Today in Author History (Part 8)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,593

  • 1914-08-09 Tove Jansson, Finnish author (Moomins) (d. 2001)
  • 1914-09-14 Robert McCloskey, American author (d. 2003)
  • 1914-10-01 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and author (The Americans: The Democratic Experience - 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1915-06-10 Saul Bellow, Lachine Quebec, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • 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, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy), born in NYC, New York
  • 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1916-09-13 Roald Dahl, Llandaff, Cardiff, author (Over to You, Taste, 2 Fables), (d. 1990).

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • 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)
  • 1917-09-10 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1917-12-16 Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)

Sci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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)
  • 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, newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in NYC, New York
  • 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1920-07-12 Pierre Berton, Whitehorse Yukon, Canadian author (War of 1812)

  • 1920-08-22 Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451), (d. 2012)
  • 1920-09-05 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father)
  • 1920-10-08 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, US, sci-fi author (Dune)
  • 1920-10-09 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • 1920-11-26 Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)
  • 1921-01-25 Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author
  • 1921-02-28 John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Fool of Heideloo)
  • 1921-03-11 F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr, US, sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
  • 1921-03-24 Wilson Harris, Guayanese author
  • 1921-05-23 James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • 1921-05-28 Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 918


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1999-07-02 Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • 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 (Catch-22), dies at 76
  • 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)
  • 2000-02-13 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2000-10-30 Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 2000-12-11 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  • 2001-01-16 Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2001-02-07 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, dies of a stroke at 94

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 2001-03-12 Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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 (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), dies at 66
  • 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)
  • 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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)
  • 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2006-02-11 Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2006-04-13 Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • 2006-05-01 Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)
  • 2006-05-28 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
  • 2006-06-11 Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
  • 2006-06-14 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (b. 1930)
  • 2006-06-28 Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • 2006-07-06 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2006-07-17 Mickey Spillane, American author (b. 1918)
  • 2006-08-09 Philip E. High, science fiction author (b. 1914)