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Rihanna's Met Gala wardrobe by Guo Pei goes viral

Guo Pei is a Chinese fashion designer. She is best known for designing dresses for Chinese celebrities, and in America for Rihanna's trailing yellow gown at the 2015 Met Ball. Guo is the second born-and-raised Asian designer to be invited to become a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture after Lebanese designer Elie Saab.

'Angels in America: Millennium Approaches' opens at the Walter Kerr NYC

"Angels in America" is a two-part play which debuted in its entirety on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, directed by George C. Wolfe. Part one, Millennium Approaches, was first performed in May, joined in November by part two, Perestroika, in repertory. The original cast included Ron Leibman, Stephen Spinella, Kathleen Chalfant, Marcia Gay Harden and Joe Mantello.

Artist Keith Haring is born

Keith Allen Haring was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Haring's work grew to iconic popularity from his exuberant spontaneous drawings in New York City subways depicting radiant babies, flying saucers, and deified dogs.

Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize

The Old Man and the Sea, a short novel by Ernest Hemingway, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book was partly why Hemingway was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. The novel also later received three film adaptations.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 2009

Dom DeLuise

died 1799

Tipu Sultan