Today in Author History (Part 8)

Literature Topics: Essayist - Journalist - Jurist - Novelist - Playwright - Poetess - Poetry - Scholar - Writer

Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,595

1913-12-18 - Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1913-12-30 - Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)
1914-03-29 - Chapman Pincher, British journalist/author (about secret service)
1914-04-22 - Charles Hubert Sisson, author/poet (Christopher Homm)
1914-05-16 - Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author
1914-05-22 - Vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders)
1914-06-17 - John R Hersey, author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall)
1914-06-26 - Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)
1914-06-27 - Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
1914-08-09 - Tove Jansson, Finnish author (Moomins) (d. 2001)
1914-09-14 - Robert McCloskey, American author (d. 2003)
1914-10-01 - Daniel Joseph Boorstin, author (Empire of Czar, 1974 Pulitzer Prize)
1914-10-02 - Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)
1914-10-30 - Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)
1914-11-07 - R[aphael] A[loysius] Lafferty, US, sci-fi author (Devil is Dead)
1914-11-23 - [Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)
1914-12-05 - Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (d. 1989)
1915-01-29 - Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author
1915-02-03 - Jann Willem Holsbergen, author (Zakenmensen Fair as Gold)
1915-02-11 - Patrick Leigh Fermor, author
1915-02-15 - Paul Ferris, British author
1915-02-23 - Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
1915-03-18 - Richard Thomas Condon, author
1915-04-07 - Henry Kuttner, US, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)
1915-04-12 - Emil [Theodore] Petaja, US, sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane)
1915-05-10 - Monica Dickens, author/founder (US Samaritians)
1915-05-26 - Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)
1915-06-02 - Lester del Rey, US, sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)
Novelist Saul BellowNovelist Saul Bellow (1915-06-10) 1915-06-10 - Saul Bellow, Lachine Quebec, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976)
1915-06-26 - Charlotte Zolotow, American author
1915-07-22 - Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author. (d. 2000)
1915-07-29 - Bruce R. McConkie, LDS apostle and author (d. 1985)
1915-08-15 - Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author/resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg)
1915-08-24 - Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)
1915-12-07 - Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], US, sci-fi author (Ginger Star)
1915-12-27 - William Howell Masters, sex author/physician
1915-12-29 - Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
1916-01-22 - Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
1916-03-11 - Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
1916-03-14 - Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter
1916-03-19 - Irving Wallace, author (People's Almanac, The Man) [or Mar 18]
1916-05-11 - Camilo Jose Cela, Spain, author (La Colmena-1951)
1916-05-21 - Harold Robbins, NYC, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy)
1916-07-14 - Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
1916-07-23 - Ronald Ridout, school textbook author
1916-08-01 - Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
1916-08-28 - Jack [Holbrook] Vance, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), (d. 2013)
1916-09-04 - Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, US, sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet)
Author Roald DahlAuthor Roald Dahl (1916-09-13) 1916-09-13 - Roald Dahl, Llandaff, Cardiff, author (Over to You, Taste, 2 Fables), (d. 1990).
1916-09-17 - Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)
1916-10-16 - George Turner, Australian author (d. 1997)
1916-10-28 - Jessie Kesson, author
1916-11-08 - Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
1917-03-13 - Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author
1917-03-21 - Frank Hardy, Australian author (d. 1994)
1917-04-05 - Robert [Albert] Bloch, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho)
1917-05-01 - Louis G "Lo" van Hensbergen, actor/author (Amsterdam Affair)
1917-07-15 - Robert Conquest, English author (Back to Life)
1917-09-10 - Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
1917-09-11 - Jessica Lucy Mitford, author (American Way of Death)
1917-10-08 - Walter Lord, American author (d. 2002)
1917-11-01 - Margaret Taylor Burroughs, US author/house painter (Black Queen)
1917-11-01 - Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, US, sci-fi author (Anything Box)
1917-11-11 - [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, US, sci-fi author (Earth War)
Sci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. ClarkeSci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-12-16) 1917-12-16 - Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)
1918-02-02 - Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
1918-02-06 - Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
1918-02-26 - Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
1918-04-08 - Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
1918-08-04 - Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), American author (d. 1992)
1918-08-20 - Jacqueline Susann, Phila Pa, author (Valley of the Dolls), (d. 1974)
1918-09-02 - Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)
Author Jacqueline SusannAuthor Jacqueline Susann (1918-08-20) 1918-09-24 - Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
1918-10-10 - Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast
1918-11-29 - Madeleine L'Engle, [Franklin], US, sci-fi author (Ilsa, Love Letters)
1918-12-09 - Jerome Beatty Jr., American author
1919-01-24 - Nora Beloff, journalist/author
1919-01-25 - Edwin Newman, NYC, newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment)
1919-03-24 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, author (Coney Island of the Mind)
1919-04-20 - Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)
1919-05-16 - Richard Mason, author
1919-06-05 - Richard McClure Scarry, children's author/illustrator
1919-08-15 - Benedict Kiely, Irish author
1919-08-31 - Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)
1919-09-21 - Aya Zikken, author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh)
1919-10-03 - Boyd Bradfield Upchurch, [John Boyd], US, sci-fi author (IQ Merchant)
1919-10-31 - Magnus Wenninger, American priest, author of Polyhedron models
1919-11-03 - Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)
1919-11-08 - P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
1919-11-26 - Frederik Pohl, US, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), (d. 2013)
1920-01-20 - Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (d. 2006)
1920-02-11 - Daniel F[rancis] Galouye, US, sci-fi author (Dark Universe, Last Leap)
1920-02-25 - Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
1920-03-16 - Sid Fleischman, American author
1920-03-19 - Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (d. 2002)
1920-04-05 - Rafique Zakaria, Indian author (d. 2005)
1920-05-09 - Richard Adams, author (Day Gone By)
1920-05-09 - William Tenn, American author
1920-06-16 - John Howard Griffin, US, photographer/author (Black Like Me)
Author Pierre BertonAuthor Pierre Berton (1920-07-12) 1920-07-12 - Pierre Berton, Whitehorse Yukon, Canadian author (War of 1812)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 904

1998-12-20 - Chester P. Lyons, Canadian naturalist and author (b. 1915)
1999-01-02 - Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
1999-01-25 - Sarah "Sadie" Delany, American author (b. 1889)
1999-02-07 - José Silva, author of Silva Method and the Silva UltraMind ESP System (b. 1914)
1999-02-08 - Iris Murdoch, Irish author (b. 1919)
1999-06-20 - Clifton Fadiman, American author (b. 1902)
Novelist Mario PuzoNovelist Mario Puzo (1999-07-02) 1999-07-02 - Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78
1999-09-09 - Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
1999-11-27 - Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
1999-12-12 - Joseph Heller, American author (b. 1923)
2000-01-09 - Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
2000-01-22 - Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)
2000-01-26 - Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)
2000-01-26 - A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-born author (b. 1912)
2000-02-12 - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, dies at 77
Cartoonist Charles M. SchulzCartoonist Charles M. Schulz (2000-02-12) 2000-02-13 - James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
2000-03-26 - Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
2000-05-21 - Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)
2000-07-22 - Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)
2000-09-02 - Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
2000-10-30 - Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)
2000-12-11 - Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
2001-01-16 - Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
2001-02-07 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, dies of a stroke at 94
Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow LindberghAviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh (2001-02-07) 2001-03-12 - Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)
2001-05-11 - Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)
2001-06-27 - Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)
2001-07-03 - Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)
2001-07-18 - James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
2001-07-23 - Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)
2001-07-24 - Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
2001-07-31 - Poul Anderson, American author (b. 1926)
2001-09-11 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
2001-11-10 - Ken Kesey, American author (b. 1935)
2001-11-25 - Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (b. 1941)
2001-11-28 - William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928)
2001-11-29 - John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
Author Douglas AdamsAuthor Douglas Adams (2001-05-11) 2001-12-15 - Christopher Hitchens, author and journaist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman) dies of oesophageal cancer aged 62.
2001-12-16 - Stefan Heym, German author (b. 1913)
2002-01-28 - Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (b. 1907)
2002-03-04 - Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (b. 1913)
2002-03-14 - Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (b. 1930)
2002-04-15 - Damon Knight, American author (b. 1922)
2002-04-27 - George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
2002-07-23 - William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (b. 1933)
2002-09-05 - David Todd Wilkinson, American astronomer, author of the first study of the Cosmic microwave background radiation (b. 1935)
2002-11-02 - Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
2002-12-12 - Dee Brown, American author (b. 1908)
2002-12-24 - Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (b. 1920)
2003-01-05 - Jean Kerr, American author (b. 1923)
2003-02-07 - Augusto Monterroso, Guatemalan author (b. 1921)
2003-02-13 - Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (b. 1932)
2003-02-20 - Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)
2003-03-04 - Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
2003-03-06 - John Sanford, American author (b. 1904)
2003-03-11 - Brian Cleeve, Irish author (b. 1921)
2003-03-12 - Howard Fast, American author (b. 1914)
2003-04-16 - Graham Stuart Thomas, English author and garden designer (b. 1909)
2003-07-16 - Carol Shields, Canadian author (b. 1935)
2003-10-03 - William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)
2003-11-28 - Antonia Forest, British children's author (b. 1915)
2003-12-02 - Alan Davidson, British author (b. 1924)
2004-01-04 - Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)
2004-01-10 - Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
2004-04-26 - Hubert Selby Jr., American author (b. 1928)
2004-05-24 - Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913)
2004-06-28 - Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)
2004-07-08 - Paula Danziger, American author (b. 1944)
2004-09-27 - John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1929)
2004-11-09 - Iris Chang, Asian author (b. 1968)
Author Stieg LarssonAuthor Stieg Larsson (2004-11-09) 2004-11-09 - Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50
2004-11-24 - Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)
2004-11-30 - Pierre Berton, Canadian author, dies of heart failure at 84
2005-01-04 - Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (b. 1927)
2005-01-04 - Humphrey Carpenter, English author (b. 1946)
2005-01-15 - Elizabeth Janeway, American author (b. 1913)
2005-01-15 - Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)
2005-01-20 - Miriam Louisa Rothschild, British zoologist, entomologist, and author (b. 1908)
2005-02-11 - Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
2005-02-20 - Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
Author Pierre BertonAuthor Pierre Berton (2004-11-30) 2005-03-30 - O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
2005-04-26 - Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan author (b. 1917)
2005-06-27 - Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
2005-08-23 - Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
2005-09-26 - Helen Cresswell, British author
2005-11-13 - Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
2005-11-26 - Stan Berenstain, children's author, (d. 2005)
2005-12-04 - Errol Brathwaite, New Zealand author (b. 1924)
2005-12-08 - Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and author (b. 1915)
2005-12-09 - Robert Sheckley, American author (b. 1928)
2005-12-14 - Trevanian, American author (b. 1931)
2005-12-16 - Kenneth Bulmer, English author (b. 1921)
2005-12-30 - Rona Jaffe, American author (b. 1932)
Jaws Novelist Peter BenchleyJaws Novelist Peter Benchley (2006-02-11) 2006-02-11 - Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65
2006-02-24 - Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)
2006-02-27 - Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)
2006-03-01 - Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
2006-03-16 - David Feintuch, American sci-fi author (b. 1944)
2006-03-22 - Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
2006-05-01 - Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)


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