Today in Journalist History (Part 5)

Literature: Author - Essayist - Jurist - Newspaper - Novelist - Playwright - Poetess - Poetry - Radio - Scholar - Writer

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Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 586

  • 1945-05-31 Bernard Goldberg‎, American journalist
  • 1945-06-23 Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer.
  • 1945-08-22 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • 1945-09-13 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1945-09-24 Lou Dobbs, American journalist
  • 1945-11-12 Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • 1945-12-08 John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
  • 1945-12-17 Chris Matthews, American journalist
  • 1946-04-16 Margot Adler, American journalist, born in Little Rock, AK (d. 2014)
  • 1946-06-04 Bettina Gregory, correspondent/journalist (ABC-TV)
  • 1946-06-12 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City
  • 1947-02-07 Joe Shea, American journalist
  • 1947-02-21 Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1947-02-23 John McWethy, American journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1947-03-10 Bob Greene, American journalist
  • 1947-03-24 Pieter W Coetzer, South African journalist/MP (NP)
  • 1947-03-27 Walt Mossberg, the highest-paid journalist at the Wall Street Journal
  • 1947-03-30 Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist, tour guide, journalist, academic teacher, engineer
  • 1947-04-19 Frits Castricum, journalist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1947-04-20 Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author
  • 1947-09-14 Joan Thirkettle, journalist
  • 1947-09-28 Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
  • 1947-10-09 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster, journalist, author, photographer
  • 1948-03-22 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
  • 1948-05-31 Svetlana Alexievich, journalist and author (Noble Prize for Literature 2015), born in Stanislav, Ukraine
  • 1948-07-13 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
  • 1948-10-23 Brian Ross, American journalist
  • 1948-11-10 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist
  • 1949-01-31 Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
  • 1949-05-25 Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)
  • 1949-08-02 James Fallows, American journalist
  • 1949-08-23 John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
  • 1949-09-07 Barry Siegel, American journalist
  • 1949-09-10 Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and commentator

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1950-05-07 Tim Russert, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert

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1950-08-09 Chris Haney, Welland Ontario, Canadian journalist (created Trivial Pursuit)

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • 1950-08-19 Jennie Bond, British journalist
  • 1951-01-18 Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
  • 1951-03-09 Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
  • 1951-04-10 David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist
  • 1951-07-02 Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
  • 1951-07-16 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist
  • 1951-08-08 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1951-09-26 Tom Quirke, journalist
  • 1951-09-28 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
  • 1952-01-07 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio)
  • 1952-01-25 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1952-03-12 Eliézer Niyitegeka, Rwandan journalist, politician and genocidaire
  • 1952-04-11 Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter
  • 1952-04-12 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1952-05-11 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist
  • 1952-10-07 Martyn Harris, journalist
  • 1953-03-12 Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
  • 1953-05-10 John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1953-07-20 Thomas Friedman, American journalist
  • 1953-08-02 Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist
  • 1953-09-11 Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality
  • 1953-11-21 Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)
  • 1953-12-21 Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)
  • 1953-12-30 Harald Schmautz, German-born journalist
  • 1953-12-30 Meredith Vieira, American television journalist
  • 1954-03-20 Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
  • 1954-03-25 Elli Stai, Greek journalist and TV presenter
  • 1954-05-11 Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
  • 1954-07-19 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist
  • 1954-09-05 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive
  • 1954-09-12 Jeff Jarvis, American journalist
  • 1954-11-06 Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1955-01-13 Titus M Mafolo, S Afr journalist/ANC-leader
  • 1955-02-03 Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
  • 1955-04-17 Peter Michalke, journalist
  • 1955-04-30 Nicolas Hulot, French journalist
  • 1955-07-02 Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
  • 1955-10-29 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • 1955-11-05 Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
  • 1956-01-16 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1956-02-29 J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist
  • 1956-05-10 Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1956-05-11 Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist
  • 1956-05-17 Sue Carpenter, TV presenter/journalist
  • 1956-06-04 John Hockenberry, American journalist
  • 1956-09-08 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1956-09-18 Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
  • 1956-11-19 Ann Curry, American journalist
  • 1956-12-10 Michael VerMeulen, journalist
  • 1957-01-22 Francis Wheen, English writer and journalist
  • 1957-01-23 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist
  • 1957-01-29 Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
  • 1957-03-04 Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 1957-03-07 Robert Harris, English TV reporter and journalist
  • 1957-08-02 Anne Leuchars, TV journalist
  • 1957-09-25 Rupert Haselden, journalist/Screenwriter
  • 1957-12-15 Mike McAlary, American journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1958-01-06 Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
  • 1958-03-11 Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • 1958-06-01 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • 1958-07-03 Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
  • 1958-08-30 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1958-10-08 Steve Coll, American journalist
  • 1959-06-19 Kimberley Leston, journalist

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 443 of 443

  • 2008-01-09 Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist (b. 1977)
  • 2008-02-06 John McWethy, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2008-02-23 Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and motorsport journalist (b. 1917)
  • 2008-03-12 Jorge Guinzburg, Argentine journalist, producer, humorist, and TV, theater and radio host (b. 1949)
  • 2008-04-20 Monica Lovinescu, Romanian essayist, literary critic and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2008-05-09 Nuala O'Faolain, Irish journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2008-06-01 Tommy Lapid, Israeli journalist and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2008-06-19 Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2008-07-04 Charles Wheeler, British journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2008-08-15 Leroy Sievers, American journalist
  • 2008-09-23 Peter Leonard, Australian journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2008-09-26 Marc Moulin, Belgian musician and journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2009-01-17 Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (b. 1943)
  • 2009-01-24 Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2009-05-17 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet, dies from respiratory and intestinal problems at 88

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2009-07-17 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist (b. 1916)

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 2009-08-18 Robert Novak, American journalist and commentator (b. 1931)
  • 2010-07-23 Daniel Schorr, American journalist (b. 1916)
  • 2010-08-13 Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
  • 2010-11-15 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2010-11-25 Alfred Balk, American magazine editor and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2010-12-06 Mark Dailey, Canadian television journalist and announcer (b. 1953)
  • 2010-12-19 Anthony Howard, English Journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2010-12-20 Brian Hanrahan, British journalist (b. 1949)
  • 2011-03-09 David Broder, American journalist (b. 1929)
  • 2011-04-20 Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 2011-09-02 Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)
  • 2011-11-23 Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78
  • 2011-11-25 Tom Wicker, American journalist and author, dies at 85
  • 2011-12-15 Christopher Hitchens, author and journalist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman) dies of oesophageal cancer aged 62.
  • 2012-01-04 Eve Arnold, American photojournalist, dies at 99
  • 2012-07-17 William Raspberry, American journalist, dies at 76
  • 2012-07-21 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, dies from cancer at 72
  • 2012-09-11 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2013-03-25 Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85

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2014-04-17 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 2014-07-28 Margot Adler, American journalist, dies from endometrial cancer at 68
  • 2015-01-04 Stuart Scott, American sports journalist (ESPN), dies of cancer at 49
  • 2015-02-12 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2015-04-13 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, dies at 74
  • 2015-08-20 Egon Bahr, German journalist and politician (Ostpolitik policy), dies at 93
  • 2015-08-26 P J [Patrick Joeseph] Kavanagh, English poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), dies at 84
  • 2016-01-01 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, dies from heart failure at 83

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