Good morning everyone, History Mom with Friday Fun Facts. On this date in 42 BC, Brutus committed suicide after losing in battle to Mark Antony and Octavian; he was the noblest Roman of them all. In 1958, Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize, but the Soviets made sure he never received it. In 1978, Sid Vicious tried (unsuccessfully) to kill himself at Rikers Island in NYC. On those happy notes, have a great weekend, everyone!