Writer in History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,658

  • 1898-11-28 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [OS]
  • 1898-12-10 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]
  • 1899-02-03 Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
  • 1899-02-23 Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
  • 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 and sculptor (Rose, Black King), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 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, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 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, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), born in Nemyriv, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 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), born in Cork City, County Cork, Ireland (d. 1991)
  • 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, American 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, poet and pioneering aviator (The Little Prince), born in Lyon, France (d. 1944)
  • 1900-07-18 Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], French writer (Childhood, Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits), born in Ivanovo, Russia (d. 1999)
  • 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, American-French writer (Frere Francois), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • 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, American writer (Apartment in Athens)
  • 1901-04-14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • 1901-05-02 Lev N Lunts, Russian 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, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1901-08-28 Cees Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1981)
  • 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 African 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, Belgian mystery writer (Snow Was Black)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 2,254

  • 1961-12-06 Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), dies of leukemia at 36
  • 1962-01-12 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist (b. 1869)
  • 1962-01-16 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
  • 1962-02-03 Werner Bock, writer, dies
  • 1962-02-07 Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (b. 1886)
  • 1962-03-28 Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
  • 1962-06-02 Franc S Finzgar, Slovic writer (Service Girls), dies
  • 1962-06-02 Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
  • 1962-07-08 Georges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (b. 1897)
  • 1962-07-27 Richard Adlington, writer, dies at 70
  • 1962-09-07 Karen Blixen-Finecke, Danish baroness/writer (Isak Dinesen - Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • 1962-09-19 Nikolai Pogodin, Soviet playwright, dies at 61
  • 1962-10-07 Mauritius Dekker, [Boris Robazki], writer (Boots in Jail), dies at 66
  • 1962-11-14 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet (Hombres & Soledad), dies at 80
  • 1962-12-23 George Saiko, Austrian writer, dies at 70
  • 1963-01-08 Stark Young, American writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81
  • 1963-01-14 Gustav Regler, German writer, dies at 64
  • 1963-01-21 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, dies at 74
  • 1963-03-20 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, dies at 73
  • 1963-05-01 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879)
  • 1963-06-17 John Cowper Powys, British writer and critic (Wood & Stone, Wolf Solent), dies at 90
  • 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
  • 1965-03-17 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, dies at 69
  • 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
  • 1965-08-08 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), dies at 89
  • 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, American sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies
  • 1966-01-10 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), 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, American screenwriter, dies at 68
  • 1966-07-04 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, dies at 70
  • 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

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1966-09-28 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, dies at 70

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • 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, American 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 at 82
  • 1967-10-31 Jan Mens, Dutch writer (Honor to God Alone), dies at 70
  • 1967-11-12 Kurt Barthel [KuBa], German writer and political activist, dies at 53