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"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini is published

The Kite Runner is the first novel by Khaled Hosseini. It tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet military intervention.

Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Rite of Spring" premieres in Paris

The Rite of Spring is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. When first performed, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the avant-garde nature of the music and choreography caused a sensation and a near-riot in the audience. The music is widely considered to be one of the most influential musical works of the 20th century.

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died 2010

Dennis Hopper

born 1975

David Burtka

born 1903

Bob Hope