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Culture

Global culture, including music, art, film, music, the producers and the consumers, this is our entertainment section.

 
 Apocalypse NowApocalypse Now by The Ovi Team
August 15th; on this day in 1979, Apocalypse Now, the acclaimed Vietnam War film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, opens in theaters around the United States.
 
 Steve MartinSteve Martin by The Ovi Team
August 14th; on this day in 1945, the comedian, actor and writer Steve Martin, who would rise to fame as a "wild and crazy" comedian during the 1970s, is born in Waco, Texas.
 
 International Left Handers DayInternational Left Handers Day by The Ovi Team
August 13. If you are a Leftie, Then Left Handers Day is just for you! Left Handers, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. How do I know? Yup, you guessed it! It ain't easy being a leftie.
 
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 Hip Hop birthHip Hop birth by The Ovi Team
August 11th 1973. Like any style of music, hip hop has roots in other forms, and its evolution was shaped by many different artists, but there's a case to be made that it came to life precisely on this day in 1973, at a birthday party in the recreation r
 
 Virginia and Leonard Woolf marryVirginia and Leonard Woolf marry by The Ovi Team
August 10th 1912; On this day, Virginia Stephen, 30, marries Leonard Woolf, 31, at a registry office in London.
 
 International Day of the World's Indigenous PeopleInternational Day of the World's Indigenous People by The Ovi Team
The International Day of the World's Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 - 2004). In 2004, t
 
 Keats returnsKeats returns by The Ovi Team
August 8th 1818; on this day, 22-year-old John Keats returns from a strenuous walking tour of the Lake Districts and Scotland with friends. On the tour, he begins to show symptoms of the tuberculosis that will kill him within three years.
 
 Henry Fielding leaves London for LisbonHenry Fielding leaves London for Lisbon by The Ovi Team
August 7th; on this day in 1754, novelist Henry Fielding leaves London for Lisbon seeking a healthier climate. Fielding had suffered from ill health for some time, but his trip to Lisbon fails to ease his condition. He dies there two months later. Fieldin
 
 Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes by The Ovi Team
August 6th 1942; on this day Isaac Hayes born. A significant force in popular culture from the mid-1960s until his death in 2008, Isaac Hayes was born in Covington, Tennessee on this day in 1942.
 
 Little Orphan AnnieLittle Orphan Annie by The Ovi Team
August 5th 1924; in the New York "Daily News" debuted the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray.
 
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