October 17, 1915 – Birthdate of Arthur Asher Miller (d. February 10, 2005). Miller was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from The Bridge (1955, revised 1956). He also wrote several screenplays. The drama Death of a Salesman has been numbered on the short list of finest American plays in the 20th century alongside Long Day’s Journey into Night and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. During this time, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee; and was married to Marilyn Monroe. (above excerpted from Wikipedia)
In 1999, St. Vincent & The Grenadines issued a 70-cent stamp honoring Arthur Miller (Scott No. 2726h) as part of a souvenir sheet entitled, “Year of the Elder Person”: