Writer in History (Part 10)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,658

  • 1889-12-11 Paul Kornfeld, Czech playwright, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • 1889-12-30 Georg von der Vring, German painter/writer (Soldier Suhren)
  • 1890-01-09 Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
  • 1890-01-09 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • 1890-02-11 John P M L de Vries, fairy tale writer
  • 1890-02-18 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
  • 1890-03-12 A Evert Taube, Swedish writer/troubadour
  • 1890-03-26 Jozef Arras, Flemish writer
  • 1890-05-03 B. Traven, (German?) writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) whose real identity is disputed (possible date)
  • 1890-06-25 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, born in Scharley, Upper Silesia (d. 1965)
  • 1890-07-08 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer, born in Aachen (d. 1940)
  • 1890-08-04 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1953)
  • 1890-08-20 H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1937)
  • 1890-08-24 Jean Rhys [Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams], British writer (Voyage in the Dark), born in Roseau, Dominica (d. 1979)

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1890-09-15 Agatha Christie, English crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • 1890-09-24 Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
  • 1890-10-05 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
  • 1890-10-13 Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)
  • 1890-10-21 Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)
  • 1890-10-29 Claire Goll, German-French writer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1977)
  • 1890-11-02 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), born in Vårdnäs, Linköping (d. 1964)
  • 1890-11-04 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Bracke, Borgia)
  • 1890-12-06 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer (d. 1955)
  • 1890-12-28 Frank Butler, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China), born in Oxford, England
  • 1891-01-07 Zora Neale Hurston, Notasulga Alabama, American writer
  • 1891-01-08 Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)
  • 1891-01-09 August Gailit, Estonia, writer (Ekke Moor)
  • 1891-01-26 Ilya G Ehrenburg, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1891-01-27 Ilja Ehrenburg, writer
  • 1891-02-13 Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (d. 1985)
  • 1891-02-17 Georg Britting, writer
  • 1891-03-14 John P Strijbos, Dutch writer (Wandering through South-Africa)
  • 1891-03-24 John Knittel, Swiss writer, born in Dharwar, India (d. 1970)
  • 1891-03-29 Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), born in Saint-Dié (d. 1950)
  • 1891-04-19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)
  • 1891-05-22 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, born in Munich (d. 1958)
  • 1891-05-23 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1974)
  • 1891-06-06 Vladislac Vancura, writer
  • 1891-06-22 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (White Enemy)
  • 1891-06-28 Esther Forbes, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1891-07-08 Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Poor Part, Bruidstijd)
  • 1891-07-08 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)
  • 1891-08-25 Alberto Savinio [Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico], Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), born in Athens (d. 1952)
  • 1891-09-03 Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer
  • 1891-11-27 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), born in Madrid (d. 1951)
  • 1891-12-02 Charles H. Wesley, author writer and Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. (d. 1987)

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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
  • 1892-01-06 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), born in Mainz (d. 1969)
  • 1892-02-05 George Saiko, Austrian writer, born in Seestadtl, Bohemia (d. 1962)
  • 1892-02-17 Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad)
  • 1892-03-01 Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japan, writer (Rashomon in Kappa)
  • 1892-03-09 Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Adel und Untergang)
  • 1892-04-23 Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer
  • 1892-04-23 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, born in born in Frankenau, Hessen-Nassau (d. 1974)
  • 1892-05-31 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (d. 1968)
  • 1892-06-20 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in Kuldīga, Latvia (d. 1937)
  • 1892-07-08 Richard Aldington, writer
  • 1892-07-12 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
  • 1892-07-15 Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer
  • 1892-07-21 Anton Schnack, German writer and poet, born in Rieneck, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1892-10-28 Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Night Watch)
  • 1892-11-16 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
  • 1892-12-06 F Osbert S Sitwell, poet/writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England
  • 1893-01-15 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1951)
  • 1893-01-31 Freya Stark, English explorer/ travel writer
  • 1893-04-20 Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, born in Boskovice (d. 1929)
  • 1893-05-03 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (d. 1975)
  • 1893-05-09 William Moulton Marston, American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman) (d. 1947)
  • 1893-07-07 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (d. 1981)
  • 1893-07-20 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
  • 1893-07-21 Hans Fallada [Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen], German writer, born in Greifswald (d. 1947)

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1893-08-22 Dorothy Parker, American short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1967)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • 1893-09-17 Abel J Herzberg, Russ/Dutch writer (Persecution of Jews)
  • 1893-09-18 William March, [Campbell], American writer (Company K)
  • 1893-10-09 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, born in São Paulo (d. 1947)
  • 1893-11-10 John P. Marquand, American writer (d. 1960)
  • 1893-11-14 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)
  • 1893-11-14 Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian writer, born in Milan (d. 1973)
  • 1893-12-01 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • 1894-01-22 Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)
  • 1894-03-09 Frank Arnau, German writer (d. 1976)
  • 1894-04-07 Gerald Brenan, English writer
  • 1894-05-27 Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (Die Nacht), born in Courbevoie, Seine, France (d. 1961)
  • 1894-06-06 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, born in London England (d. 1972)
  • 1894-06-21 Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer (d. 1968)
  • 1894-07-13 Isaak Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [OS Jun 30]
  • 1894-07-22 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, born in Berg, Bavaria (d. 1967)
  • 1894-08-31 Albert Facey, Australian writer (A Fortunate Life), born in Maidstone, Victoria, Australia (d. 1982)
  • 1894-09-02 Joseph Roth, Austrian journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)
  • 1894-09-19 Cornelis Rijnsdorp, writer (Kings Children)
  • 1894-12-10 Gertrud Kolmar, writer
  • 1894-12-17 Hans Henny Jahnn, writer
  • 1894-12-26 Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1895-01-13 Anton Betzner, German writer, born in Cologne (d. 1976)
  • 1895-01-14 George Richard Samways, children's writer
  • 1895-01-24 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • 1895-03-05 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • 1895-03-30 Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)
  • 1895-04-15 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
  • 1895-04-16 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 2,253

  • 1945-06-20 Bruno Frank, German-born American writer, dies at 58
  • 1945-06-21 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Sinking Shadows), dies at 53
  • 1945-08-20 Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian writer, dies at 73
  • 1945-08-26 Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54
  • 1945-09-20 William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884)
  • 1945-09-26 R Beer-Hofmann, writer, dies at 78
  • 1945-10-08 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), dies at 78
  • 1945-10-29 Hans Erich Blaich [Dr. Owlglass], German writer (Simplicissimus), dies at 72
  • 1946-02-01 Hans Bethge, German poet, dies at 70
  • 1946-02-04 Margarete Boie, writer, dies

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1946-02-05 George Arliss, British actor (Devil, Green Goddess), dies at 77

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1946-06-06 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), dies at 83

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

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1946-08-13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1946-09-07 Paul Zech, German writer, dies at 65
  • 1946-09-09 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), dies at 74
  • 1946-09-11 Arthur van Schendel, writer (Holland Drama), dies at 72)

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1946-12-10 Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer, dies at 66

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • 1946-12-25 W C Fields, writer/comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67
  • 1947-01-24 Felix Timmermans, writer/painter (Gift from St Nicholas), dies at 60
  • 1947-02-05 Hans Fallada, German writer (Little Man, What Now?), dies at 53
  • 1947-04-12 Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies
  • 1947-04-24 Willa Cather, American writer (b. 1873)
  • 1947-05-23 C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68
  • 1947-09-26 Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61
  • 1947-10-13 Sydney Webb, English socialist and economist (founded London School of Economics) and husband of Beatrice Webb, dies at 88
  • 1947-11-17 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", dies at 83
  • 1947-11-20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, dies at 26
  • 1948-01-07 Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies
  • 1948-01-08 Kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60
  • 1948-02-09 Karl Valentin, German comic/writer, dies at 65
  • 1948-03-03 Antonin Artaud, writer, dies at 51
  • 1948-03-10 Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
  • 1948-03-31 Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62
  • 1948-04-08 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
  • 1948-06-30 Karl Wolfskehl, writer, dies at 78
  • 1948-07-04 Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (b. 1882)
  • 1948-07-05 G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60
  • 1948-08-10 E Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63
  • 1948-08-10 Montague Summers, English writer (b. 1880)
  • 1948-09-08 Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)
  • 1948-10-12 Alfred Kerr, German-British writer, dies at 80
  • 1948-10-31 Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Han], writer, dies
  • 1948-11-23 Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
  • 1949-05-21 Klaus Mann, German writer, dies at 42
  • 1949-05-22 Klaus H T Mann, German/US writer (Turning Point), dies
  • 1949-06-10 Sigrid Undset, Norwegian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)

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1949-08-16 Margaret Mitchell, American writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48

  • 1949-10-06 Robert Lynd [YY], Irish writer/critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70
  • 1949-12-03 Elin Pelin, writer, dies
  • 1949-12-28 W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at 60
  • 1950-01-11 Karin Michaelis, writer, dies at 77
  • 1950-02-27 Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), dies at 58
  • 1950-03-12 L Heinrich Mann, German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
  • 1950-04-08 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
  • 1950-05-06 Agnes Smedley, writer, dies
  • 1950-08-24 Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63
  • 1950-08-27 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41
  • 1950-09-06 Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (b. 1886)
  • 1950-09-29 Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer, dies
  • 1950-10-13 Ernest Haycox, American writer (b. 1899)
  • 1950-10-31 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72
  • 1950-11-25 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
  • 1950-12-14 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (Heroische Fahrt), dies at 65
  • 1951-01-10 [Harry] Sinclair Lewis, American writer (Nobel Prize in Literature 1930), dies from advanced alcoholism in Rome at 65
  • 1951-01-10 Sinclair Lewis, writer, dies at 65

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1951-02-19 Andre Gide, French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • 1951-03-06 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), dies at 58
  • 1951-04-09 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies at 48
  • 1951-05-25 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet and writer, dies at 63
  • 1951-05-30 Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64
  • 1951-06-02 John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
  • 1951-07-31 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies
  • 1951-08-28 Robert Walker, actor/writer (Bataan, Madame Curie), dies at 32
  • 1951-12-04 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), dies at 61
  • 1951-12-05 Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
  • 1951-12-10 Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
  • 1951-12-23 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66
  • 1952-01-26 Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
  • 1952-02-16 Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
  • 1952-02-19 Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 92
  • 1952-04-05 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
  • 1952-04-23 Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Neart], Flemish writer, dies at 60
  • 1952-06-13 Max Pulver, writer, dies
  • 1952-08-12 David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
  • 1952-09-14 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, commits suicide at 29
  • 1952-09-19 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies at 56
  • 1952-10-03 Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56
  • 1952-12-30 Ivan Olbracht, writer, dies
  • 1953-04-14 Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84
  • 1953-04-20 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, dies at 62
  • 1953-04-22 Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N], Dutch writer, dies at 75
  • 1953-05-28 Hori Tatsuo, Japanese writer (b. 1904)
  • 1953-08-11 Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies
  • 1953-09-24 Berthold Viertel, writer, dies at 68
  • 1953-10-05 Friedrich Wolf, writer, dies at 64
  • 1953-11-08 Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83
  • 1953-11-08 John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66
  • 1953-12-19 Rudolf Leonhard, writer, dies