Writer in History (Part 13)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 2,621

  • 1903-04-15 Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
  • 1903-04-27 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)
  • 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 (Toys, Horse Rider)

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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 (d. 1992)
  • 1903-08-29 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), born in Zeitz (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 WW I)/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 New York City (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)
  • 1904-04-27 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 (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 (d. 1986)
  • 1904-10-12 Lester Dent, American writer (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, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
  • 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, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)
  • 1905-09-04 Mary Renault, [Mary Challens], writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games)
  • 1905-09-05 Arthur Koestler, Hungary, British writer (Arrow in Blue)
  • 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, US, 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, writer
  • 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, writer
  • 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)
  • 1906-09-30 John I M Stewart, British detective writer (Comedy of Terrors)
  • 1906-09-30 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer
  • 1906-10-05 Leopold Kohr, writer/mentor of Fritz Schumacher
  • 1906-10-16 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), born in San Pellegrino, Belluno, (d. 1972)
  • 1906-12-11 Birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs)
  • 1907-02-17 Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 2,130

  • 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, US 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
  • 1970-05-22 Joseph W Krutch, US 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, writer, dies
  • 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, US 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, Flemish writer (Don't Forget to Live), 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, US, 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, US 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, US 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, writer, dies 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/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/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, dir/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)
  • 1973-11-28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  • 1974-01-13 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • 1974-01-26 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, dies at 85
  • 1974-01-27 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, dies at 74
  • 1974-02-23 Harry Ruby, American composer and writer (b. 1895)
  • 1974-03-29 Seton I Miller, writer, dies at 71
  • 1974-04-18 Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
  • 1974-05-13 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer (b. 1902)
  • 1974-05-23 Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies
  • 1974-06-18 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
  • 1974-07-11 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • 1974-08-13 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
  • 1974-08-17 Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
  • 1974-08-22 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1974-09-23 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, dies at 70
  • 1974-09-25 William Sloane, publisher/writer ("Edge of Running Water"), dies
  • 1974-10-02 Ina Seidel, writer, dies at 89
  • 1974-10-10 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer, dies at 73
  • 1974-11-29 Ouida Bergere, scriptwriter, dies at 88
  • 1974-12-16 Kostas Varnalis, writer, dies
  • 1975-01-04 Carlo Levi, Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
  • 1975-01-08 Louis J H C A de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
  • 1975-01-27 Bill Walsh, American producer and writer (b. 1913)
  • 1975-02-10 Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (b. 1910)
  • 1975-02-14 P. G. Wodehouse, English-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), dies at 93
  • 1975-02-27 Neville Cardus, writer/cricketer, dies
  • 1975-03-30 Peter Bamm, writer, dies