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Culture

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

 
 Orson Welles scaring moment Orson Welles scaring moment by The Ovi Team
October 30th 1938; Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds" - realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theatre company decided to update H.G
 
 Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility by The Ovi Team
October 30th, on this day in 1811, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is published anonymously. A small circle of people, including the Price Regent, learned Austen's identity, but most of the British public knew only that the popular book had been wri
 
 James BoswellJames Boswell by The Ovi Team
October 29th 1740; James Boswell is born on this day in Edinburgh to an ancient Scottish family. His father was a judge, the Lord of Auchinleck, and Boswell was heir to the title and a large fortune. He studied at the University of Edinburgh but ran away
 
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 John Glenn back to spaceJohn Glenn back to space by The Ovi Team
October 29th 1998. Nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, Senator John Hershel Glenn, Jr., is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery. At 77 years of age, Glenn was the oldes
 
 Julia RobertsJulia Roberts by The Ovi Team
Octobe 28th; on this day in 1967, Julia Roberts, the girl-next-door beauty who will become one of Hollywood's A-list actresses and the star of such hit films as Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich and Notting Hill, is born in Smyrna, Georgia.
 
 Jesus Christ Superstar releasedJesus Christ Superstar released by The Ovi Team
27th October 1970; from the late 1950s to the mid 1960s, it was common for original cast recordings of successful Broadway musicals to find their way up near the top of the pop album charts. Hit shows like West Side Story, The Sound of Music and Funny Gir
 
 Lou ReedLou Reed by The Ovi Team
Lou Reed died on October 27, 2013. He was born Lewis Allan Reed at Beth El Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, on March 2, 1942.
 
 World Day for Audiovisual HeritageWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage by The Ovi Team
October 27th. Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, are our common heritage and contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries. They help to maintain the cultural identity of a people; but countless documentary
 
 Saving All My Love For YouSaving All My Love For You by The Ovi Team
October 26th 1985. Talent, good looks and connections in high places - that's a combination that might spell success for almost any aspiring pop star, and Whitney Houston had all three. Both beautiful and talented, Houston was the daughter of soul singer
 
 Henry James and Edith WhartonHenry James and Edith Wharton by The Ovi Team
October 26th 1900, writer Henry James first writes to Edith Wharton, whom he will finally meet in 1903. Wharton, then 38, had published her first collection of stories, The Greater Inclination, the previous year. An enormous admirer of James, she modelled
 
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