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Manuel Acuña Narro died in 1873

An outstanding Mexican poet and playwright, he developed his art in the stylized romantic atmosphere of the intellectualism of the time in our country. Considered an important representative of Mexican romanticism, his literary production was brief but fruitful. He studied at the Colegio de San Ildefonso and later entered the National School of Medicine, however he was a distinguished but inconsistent student and never completed that career. Founder of the Nezahualcóyotl Literary Society, one of his most famous poems is Nocturno, which speaks of farewell and heartbreak and is dedicated to Rosario de la Peña.

Nick Park was born in 1958

Renowned English stop-motion actor, director and animator, he received four Oscars for Creatures Comforts, The Wrong Pants, A Close Shave, and Wallace & Gromit. He won five BAFTA awards, was also nominated for two other Oscars, a Golden Globe and an Emmy. He studied animation at the National School of Film and Television in Buckinghamshire, where he created the iconic characters Wallace and Gromit. He participated with Peter Lord and David Sproxton in the Aardman animation studios, working with them on various projects as a director.

In 1988 Roy Kelton Orbison died

Renowned American rock and roll singer and songwriter, his career spanned 32 years. He achieved international fame thanks to his ballads about lost loves, his rhythmically advanced melodies and his wide vocal range. Among his most famous songs are: “Only the Lonely”, “Crying” and “In dreams”, soundtrack of the movie Blue Velvet. Roy Orbison earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and 5 Grammy Awards, most notably the one he won for “Oh, Pretty Woman” in 1989.

David Lovering was born in 1961

Famous American drummer, he was a member of the alternative rock band “Pixies” since 1986. After their separation in 1993, Lovering collaborated with various bands and artists including The Martinis, Cracker, Nitzer Ebb and Tanya Donelly. He later began a career as The Scientific Phenomenalist, conducting physics-based experiments. When the Pixies reunited in 2004, Lovering returned as an official drummer. Although alongside the Pixies they never garnered any major accolades, the band won several music magazine awards and minor awards. Among them the Sounds award for Album of the year with Surfer Rosa, the Melody Maker award for Single of the year with “Monkey Gone to Heaven”.

Peter Buck was born in 1956

A prominent American musician, he is one of the founders and lead guitarist of the rock group REM since 1980. He has also been an official member of other projects such as Hindu Love Gods, The Minus 5, Tuatara, The Baseball Project, Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 and Tired Pony, WITH each of those bands recorded at least one album. Buck had a remarkable career in show business, as a record producer and as a session musician. Together with REM he won MTV Video Music Awards for Best Postmodern Video With Orange Crush and Video of the Year, Best Group Video and Innovative Video with Losing My Religion. He also received a Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album for “Out Of Time”, also stood out for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Voice, thanks to the iconic “Losing My Religion.”

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