James Buchanan, U.S. President
Apr. 23, 1791-June 1, 1868
Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1998)
Number 15 was the only president who never married. He had numerous pets, including a pair of bald eagles.
The Internet Public Library offers facts about Buchanan’s personal life and public service.
Sergei Prokofiev, musician
April 23, 1891-March 5, 1953
Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1993)
The Russian composer of Peter and the Wolf, dreamed of composing from an early age.
“All Prokifiev. All the time,” is how The Prokofiev Page describes itself. Drop by for a biography, photographs, interviews and links.