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This Day in Pop Culture for February 6

1937: ‘Of Mice and Men’ was Published

Both the novella and the stage play of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men were published during the same year, but it was the Novella that was published for the first time on this day in 1937. In 1939, Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath and it is said that his work became more sentimental with the following works of Cannery Row and The Pearl. In the 1940’s he tried his hand writing movie scripts with good success for Forgotten Village (1941) and Viva Zapata (1952). In 1962, he wrote Travels with Charlie, a non-fiction book which chronicled his travels across the states with Charlie – his poodle and he won the Nobel Prize. He died in 1968.


  • 1895: Babe Ruth (basebell player)
  • 1911: Ronald Reagan (American president)
  • 1914: Thurl Ravencroft (voice actor)
  • 1917: Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • 1931: Rip Torn (actor)
  • 1940: Tom Brokaw (journalist)
  • 1943: Fabian Forte (actor)
  • 1945: Bob Marley (singer)
  • 1950: Natalie Cole (singer)
  • 1957: Kathy Najimy (actress)

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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