Playwrights in History

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Historical Events


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1593-05-18 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.

Dramatist and Playwright Thomas Kyd
Dramatist and Playwright
Thomas Kyd

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1598-09-22 Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson

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1778-03-30 Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1793-11-03 French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
  • 1995-11-10 In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces
  • 1997-10-09 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Italian playwright Dario Fo

Famous Birthdays

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0480-09-23 BC Euripides, Greek playwright (Medea), born in Salamis, Greece (d. 406 BC)

Greek Playwright Euripides
Greek Playwright
Euripides
  • 1461-02-06 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature (d. 1501)
  • 1494-11-05 Hans Sachs, German composer, playwright and shoemaker
  • 1495-11-21 John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)
  • 1564-04-23 William Shakespeare, English Poet and playwright (Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth), born in Stratford upon Avon, (d. 1616) traditionally regarded as his birthdate,

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1572-06-11 Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet (Volpone, Alchemist), born in London (d. 1637)

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1574-09-16 Samuel Coster, Dutch physician/playwright (Polyxena)
  • 1576-10-07 John Marston, English poet and playwright (d. 1634)
  • 1578-02-09 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright/actor (L'adamo)
  • 1580-04-18 Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)
  • 1585-03-16 Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)
  • 1589-02-05 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet
  • 1607-10-04 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), born in Toledo (d. 1648)
  • 1610-07-04 Paul Scarron, French playwright (Virgile Travesti)
  • 1612-02-07 Thomas Killigrew, English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men)
  • 1615-03-06 Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y)
  • 1619-03-06 Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright (Voyage to the Moon), known for his large nose
  • 1622-01-15 Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
  • 1625-08-20 Thomas Corneille, French playwright
  • 1632-10-30 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright (School for Scandal) (or 1751)
  • 1635-05-05 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscret)
  • 1638-01-01 Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright
  • 1640-12-14 (baptism date) - Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689)
  • 1652-03-03 Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)
  • 1670-01-24 William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • 1671-04-06 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)
  • 1674-06-20 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • 1683-07-25 Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright (Wiskunstenaars)
  • 1684-11-16 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
  • 1685-02-10 Aaron Hill, English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara)

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1694-11-21 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris (d. 1778)

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1707-02-25 Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)
  • 1728-01-06 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
  • 1728-04-19 Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright
  • 1731-09-02 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)
  • 1732-01-24 Pierre de Baumarchais, France, playwright (Barber of Seville)
  • 1746-11-15 Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (d. 1809)
  • 1748-05-07 Olympe de Gouges, playwright and feminist revolutionary (d. 1793)
  • 1751-04-09 Emanuel Schikaneder, [Johann Schickeneder], German playwright [or 9/1]
  • 1751-10-30 Richard Sheridan, Irish playwright (d. 1816)
  • 1752-02-17 Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)
  • 1782-09-25 Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)
  • 1790-06-01 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (d. 1836)
  • 1791-06-09 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", born in NYC, New York (d. 1852)
  • 1795-01-15 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)
  • 1796-12-19 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright
  • 1798-01-24 Karl von Holtei, Silezian actor/playwright (Die Vagabunden)
  • 1799-02-04 Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright
  • 1802-01-13 Eduard von Bauernfeld, comedic playwright, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1803-01-03 Douglas William Jerrold, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag), born in London, England
  • 1808-02-04 Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
  • 1813-10-17 Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)
  • 1815-05-05 Eugene-Marin Labiche, French playwright
  • 1817-08-24 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, writer and playwright (d. 1875)
  • 1818-10-28 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]
  • 1818-11-09 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS]
  • 1820-01-22 Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet
  • 1821-09-24 Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda)
  • 1822-12-26 Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle)
  • 1823-04-12 Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers)
  • 1824-07-27 Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
  • 1828-03-01 Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright
  • 1828-03-20 Henrik Ibsen, Norway, playwright (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler)
  • 1829-01-09 Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
  • 1832-04-04 Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)
  • 1834-01-01 Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908)
  • 1838-07-20 Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899)
  • 1839-02-01 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)
  • 1839-06-03 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Der Herr im Hause)
  • 1839-11-29 Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright (Der Schandfleck)
  • 1844-03-19 Minna Canth, Finland, playwright (The Pastor's Family) and social activist
  • 1845-02-03 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Sedan)
  • 1846-02-18 Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)
  • 1846-05-08 Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)
  • 1848-02-04 [Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)
  • 1849-11-24 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"), born in Manchester (d. 1924)
  • 1850-06-27 Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)
  • 1851-01-25 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Bondestudentar)
  • 1851-09-28 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)
  • 1852-01-29 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor/playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa)
  • 1852-02-21 [James] Burner Matthews, US playwright/critic (NY Times)
  • 1852-03-05 Isabella Gregory, Ireland, writer/playwright (Golden Apple)
  • 1852-03-15 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright, poet and patron of Yates, born in Roxborough, County Galway
  • 1853-04-30 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1912)
  • 1855-05-24 Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright
  • 1858-01-19 Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
  • 1858-06-25 Georges Courteline, [Moineaux], French playwright
  • 1858-12-23 Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)
  • 1859-12-12 Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers)

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1860-01-29 Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright (Cherry Orchard), born in Taganrog, Russia (d. 1904)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 1860-05-09 J.M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), born in Kirriemuir, Angus (d. 1937)
  • 1862-02-22 Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen], Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli)
  • 1862-05-15 Arthur Schnitzler, Austria, playwright/novelist (La Ronde)
  • 1862-11-04 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)
  • 1862-12-08 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)
  • 1864-01-11 Thomas Dixon, US attorney/playwright (Flaming Sword)
  • 1864-07-24 Frank Wedekind, German playwright (The "Lulu" plays)
  • 1865-05-02 Clyde Fitch, American playwright (d. 1909)
  • 1865-07-18 Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)
  • 1865-09-11 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)

Famous Weddings


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1582-11-28 Playwright & poet William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway

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1846-09-12 Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London

  • 1850-03-14 French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine
  • 1858-06-18 Norwegian modernist playwright "The Doll's House" Henrik Ibsen (30) marries Suzannah Thoresen (21) in Oslo

HeartWedding of Interest

1896-06-01 Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41) in Covent Garden, London.

  • 1909-10-02 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (20) marries 1st wife Kathleen Jenkins
  • 1917-10-21 Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (52) weds Georgie Hyde-Lees (25)
  • 1918-04-12 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill marries second wife novelist Agnes Boulton
  • 1928-06-15 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (20) weds playwright-screenwriter John Monk Saunders (30)
  • 1929-07-22 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (40) marries 3rd wife actress Carlotta Monterey (40)
  • 1932-12-05 "East of Eden" director Elia Kazan (23) weds playwright Molly Day Thatcher (25)
  • 1942-08-23 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (34) weds screenwriter and playwright Robert Riskin (45)

HeartWedding of Interest

1946-08-10 Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart

HeartWedding of Interest

1955-02-16 Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-06-29 Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 1956-09-14 British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

1961-03-25 Playwright Samuel Beckett (54) weds Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil on a secret civil ceremony in England

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-03-26 Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard

HeartWedding of Interest

1973-10-25 American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

HeartWedding of Interest

1975-08-23 Actress Maggie Smith (40) weds playwright Beverley Cross (44) at the Guildford Register Office in Surrey, England

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
  • 1977-12-21 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse
  • 1980-11-27 British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)
  • 1991-09-22 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon
  • 1999-07-10 "It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, New York
  • 2014-06-07 Playwright Tom Stoppard (76) weds brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness on an intimate register office ceremony in East Dorset, England

Famous Divorces

  • 1929-07-03 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

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  • 1501-09-25 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature, dies at 40
  • 1556-12-23 Nicholas Udall, English playwright (b. 1504)
  • 1567-05-02 Marin Drzic, Croatian playwright (Dundo Maroje), dies
  • 1584-01-04 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44
  • 1595-04-25 Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (Gerusalemme liberata), dies at 51
  • 1616-03-06 Francis Beaumont, Elizabethan playwright, dies (birth date unknown)

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1616-04-23 William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

  • 1618-08-23 Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
  • 1634-06-25 John Marston, English poet and playwright (b. 1576)
  • 1635-08-27 Lope Felix de Vega, playwright/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72

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1637-08-06 Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet, dies at 65

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1639-08-04 Juan R Alarcon y Mendoza, Mexican/Spanish playwright, dies at 58
  • 1647-05-21 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65
  • 1648-01-23 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), dies at 40
  • 1654-06-07 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright/actor, dies at 76
  • 1661-10-28 Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish playwright (b. 1518)
  • 1670-01-21 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80
  • 1673-02-17 Molière, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French playwright (The Misanthrope), dies. (b. 1622)
  • 1674-01-11 Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Brutal-Roffel), dies at 58
  • 1688-11-26 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53
  • 1692-11-19 Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright (2nd Poet Laureate 1689-92), dies at about 50
  • 1700-05-01 John Dryden, English poet and playwright, first Poet Laureate (1668-1688), dies at 68
  • 1701-08-20 Charles Sedley, English playwright (b. 1639)
  • 1715-08-12 Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies
  • 1721-10-04 Abraham Alewijn, poet/playwright (Beslikte Swaantje), dies at 36
  • 1725-01-06 Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Jap playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71
  • 1726-03-26 John Vanbrugh, Dutch/English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62
  • 1743-04-30 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian playwright/poet, dies
  • 1743-08-01 Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46
  • 1756-07-09 Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright, dies at 72
  • 1758-01-01 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26
  • 1770-08-26 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42

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1778-05-30 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), dies at 83

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1781-02-15 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Saxon playwright/critic, dies at 52
  • 1792-06-04 John Burgoyne, soldier/playwright, dies
  • 1794-08-14 George Colman, the Elder, playwright, dies
  • 1804-03-16 Francisco marquis Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright, dies at 75
  • 1805-05-09 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet/playwright, dies at 45
  • 1809-07-03 Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)
  • 1811-11-21 Heinrich W von Kleist, German playwright, dies at 34
  • 1816-07-07 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and politician (b. 1751)
  • 1823-01-17 Zacharius Werner, German playwright, dies at 36
  • 1829-02-11 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795)
  • 1836-09-05 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (b. 1790)
  • 1837-02-19 Georg Büchner, German playwright (b. 1813)
  • 1852-03-04 Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer and playwright, dies at 43
  • 1852-04-09 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", dies at 60
  • 1855-01-10 Mary Russell Mitford, English playwright and poet (Julian), dies at 67
  • 1857-06-08 Douglas William Jerrold, British playwright and satirist (b. 1803)
  • 1872-01-21 Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright (Sappho/Libussa), dies at 81
  • 1873-11-08 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76
  • 1883-05-23 Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies
  • 1889-12-10 Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright, dies at 50
  • 1890-09-18 Dion Boucicault, Irish/US actor/playwright (Octoroon), dies at 67
  • 1895-11-27 Alexandre Dumas fils, French writer and playwright (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name
  • 1897-05-12 Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown, Finnish playwright, dies at 53
  • 1900-01-30 Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71

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1900-11-30 Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest), dies in Paris at 46

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • 1901-06-02 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Margaret Fleming), dies
  • 1906-05-23 Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78
  • 1909-01-15 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Das Edle Blut), dies at 63
  • 1909-03-24 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at 37
  • 1909-05-10 Johannes de Koo, journalist/playwright, dies
  • 1912-08-24 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, dies at 59
  • 1915-09-02 August Stramm, German poet and playwright dies in battle during WWI at 41
  • 1918-02-09 Emiel van der Straeten, [Delrue], Flemish playwright, dies at 30
  • 1918-08-08 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38
  • 1919-01-31 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79
  • 1921-06-05 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
  • 1924-01-14 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
  • 1924-02-09 Nils Kj'r, Norwegian playwright (Det Lykkelige Valg), dies at 53
  • 1924-10-29 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British born American playwright and children's author ("Little Lord Fauntleroy"), dies at 74
  • 1924-12-27 William Archer, Scottish critic/playwright (Green Goddess), dies at 68
  • 1929-01-07 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • 1929-06-25 Georges Courteline [Moineaux], French playwright, dies
  • 1929-07-15 Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
  • 1929-09-12 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
  • 1931-11-03 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Peaske), dies at 60
  • 1932-05-22 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright (Gold Apple) and patron of Yeats, dies at 80
  • 1932-09-05 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • 1935-01-06 George P Baker, US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
  • 1937-03-25 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • 1937-06-19 J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), dies at 77
  • 1937-09-10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47
  • 1938-07-18 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35
  • 1939-05-22 Ernst Toller, German playwright, commits suicide at 45
  • 1939-08-23 Sidney Coe Howard, American playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48
  • 1942-02-02 Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (b. 1905)
  • 1942-11-03 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
  • 1943-04-25 Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
  • 1943-05-24 Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
  • 1944-05-16 George Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78
  • 1944-11-30 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), dies at 79
  • 1945-02-16 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45
  • 1945-06-04 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), dies at 66
  • 1946-06-28 Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident
  • 1947-12-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)
  • 1951-02-28 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, dies at 50
  • 1953-11-27 Eugene O'Neill, playwright (Nobel 1936), dies in Boston at 65
  • 1954-07-14 Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87