Author in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,611

  • 1891-11-05 Mary Dorna, Dutch author
  • 1891-12-02 Charles H. Wesley, author writer and Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. (d. 1987)

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1891-12-26 Henry Miller, American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 1980)

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller

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1892-01-03 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa (d. 1973)

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1892-02-18 Wendell Wilkie, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World), (d. 1944)
  • 1892-03-27 Thorne Smith, author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb)
  • 1892-04-15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • 1892-05-19 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Povestj Zjizni) [OS]
  • 1892-05-31 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj) [NS]
  • 1892-06-12 Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)
  • 1892-06-26 Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
  • 1892-08-02 John Kieran, American columnist/author (Natural History of NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1892-10-27 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author/mayor of Palmeira
  • 1892-12-25 Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author (Meaning of Treason), born in London
  • 1893-01-13 Clarke Ashton Smith, US, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci)
  • 1893-03-03 Beatrice Wood, potter/artist/author
  • 1893-08-10 Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slovenian author (Samorastniki)
  • 1893-10-01 Faith Baldwin, New Rochelle NY, author/novelist (They Who Love)
  • 1893-11-11 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian author
  • 1893-11-14 Evert S J Kruythoff, Ned Antillean author (conservation flora)
  • 1893-12-31 Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist/author (Flemish Resurrection)
  • 1894-05-20 Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)
  • 1894-06-13 Mark van Doren, Ill, author (Happy Critic, Transients)

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1894-07-26 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World, Island), born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1963)

  • 1894-08-17 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
  • 1894-09-13 John B[oynton] Priestly, author (Good Companions)/wed Jessica Hawkes
  • 1894-10-18 H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)
  • 1894-10-21 Rampo Edogawa, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
  • 1894-10-24 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (d. 1987)
  • 1895-01-16 Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • 1895-01-24 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
  • 1895-03-29 Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
  • 1895-03-31 Vardis A Fisher, US author (Darkness & Deep)
  • 1895-05-02 Peggy Bacon, Ridgefield Ct, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads)
  • 1895-08-10 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • 1895-10-08 Jeanne G van Schaik-Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl)
  • 1895-10-18 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Appearance at Kallista)
  • 1895-11-05 Charles MacArthur, American author (d. 1956)
  • 1895-11-16 Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)
  • 1895-11-17 Gregorio López y Fuentes, Mexican author (d. 1966)
  • 1895-12-01 Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • 1895-12-19 Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
  • 1895-12-19 Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Jazz Player)
  • 1896-01-20 Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)
  • 1896-04-21 Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)
  • 1896-06-16 William Fitzgerald Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants)
  • 1896-06-16 Murray Leinster, American author (d. 1976)
  • 1896-09-20 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [NS=Oct 2]

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1896-09-24 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)

  • 1896-10-02 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [OS=Sep 20]
  • 1896-11-16 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1896-11-23 Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
  • 1896-11-27 Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio)
  • 1896-12-05 (Lady Huxley) Juliette Baillot, author
  • 1896-12-12 Eslanda Goode, US anthropology/author under Paul Robeson
  • 1896-12-15 Betty Smith, American author (d. 1972)
  • 1897-01-08 Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
  • 1897-04-17 Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River)
  • 1897-05-22 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)
  • 1897-06-08 John G. Bennett, British scientist and author (d. 1974)
  • 1897-08-11 Enid Blyton, children's writer and fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure)
  • 1897-08-20 Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)

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1897-09-25 William Faulkner, American author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), born in New Albany, Mississippi (d. 1962)

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • 1897-10-08 Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause)
  • 1897-11-01 Naomi Mitchison, author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill)
  • 1897-11-15 Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
  • 1897-12-01 Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)
  • 1897-12-30 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976)
  • 1898-01-06 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
  • 1898-01-23 Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
  • 1898-05-23 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • 1898-06-09 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)
  • 1898-06-27 Alexandra G "Alja" von Hoyer-Rachmanova, Russ/Aust author (Students)
  • 1898-07-22 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (d. 1943)
  • 1898-08-20 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (d. 1973)
  • 1898-08-24 Malcolm Cowley, Belsano Penn, author (Flowering of New England)
  • 1898-09-16 H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)
  • 1898-11-12 Abraham J D van Oosten, Dutch poet/author (His Master's Voice)
  • 1898-11-27 Fredric Warburg, publisher and author (d. 1981)

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1898-11-29 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], British sci-fi author (Silver Chair), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • 1899-01-14 Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author (d. 1985)
  • 1899-03-08 Elmer Keith, Firearms enthusiast and Author (d. 1984)
  • 1899-04-30 Jannetje Fisherman-Roosendaal, author (regional novels)

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1899-07-21 Ernest Hemingway, American author ('for whom the bell tolled... ', Nobel 1954), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • 1899-11-02 Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet
  • 1899-11-25 William R Burnett, US, author (Little Caesar)
  • 1899-12-09 Jean de Brunhoff, France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
  • 1900-04-16 Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)
  • 1900-05-07 Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)
  • 1900-05-13 Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer)
  • 1900-05-14 Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1900-05-31 Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)
  • 1900-06-28 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)
  • 1900-07-25 Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola)

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1900-11-08 Margaret Mitchell, author (Gone With the Wind), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1949)

  • 1900-11-18 Howard Thurman, theologian/author (Deep River, Deep in the Hunger)
  • 1900-11-19 Anna Seghers, [Netty Radvanyi-Reiling], German author (7th Cross)
  • 1900-12-16 Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)
  • 1900-12-21 Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)
  • 1901-02-20 René Jules Dubos, France, US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 938

  • 1968-11-07 Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies

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1968-11-25 Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90

  • 1968-11-26 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • 1968-11-28 Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70

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1968-12-20 John Steinbeck, author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), dies at 66

  • 1969-01-05 Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • 1969-01-11 Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
  • 1969-03-11 John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
  • 1969-03-23 Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
  • 1969-04-05 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
  • 1969-04-05 Romulo Gallegos, Venezuela author/president (1947-48), dies at 84
  • 1969-07-24 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • 1969-08-27 Erika Mann, German/US author/daughter of Thomas Mann, dies
  • 1969-11-05 Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies
  • 1969-12-26 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
  • 1970-03-15 Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
  • 1970-05-17 Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61
  • 1970-05-27 Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78
  • 1970-05-29 John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
  • 1970-07-30 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • 1970-11-25 Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
  • 1970-11-28 Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55
  • 1970-12-31 Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91
  • 1971-03-19 Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
  • 1971-03-19 Mary Dorna, Dutch author, dies at 79
  • 1971-03-23 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72
  • 1971-04-13 Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (b. 1921)
  • 1971-11-10 Walter Van Tilburg Clark, US author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62
  • 1972-02-15 Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
  • 1972-03-11 Fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
  • 1972-04-16 Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72
  • 1972-08-17 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76
  • 1972-08-26 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63
  • 1972-09-21 Henry M de Montherlant, French author (Port Royal), dies at 76
  • 1972-12-07 Adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91
  • 1973-03-06 Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80
  • 1973-03-06 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
  • 1973-03-16 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68
  • 1973-05-14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)
  • 1973-07-16 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
  • 1973-08-08 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)

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1973-09-02 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1973-09-30 Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)
  • 1973-11-04 Karl H Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75
  • 1973-12-13 Henry Green, English author (b. 1905)
  • 1974-01-21 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
  • 1974-07-29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • 1974-08-08 Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67

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1974-09-21 Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53

  • 1974-11-07 Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • 1974-12-01 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • 1975-01-03 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77
  • 1975-03-13 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian author (Nemiri-Nobel 1961), dies at 82
  • 1975-03-13 Ruth Schaumann, German author/painter/sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1975-06-08 William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78
  • 1975-07-04 Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)
  • 1975-07-29 James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
  • 1975-11-01 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976-02-01 Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • 1976-05-05 Thomas Burnett Swann, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47
  • 1976-05-06 Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85
  • 1976-05-09 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (b. 1920)
  • 1976-08-25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • 1976-10-11 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)

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1976-11-23 Andre Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies at 75

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • 1977-01-14 Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)
  • 1977-02-01 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • 1977-02-27 John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
  • 1977-08-13 Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies
  • 1977-08-26 HA Rey, author of popular constellation book, dies at 78
  • 1977-10-11 MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)
  • 1978-01-21 Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)
  • 1978-02-28 Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73
  • 1978-03-18 Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84
  • 1978-03-24 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62
  • 1978-08-22 Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78
  • 1979-03-26 Jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63
  • 1979-04-29 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (b. 1907)
  • 1979-06-07 Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)
  • 1979-08-26 Mika Waltari, Finnish author (b. 1908)
  • 1979-10-16 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (b. 1903)

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1980-01-03 Joy Adamson [Friederike Viktoria Gessner], Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), murdered at 69 by her servant

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • 1980-01-14 Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1980-01-16 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
  • 1980-09-17 Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90
  • 1980-09-25 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
  • 1980-09-25 Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)
  • 1980-10-27 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 1981-01-06 A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84
  • 1981-04-01 D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65
  • 1981-05-25 Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898)
  • 1981-08-18 Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88
  • 1981-09-06 Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932)
  • 1981-10-25 Ariel Durant, US author (Story of Civilization), dies at 83
  • 1981-11-07 Will Durant, US author (story of civilization), dies at 96
  • 1982-03-02 Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53
  • 1982-03-06 Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1982-03-23 Mario Praz, Italian author (Casa della vita), dies at 85
  • 1982-04-30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
  • 1982-06-18 John Cheever, Pulitzer prize winning author, dies at 70 in Ossining