#576 Ogden Nash / Fyfe Robertson – 19 August 1902

Ogden Nash

Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse. The New York Times said his “droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country’s best-known producer of humorous poetry”. Ogden Nash wrote over 500 pieces of comic verse.

“A girl whose cheeks are covered with paint
Has an advantage with me over one whose ain’t.”

Fyfe Robertson

Fyfe Robertson (19 August 1902 – 4 February 1987) was a Scottish television journalist. In 1943 Robertson joined Picture Post magazine where his investigative abilities led to a crucial exposé of the Tanganyika groundnut scheme. His report was quoted in the House of Commons. He is chiefly remembered for his association with the BBC programme Tonight. His bearded, haggard face topped by a tweed trilby hat and a slow over-emphatic Scottish voice became much parodied.


Also born on this day:
Émile Buisson was a French gangster , and French public enemy No. 1.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Claude Bernard Raymond Pelly GBE , KCB , MC , ADC , RAF was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force.
William Augustus Bootle was an American attorney and jurist.

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