On October 28, 1954: Ernest Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was recognized for his “mastery of the art of narrative”. This award was given to him shortly after he published The Old Man and the Sea. His work influenced contemporary literature greatly, and he was well known for publishing a large number of short stories. He also owned a six-toed cat and once stole a urinal from his favorite bar—what a life to lead!
(Photo Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Collection/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)