Billionaire businessman J. Paul Getty became president of the Getty Oil Company after the death of his father, George Getty. His Getty Foundation funds the J. Paul Getty Museum and other artist endeavors.
More than 44 years after his death, J.R.R. Tolkien’s bestseller “Lord of the Rings” fantasy novels are making headlines. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced a T.V. adaptation that will explore new storylines preceding “The Fellowship of the Ring.”
Francisco Franco led a successful military rebellion to overthrow Spain's democratic republic in the Spanish Civil War (1936—39), subsequently establishing an often brutal dictatorship that defined the country for decades.