This Day in Jewish History A Flamboyant French Novelist Is Born

Romain Gary, a man of multiple identities and talents, wrote in his posthumous memoir: 'I’ve had a lot of fun. Thank you, and goodbye.'

May 21, 1914, is the birthdate of the French novelist Romain Gary, who was as well known for his assumption of multiple identities and his flamboyant personal life as he was for his books – many of which were best sellers and two of which won the prestigious Prix Goncourt.