Today in Writer History (Part 22)

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

Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2101 - 2,200 of 2,639

1937-05-08 - Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Labia Majora)
1937-07-11 - Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer
1937-07-17 - Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
1937-08-21 - Robert Stone, US writer (Who'll Stop the Rain, WUSA)
1937-09-30 - Jurek Becker, writer
1937-10-19 - Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer
1937-11-30 - Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Writer
1937-12-11 - Jim Harrison, American writer
1937-12-31 - Nicolas Born, writer
1938-01-05 - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer
1938-01-06 - Mario Rodríguez Cobos "Silo", Argentine writer and spiritual leader
1938-01-31 - Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
1938-02-18 - Elke Erb, writer
1938-04-03 - Jeff Barry, Brooklyn New York, American rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her)
1938-05-04 - Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer
1938-05-12 - Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident
1938-05-17 - Trinus Riemersma, Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden)
1938-05-21 - Urs Widmer, writer
1938-05-25 - Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season)
1938-06-16 - Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer
1938-06-24 - Lawrence Block, American writer
1938-07-28 - Robert Hughes, [Studley Forrest], Australia, writer/critic (Barcelona)
1938-08-15 - Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer
1938-08-22 - Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)
1938-08-24 - Mason Williams, Abilene Tx, writer (Smother Brothers Hour)
1938-12-28 - Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician
1939-01-10 - William Levy, Dutch writer
1939-01-12 - Helmut Eisendle, writer
1939-01-12 - Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)
1939-02-05 - Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book)
1939-03-05 - Charles Fuller, US writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)
1939-03-08 - George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
1939-03-15 - Robert Nye, writer (Facts of Life & other fiction, 3 Views of Man)
1939-04-21 - Helen Prejean, American writer
1939-04-22 - Jason Miller, Scranton PA, actor/writer (Exorcist, Light of Day)
1939-05-07 - Volker Braun, writer
1939-05-29 - Nanette Newman, writer/actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage)
1939-06-17 - Hanna Johansen, writer
1939-07-03 - Jay Tarses, Balt Md, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory)
1939-07-14 - George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
1939-07-16 - Marion Pitt, social worker/writer
1939-09-27 - Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
1939-10-07 - Clive James, Australian television presenter and writer
1939-10-09 - Pierre Mertens, French/Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines)
1939-12-02 - Yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician
1939-12-05 - Horst Bastian, writer
1939-12-11 - Thomas McGuane, US, writer (Colf Feet, Tom Horn, Missouri Breaks)
1940-01-05 - Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)
1940-03-03 - Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
1940-03-07 - Harald Gerlach, writer
1940-03-12 - M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
1940-04-02 - Peter Haining, writer/editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft)
1940-04-20 - Jan Cremer, Dutch writer/sculptor (I, John Cremer)
1940-05-13 - Bruce Chatwin, England, writer (On the Black Hill)
1940-06-25 - A.J. Quinnell, British writer (d. 2005)
1940-09-14 - Leo H Ferrier, Suriname writer (Atman)
1940-09-24 - Yves Navarre, French writer (d. 1994)
1940-10-28 - Susan Harris, American television writer and producer
1940-12-05 - Peter Pohl, Swedish writer
1940-12-07 - Kumar Shahani, writer/director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan)
1940-12-29 - Brigitte Kronauer, writer
1940-12-29 - Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
1941-03-13 - Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer of prose.(d. 2008)
1941-03-18 - Wolfgang Bauer, writer
1941-04-10 - Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast)
1941-05-19 - Jane Brody, writer/nutritionist
1941-05-28 - Guntram Vesper, writer
1941-06-14 - John Edgar Widerman, US writer
1941-07-05 - Barbara Frischmuth, writer
1941-09-03 - Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (d. 1990)
1941-10-04 - Roy Blount, Jr., American writer
1941-10-10 - Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa, writer/environmentalist
1941-10-21 - Marina Ripa, Rome Italy, countess/writer (My First 40 Years)
1941-10-25 - Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)
1941-11-20 - Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright
1941-12-04 - Humberto Solas, director/writer (Lucia)
1942-01-05 - Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
1942-03-02 - John Irving, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)
1942-03-25 - Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer (Rocky Horror Show)
1942-03-27 - Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)
1942-04-08 - Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
1942-04-13 - Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer.
1942-04-17 - Mario Brenta, writer/director (Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains)
1942-05-11 - Rachel Billington, British writer
1942-06-21 - Henry S. Taylor, American writer
1942-06-24 - Gerhart Roth, writer
1942-07-09 - Hermann Burger, writer
1942-07-25 - Felix Ph Ingold, writer
1942-08-22 - Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)
1942-09-14 - Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer
1942-12-06 - Peter Handke, Austrian writer
1942-12-19 - Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer
1943-01-04 - Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
1943-01-06 - Osvaldo Soriano, writer
1943-02-01 - Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
1943-02-13 - F C Delius, writer
1943-02-18 - Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
1943-03-01 - Franz Hohler, writer
1943-03-03 - Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)
1943-03-13 - Andre Techine, director/writer (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 2101 - 2,112 of 2,112

2011-11-04 - Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)
2011-12-01 - Christa Wolf, German writer (b. 1929)
2012-01-03 - Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator and writer, dies of congestive heart failure at 97
2012-01-03 - Josef Skvorecky, Czech writer and publisher, dies at 87
2012-02-02 - Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 88
2012-02-03 - Christopher Samuel Youd, British science fiction writer, dies at 89
2012-02-04 - Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
2012-02-07 - Phil Bruns, American actor and writer, dies of natural causes at 80
2012-03-28 - Harry Crews, American writer/actor, dies from neuropathy at 76
Singer-songwriter Robin GibbSinger-songwriter Robin Gibb (2012-05-20) 2012-05-20 - Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62
2012-11-17 - Margaret Yorke, English crime fiction writer, dies at 88
2012-12-26 - Gerry Anderson, English writer/producer/director, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83


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