Writer in History (Part 14)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,621

  • 1907-03-03 Aar van de Werfhorst, [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer
  • 1907-03-24 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
  • 1907-04-18 Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
  • 1907-04-26 Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)
  • 1907-05-09 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
  • 1907-05-12 Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint)
  • 1907-05-13 Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites)

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1907-05-25 Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and writer (Silent Spring), born in Springdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1907-05-27 Rachel Louise Carson, biologist/ecologist/writer (Silent Spring)
  • 1907-06-04 Jacques Roumain, Haitian writer (d. 1944)
  • 1907-06-05 Rolf Bongs, German writer, born in Dusseldolf (d. 1981)
  • 1907-06-11 Anton D Hildebrand, children's book writer (Man in the Moon)
  • 1907-06-14 Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator (d. 1978)
  • 1907-08-02 Mary Hamman, American writer (d. 1984)
  • 1907-08-09 Berta Waterstradt, writer
  • 1907-08-17 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), born in Castres, Tarn (d. 2000)
  • 1907-08-29 Joseph Wechsberg, Austria/US writer (Looking For a Bluebird)
  • 1907-09-06 Elizabeth Morna MacTaggart Ferrars, crime writer
  • 1907-09-12 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress/writer (Drei Tage Liebe)
  • 1907-09-21 Helen Foster Snow, writer
  • 1907-10-15 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1980)
  • 1907-11-13 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan)
  • 1907-12-10 Michael Blankfort, US, writer/producer/director
  • 1907-12-23 Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (d. 2005)
  • 1907-12-27 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1908-01-18 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1974)
  • 1908-01-23 Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
  • 1908-01-28 Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer, Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)
  • 1908-02-15 Ypk fan der Fear, Frisian writer (Reade Runen)
  • 1908-02-26 Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
  • 1908-03-04 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]
  • 1908-03-05 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • 1908-03-16 Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo)
  • 1908-03-17 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • 1908-03-22 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, born in Langenbeutingen (d. 2000)
  • 1908-03-26 Betty MacDonald, [Anne E Campbell Bard], US writer (Egg & I)
  • 1908-03-27 Jacques [Izaak] den Haan, Dutch writer (Dangerous Book)
  • 1908-04-11 Leo Rosten, writer/humourist
  • 1908-05-01 Giovanni Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone)
  • 1908-06-17 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer
  • 1908-06-23 Paulus Akkerman, [Paul fen Nijenborn], Frisian writer (Each om Each)
  • 1908-06-27 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (d. 1967)
  • 1908-06-29 Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe)
  • 1908-06-30 Winston Graham, British writer (Poldark novels), born in Manchester (d. 2003)
  • 1908-07-01 Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)
  • 1908-07-03 Thomas Narcejac, Rochefort-sur-Mer France, writer (Vertigo)
  • 1908-07-03 M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
  • 1908-07-14 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)
  • 1908-07-25 Joseph Mitchell, writer
  • 1908-08-18 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu)
  • 1908-08-18 Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)
  • 1908-08-20 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), born in Bedous, Aquitaine (d. 1998)
  • 1908-08-21 M. M. Kaye, British writer (d. 2004)
  • 1908-08-28 Roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds)
  • 1908-09-09 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (La belle estate)
  • 1908-09-15 Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain)
  • 1908-10-10 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer
  • 1908-10-12 Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)
  • 1908-10-13 Werner Reinowski, writer
  • 1908-10-25 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (d. 2004)
  • 1908-11-08 Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1908-11-23 Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)
  • 1908-12-27 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
  • 1909-01-30 Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1909-02-24 August William Derleth, Sauk City Wisc, writer (Judge Peck Mysteries)
  • 1909-02-25 John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather, writer
  • 1909-03-07 Greta Schoon, German poet, born in Spetzerfehn (d. 1991)
  • 1909-03-14 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (Margin)
  • 1909-03-29 Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish writer (Gnome Patjoepelke)
  • 1909-04-07 Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)
  • 1909-04-27 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place)
  • 1909-05-01 Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, born in Monemvasia (d. 1990)
  • 1909-05-05 Miklos Radnoti, writer
  • 1909-05-24 Louis Fornberg, writer
  • 1909-05-28 John Schepens, [Jean Baudoux], Flemish journalist/writer (Polyfoto)
  • 1909-06-25 Daniel Fuchs, US writer (Summer in Williamsburg)
  • 1909-06-28 Eric Ambler, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy), born in London, England
  • 1909-08-19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes & Diamonds), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • 1909-08-22 Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
  • 1909-10-10 Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer/erotic poet
  • 1909-11-25 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer
  • 1909-12-01 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, born in Kudowa (d. 2001)
  • 1909-12-12 Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer
  • 1909-12-21 Seicho Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1910-01-01 Russ Bender, actor/writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster)
  • 1910-01-02 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • 1910-01-06 Wright Morris, US writer
  • 1910-02-01 Michael Kanin, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1910-03-09 Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Survivor)
  • 1910-03-15 An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, children book writer (Skating Race)
  • 1910-03-22 Nicholas Monsarret, England, writer (Cruel Sea)
  • 1910-04-02 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • 1910-04-28 Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer (d. 1996)
  • 1910-06-03 Wilfred Thesiger, explorer/writer
  • 1910-06-08 John W Campbell, US, sci-fi writer (Moon is Hell)
  • 1910-06-13 Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Galician writer (d. 1999)
  • 1910-07-02 Hans Gunther Adler, German writer
  • 1910-07-27 Bea Marcia Anastasia verbrook Christoforides, writer
  • 1910-07-27 Julien Gracq, [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton)
  • 1910-08-02 Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,130

  • 1975-04-23 R D Brinkmann, writer, dies
  • 1975-06-28 Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
  • 1975-07-11 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • 1975-07-17 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (b. 1893)
  • 1975-09-23 Ian Hunter, actor/writer (Rockets Galore, Ziegfield Girl), dies at 75
  • 1975-10-03 Bauke Tuinstra, Fries notary/writer (Ealse & I), dies at 75
  • 1975-10-27 Rex Stout, US detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88
  • 1975-11-05 Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (b. 1905)
  • 1975-11-21 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), dies at 86
  • 1975-12-07 Thornton N Wilder, US writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 78

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1976-01-12 Agatha Christie, British crime writer ("10 Little Indians"), dies at 85

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • 1976-02-11 Frank Arnau, German writer (b. 1894)
  • 1976-02-18 Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
  • 1976-03-14 Martha Saalfeldt, writer, dies
  • 1976-03-26 Lin Yutang, Chinese writer (b. 1895)
  • 1976-04-06 Ruth P Thomson, writer, dies
  • 1976-04-14 José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
  • 1976-04-28 Eugen Roth, German poet, dies at 81
  • 1976-06-09 Paul T B Rodenko, Dutch poet/writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
  • 1976-07-15 Paul William Gallico, writer, dies at 78
  • 1976-09-02 Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934)
  • 1976-09-10 Dalton Trumbo, US writer/director (Johnny Got His Gun), dies at 70
  • 1976-09-24 Romney Brent, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz), dies at 74
  • 1976-10-18 Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (b. 1895)
  • 1976-10-25 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French writer (Last Days), dies at 73
  • 1976-12-13 Eduard Claudius, writer, dies
  • 1976-12-23 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, dies at 72
  • 1977-02-04 Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
  • 1977-03-04 Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (b. 1951)
  • 1977-04-20 Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
  • 1977-05-09 James Jones, US writer (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), dies at 55
  • 1977-05-25 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (b. 1904)
  • 1977-05-30 Claire Goll, German-French writer, dies at 86
  • 1977-06-29 Anton D Hildebrand, children's book writer (Monus), dies at 70
  • 1977-07-02 Vladimir V Nabokov, Russian/US writer (Lolita), dies at 78
  • 1977-07-09 Loren C Eiseley, US anthropologist/writer (Animal Secrets), dies at 69
  • 1977-07-15 Konstantin Fedin, writer, dies
  • 1977-09-05 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant (b. 1897)
  • 1977-10-27 James M Cain, US writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85
  • 1977-11-02 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, dies at 76
  • 1977-11-05 René Goscinny, French writer (Asterix), dies at 51
  • 1977-11-20 Maxie Wander, writer, dies
  • 1977-11-30 Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)
  • 1977-12-09 Clarice Lispector, writer, dies
  • 1977-12-24 Samael Aun Weor, Colombian writer (b. 1917)
  • 1978-01-18 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher, critic and writer (b. 1919)
  • 1978-02-11 Harry Martinson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1978-06-12 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1978-06-24 Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909)
  • 1978-08-09 James Gould Cozzens, American novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor), dies at 74
  • 1978-08-09 Johan Daisne, [Thiery], Belgian writer (Lago Maggiore), dies at 66
  • 1978-08-14 Nicolas Bentley, British writer (b. 1907)
  • 1978-08-28 Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78
  • 1978-11-07 Janet Flanner, writer, dies at 86
  • 1978-12-14 Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish diplomat, writer, historian and pacifist (b. 1886)
  • 1979-02-06 Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer, dies at 47
  • 1979-02-12 Jean Renoir, French writer/director (Human Beast), dies at 84
  • 1979-02-28 Paul Alverdes, German writer (b. 1897)
  • 1979-03-24 Yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53
  • 1979-04-07 Bruno Apitz, German writer, dies at 78
  • 1979-05-10 Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Eros & the Lonely Man), dies at 67
  • 1979-05-14 Paul van 't Veeer, Dutch journalist/writer (Vrije Volk), dies at 57
  • 1979-06-03 Arno Schmidt, German writer, dies at 65
  • 1979-06-15 Ernst Meister, writer, dies at 67
  • 1979-06-16 Liselotte Welskopf-Heinrich, writer, dies at 77
  • 1979-07-21 Ludwig Renn, German writer, dies at 90
  • 1979-07-22 Soschtschenko, writer, dies at 83
  • 1979-08-22 James T Farrell, US writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
  • 1979-08-28 Simonow, writer, dies
  • 1979-11-10 Friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71
  • 1979-12-07 Nicolas Born, German writer, dies of cancer at 41
  • 1980-02-22 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
  • 1980-03-25 Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (b. 1915)

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1980-04-15 Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher and writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74

  • 1980-04-24 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75
  • 1980-04-25 Katia Mann, wife of German writer Thomas Mann (b. 1883)
  • 1980-05-05 Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79
  • 1980-06-07 Henry Miller, American writer (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn), dies of circulatory complications at 88
  • 1980-06-07 Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)
  • 1980-06-09 Leonard Huizinga, journalist/writer (Olivier & Adrian), dies at 73
  • 1980-07-01 Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75
  • 1980-07-26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (b. 1928)
  • 1980-09-09 John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)
  • 1980-09-18 K A Porter, writer, dies at 90
  • 1980-11-03 Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies
  • 1980-11-12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident, dies at 42
  • 1980-12-02 Romain Gary, Lithuanian-born French writer (b. 1914)
  • 1980-12-29 Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)
  • 1981-01-06 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (b. 1896)
  • 1981-01-13 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83
  • 1981-01-14 John O'Grady, Australian writer (Nino Culotta) (b. 1907)
  • 1981-02-26 FC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79
  • 1981-02-26 Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist (b. 1914)
  • 1981-03-27 Mao Dun, Chinese writer (b. 1895)
  • 1981-04-23 Josep Pla, Catalan journalist and writer (b. 1897)
  • 1981-05-09 Nelson Algren, US writer (Man with the Golden Arm), dies at 72
  • 1981-05-18 William Saroyan, US stagewriter (Time of your life), dies at 72
  • 1981-06-17 Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (b. 1889)
  • 1981-07-01 Carlos de Oliveira, Portuguese writer (b. 1921)
  • 1981-09-03 Alec Waugh, English writer (b. 1898)