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It Happened Today: March 22

Anthony Creighton (1922 – March 22, 2005): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3513144.html

Anthony Creighton, actor and writer, is best known as the co-author of the play Epitaph for George Dillon with John Osborne. Although Creighton had little other dramatic success, he remained a close friend and confidant of Osborne, and was living with him on a houseboat in the Thames in 1954, the year Osborne wrote Look Back in Anger. Creighton is believed to have been the model for Cliff in the play. In 1960 Creighton co-wrote another play with his lover Bernard Miller, Tomorrow with Pictures.

Carol Anshaw & Jessie Ewing: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3514899.html

Carol Anshaw is an American novelist and short story writer. Her books include Lucky in the Corner, Seven Moves, Aquamarine, and Carry the One. When Anshaw was growing up, her family divided its time between Michigan and Ft Lauderdale, Florida. In 1968 she moved to Chicago, marrying Charles J. White III in 1969 (they were divorced in 1985). Since 1996, Anshaw has been in a relationship with photographer, filmaker and teacher Jessie Ewing. The two divide their time between Chicago and Amsterdam.

Dan Hartman (November 4, 1950 - March 22, 1994): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3513369.html

Dan Hartman (November 4, 1950, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - March 22, 1994, Westport, Connecticut) was a Singer/Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist (Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums), Producer. In 1978 he shifted from rock to disco. His album Instant Replay was a hit, as was the title single, and led to a world-wide tour. The next album, Relight My Fire, featured a duet with Loleatta Holloway on the title track, and Hartman jamming with Edgar Winter and Stevie Wonder on the song "Hands Down."

Ian Stephens (? - March 22, 1996): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2823487.html

Ian Stephens was a Canadian poet, journalist and musician, best known as one of the major Canadian voices in the spoken word movement of the 90s. Most of his work focused on his experiences living with AIDS. In 1992, Stephens released a spoken word CD, Wining Dining and Drilling, which featured his poetry with a punk rock-influenced musical backing. Stephens was also a writer for the Montreal Mirror, contributing book reviews and a 1994 cover story, "A Weary State of Grace", on living with AIDS.

Ilana Kloss & Billie Jean King: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3514109.html

Billie Jean King is a former professional tennis player. She won 12 Grand Slam Singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. King is an advocate for sexual equality and won The Battle of the Sexes tennis match against Bobby Riggs in 1973. She confessed in 2007 that she had concealed her sexuality for so many years because her parents were homophobic. She is now in a relationship with Ilana Kloss, former professional tennis player.

John B. Whyte (May 22, 1928 - March 22, 2004): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3514112.html

John B. Whyte was an American real estate entrepreneur and former magazine model who developed Fire Island Pines, New York. He was involved in the famous drag queen "Invasion" of the Pines from the Grovers: the people who were living in Cherry Grove, always in Fire Island: the incident that is said to have provoked Grovers beyond endurance was a public humiliation of the Grove's flashy and popular Italian-American drag queen, Teri Warren, by top male model and Pines Botel/disco owner Whyte.

Kenneth Siminski (1952 - March 22, 1993): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3514565.html

Kenneth E. Siminski was stage manager for numerous Off Broadway plays, including Tina Howe's "Approaching Zanzibar," with Jane Alexander, and "Coastal Disturbances," with Annette Bening. He appeared in the CBS television movie "A Royal Romance" and directed more than a dozen productions at Off Broadway theaters. He was a founder of the Theater of Youth Company in Buffalo and appeared regularly in regional stock theater in Cooperstown, N.Y. He was survived by his companion, Timothy Fortuna.

M.L. Rhodes (born March 22): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/999103.html

M.L. Rhodes has been writing for almost fifteen years, predominantly write gay male romance and erotic romance. In Falling, Christian Wetherly comes to the U. S. undercover, posing as a British cop, to investigate a series of murders he suspects have been committed by a dark mage. He never expects, however, to find himself intensely attracted to the American police detective, Alec Anderson, in charge of the case. Christian has struggled with his hidden desires and hasn't admitted them to anyone.

Mark Badgley and James Mischka: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3340197.html

Badgley Mischka is an American fashion label designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka. Badgley and Mischka went to New York City's City Hall on March 22, 2013, to make their 28-year union official. The designers first met while students at the Parsons School of Design and launched their label in 1988 (followed by bridal, a category for which they would become internationally renowned, in 1993). They have since dressed everyone from Oprah to the Olsen twins in luxe evening wear.

Sean Kennedy (born March 22, 1975): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1089282.html

Sean Kennedy was born in 1975 in Melbourne, Australia, but currently lives in the second most isolated city in the world. Tigers and Devils, his first novel, was published by Dreamspinner Press: Football, friends, and film are the most important parts of Simon Murray's life. His best friends despair of him ever finding that special someone to share his life. They drag him to a party, where Simon barges into a football conversation and ends up defending the honour of star forward Declan Tyler.

Stephen Decatur & Richard Somers: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4267084.html

Stephen Decatur was one of America’s first naval heroes. As a commander, he endured the loss of his closest friend and companion, Richard Somers. Battling the Barbary Pirates in 1804, Somers volunteered to blow up the pirates’ coastal stronghold. Instead it was Somers and his crew that went up in smoke, while Decatur watched helplessly from the deck of his own vessel. Prior to the fatal mission, Somers had given Decatur a gold ring, which the aggrieved seaman wore for the rest of his life.

Stephen Sondheim & Peter Jones: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3513700.html

Stephen Sondheim is an American composer and lyricist. Sondheim has been described as being introverted, a solitary figure. He has stated that he doesn't believe in marriage. He came out in the 1980s and did not live with a partner until he was 61, in 1991, with Peter Jones, a dramatist; they lived together for several years, until 1999. In an interview with Frank Rich, Sondheim said that "the outsider feeling – somebody who people want to both kiss and kill – occurred quite early in my life."

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