St. Louis native Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on this day in 1888. He is a Nobel Prize-winning author and favorite of poets and other writers and readers. He is best known for The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, Four Quartets, and The Waste Land.
All of these have been performed on the radio at one time or another, with The Waste Land being a particular target. Four Quartets was read on Columbia Workshop in 1946.
Happy birthday, T.S. Or, perhaps we should say ts.