Today in Literature History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 29 of 29

1907-12-10 - Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
1922-06-27 - Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
1930-11-05 - Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"
1936-11-12 - Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill
1938-11-10 - Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)
1947-05-23 - PC Hooft prize forms for literature
Poet Rudyard KiplingPoet Rudyard Kipling 1948-11-04 - TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature
1950-11-10 - Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner
1953-02-19 - Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board
1954-10-28 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway
1957-10-17 - French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
1958-10-23 - Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1958-10-29 - Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature
1962-10-25 - American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature
Author John SteinbeckAuthor John Steinbeck 1966-12-10 - Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
1970-10-08 - Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1971-10-21 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda
1976-10-21 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow
1978-10-05 - Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature
1980-10-09 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
1985-10-17 - French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature
Novelist Saul BellowNovelist Saul Bellow 1987-10-22 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky
1988-10-13 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
1988-10-14 - Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
1990-10-11 - Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature
1992-10-08 - Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
1993-10-07 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison
1994-10-13 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Kenzaburo Oe
1997-10-09 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 38 of 38

1644-07-12 - Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar/literature (David's holy saint graduals)
1684-12-03 - Ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature)
1756-09-07 - Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literature (Disease of Scientists)
1807-04-01 - Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
1807-05-24 - Cornelis E van Koetsveld, vicar/literature
1813-06-18 - Pavel Annenkov, Rus literature historian (Zametsjatelnoje desjatileti)
1841-04-26 - Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
1853-12-06 - Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature (d. 1931)
1855-10-12 - August Sauer, Austria literature historian (Euphorion)
1855-10-16 - Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian
1859-01-13 - Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)
1865-05-15 - Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion)
1871-06-17 - Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/pres of Romania
1873-05-21 - Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature historian
1875-12-12 - Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian
1878-08-30 - Paul Hazard, French literature historian
1885-07-20 - Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic
1886-04-14 - Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian
1887-10-04 - Francis Bull, Norway, writer (Norsk literature historian)
1892-07-15 - Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer
1897-04-20 - Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)
1899-06-14 - Kawabata Yasunari, Zen writer (Nobel Literature 1968)
1899-06-19 - George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)
1900-04-26 - James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
1900-11-30 - Korneel Goossens, Flemish literature/art historian
1902-01-25 - Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
1906-10-02 - John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language & literature
1909-01-02 - Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)
1909-04-16 - Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian
1909-09-16 - [Hans JM] Fernand Lodewick, literature historian
1915-06-05 - Alfred Kazin, US writer/literature critic (Inmost Leaf)
1915-12-26 - Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
1916-03-11 - Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
1917-09-18 - Gerrit Borgers, literature
1918-04-26 - Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
1924-12-03 - Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
1926-06-08 - Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature
1941-03-23 - Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 32 of 32

1604-10-08 - Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], literature/politician, dies at 58
1711-12-17 - Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies
1840-09-08 - John H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77
1848-10-26 - Vissarion G Belinski, Russian literature critic, dies
1854-11-26 - Matthijs Siegenbeek, literature (Defeated German Spelling), dies
1872-06-04 - Johan R Thorbecke, literature/liberal premier, dies
1881-02-07 - Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73
1886-08-06 - Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45
1887-03-08 - Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73
1887-03-20 - Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian, dies at 73
1893-11-04 - Cornelis E van Koetsveld, Dutch vicar/literature, dies at 86
1918-05-27 - Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
1926-09-17 - August Sauer, Austria literature historian, dies at 70
1937-03-08 - Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71
1940-09-27 - Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48
1943-10-01 - Walter Brandligt, literature/resistance fighter, executed at 42
1944-04-13 - Paul Hazard, French literature historian, dies at 65
1944-11-28 - Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian, dies
1951-09-24 - Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
1953-08-17 - Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66
1953-09-17 - Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature critic, dies at 80
1953-10-18 - Douwe Kalma, Fries literature/christian-socialist, dies at 57
1954-03-06 - Jan Kalf, Dutch literature/art historian, dies at 80
1956-04-19 - Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
1959-04-08 - Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
1967-11-12 - Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian, dies at 58
1970-02-18 - Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94
1982-06-29 - Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies
1985-07-05 - Gerard Schmook, Flemish literature historian/custodian, dies at 86
1995-03-19 - Fernand Lodewick, literature historian (Literature), dies at 85
1996-03-14 - Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature, dies at 69
1998-02-09 - Laxness, Iceland's Nobel Literature laureate, dies at 95


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