Writer in History (Part 17)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,658

  • 1917-04-09 Johannes Bobrowski, writer
  • 1917-04-28 Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)
  • 1917-04-28 Robert Woodruff Anderson, New York, writer (Tea & Sympathy, Never Sang for My Father)
  • 1917-05-21 Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)
  • 1917-07-24 John Hillaby, English writer and traveller
  • 1917-08-17 Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, born in Baghdad (d. 1995)
  • 1917-11-23 Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer
  • 1917-12-15 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, linguist and writer of Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1917-12-27 Onni Palaste, Finnish writer
  • 1918-01-30 Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer
  • 1918-03-09 Mickey Spillane, [Frank], mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918-03-15 Richard Ellmann, American literary scholar and biographer (Oscar Wilde), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • 1918-03-20 Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer
  • 1918-04-13 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, born in St Pauls Cray, Kent (2002)
  • 1918-04-23 Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)
  • 1918-05-16 Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro Paramo)
  • 1918-06-20 Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer

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1918-06-22 Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • 1918-06-28 Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)
  • 1918-07-29 Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer
  • 1918-08-03 James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)
  • 1918-08-07 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter
  • 1918-10-13 Robert Walker, Salt Lake City Utah, actor/writer (Bataan, Mme Curie)
  • 1918-10-29 Bernard Gordon, American writer and producer (d. 2007)

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1918-12-11 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), born in Kislovodsk, Russia (d. 2008)

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1918-12-12 Nilda Pinto, [NM Geerdink-Jesurun P], Curacao writer (Nanzi)
  • 1919-01-04 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)
  • 1919-02-06 Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • 1919-03-07 Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian writer (Twilight in Jakarta)
  • 1919-04-30 Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer
  • 1919-07-02 Jean Craighead George, American writer
  • 1919-07-31 Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (Survival in Auschwitz), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1919-09-08 Gianni Brera, (Giovanni Luigi Brera), Italian journalist and writer (d. 1992)
  • 1919-09-10 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
  • 1919-09-16 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)
  • 1919-10-15 Edwin C Tubb, Brits sci-fi writer (Earth is Heaven, Earthfall)
  • 1919-10-16 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1919-12-29 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
  • 1920-01-01 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is Missing), born in Liverpool (d. 1996)

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1920-01-02 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), born in Petrovichi, Russia (d. 1992)

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 1920-01-04 Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)

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1920-01-20 Federico Fellini, Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1993)

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1920-01-22 Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer (Eva & I)
  • 1920-02-10 Alexander Comfort, English poet/writer (Wreath for the Living)
  • 1920-02-13 Boudleaux Bryant, American country music and pop songwriter (Rocky Top, Love Hurts, Bye Bye Love), born in Shellman, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1920-02-15 Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Devil Sails to US, Niggers)
  • 1920-02-16 Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist
  • 1920-02-19 Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (d. 2007)
  • 1920-02-26 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
  • 1920-03-06 Roger Price, Charleston WV, actor/writer (Who's There, Droodles)
  • 1920-03-10 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • 1920-03-31 Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco, Dutch writer (Bitter Herb)

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1920-04-01 Toshiro Mifune, Japanese writer and actor (Shogun), born in Tsingtao, China (d. 1997)

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • 1920-04-11 Marlen Haushofer, writer
  • 1920-04-17 Bengt N Anderberg, Swedish poet/writer (Kain)
  • 1920-04-29 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster
  • 1920-05-02 Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist (d. 2000)
  • 1920-05-15 Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet
  • 1920-06-05 Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1920-06-11 Irving Howe, American writer/critic (World of Our Fathers)
  • 1920-06-18 Aster Berkhof, [Louis Van de Bergh], Flemish writer (Furious Christ)
  • 1920-08-02 Louis Pauwels, writer/editor
  • 1920-08-02 Phyllis James, mystery writer
  • 1920-08-03 P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford
  • 1920-08-07 Jan Walravens, Flemish writer (Motionless at Sea)
  • 1920-08-09 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
  • 1920-08-16 Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, American writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
  • 1920-08-22 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)
  • 1920-08-30 Ben Cami, Flemish writer/poet (Rose from Mud)
  • 1920-09-01 Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)
  • 1920-10-09 Jens Bjorneboe, Norwegian poet/writer (Dikt, Jonas)
  • 1920-10-17 Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
  • 1920-10-31 Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)
  • 1920-11-03 Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian writer (d. 1993)
  • 1920-12-07 Tatamkulu Afrika, South African poet and writer (d. 2002)
  • 1920-12-10 Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1921-01-13 Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)
  • 1921-01-19 Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
  • 1921-01-20 Bernt Engelmann, German writer

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1921-02-04 Betty Friedan, American feminist and writer (Feminine Mystique), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2006)

  • 1921-02-15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
  • 1921-02-24 Ludvig Aschkenazy, writer
  • 1921-03-23 Wolfgang Altendorfer, writer
  • 1921-05-06 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, born in Vienna (d. 1988)
  • 1921-05-12 Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist, born in Belleville, Ontario, (d. 2014)
  • 1921-05-20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1947)
  • 1921-06-11 Beatrice "Fiet" van Ommeren-Samson, Suriname writer
  • 1921-06-12 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1921-06-12 Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
  • 1921-06-29 Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
  • 1921-07-12 Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer
  • 1921-07-26 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1921-08-07 M J bin Gorion, writer

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1921-08-11 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1921-09-01 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)
  • 1921-09-19 Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator & writer (d. 1997)
  • 1921-09-30 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer
  • 1921-10-20 Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)
  • 1921-11-27 Ole Sarvig, Danish writer/critic (Limbo, Glem Ikke)
  • 1921-12-29 Dobrica Cosic, Serbian writer and President 1992-93), born in Velika Drenova, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2014)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,253

  • 1990-05-22 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • 1990-05-28 Giorgio Manganelli, writer, dies at 67
  • 1990-06-01 Eric Barker, actor/writer (Carry on Sergeant, Roommates), dies
  • 1990-07-21 Manuel Puig, Argentine writer (Buenos Aires Affair), dies at 57
  • 1990-08-02 Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)
  • 1990-08-19 Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80
  • 1990-08-20 Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer, dies
  • 1990-08-24 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941)
  • 1990-08-24 Gailli AbedElrhman, Sudanese writer (b. 1931)
  • 1990-08-25 Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  • 1990-09-26 Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), dies at 82
  • 1990-09-30 Michel Levis, French cultural anthropologist/writer, dies
  • 1990-09-30 Patrick White, Australian writer (Nobel 1973), dies
  • 1990-09-30 Alice Parizeau, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 1990-11-30 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • 1990-12-07 Horst Bienek, writer, dies at 60
  • 1990-12-13 Friedrich Dörrenmatt, Swiss writer (Besuch der alten Dame), dies at 69
  • 1990-12-14 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer, dies of heart failure at 69
  • 1991-01-01 Charles B Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83
  • 1991-01-12 Vasco Pratolini, Italian writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77
  • 1991-01-19 John Russell, American actor (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • 1991-01-23 Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1991-01-26 Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46
  • 1991-02-21 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
  • 1991-03-30 Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies

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1991-04-03 Graham Greene, British writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86

  • 1991-04-04 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79
  • 1991-04-20 Sean O'Faolain, [J Whelan], Irish writer (Nest of Simple), dies at 91
  • 1991-04-27 Marcus Heeresma, writer/poet (Anna, Son of a Whore), dies
  • 1991-05-06 Anthony van Kampen, writer (Ketelbinkie, Geschonden Eldorado), dies
  • 1991-05-10 Armand HF Boni, [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies
  • 1991-05-28 Brigitte B Fischer, writer, dies
  • 1991-05-31 Angus Wilson, [Johnstone-W], British writer (Wrong Set), dies
  • 1991-06-10 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • 1991-07-13 Cor Ria Leeman, Flemish (youth)writer, dies
  • 1991-07-24 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American writer (Yentl, Nobel 1978), dies at 87
  • 1991-08-17 Leo Geerts, [Marcel van der Linden], Belgian writer/critic, dies
  • 1991-08-21 Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • 1991-08-24 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indon writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
  • 1991-08-25 Niven Busch, American writer (Duel in the Sun), dies
  • 1991-08-29 Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • 1991-09-04 Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
  • 1991-09-07 John Crosby, US columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • 1991-09-08 Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
  • 1991-09-29 Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • 1991-10-08 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75
  • 1991-10-15 Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies
  • 1991-10-31 James Marshall, US children's book writer/illustrator, dies at 50
  • 1991-11-29 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), dies at 75
  • 1991-12-11 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies
  • 1991-12-13 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (La marge), dies at 82
  • 1991-12-20 Stephen Birnbaum, US tourism writer, dies at 54
  • 1992-01-12 Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84
  • 1992-01-26 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63
  • 1992-02-02 Maurice J Hill, writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89

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1992-02-10 Alex Haley, American writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1992-02-10 Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
  • 1992-02-10 Wim Ramaker, Dutch director/writer (On Death Track), dies
  • 1992-02-13 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • 1992-03-06 Emmy Huf, Dutch cabaret performer/writer (I Want Warm Meat), dies
  • 1992-03-12 Philippe Soupault, writer, dies
  • 1992-03-14 Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 65
  • 1992-03-28 Wendell Mayes, writer, dies of cancer at 72
  • 1992-04-04 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
  • 1992-04-04 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59

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1992-04-06 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), dies from kidney failure at 72

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 1992-04-28 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), African-American writer, dies at 73
  • 1992-05-05 Stefano d'Arrigo, Siciilian writer, dies at 72
  • 1992-05-08 Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
  • 1992-05-13 Gisela Elsner, German writer, commits suicide at 55
  • 1992-05-21 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
  • 1992-05-27 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
  • 1992-06-05 Max Lerner, US writer/columnist (NY Post), dies at 88
  • 1992-06-08 Farag Foeda, Egyptian writer/publicist, murdered
  • 1992-06-22 Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
  • 1992-07-02 Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
  • 1992-07-15 Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • 1992-08-08 Thomas J McIntyre, American senator/writer (Fear Brokers), dies
  • 1992-08-25 Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78
  • 1992-10-11 Willem RJ Wittkampf, journalist/writer (Liner, Cannon), dies
  • 1992-10-12 Alexander Pola, [Abraham Polak], actor/writer (Farce Major), dies
  • 1992-11-17 Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist and activist (Black Unicorn), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1992-12-03 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, dies of emphysema at 74
  • 1992-12-07 Maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79
  • 1992-12-16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80
  • 1992-12-27 Kay Boyle, American writer (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), dies at 90
  • 1993-01-05 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • 1993-01-22 Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
  • 1993-02-05 Joseph L Mankiewicz, US writer/director (All about Eve), dies at 83
  • 1993-02-08 Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • 1993-02-28 Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread & Chocolate), dies at 70
  • 1993-03-04 Richard Sale, writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80
  • 1993-03-06 Douglas Marland, soap writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
  • 1993-03-11 Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
  • 1993-03-15 Anthony Bowles, music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
  • 1993-03-16 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Arialda), dies at 69
  • 1993-03-23 Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
  • 1993-04-03 Eduardo Cabellero Calderon, Colombian writer/diplomat, dies at 83
  • 1993-04-14 Jo Boer, Dutch painter/writer/author (Heir, dies at 85
  • 1993-04-15 Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85