On This Day In History

English artist Graham Vivian Sutherland was born in 1903, famous for creating the unpopular portrait of Winston Churchill, Sutherland worked in glass, fabrics and paints.  Sutherland is also known for his harrowing war paintings.

Graham Sutherland

Other notable events on this day in history

  • In 1456 the printing of the Gutenberg Bible was completed.
  • In 1932 American pilot Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the States non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles to Newark took about 19 hours.
  • In 1970 the British comedic actor Peter Sellers married model Miranda Quarry
  • In 1980 David Bowie topped the UK charts with Ashes to Ashes

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