Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. This painting depicts the view outside Van gogh's sanitorium room window at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, at night. Made even more famous by singer, Don McLean's 1971 song, 'Vincent' (Starry, Starry Night).
Hungarian composer Béla Bartók was born today in Along with Franz List, they are considered the premier Hungarian composers. Opposing the Nazis, he fled Hungary pre WWII days to America and became an American citizen. He passed in
Bela Bartok: Hungarian composer and pianist, considered one of the most important composers of the century. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.