Author in History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,624

  • 1930-12-08 John Morressy, American sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane)
  • 1931-01-06 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), born in The Bronx, New York (d.2015)
  • 1931-01-09 Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys, Prussia, sci-fi author (Man of Earth)
  • 1931-01-27 Mordecai Richler, Montreal author, (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
  • 1931-01-30 Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), born in Sydney (d. 2016)
  • 1931-01-30 Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author
  • 1931-02-02 Judith Viorst, American author
  • 1931-02-11 Larry Merchant, author/boxing commentator (Showtime)
  • 1931-02-12 Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author
  • 1931-03-02 Tom Wolfe, journalist and author (Right Stuff), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1931-03-08 John McPhee, author (Back to ----)
  • 1931-03-10 Georges Dor, Quebec author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1931-03-22 Leslie Thomas, Welsh writer (The Virgin Soldiers), born in Newport (d. 2014)
  • 1931-04-09 Bill Gilbert, sports author (They Also Served, Big E), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1931-04-17 Joyce Molyneux, British chef and author
  • 1931-05-07 Gene [Rodman] Wolfe, American sci-fi author (Soldier of Arete)
  • 1931-05-28 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1931-06-26 Colin Wilson, author (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries), (d. 2013)
  • 1931-07-03 Andres Burnier, [Catharina Dessaur], criminologist/author (Jongensuur)
  • 1931-07-07 David Eddings, American sci-fi author (Belgariad, Malloreon)
  • 1931-07-10 Alice Munro, author (Dance of the Happy Shades)
  • 1931-07-10 Julian May, American sci-fi author (Golden Torc, Magnificat)
  • 1931-07-23 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter
  • 1931-08-07 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author
  • 1931-08-12 William Goldman, author
  • 1931-09-12 Kristin Hunter, African-American author (God Bless the Child), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1931-09-24 Brian Glanville, author/journalist
  • 1931-11-15 Jan Terlouw, Dutch politician (D-66) and author (Winters in Wartime)
  • 1931-11-28 Dervla Murphy, travel author (Full Tilt, In Ethiopia with a Mule)
  • 1931-11-28 Rinus Ferdinandusse, editor/author (Nude on Fence)
  • 1931-12-03 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author
  • 1931-12-31 Bob Shaw, Belfast, Northern Ireland, sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts)
  • 1932-01-05 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and author (Name of the Rose), born in Alessandria, Piedmont (d. 2016)
  • 1932-01-18 Robert Anton Wilson, American sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
  • 1932-01-26 Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
  • 1932-02-07 Gay Talese, author (Honor Thy Father)
  • 1932-02-12 Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (d. 2003)
  • 1932-02-14 Alexander Kluge, German author and film director (Yesterday Girl), born in Halberstadt, Province of Saxony
  • 1932-05-09 Gavin Lyall, British author (Conduct of Major Maxim, The Secret Servant), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 2003)
  • 1932-05-19 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1932-05-29 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth
  • 1932-07-22 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • 1932-08-14 Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1932-08-15 Robert L. Forward, American physicist and sci-fi writer (Dragon's Egg, Starquake), born in Geneva, NY (d. 2002)
  • 1932-08-27 Antonia Fraser, British author and biographer (Mary Queen of Scots), born in London, England
  • 1932-08-28 Carlene Polite, US dancer/activist/author (Sister X)
  • 1932-08-31 Robert [Franklin] Adams, American sci-fi author (Castaways in Time)
  • 1932-09-19 Mike Royko, journalist (Chic Daily News)/author (Boss), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932-09-28 Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canadian sci-fi author (Cat Karina)
  • 1932-09-30 Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo)
  • 1932-10-06 Gloria Lane, educator/author/founder (Women's International Center)
  • 1932-10-23 Vasily Belov, Northern Krai, USSR, author (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), (d. 2012)
  • 1932-11-08 Ben[jamin William] Bova, American sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth)
  • 1932-11-09 Marian Christy, Ridgefield Ct, author (Invasions of Privacy)
  • 1933-01-09 Sonia Garmers, [Justina], Curacao, author (Dear Queen)
  • 1933-01-13 Ron[ald Joseph] Goulart, American sci-fi author (Deadwalk, Plunder)
  • 1933-01-15 Ernest J. Gaines, American author

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1933-01-16 Susan Sontag, American author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York

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  • 1933-02-12 Juanita [Ruth] Coulson, sci-fi author (Web of Wizardry, Space Trap)
  • 1933-03-06 William Davis, author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)
  • 1933-04-10 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author
  • 1933-04-15 Boris Strugatski, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)
  • 1933-05-10 Barbara Taylor Bradford, author
  • 1933-07-09 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1933-07-12 Donald E. Westlake, American author
  • 1933-07-20 Cormac McCarthy, American author
  • 1933-08-07 Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle, American sci-fi author (Mercenary, Red Dragon)
  • 1933-08-09 Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author
  • 1933-09-11 William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (d. 2002)
  • 1933-10-10 Gerald Masters, South African/British author (Pan Book of Dates)
  • 1933-11-29 David Reuben, author (Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex)
  • 1933-12-11 Earnest P van Altena, author/interpreter (Chansons van Earnest)
  • 1933-12-31 Edward Bunker, American author and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1934-02-27 [Navarre] Scott Momaday, US author (House Made of Dawn, Pulitzer 1969)
  • 1934-03-13 Barry Hughart, American author
  • 1934-03-20 David Malouf, Australian author
  • 1934-05-19 Ruskin Bond, Indian author
  • 1934-05-27 Harlan [Jay] Ellison, American sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Doomsman, Babylon 5)
  • 1934-08-06 Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, UK, sci-fi author (Chthon, Phthor)
  • 1934-08-16 Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)
  • 1934-08-18 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1934-09-14 Kate Millett, American feminist and author (Sexual Politics), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1934-09-24 John Brunner, [Kilian Houston], UK, sci-fi author (100th Millennium)
  • 1934-09-27 Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)
  • 1934-10-09 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author
  • 1934-11-04 Judith Herzberg, Dutch poetess/author (Charlotte Life or Theater)
  • 1934-11-09 Carl Sagan, astronomer, author, professor (Cosmos, Broca's Brain), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934-12-05 Joan Didion, US author and journalist (The year of Magical Thinking), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1935-01-15 Robert Silverberg, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)
  • 1935-01-17 Paul O[sborne] Williams, American sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
  • 1935-01-18 Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)
  • 1935-02-15 Susan Brownmiller, feminist author (Against Our Wills), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935-03-01 Judith Rossner, author (Looking for Mr Goodbar)
  • 1935-03-12 John Gross, author (Age of Kipling, Dickens & 20th Century)
  • 1935-05-07 Isobel Warren, Canadian author
  • 1935-05-09 Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr. Men and Little Miss), born in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire (d. 1988)
  • 1935-07-05 John Gilmore, American true crime author
  • 1935-07-31 Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1935-08-22 E. Annie Proulx, American author (Postcards), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1935-08-27 Michael Holroyd, author

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