Writer in History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,622

  • 1899-02-24 Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
  • 1899-03-03 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1899-03-30 Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, well known Bengali writer (d. 1970)
  • 1899-05-31 Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, born in Breslau (d. 1987)
  • 1899-05-31 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • 1899-06-14 Kawabata Yasunari, Zen writer (Nobel Literature 1968)
  • 1899-06-24 Bruce Marshall, writer

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1899-07-11 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1899-08-09 Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)

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1899-08-24 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • 1899-08-24 Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer (Rose, Black King)
  • 1899-09-13 Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer
  • 1899-09-30 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic
  • 1899-10-01 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • 1899-10-09 Bruce Catton, US, historian/writer (Civil War)
  • 1899-10-20 Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)
  • 1899-11-23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1899-12-04 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer
  • 1900-01-05 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, born in Vorarlberg, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1900-01-25 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukraine, genetist/writer (Mankind Evolving)
  • 1900-01-25 Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)
  • 1900-01-28 Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
  • 1900-02-01 Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)
  • 1900-02-19 Giorgos Seferis, writer
  • 1900-02-22 Seán Ó Faoláin [John Whelan], Irish short story writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk)
  • 1900-02-28 Laura Z Hobson, writer
  • 1900-03-15 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer
  • 1900-04-02 Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)
  • 1900-04-06 Leo Robin, US writer (Thanks For the Memory)
  • 1900-04-11 Sandor Marai, Hungarian writer (d. 1989)
  • 1900-04-19 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
  • 1900-04-28 Bruno Apitz, German writer (Nackt unter Wölfen, born in Leipzig (d. 1979)
  • 1900-06-08 Herman J Friedericy, [H J Merlijn], writer (Last general)
  • 1900-06-25 Izak D du Plessis, South African writer/director (3rd World)
  • 1900-06-29 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
  • 1900-07-18 Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], Ivanovo, Russia, writer and lawyer (Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits)
  • 1900-07-19 Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer
  • 1900-07-20 Maurice Gilliams, Flemish writer/poet/essayist (Maria's Life)
  • 1900-09-06 Julien Green, US/French writer (Frere Francois)
  • 1900-10-26 Karin Boye, writer (Kallocain), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1941)
  • 1900-12-21 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1951)
  • 1901-01-04 C. L. R. James, writer and journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1901-01-08 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
  • 1901-01-30 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)
  • 1901-01-31 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer
  • 1901-02-07 Bob den Doolaard, [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
  • 1901-02-15 Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
  • 1901-02-22 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • 1901-04-01 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • 1901-04-05 Chester Bowles, Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)
  • 1901-04-11 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer (typewriter)
  • 1901-04-11 Glenway Wescott, US writer (Apartment in Athens)
  • 1901-04-14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • 1901-05-02 Lev N Lunts, Russia, writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth)
  • 1901-05-02 Willi Bredel, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1964)
  • 1901-05-21 Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)
  • 1901-05-30 Cornelia Otis Skinner, Chic, writer (When Our Hearts Were Young & Gay)
  • 1901-06-15 Peter Shankland, filmmaker/writer
  • 1901-07-25 Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)
  • 1901-08-15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt Wittenberg (d. 1973)
  • 1901-08-28 Cornelis J Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet)
  • 1901-10-14 Willem A Wagenaar, journalist/writer (Shanghai)
  • 1901-10-15 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats)
  • 1901-12-09 Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian-born writer (d. 1938)
  • 1901-12-21 Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer
  • 1902-01-14 F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • 1902-01-26 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • 1902-01-26 Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
  • 1902-02-26 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
  • 1902-03-11 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • 1902-03-20 Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)
  • 1902-03-22 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)
  • 1902-03-29 Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
  • 1902-04-06 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
  • 1902-04-21 Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard)
  • 1902-04-23 Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1902-05-03 Seton I Miller, Chehalis WA, writer (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul)
  • 1902-05-20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • 1902-06-05 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)
  • 1902-06-08 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary)
  • 1902-07-05 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1902-07-09 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand)
  • 1902-07-10 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, born in Velbert (d. 1969)
  • 1902-07-12 Gunther Anders, writer
  • 1902-07-20 Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
  • 1902-08-15 Jan RT Campert, writer (Song the 18 dead)
  • 1902-09-10 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)
  • 1902-09-22 F R Boschvogel, [French LJ Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds)
  • 1902-09-25 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)
  • 1902-12-17 Albert Drach, Austrian-Jewish writer, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • 1902-12-28 Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (Long River), born in Zhen'gan, Hunan Province (d. 1988)
  • 1903-01-07 Albrecht Haushofer, writer
  • 1903-01-11 Alan Paton, South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
  • 1903-02-01 Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
  • 1903-02-06 Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (Temptation of Poverty)
  • 1903-02-13 Georges Simenon, Belgium, mystery writer (Snow Was Black)
  • 1903-02-19 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl), (d. 1951)
  • 1903-02-21 Anaïs Nin, French writer (d. 1977)
  • 1903-03-22 Jochen Klepper, writer
  • 1903-03-24 Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 2,132

  • 1963-08-02 Oliver Hazzard Perry La Farge, US anthropologist/writer, dies at 61
  • 1963-10-15 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
  • 1963-11-10 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • 1963-12-25 Tristan Tzara, writer, dies at 67
  • 1963-12-28 Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies
  • 1964-02-25 Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)

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1964-03-20 Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1964-04-27 Georg Britting, writer, dies at 73
  • 1964-06-03 Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1964-06-22 Havank, [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • 1964-08-03 Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39
  • 1964-08-05 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73
  • 1964-08-12 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
  • 1964-09-04 W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
  • 1964-09-16 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
  • 1964-10-10 Konrad Bayer, writer, dies
  • 1964-10-26 Agnes Miegel, writer, dies
  • 1964-10-27 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • 1964-12-03 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies
  • 1964-12-21 Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (b. 1880)
  • 1964-12-29 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63
  • 1965-01-17 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75
  • 1965-03-09 Kazys Boruta, writer, dies
  • 1965-04-28 Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80
  • 1965-05-19 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Znaki Zycia), dies
  • 1965-06-07 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • 1965-06-26 Reginald Beckwith, actor/writer (39 Steps, Dr in Love), dies at 56
  • 1965-06-27 Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
  • 1965-07-27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • 1965-07-30 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • 1965-08-06 Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies
  • 1965-08-14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
  • 1965-09-02 Johannes Bobrowski, writer, dies at 48
  • 1965-10-01 Edward E "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies
  • 1966-01-10 Hermann Kasack, writer, dies at 69
  • 1966-01-16 Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
  • 1966-01-29 Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
  • 1966-02-13 Elio Vittorini, writer, dies
  • 1966-02-26 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
  • 1966-03-23 Johannes W Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie), dies at 82
  • 1966-04-03 Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73
  • 1966-04-05 Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, dies at 91
  • 1966-04-10 Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black Mischief), dies at 62
  • 1966-04-13 Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884)
  • 1966-04-30 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident
  • 1966-06-29 Isabel Dawn, writer, dies
  • 1966-07-25 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, dies after being hit by a car at 40
  • 1966-08-06 Cordwainer Smith, American writer (b. 1913)
  • 1966-08-15 Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
  • 1966-08-15 Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71
  • 1966-08-31 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75
  • 1966-09-29 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75
  • 1966-11-26 Siegfried Kracauer, writer, dies at 77
  • 1966-12-19 Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, dies at 82
  • 1966-12-23 Hv Doderer, writer, dies at 70
  • 1967-01-07 David Goodis, American writer (b. 1917)
  • 1967-01-22 Robert Henriques, English writer (b. 1905)
  • 1967-02-05 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
  • 1967-02-21 Charles Beaumont, American writer (b. 1929)
  • 1967-03-02 José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)
  • 1967-03-04 Vladan Desnica, Croatian and Serbian writer (b. 1905)
  • 1967-03-30 Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
  • 1967-05-06 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885)
  • 1967-05-12 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), dies at 88

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1967-06-07 Dorothy Parker, US writer (Enough Rope), dies at 73

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • 1967-06-29 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72
  • 1967-07-14 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • 1967-07-25 W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62
  • 1967-08-31 Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76
  • 1967-09-01 Ilja Ehrenburg, writer, dies at 76
  • 1967-09-01 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • 1967-09-24 Robert H van Gulik, diplomat/writer (Judge Tie), dies
  • 1967-10-09 Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), dies
  • 1967-10-31 Jan Mens, Dutch writer (Honor to God Alone), dies at 70
  • 1967-11-21 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
  • 1967-12-03 Annette Kolb, writer, dies at 92
  • 1968-01-02 Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies
  • 1968-02-04 Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926)
  • 1968-02-27 Johannes Tralow, writer, dies at 85
  • 1968-03-01 G v d Vring, writer, dies
  • 1968-03-23 Edwin O'Connor, US writer, dies at 49

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1968-06-25 Tony Hancock, actor/writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • 1968-07-09 Vardis A Fisher, US writer (Passion Spin the Plot), dies at 73
  • 1968-07-14 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (b. 1892)
  • 1968-10-25 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies
  • 1968-10-30 Conrad Richter, US writer (Light in the Forest), dies at 78
  • 1968-11-17 Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86
  • 1968-11-17 Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911)

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1968-12-10 Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1968-12-20 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafta, dies at 84
  • 1969-03-15 Miles Malleson, actor/writer (Postman's Knock), dies at 80
  • 1969-03-21 Gerhart Fritsch, writer, dies at 44
  • 1969-03-26 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistence fighter, dies at 66
  • 1969-03-27 B[runo] Traven, writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), writer whose identity is disputed, dies at possibly 87
  • 1969-05-04 Osbert Sitwell, English writer (b. 1892)
  • 1969-06-24 Willey Ley, US science writer, dies at 62
  • 1969-07-23 Deli Floyd, writer, dies
  • 1969-08-09 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish writer (murdered) (b. 1936)
  • 1969-08-14 Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88
  • 1969-08-15 Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97