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Culture

Global culture, including music, art, film, music, the producers and the consumers, this is our entertainment section.

 
 Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski by The Ovi Team
August 18th; on this day in 1933, Roman Polanski, the director of such films as Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown and The Pianist, is born Rajmund Roman Liebling in Paris, France. As a movie director, Polanski has received numerous honors, including an Academy
 
 The Beatles Replace Pete BestThe Beatles Replace Pete Best by The Ovi Team
17th Aug. 1962; The Beatles consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison replace the group's drummer "Pete Best" with Ringo Starr.
 
 Woodstock Festival concludesWoodstock Festival concludes by The Ovi Team
August 17th 1969, the grooviest event in music history - the Woodstock Music Festival - draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock 'n' roll in upstate New York. Conceived as "Three Days of Peace and Music," Woodstock was a product of a
 
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 Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski by The Ovi Team
August 16th 1920. Charles Bukowski, leader of the "Meat School" of tough, masculine poetry, is born on this day in Andernach, Germany. Bukowski's writing is filled with images of sex, violence, and heavy drinking.
 
 Presley diesPresley dies by The Ovi Team
August 16th 1977; popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the "King of Rock and Roll" brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack, likely brou
 
 Apocalypse NowApocalypse Now by The Ovi Team
August 15th; on this day in 1979, Apocalypse Now, the acclaimed Vietnam War film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, opens in theaters around the United States.
 
 Steve MartinSteve Martin by The Ovi Team
August 14th; on this day in 1945, the comedian, actor and writer Steve Martin, who would rise to fame as a "wild and crazy" comedian during the 1970s, is born in Waco, Texas.
 
 Hip Hop birthHip Hop birth by The Ovi Team
August 11th 1973. Like any style of music, hip hop has roots in other forms, and its evolution was shaped by many different artists, but there's a case to be made that it came to life precisely on this day in 1973, at a birthday party in the recreation r
 
 International Day of the World's Indigenous PeopleInternational Day of the World's Indigenous People by The Ovi Team
The International Day of the World's Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 - 2004). In 2004, t
 
 Keats returnsKeats returns by The Ovi Team
August 8th 1818; on this day, 22-year-old John Keats returns from a strenuous walking tour of the Lake Districts and Scotland with friends. On the tour, he begins to show symptoms of the tuberculosis that will kill him within three years.
 
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