Anna Karina. 1940-2019.
Danny Aiello. 1933-2019.
After appearing in the video for Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” Danny recorded a response song titled “Papa wants the Best for You.”
Currently on exhibition at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in CDMX, Fabián Cháirez’s painting of Emiliano Zapata:
René Auberjonois. 1940-2019.
As Christian, Amy, and Declan indicated The Great White Hope is based on the life of Jack Johnson, the first Black heavyweight champion in the US. The PBS documentary Unforgivable Blackness is widely available and worth screening not only for its depiction of Johnson, but its representation of the era. See, for example:
On this date in 1969 Fred Hampton was murdered by Chicago police.