December 2nd






December 2nd, 1814

Marquis de Sade dies.He was a French aristocrat and writer and especially known for his libertine  sexuality and way of life.His novels combine pornography, violence and blasphemy against the Catholic church. The term “sadism” derives from his name.



December 2nd, 1923

Maria Callas is born. A greek soprano and one of the most famous opera singers of the world.She lived  a life full of excitement and she performed at the biggest operas.



December 2nd, 1944

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti dies. H e was an Italian poet and editor but most famous for  developing the futurist movement. He is the author of the Futurist Manifesto that he wrote in 1908  in which he claimed that art can be nothing but violence . cruelty and injustice.



December 2nd, 1946

Gianni Versace is born. The famous Italian fashion designer. Versace was murdered at his Miami  beach house at the age of 50 by Andrew Cunanan.



December 2nd, 1976

Fidel Castro becomes president of Cuba .


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