Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

René Lévesque

Réné Levesque, 1978

Canadian politician and journalist René Lévesque was born on this day, August 24, in 1922 (d. 1987). Lévesque served as premier of Quebec from 1976 to 1985.

Starting his career as a reporter, and radio and television host, he later became known as an ardent defender of Quebec sovereignty and was the founder of the Parti Québécois. Read more (Wikipedia).