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Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

Karsh photographed Arthur Miller for Karsh’s 1992 book “American Legends.” […]

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling, born February 28, 1901, was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. […]

Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino was a Filipino politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, becoming the first woman to hold that office. […]

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

On February 24, 2008, after nearly 50 years in power, Fidel Castro retired as President of Cuba. […]

Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer, theoretical physicist and one of the “fathers of the atomic bomb”, died on this day, February 18, in 1967. […]

Newsweek

Newsweek

American magazine Newsweek launched on February 17, in 1933. […]

Peanuts

Peanuts

We mark the anniversary of Charles Schulz’s final “Peanuts” strip which ran in the Sunday papers on February 13, 2000. […]

Kim Novak

Kim Novak

American actress Kim Novak celebrated her 88th birthday on February 13, 2021. […]

John Buchan

John Buchan

Scottish novelist and politician John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, died on this day, February 11, in 1940 […]

Christopher Plummer, 1929-2021

Christopher Plummer, 1929-2021

Plummer made his Broadway debut in 1954, and received multiple accolades including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 82. […]

Jascha Heifetz

Jascha Heifetz

Russian-American violinist Jascha Heifetz was born on February 2, in 1901. […]

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell was a polymath, philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. […]

Clark Gable

Clark Gable

American film actor Clark Gable was born on February 1, in 1901. […]

Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

In 1953 Karsh set off to investigate the Calgary Stampede on assignment for Maclean’s magazine. […]

Robert Frost

Robert Frost

Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime and is the only poet to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.  […]

Artur Rubenstein

Artur Rubenstein

Polish-American classical pianist Artur Rubenstein was born on this day, January 28, in 1887. […]

John Updike

John Updike

American novelist, poet, and short-story writer John Updike died on this day, January 27, in 2009. […]

Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti

We received a request for the Indian philosopher, speaker and writer, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and so have added him to the website.  […]

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

In redecorating the Oval Office, newly-elected President Biden placed a bust of labor icon Cesar Chavez behind the Resolute Desk.  […]

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

The French fashion designer Christian Dior was born on January 21, in 1905. […]

Margaret O’Brien

Margaret O’Brien

Happy 84th birthday to American film, radio, television, and stage actress Margaret O’Brien who was born on this day, January 15, in 1937. […]

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Congratulations to singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez for her Kennedy Center Honor.  […]

Jean Paul Riopelle

Jean Paul Riopelle

The Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation came to fruition in 2019 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Canadian painter and sculptor’s work. […]

H. G. Wells Coin

H. G. Wells Coin

A new British coin commemorating science fiction author H. G. Wells has been criticized for featuring multiple errors. […]

Melvin Calvin

Melvin Calvin

The American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle, Dr. Melvin Calvin, died on this day, January 8, in 1997. […]

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk

Before Jonas Salk’s vaccine was introduced in 1955, polio was considered one of the most serious public health problems in the world. […]

Paul Desmarais

Paul Desmarais

Canadian financier and philanthropist Paul Desmarais was born on this day, January 4, in 1927. […]

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

We say goodbye to 2020, and celebrate the 79th anniversary of the making of this portrait. […]

Karsh Weddings

Karsh Weddings

In his early years of practice in the 1930s, Yousuf Karsh photographed the Canadian public: their weddings, pets, kids. […]

Max Stern

Max Stern

A nice new addition to the digital archives is this 1973 portrait of German-born businessman and philanthropist Max Stern. […]

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

The world lost sitar master Ravi Shankar on this day, December 11, in 2012. […]

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche was a political scientist, academic, and diplomat who became the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on this day, December 10, in 1950. […]

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