Year 1915: Arthur Miller was born

Arthur Miller (1915 – 2005) was an American playwright and essayist in the 20th-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are "All My Sons", "Death of a Salesman", "The Crucible", and "A View from the Bridge". He wrote several screenplays and was most noted for his work on "The Misfits". The drama "Death of a Salesman" has been numbered on the short list of finest American plays in the 20th century.

Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. During this time, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee and was married to Marilyn Monroe. He received the Prince of Asturias Award, the Praemium Imperiale prize in 2002 and the Jerusalem Prize in 2003, as well as the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 1999.

Here is an interview of Arthur Miller.