26 September 1888 — On this Day . . .

T. S. Eliot — poet, author and Nobel Laureate was born in St Louis, Missouri.

In 1948, Thomas Stearns Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry. His most famous poetic works include “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock” (1915), “The Waste Land” (1922) and “The Hollow Men” (1925).