the great love of Nureyev's life and the two remained close for 25 years, until Bruhn's death. Nureyev, iconic dancer of the XX century, had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal.

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