March 30

Vincent van Gogh, in full Vincent Willem van Gogh, born: March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands—died July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, France

Dutch painter, generally considered the greatest after Rembrandt van Rijn, and one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists. The striking colour, emphatic brushwork, and contoured forms of his work powerfully influenced the current of Expressionism in modern art.

Van Gogh was a largely self-taught artist who remained poor and unknown throughout his life. Today, his paintings are some of the most expensive in the world.

Van Gogh: His Life and Works in 500 Images by Professor Michael Howard

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Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith

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March 25

Aretha Franklin, in full Aretha Louise Franklin, born March 25, 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.—died August 16, 2018, Detroit, Michigan

American singer who defined the golden age of soul music of the 1960s. Starting out as a gospel singer this "Queen of Soul's" six-decade-long career has made Franklin one of the most influential and important voices in pop history.

As the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, Franklin currently holds 18 Grammy Awards and was ranked 1st on the Rolling Stone's list of “The Greatest Singers Of All Time” (2012)

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Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin (2015)

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March 17

Kurt Russell, in full Kurt Vogel Russell, born: March 17, 1951, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American actor who became a child star in the 1960s, appearing in a number of Disney films. In the 1960s he has starred in a number of John Carpenter cult film classics including "Escape from New York" (1981), "The Thing" (1982) and "Big Trouble in Little China" (1986). Russell has also starred in a number of big budget action adventure films such as "Stargate" (1994). More recently he has joined the Fast and Furious franchise, appearing in Fast and "Furious 7" (2015) and "Fate of the Furious" (2017)

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March 11

Rupert Murdoch, in full Keith Rupert Murdoch, born: March 11, 1931, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Australian-born American newspaper publisher and media entrepreneur who founded (1979) the global media holding company the News Corporation Ltd., (called News Corp.)

It focused on publishing after a reorganization in which its media and television holdings were divided (2013) as 21st Century Fox and largely sold (2019). That sale resulted in the creation of Fox Corporation, which included Fox News and other TV channels. In 2017 he agreed to sell most of the holdings of 21st Century Fox to the Disney Company.

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The Murdoch Method: Observations on Rupert Murdoch's Management of a Media Empire

by Irwin Stelzer (worked closely with the legendary media titan for thirty-five years)

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