#201 Terence Rattigan / Alden Caldwell – 10 June 1911

Terence Rattigan

Photo by Allan Warren

Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan CBE (10 June 1911 – 30 November 1977) was one of England’s most popular 20th century dramatists. He is known for such works as The Winslow BoyThe Browning Version and Separate Tables, among many others. He was also a screenwriter, mainly of his own plays.

Alden Caldwell

Alden Gates Caldwell (June 10, 1911 – December 18, 1992) was one of the youngest survivors of the RMS Titanic, at only ten months old. Alden’s mother got into lifeboat 13 and then Alden, who was wrapped in a blanket, was tossed to Steward Frederick Ray in the stern. Mr Caldwell stepped into the bow as the boat was lowered. Alden Caldwell was the baby that Lawrence Beesley spoke of as crying incessantly in his lifeboat until someone noticed his feet were exposed. As soon as the feet were covered the crying ceased.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Rattigan
http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-biography/alden-gates-caldwell.html

Also born on this day :
Ralph Kirkpatrick was an American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist.
George Frazier was an American journalist.
Greta Stevenson was a New Zealand botanist and mycologist.
Frank Caplan was a youth worker, educator and folk toy collector.

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