Archive for March, 1964

March 20, 1964

Brendan Behan, the Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright, died at just 41 years old on this day in 1964. Born into an educated working class family in Dublin, Behan left school at 13 to follow in his father’s footsteps as a house painter, and at 16 joined the IRA. He was sentencedRead more..