Today in 1883 the Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Iraklion, Crete. Best known for international best-sellers like Zorba the Greek, Report to Greco and the Last Temptation of Christ, which was adapted by Martin Scorsese into a film by the same name. Zorba was also turned into a film, starring Anthony Quinn.
Photo: front entrance of the United Methodist Church on the corner of Park and 60th Street in Manhattan. (photo by Anthoula Katsimatides)