Playwrights in History (Part 2)

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

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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 373

  • 1865-09-11 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)
  • 1865-10-04 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)
  • 1866-02-09 George Ade, US, journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)
  • 1866-04-04 George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop)
  • 1866-08-12 Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)
  • 1866-09-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)
  • 1867-05-27 Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
  • 1868-02-04 Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP

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1868-03-28 Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1936)

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1868-04-01 Edmond Rostand, France, poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1870-11-11 Nils Kjaer, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn)
  • 1870-12-10 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
  • 1873-09-08 Alfred Jarry, French absurdist playwright (d. 1907)
  • 1874-07-29 August Stramm, German poet and playwright, born in Cathedrals (d. 1915)
  • 1875-04-01 Edgar Wallace, English novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)
  • 1875-04-15 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)
  • 1876-02-06 Wilhelm Schmidtbonn[-Schmidt], German playwright (Der Sprechende Eros)
  • 1876-04-17 Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On)
  • 1877-09-10 Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)
  • 1878-01-12 Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk)
  • 1878-04-01 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Hyperion/Tabula Rasa)
  • 1878-11-25 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), born in Magdeburg (d. 1945)
  • 1879-06-02 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam)
  • 1880-03-04 Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
  • 1880-03-30 Sean O'Casey, Ireland, playwright (Playboy of the Western World)
  • 1880-08-05 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
  • 1880-11-01 Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
  • 1881-02-05 Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)
  • 1881-02-20 Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)
  • 1882-06-01 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1882-10-19 Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright
  • 1882-12-22 Charles Vildrac, poet/playwright, born in Paris, France
  • 1884-02-01 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)
  • 1884-03-13 Hugh S Walpole, NZ, novelist/playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40)
  • 1884-07-29 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
  • 1884-12-14 Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (d. 1950)
  • 1885-02-21 Sacha Guitry, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)
  • 1885-08-15 Edna Ferber, American author & playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron) (d. 1968)
  • 1885-08-26 Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
  • 1885-09-24 Herman Bouber, Dutch actor/playwright (Sailor's Wives)
  • 1885-10-03 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)
  • 1885-10-11 Francois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)
  • 1885-10-28 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)
  • 1886-02-22 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • 1886-09-25 John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright
  • 1886-10-30 Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
  • 1886-11-12 Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)
  • 1886-11-19 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent)
  • 1887-01-10 Robinson Jeffers, US, poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)
  • 1887-02-20 Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)
  • 1887-05-27 Emiel van der Straeten, Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends)
  • 1887-08-23 Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright (Fatherland)
  • 1888-02-21 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1888-04-26 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)
  • 1889-03-29 Howard Lindsay, playwright/actor/dir (State of Union), born in Waterford, New York
  • 1889-11-16 George S Kaufman, playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1889-12-11 Paul Kornfeld, Czech playwright, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • 1889-12-22 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanon, playwright
  • 1890-06-06 Dorothy Heyward, American playwright (Porgy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1890-12-13 Marc Connelly, McKeesport Pa, playwright (One Minute Please)
  • 1891-05-15 Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia, playwright/novelist (Black Snow)
  • 1891-08-26 Ferdinand Bruckner, [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)
  • 1892-02-04 Ugo Betti, Italian playwright
  • 1892-06-20 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in Kuldīga, Latvia (d. 1937)
  • 1892-09-28 Elmer Rice, American playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893-02-20 Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
  • 1893-02-28 Ben Hecht, American novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893-05-14 Louis Verneuil, French playwright (d. 1952)
  • 1893-11-06 August Defresne, Dutch playwright/director (Uninhabited Island)
  • 1893-12-01 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • 1894-03-17 Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
  • 1894-05-25 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence)
  • 1895-02-28 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
  • 1895-10-15 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil)
  • 1896-05-03 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1896-06-06 Robert Sheriff, playwright (Journey's End)
  • 1896-12-27 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
  • 1897-01-28 Valentin Kataev, novelist/playwright (Embezzled), born in Odessa Ukraine (d. 1986)
  • 1897-04-17 Thornton N Wilder, US, novelist/playwright (Our Town)
  • 1897-12-16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright (Le Canari et le Cerise)
  • 1898-01-13 Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
  • 1898-02-10 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), born in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • 1899-03-25 Bella Spewack, Hungary, playwright (Kiss Me Kate)
  • 1899-05-11 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)
  • 1899-07-05 Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)
  • 1899-08-09 Armand Salacrou, French playwright
  • 1899-12-16 Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
  • 1900-02-06 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Heliga Familjen)
  • 1900-02-16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
  • 1900-07-06 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screen writer (d. 2012)
  • 1900-12-21 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1951)
  • 1901-06-01 John W Van Duren, playwright (I Remember Mama)
  • 1901-08-25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director (Tivoli)
  • 1901-09-04 Paul Osborn, playwright (Mornings at 7)

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1902-02-01 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1902-08-06 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]
  • 1902-08-19 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]
  • 1903-01-17 Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, filmmaker (d. 1953)
  • 1904-04-17 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)

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1904-10-24 Moss Hart, playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 239

  • 1955-02-23 Paul Claudel, French poet/playwright (L'otage), dies at 86
  • 1956-08-14 Bertold Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies at 58
  • 1957-07-24 Sacha Guitry, actor/playwright/director (Lovers & Thieves), dies at 72
  • 1958-05-16 Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright, dies at 49
  • 1958-07-04 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79
  • 1958-08-22 Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies
  • 1958-10-29 Zoe Akins, American playwright (b. 1886)
  • 1961-03-06 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director of Tivoli, dies at 59
  • 1961-06-02 George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72
  • 1962-01-20 Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
  • 1962-09-19 Nikolai Pogodin, Soviet playwright, dies at 61
  • 1963-02-02 Herman Bouber, [Blom], actor/playwright (Bluejackets), dies at 77
  • 1963-08-14 Clifford Odets, US playwright (Golden Boy), dies at 57
  • 1963-09-21 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)
  • 1964-04-18 Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
  • 1964-09-18 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
  • 1964-11-24 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • 1964-11-28 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
  • 1965-01-12 Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
  • 1965-03-28 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • 1965-05-11 Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans, Flemish playwright, dies at 86
  • 1965-05-12 Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
  • 1966-05-14 Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • 1967-01-16 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72
  • 1967-05-08 Elmer Rice, NY playwright, director and novelist, dies at 74

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1967-05-22 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1967-08-09 Joe Orton, English actor/playwright (Leaf, Murdered), dies at 34
  • 1967-10-14 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
  • 1968-02-11 Howard Lindsay, US playwright (State of the Union), dies at 78
  • 1968-05-09 Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (b. 1893)
  • 1968-09-28 Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
  • 1970-02-20 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (b. 1885)
  • 1970-03-16 Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61
  • 1970-03-17 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
  • 1971-06-25 Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • 1973-03-26 Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
  • 1973-05-04 Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56
  • 1973-06-10 William M Inge, US playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
  • 1973-08-13 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
  • 1977-01-18 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
  • 1977-02-09 Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
  • 1977-11-30 Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)
  • 1979-06-08 Herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79
  • 1979-11-13 Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
  • 1980-12-21 Marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90
  • 1981-03-31 Enid Bagnold, British playwright (b. 1889)
  • 1982-05-10 Peter Weiss, German playwright (Marat-Sade), dies at 65
  • 1982-11-18 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60

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1983-02-25 Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1984-03-12 Arnold Ridley, playwright/actor, dies at 88
  • 1984-06-30 Lillian Hellman, playwright, (Little Foxes), dies at 79
  • 1985-04-01 Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 1985-10-08 Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94
  • 1987-09-20 Michael Stewart [Myron Stuart Rubin], American playwright (Hello, Dolly!), dies at 63
  • 1987-10-03 Jean Anouilh, French playwright (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77
  • 1988-02-28 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99
  • 1988-06-16 Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (b. 1946)
  • 1988-07-10 Errol John, playwright, dies at 63
  • 1988-10-09 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • 1990-04-15 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, dies at 80
  • 1990-11-24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • 1991-05-23 Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money), dies
  • 1991-05-26 Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
  • 1991-09-07 Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • 1991-10-29 Donald Churchill, playwright, dies of heart attack at 60
  • 1992-01-09 William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/British playwright (Alfie), dies at 81
  • 1992-08-13 Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40
  • 1992-09-19 Frederick Combs, playwright/director, dies of AIDS at 57
  • 1992-12-12 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • 1993-01-18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • 1994-01-01 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright (Female Presidents) and artist, dies at 35
  • 1994-03-14 Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright, murdered
  • 1994-03-28 Eugene Ionesco, playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84
  • 1994-07-04 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright, dies at 69
  • 1994-08-08 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer and playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95
  • 1994-08-14 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, dies at 77
  • 1994-12-04 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
  • 1994-12-24 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther, dies at 65
  • 1995-01-06 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Dutch playwright/director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • 1995-01-23 Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
  • 1995-01-23 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright, dies at 75
  • 1995-01-31 George Abbott, playwright/actor/producer (Damn Yankees), dies at 105
  • 1995-02-14 Michael Vincent Gazzo, US actor/playwright (The Godfather Part II), dies at 71
  • 1995-02-21 Robert Bolt, British playwright (Doctor Zhivago, Bounty), dies at 70
  • 1995-03-16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 95
  • 1995-03-20 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (Pulitzer prize 1934), dies at 88
  • 1995-06-07 Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick), dies at 84
  • 1995-08-20 Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist, dies at 64
  • 1995-11-07 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), commits suicide at 90
  • 1996-02-09 Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86
  • 1996-05-31 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
  • 1996-06-11 Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • 1996-07-01 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies at 53
  • 1996-08-05 Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic, dies at 68
  • 1996-08-13 W Gordon Smith, playwright, dies at 67
  • 1996-11-16 George Byatt, playwright, dies at 73
  • 1996-11-16 Jack Popplewell, composer/playwright, dies at 87
  • 1997-08-25 Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78
  • 1998-10-28 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1999-02-20 Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)