Allen Irwin Ginsberg
3 June 1926 (+) is born in Newark, United States.
7 October 1955 (x) reads his controversial poem 'Howl' for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco, United States.
25 March 1957 (x) The poem 'Howl' by Ginsberg being imported from the printer in London is seized by customs as obscene in San Francisco, United States.
5 April 1997 (-) dies of liver cancer in New York City, United States.