Writer in History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 2,661

  • 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)
  • 1910-04-02 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
  • 1910-08-02 Roger MacDougall, writer (d. 1993)
  • 1910-08-09 Robert H van Gulik, Dutch diplomat/writer (Judge Ti)
  • 1910-08-25 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1910-08-30 Donald Bisset, Dutch children book writer/actor (Battle of the Sexes)
  • 1910-09-15 Richard Baerlein, racing writer
  • 1910-09-23 Elliot Roosevelt, son of FDR/writer (Murder in the Oval Office)
  • 1910-09-24 Cao Yu, Huaju writer (Peking Man), born in Tianjin, China (d. 1996)
  • 1910-09-27 Giles William Playfair, writer
  • 1910-11-06 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • 1910-11-13 William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher (d. 1986)
  • 1910-11-14 Eric Lawson Malpass, writer
  • 1910-12-05 Abraham L Polonsky, US writer/director (Tell them Willie Boy is Here)
  • 1910-12-30 Paul Bowles, writer (The Shelting Sky), born in Queens, New York City (d. 1999)
  • 1911-01-14 Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer (d. 1998)
  • 1911-02-08 Henri Knap, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist/writer
  • 1911-02-12 Frank Hercules, writer
  • 1911-02-16 Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
  • 1911-02-23 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic
  • 1911-03-13 L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1986)
  • 1911-04-01 Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • 1911-04-08 Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
  • 1911-04-10 Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • 1911-04-17 Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin, writer
  • 1911-04-28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • 1911-04-30 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)
  • 1911-05-15 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
  • 1911-05-16 Olaff J de Landell, [JB Wemmerslager van Sparwoude], writer
  • 1911-05-20 Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)
  • 1911-05-27 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)
  • 1911-06-02 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • 1911-06-12 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavia, writer/politician (New Class)
  • 1911-06-15 W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)
  • 1911-06-24 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • 1911-06-30 Czeslaw Milosz, Polish/American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)
  • 1911-07-09 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • 1911-07-12 Johanna Moosdorf, writer
  • 1911-07-17 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder,’), born in Beijing (d. 2016)

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1911-07-21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • 1911-08-22 Somerset de Chair, British writer, MP and poet, born in Somerset (d. 1995)
  • 1911-08-23 Albert Alberts, Dutch writer and journalist (French battle), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1911-09-09 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • 1911-09-16 Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)
  • 1911-10-19 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1990)
  • 1911-11-12 Luc Estang, [Lucien Bastard], French writer (Stigmates)
  • 1911-11-18 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (d. 2000)
  • 1911-12-11 Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian novelist (Palace Walk, Sugar Street) and first Arabic writer to win a Nobel Prize (1988), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2006)
  • 1911-12-15 Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)
  • 1911-12-24 Malcolm MacEwen, writer
  • 1912-01-06 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
  • 1912-01-18 William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
  • 1912-01-27 Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling, Indian/British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet)
  • 1912-01-27 E. R. Braithwaite, diplomat and writer (To Sir with Love), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2016)
  • 1912-02-15 George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)
  • 1912-02-19 Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)
  • 1912-02-27 Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1912-03-15 Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Kapellekensbaan)
  • 1912-04-20 Soewarsil Djojopoespito, Indonesia, writer (Toe the Line)
  • 1912-04-27 Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), born in Seraing, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • 1912-05-02 Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)
  • 1912-05-06 Barend Roest Crollius, painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth)
  • 1912-05-08 Gertrud Fussenegger, [Dorn], Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)
  • 1912-05-15 Alexis Kagame, Rwanda, priest/writer
  • 1912-05-27 John Cheever, writer (Wapshot Chronicle)
  • 1912-05-30 Julian Gustave Symons, writer
  • 1912-06-12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
  • 1912-06-29 John Toland, US, political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971)
  • 1912-07-27 Hilde Domin, [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)
  • 1912-08-10 Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (O Pais do Carnaval)
  • 1912-08-14 Eva Strittmatter, writer
  • 1912-08-18 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, born in Rome (d. 1985)
  • 1912-08-23 Jara Ribnikar, Serbian writer, born in Königgrätz, Bohemia (d. 2007)
  • 1912-09-02 Johan Daisne, [Herman Thiery], Belgian writer (magic realism)
  • 1912-09-20 Marianne Kunvari, writer
  • 1912-10-06 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator
  • 1912-10-10 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist
  • 1912-12-08 Jura Soyfer, political and cabaret writer, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1939)
  • 1913-01-01 Eliot Janeway, financial writer (Economics of Chaos)
  • 1913-01-14 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
  • 1913-01-29 Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
  • 1913-02-14 Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)
  • 1913-02-26 Hermann Lenz, German writer (Swabian Chronicle), born in Stuttgart (d. 1998)
  • 1913-03-02 Godfried [Jan Arnold] Bomans, Dutch humorist/writer (Pieter Bas)
  • 1913-03-03 Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
  • 1913-03-04 Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
  • 1913-03-13 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer
  • 1913-03-18 Rene Clement, Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)
  • 1913-04-04 Jerome Weidman, US writer (Tenderloin)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1401 - 1,500 of 2,254

  • 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, German actress and wife of German writer Thomas Mann, dies at 96
  • 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
  • 1980-11-07 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, dies at 73
  • 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, American novelist and 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 novelist (Island in the Sun), died after suffering a stroke at 83
  • 1981-10-03 Walter Mehring, writer, dies at 85
  • 1981-11-20 Rolf Bongs, German writer, dies at 74
  • 1981-12-26 Amber Reeves, feminist writer (b. 1887)
  • 1981-12-29 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (b. 1893)
  • 1982-02-05 Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens, Flemish writer/nazi, dies at 84
  • 1982-02-12 Cornelis Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87
  • 1982-02-18 Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ detective writer/producer, dies at 82
  • 1982-03-03 Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
  • 1982-03-06 Jan Lemaire, Dutch actor/writer (Beautiful Juultje), dies at 97
  • 1982-03-11 Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
  • 1982-03-12 Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90
  • 1982-03-25 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, dies at 79
  • 1982-03-26 Agathe "Henriette" de Beaufort, writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91
  • 1982-04-06 Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59
  • 1982-04-20 Archibald MacLeish, US, lawyer/writer (Conquistador), dies at 89
  • 1982-04-25 Paul de Vree, Flemish writer/essayist (Round Table), dies
  • 1982-04-25 William R Burnett, US, writer (Asphalt Jungle), dies at 82
  • 1982-05-12 Humphrey Searle, writer (20th Century counterpoint), dies at 66
  • 1982-06-18 Djuna Barnes, writer, dies
  • 1982-06-19 John Cheever, US writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70
  • 1982-07-07 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76
  • 1982-07-16 Leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
  • 1982-07-25 Beene Dubbelboer, writer (Turfgasgenerator), dies at 76
  • 1982-08-08 Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer (De Weerlozen), dies
  • 1982-08-12 Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
  • 1982-09-09 Frederic Dannay, [Ellery Queen], US, detective writer, dies at 76
  • 1982-09-14 John C Gardner, US, writer (Life & Times of Chaucer High), dies at 49
  • 1982-11-18 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60
  • 1982-11-29 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55
  • 1982-12-09 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87
  • 1982-12-24 Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste), dies at 85
  • 1983-01-13 D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
  • 1983-01-27 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • 1983-02-04 Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1983-02-25 Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1983-03-01 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Darkness at Noon), commits suicide at 77
  • 1983-03-15 Rebecca West, English writer (b. 1892)
  • 1983-03-31 Christina Stead, Australian writer (b. 1902)
  • 1983-04-15 Gyula Illyes, Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
  • 1983-04-19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes & Diamonds), dies at 73
  • 1983-04-20 Jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies
  • 1983-05-07 Peter Edel, writer, dies
  • 1983-05-10 John P Strijbos, writer (Called that Bird), dies at 92
  • 1983-06-01 Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
  • 1983-06-21 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (Tijl), dies at 87
  • 1983-07-11 Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
  • 1983-07-29 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, dies at 83
  • 1983-08-29 William Goyen, American writer, dies at 68
  • 1983-10-03 Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
  • 1983-11-27 Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
  • 1984-01-21 Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer, dramatist, and poet (b. 1893)
  • 1984-02-12 Julio Cort zar, Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69
  • 1984-02-21 Michail A Sholochov, Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965), dies
  • 1984-02-22 Jessamyn West, American writer (b. 1902)
  • 1984-02-24 Uwe Johnson, writer, dies at 59
  • 1984-04-15 Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (b. 1925)
  • 1984-04-28 Silvia A Warner, writer, dies
  • 1984-05-02 Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Failing God, Niggers), dies at 64
  • 1984-05-16 Irwin Shaw, US writer (Rich Man, Poor Man), dies at 71
  • 1984-07-14 Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
  • 1984-07-20 Jim [James] Fixx, jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running), dies at 52
  • 1984-08-03 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), dies at 60
  • 1984-08-05 R Hagelstange, writer, dies
  • 1984-08-14 John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
  • 1984-09-29 Marnix Gijsen, [Jan-Al Goris], writer (Lament for Agnes), dies at 85
  • 1984-10-19 Henri Michaux, writer, dies
  • 1984-11-18 Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (b. 1907)
  • 1984-12-11 George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90