Author in History (Part 10)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,624


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1926-04-01 Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, American sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey

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1926-04-28 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), born in Monroeville Alabama (d. 2016)

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • 1926-04-30 Edmund Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Seed of Light, All Fool's Day)
  • 1926-05-13 Wallace Breem, British author
  • 1926-05-19 Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
  • 1926-05-26 Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author
  • 1926-06-25 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austria author/poet
  • 1926-07-08 Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Swiss-American author and psychiatrist (On Death and Dying), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • 1926-07-11 Frederick Buechner, American author
  • 1926-07-15 Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan author
  • 1926-07-26 Ana María Matute, Spanish author (Fiesta al noroeste), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1926-08-06 J[anet] O[pal] Jeppson, [nee Janet Asimov], author (2nd Experiment)
  • 1926-08-14 Alice Adams, US author
  • 1926-09-03 John Robert Jones [John Dalmas], American sci-fi author (White Regiment, Lizard War), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1926-09-11 Alfred Slote, author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station)
  • 1926-11-05 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1926-11-24 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • 1926-11-25 Poul [William] Anderson, American sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Mirkheim)
  • 1926-11-27 Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author
  • 1927-01-29 Edward Abbey, US author (Desert Solitaire)
  • 1927-02-01 Galway Kinnell, American author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2014)
  • 1927-02-10 Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)
  • 1927-03-27 Anthony Lewis, New York USA, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet)
  • 1927-03-28 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)
  • 1927-05-10 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • 1927-05-11 Zilpha Keatly Snyder, American sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)
  • 1927-05-11 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • 1927-05-30 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, American author (American Glass Animals)
  • 1927-07-16 Shirley Hughes, author/illustrator
  • 1927-08-01 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London, England
  • 1927-08-09 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), born in Boca Raton, Florida (d. 2014)
  • 1927-08-24 David Ireland, Australian author (The Unknown Industrial Prisoner), born in Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1927-09-07 Eric Hill, British children's Author
  • 1927-09-07 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1927-11-23 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (d. 2005)
  • 1927-12-16 Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)

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1928-01-07 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 1928-01-09 Judith Krantz, American author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-01-30 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
  • 1928-02-05 Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
  • 1928-02-14 Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
  • 1928-02-24 Michael Harrington, socialist/author (Fragments of Century), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1928-03-30 Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want), (d. 2013)

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1928-04-04 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), born in St Louis, Missouri

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou
  • 1928-04-07 James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)
  • 1928-04-17 Cynthia Ozick, American author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories)
  • 1928-04-30 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)
  • 1928-05-08 Theodore Sorenson, presidential advisor (JFK)/author (1000 Days)
  • 1928-06-08 Kat[i]e [Gertrude] Wilhelm, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Hamlet Trap)
  • 1928-06-10 Maurice Sendak, American author/illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)

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1928-06-14 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary (Cuban Revolution), author and physician, born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 1967)

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 1928-07-02 Pavel Kohout, Czech, director/author (Poor Murderer)
  • 1928-07-04 Patrick Tilley, UK, sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)
  • 1928-07-16 Robert Sheckley, American sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap)
  • 1928-07-23 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
  • 1928-09-02 Peter Mansfield, British politial journalist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1928-09-06 Robert M. Pirsig, American author (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1928-09-10 Leo P[atrick] Kelley, American sci-fi author (Dead Moon, Vacation in Space)
  • 1928-09-29 Ankie [Johanna A Hoving-]Peypers, Dutch author/poet

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1928-09-30 Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, born in Sighet, Romania (d. 2016)

Author Elie Wiesel
Author
Elie Wiesel
  • 1928-10-04 Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1928-10-05 Louise Fitzhugh, American author (d. 1974)
  • 1928-10-12 Thomas Burnett Swann, American sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1976)
  • 1928-11-11 Carlos Fuentes, Panama City, Panama, author (The Death of Artemio Cruz), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-12-16 Philip K[indred] Dick, US, sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929-01-26 Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-02-16 Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
  • 1929-02-18 Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
  • 1929-03-29 Sheila Kitzinger, author, anthropologist & child birth educator, born in Taunton, Somerset
  • 1929-04-15 Adrian Cadbury, confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, (d. 2015)
  • 1929-04-26 Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • 1929-06-02 Norton Juster, American author and archi
  • 1929-06-25 Eric Carle, American author
  • 1929-07-08 Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
  • 1929-07-31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author (The Indian in the Cupboard), born in London
  • 1929-08-27 Ira Levin, author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day)
  • 1929-10-07 Robert Westall, British author (d. 1993)
  • 1929-10-12 Robert Coles, American author (Anna Freud, Pulitzer 1973), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929-10-21 Ursula K[roeber] Le Guin, American sci-fi author (Tombs of Atuan), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1929-11-16 Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)
  • 1929-11-21 Marilyn French, US author (The Women's Room)
  • 1930-01-12 Jennifer P Johnston, Irish author (Fool's sanctuary)
  • 1930-01-16 Norman Podhoretz, author/editor (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-05-18 Barbara Goldsmith, American author (Little Gloria Happy At Last), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1930-05-18 Fred[erick Thomas] Saberhagen, American sci-fi author (Book of Swords)
  • 1930-06-03 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American sci-fi author (Storm Queen), born in Albany, New York
  • 1930-06-09 Lin[wood] [Vrooman] Carter, American sci-fi author (Thongor of Lemuria)
  • 1930-07-28 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), born in Schaerbeek, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1930-07-30 Thomas Sowell, author/activist
  • 1930-08-19 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)
  • 1930-08-30 Warren Burger, American author (The Midas Touch)
  • 1930-09-03 Cherry Barbara Grimm, [Lockett], New Zealand sci-fi author (Nearest Fire)
  • 1930-09-08 Robert W. Firestone, Author, Artist, Clinical Psychologist
  • 1930-09-25 Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1930-09-29 Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), born in Stamford, Lincolnshire (d. 2017)
  • 1930-10-17 Jimmy Breslin, American author and columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-11-12 Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author (Towers of February)
  • 1930-11-14 Ornelio Martina, Antillian author/governor of Curacao
  • 1930-11-15 J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)

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1930-11-16 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013)

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 953 of 953

  • 2012-12-04 Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80
  • 2012-12-09 Sir Patrick Moore, English amateur astronomer and author, dies from an infection at 89
  • 2013-01-10 Evan Connell, American author, dies at 88
  • 2013-03-25 Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85
  • 2013-05-16 Bernard Waber, American children's book author, dies from kidney failure at 88
  • 2013-05-26 Jack Vance, American sci-fi author, dies at 96
  • 2013-06-06 Tom Sharpe, British satirist and author, dies from complications from diabetes at 85
  • 2013-06-09 Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59
  • 2013-06-23 Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87
  • 2013-07-19 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2013-08-20 Elmore Leonard, American author, dies from complications from a stroke at 87
  • 2013-09-02 Frederik Pohl, American sci-fi author, dies at 93
  • 2013-10-01 US Author Tom Clancy 'The Hunt for Red October' dies aged 66
  • 2013-10-12 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, dies from a heart attack at 62
  • 2014-02-16 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author, dies at 67
  • 2014-05-06 Farley Mowat, Canadian author, dies at 92
  • 2014-05-09 Mary Stewart, British sci-fi author (Crystal Cave), dies at 97

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2014-05-28 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), dies at 86

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou
  • 2014-06-15 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), dies from complications from pneumonia at 86
  • 2014-07-01 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, dies at 76
  • 2014-07-13 Nadine Gordimer, South African author & Nobel laureate, dies at 90
  • 2014-10-28 Galway Kinnell, American author, dies from leukemia at 87
  • 2015-01-29 Colleen McCullough, New Zealand-born Australian author (The Thorn Birds), dies at 77
  • 2015-02-27 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, dies at 91
  • 2015-03-02 Mal Peet, British children's author, dies at 67

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2015-03-12 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 66

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • 2015-04-12 Sheila Kitzinger, British author, anthropologist & child birth educator, dies at 86
  • 2015-05-24 Tanith Lee, British Science-fiction author (The Flat-Earth Cycle), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2015-06-06 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), dies at 80
  • 2015-07-21 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), dies at 84
  • 2015-08-29 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You), dies at 75
  • 2015-08-30 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), dies at 82
  • 2015-09-03 Adrian Cadbury, British confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, dies at 86
  • 2015-09-19 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2015-10-05 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2015-10-09 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, dies at 79
  • 2015-11-16 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich, dies at 86

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2016-02-19 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 89

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • 2016-04-10 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), dies at 70
  • 2016-06-26 Barbara Goldsmith, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last), dies at 85
  • 2016-06-27 Alvin Toffler, American author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), dies at 87
  • 2016-07-02 Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, dies at 87
  • 2016-07-04 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author/director (Taste of Cherry), dies at 76
  • 2016-09-28 Gloria Naylor, American author (Women of Brewster Place), dies at 66
  • 2016-11-23 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, dies at 78
  • 2016-12-05 Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), dies at 85
  • 2016-12-24 Richard Adams, English author (Watership Down), dies at 96
  • 2017-01-02 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), dies at 90

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2017-01-13 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, dies at 89

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 2017-03-10 Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), dies at 77
  • 2017-03-19 Jimmy Breslin, American author and columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), dies at 88
  • 2017-04-24 Robert M. Pirsig, American author (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), dies at 88
  • 2017-07-03 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), dies of pancreatic cancer at 78