Full Name: Truman Streckfus Persons
Why Famous: Author of many literary classics, including the novella "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and the true crime novel "In Cold Blood".
- 1954-12-30 Harold Arlen and Truman Capote's musical "House of Flowers" premieres at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 165 performances
- 1955-05-21 Harold Arlen and Truman Capote' musical "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 165 performances
- 1959-11-15 Richard "Dick" Hickock and Perry Smith murder four members of the Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas (subject of Truman Capote book In Cold Blood)
- 1961-10-05 "Breakfast at Tiffany's" film released, based on the novella by Truman Capote, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard