Writer in History (Part 13)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 2,658

  • 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)
  • 1903-04-03 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • 1903-04-15 Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
  • 1903-04-27 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown), born in Harlem, Manhattan (d. 1994)
  • 1903-05-09 Walter Dehmel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • 1903-05-28 Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Golden Sail)
  • 1903-06-17 Michail Swetlow, writer
  • 1903-06-18 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)
  • 1903-06-23 Anthony Veiller, American writer (Night of Iguana, Moulin Rouge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903-06-23 Hans C Branner, Danish writer (Two Minutes of Silence), born in Ordrup, Denmark (d. 1966)

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1903-06-25 George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair], Bihar, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), born in Motihari, British India (d. 1950)

  • 1903-08-22 René Wellek, writer (Concepts of Criticism), Vienna, Austria
  • 1903-08-25 Arpad Elo, American chess writer and creator of the Elo rating system for two-player games such as chess, born in Egyházaskesző, Hungary (d. 1992)
  • 1903-08-29 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), born in Zeitz, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1903-09-09 Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)
  • 1903-09-26 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, born in Dessau (d. 1974)
  • 1903-12-04 Cornell Woolrich, American writer (El Angel Negro)
  • 1903-12-13 Jewgeni Petrow, writer
  • 1903-12-13 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WWI)/official war painter
  • 1903-12-19 Theo Harych, German writer, born in Doruchow, Posen (d. 1958)
  • 1904-01-14 Emily Hahn, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1904-01-22 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
  • 1904-02-07 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1904-02-17 Albert Kuyle, [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
  • 1904-02-19 Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
  • 1904-03-04 George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...
  • 1904-03-06 Hugh Williams, actor/writer (Charley's Aunt, Bank Holiday)
  • 1904-03-11 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
  • 1904-04-01 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, born in Alcoy (d. 1994)
  • 1904-04-27 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
  • 1904-05-22 Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje)
  • 1904-06-11 Daphne Fielding, socialite/writer
  • 1904-06-24 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • 1904-07-30 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
  • 1904-07-31 Brett Halliday, American writer (Dividend on Death), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1904-08-26 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)
  • 1904-09-06 Karlo Arvi Kivimaa, Finnish writer (Groenende Cross)
  • 1904-09-14 Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa)
  • 1904-10-06 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), born in Liegnitz, Silesia (d. 1971)
  • 1904-10-12 Ding Ling, Chinese writer (The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River), born in Linli, Hunan, China (d. 1986)
  • 1904-10-12 Lester Dent, American writer (Doc Savage), born in La Plata, Missouri (d. 1959)
  • 1904-10-13 Jutta Hecker, German writer, born in Weimar (d. 2002)
  • 1904-11-04 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)
  • 1904-11-08 Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
  • 1904-12-26 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)
  • 1905-01-31 Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • 1905-02-02 Ayn Rand, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, writer and philosopher (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)
  • 1905-02-07 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • 1905-02-11 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Dutch/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
  • 1905-02-20 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
  • 1905-03-01 Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • 1905-03-09 Rex Warner, English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)
  • 1905-03-24 Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • 1905-03-24 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • 1905-04-02 Kurt Adler, therapist/writer
  • 1905-04-08 Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
  • 1905-04-08 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)
  • 1905-04-27 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, born in Stryi, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1996)
  • 1905-05-24 Mikhail Sholokhov, Soviet writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965), born in Veshenskaya, Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • 1905-06-18 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer

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1905-06-21 Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris (d. 1980)

  • 1905-07-20 Molly Mary Nesta Keane, writer
  • 1905-07-21 Diana Trilling, writer
  • 1905-07-25 Denys Watkins-Pitchford, writer and illustrator (d. 1990)
  • 1905-08-08 Wachtang Ananjan, writer
  • 1905-08-31 Dore Schary, American producer, writer and director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1905-09-04 Mary Renault, [Mary Challens], writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games)
  • 1905-09-05 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Arrow in Blue), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1905-09-27 Vjekoslav Kaleb, Yugoslavia, writer (Splendor of the Fabric)
  • 1905-10-15 C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)
  • 1905-12-09 Dalton Trumbo, American writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)
  • 1905-12-11 Robert Henriques, English writer (d. 1967)
  • 1905-12-12 Manès Sperber, Austrian-born writer (d. 1984)
  • 1905-12-17 Érico Lopes Veríssimo, Brazilian writer (d. 1975)
  • 1905-12-31 Tadeusz Breza, Polish writer (The Bronze Gate), born in Sekežintsõ, Ostrog (d. 1970)
  • 1906-01-03 Roman Brandstaetter, writer
  • 1906-01-28 Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
  • 1906-02-08 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1906-03-03 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • 1906-03-16 Francisco Ayala, writer
  • 1906-04-08 Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
  • 1906-04-16 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • 1906-04-23 Maria Arnoldo, [Adrianus Broeders], photographer/writer
  • 1906-04-25 Sally Salminen, writer
  • 1906-05-06 Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
  • 1906-05-16 Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)
  • 1906-06-23 Wolfgang Koeppen, German author (Death in Rome), born in Greifswald, Pomerania (d. 1996)
  • 1906-06-26 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), born in Dhrönchen (d. 1970)
  • 1906-07-09 Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Secret Resistance)
  • 1906-07-27 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (d. 2000)
  • 1906-08-03 Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)
  • 1906-08-05 John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
  • 1906-08-08 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
  • 1906-08-25 Mollie Panter-Downes, British writer and columnist (The Shoreless Sea), born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1906-09-22 Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor
  • 1906-09-25 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer
  • 1906-09-25 Phyllis Pearsall, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company), born in London (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 2,254

  • 1967-11-21 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
  • 1967-12-03 Annette Kolb, German writer and pacifist, dies at 97
  • 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 Fisher, American 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, American 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 Resistance 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
  • 1969-08-16 Russ Bender, actor/writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59
  • 1969-09-08 Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (b. 1868)
  • 1970-01-16 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
  • 1970-02-27 Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies
  • 1970-03-01 Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59

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1970-03-11 Erle Stanley Gardner, American writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 1970-03-15 Josef Martin Bauer, writer, dies at 68
  • 1970-03-15 Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
  • 1970-03-21 Marlen Haushofer, writer, dies at 49
  • 1970-04-26 John Knittel, Swiss writer, dies at 79
  • 1970-04-26 Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5]
  • 1970-04-30 Jacob Presser, historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71
  • 1970-05-19 Tadeusz Breza, Polish writer (The Bronze Gate), dies at 64
  • 1970-05-22 Joseph W Krutch, American writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76
  • 1970-06-01 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, dies at 82
  • 1970-06-03 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Fries boer/writer, dies at 70

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1970-06-07 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1970-06-16 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, dies at 73
  • 1970-06-29 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64
  • 1970-09-01 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • 1970-09-02 Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show), dies at 64
  • 1970-09-25 Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
  • 1970-09-28 John Roderigo Dos Passos, American writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
  • 1970-10-08 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • 1970-10-09 Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard sur le toit), dies at 75
  • 1970-10-19 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, dies at 54
  • 1970-11-28 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • 1971-03-06 Raymond Herreman, Belgian poet, journalist and writer (Jericho's Rose), dies at 74
  • 1971-03-17 Ernst Bachmeister, writer, dies
  • 1971-03-22 Martin Bodmer, writer, dies
  • 1971-04-03 Manfred Bonnington Lee, [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65
  • 1971-05-15 Tyrone Guthrie, English director, producer, and writer (b. 1900)
  • 1971-07-04 August Derleth, American writer and editor (b. 1909)
  • 1971-07-06 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), dies at 66
  • 1971-07-07 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian writer (b. 1925)
  • 1971-07-11 John W Campbell, American sci-fi writer (Space Beyond), dies at 61
  • 1971-08-19 Walther Victor, writer, dies
  • 1971-10-03 Leah Baird, writer (Jungle Bride), dies of anemia at 88
  • 1971-10-26 Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
  • 1971-11-01 G von Le Fort, writer, dies at 95
  • 1971-12-22 Godfried Jan Arnold Bomans, Dutch writer (Eric), dies at 58

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1972-01-08 Kenneth Patchen, American writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet/Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • 1972-01-12 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90
  • 1972-01-15 Daisy Ashford, English child writer (The Young Visiters) (b. 1881)
  • 1972-01-17 Betty Smith, American writer and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1972-01-28 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), dies at 67
  • 1972-02-02 Natalie Clifford Barney, American writer (b. 1876)
  • 1972-02-20 Walter Winchell, writer/actor (Dondi, Love & Hisses), dies at 74
  • 1972-03-01 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, dies at 77
  • 1972-04-12 C W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), dies at 57
  • 1972-05-02 Hugo Hartung, writer, dies at 69
  • 1972-05-22 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1972-06-12 Edmund Wilson, American writer (To the Finland station), dies at 79
  • 1972-06-12 Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), dies at 63
  • 1972-06-20 Horst Salomon, writer, dies
  • 1972-08-02 Paul Goodman, US social critic/writer, dies at 60
  • 1972-08-17 Wampilow, writer, dies
  • 1972-10-01 Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87
  • 1972-12-24 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), dies at 69
  • 1973-02-20 Brigitte Reimann, German writer (Franziska Linkerhand), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1973-03-12 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77
  • 1973-05-04 Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56
  • 1973-05-17 Alexander J. Kropholler, Dutch architect and writer, dies at 91
  • 1973-05-21 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
  • 1973-09-07 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • 1973-09-21 William CF Plomer, South African libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69
  • 1973-09-26 Anton Schnack, German writer and poet, dies at 81
  • 1973-09-28 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • 1973-10-08 Gabriel Marcel, writer, dies
  • 1973-10-10 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Paradise Bird), dies at 71
  • 1973-10-18 Crane Wilbur, American director and writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), dies at 86
  • 1973-10-28 Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889)
  • 1973-11-16 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • 1973-11-24 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)