On Sept. 26, 1888, T.S. Eliot was born. One of the greatest poets in the English language, Eliot was born in St. Louis - a popular bit of trivia (which often throws some people who assume Eliot was as flat-out English as his image). Eliot died in 1965, in (fittingly) London. Click here for more on Eliot, and here for a Time essay on why Eliot matters.