Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Eastwood, Cobain, Picasso

On April 8, 1986 Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California. The 56 year-old actor spent more than $40,000 on his campaign. The job only paid $200 a month. Eastwood also appears at ages 24, 34, 41 and 74 in A Book of Ages.

On April 8, 1994 Kurt Cobain was found dead in his home in Seattle. 5000 people attended the memorial service and hear Courtney Love read from his suicide note. He was 27.

When he was 29 Pablo Picasso was arrested, along with his friend, the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa. Both men were soon released. Picasso appears 10 times in A Book of Ages: at age 20, 25, 36, 45, 55, 75, 84, 87 and 88. He died at age 91 on April 8, 1973.

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