Today in History
June 29, 1911
Movie music composer Bernard Hermann is born in New York City. The screeching notes he writes to accompany the plunging knife in the shower scene of Psycho (1960) are arguably the most terrifying notes in the history of music. Hermann also scores Citizen Kane, Cape Fear, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Taxi Driver. In 1941 he wins an Oscar for the music in The Devil and Daniel Webster. He dies at age 64 in 1975.
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