Happy Birthday, Vicki Baum. Baum, a Jewish Austrian writer was best known for Menschen im Hotel (“People at a Hotel”, 1929). Menschen im Hotel was then made into the movie Grand Hotel, which won an Academy Award. Baum wrote over 50 novels.
Happy Birthday, Mairead Maguire. Maquire, an Irish Peace Activist, co-founded, with Betty Williams, the Community of Peace People, an organisation which attempts to encourage a peaceful resolution of the troubles in Northern Ireland. The two women received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976.