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Alice Walker author of "The Color Purple" receives Pulitzer Prize

The Color Purple is an epistolary novel by Alice Walker who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name. Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the Southern United States in the 1930s.

Alex Haley author of "Roots" receives Pulitzer Prize

Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex Haley. It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa, transported to North America. Haley received a Pulitzer Prize for his book, and the TV series won several major awards.

The 30th Tony Awards

The 30th Annual Tony Awards was held at the Shubert Theatre and broadcast by ABC television. The theme of the show was "The Ones That Got Away", a medley of memorable songs from past musicals that did not win the Tony. Richard Burton performed a scene from Hamlet.

The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Construction of the present basilica, which would replace Old St. Peter's Basilica from the 4th century AD, began in April 1506 and was completed in November 1626.

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born 1963

Conan O'Brien

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Vanessa Kirby

born 1971

David Tennant