Writer in History (Part 17)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,622

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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, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Aushchwitz)
  • 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 Bryant Boudleaux, Shellman Ga, rock writer (Bye Bye Love)
  • 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, US historian/writer (Italians: Face of a Nation)
  • 1920-06-11 Irving Howe, US, 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, US 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, Norway, 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, Germany, 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 (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)
  • 1922-01-11 Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1922-01-25 Jules P de Palm, Antilles writer
  • 1922-02-15 Herman Kahn, NJ, writer (Thinking About the Unthinkable)
  • 1922-02-16 Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
  • 1922-02-27 Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
  • 1922-03-08 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), born in Heidersdorf, Lower Silesia (d. 1982)

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1922-03-12 Jack Kerouac, Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • 1922-03-16 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer
  • 1922-03-16 Harding Lemay, North Bangor NY, headwriter (Another World)
  • 1922-03-25 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer, born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-09 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-11 Antoine Blondin, writer
  • 1922-04-27 Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor
  • 1922-05-12 Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (d. 1998)
  • 1922-05-15 Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
  • 1922-06-27 Herbert Ziergiebel, writer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,132

  • 1991-11-29 Frank Yerby, US writer (Health Card, The Dahomean), 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, US 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
  • 1992-04-28 Iceberg Slim, American writer (b. 1918)
  • 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, US, 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
  • 1992-12-03 Luis Alcoriza, actor/writer/director (Tiburoneros), dies of emphysema
  • 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
  • 1993-04-23 Bertus Aafjes, poet/writer (World is a Muze), dies at 78
  • 1993-04-27 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
  • 1993-05-05 Irving Howe, US writer/critic (Dissent), dies at 72
  • 1993-05-08 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), dies at 70
  • 1993-05-15 Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese writer, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)
  • 1993-05-18 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/writer, dies at 67
  • 1993-06-06 James Bridges, writer/director (Paper Chase), dies of cancer at 57
  • 1993-06-11 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • 1993-09-30 Paul Nowee, writer (Arendsoog.. premiejager), dies at 57
  • 1993-10-20 Maurice Dolbier, US actor/writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81
  • 1993-10-26 H Hardenberg, writer, dies
  • 1993-11-20 Christopher Frank, French writer, dies at 51
  • 1993-12-10 Maroun Bagdadi, director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42
  • 1993-12-13 Charles JB Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer: Ogentroost, dies at 87
  • 1993-12-16 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer (Volkskrant), dies at 68
  • 1993-12-19 Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47
  • 1993-12-28 William L Shirer, writer (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich), dies at 89
  • 1994-01-05 William Raynor, writer, dies at 73
  • 1994-01-31 Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81
  • 1994-02-06 Norman Del Mar, conductor/writer (Conducting Brahms), dies at 74
  • 1994-03-01 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/writer, dies at 75
  • 1994-03-10 Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
  • 1994-03-14 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer, dies at 57
  • 1994-03-17 Walter Janka, German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79
  • 1994-03-23 Jim Moloney, American actor and writer, dies of Parkinson's disease at 64
  • 1994-04-05 Marlon Riggs, US writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37
  • 1994-04-07 Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56
  • 1994-04-16 Ralph Waldo Ellison, US writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80
  • 1994-04-27 John Preston, US writer (Gay House, Big Gay Book), dies at 48
  • 1994-04-30 Richard McClure Scarry, US kid book illustrator/writer, dies at 74
  • 1994-05-02 Louis Calaferte, writer (Requiem of the Innocents), dies at 65
  • 1994-05-11 Lewis B Puller, US writer (Pulitzer 1992), commits suicide at 48
  • 1994-05-15 Ronnie Potsdammer, singer/song/text writer/programmer, dies at 71
  • 1994-05-19 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer, dies at 82
  • 1994-05-24 Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48
  • 1994-05-30 Juan Carlos Onetti, Uruguayan writer (La vida breve), dies at 85
  • 1994-06-14 Marianne Kunvari, writer, dies at 81
  • 1994-06-26 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist, dies at 65
  • 1994-06-27 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), dies at 67
  • 1994-08-14 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, dies at 77
  • 1994-08-31 Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter, dies at 69
  • 1994-09-21 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway Writer, dies at 69
  • 1994-10-10 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and writer, dies at 86
  • 1994-10-15 Karl Edward Wagner, writer, dies at 48
  • 1994-10-30 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster, dies at 40
  • 1994-11-08 Michael O'Donoghue, American comedy writer (SNL), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 54
  • 1994-11-12 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer, dies at 88
  • 1994-11-14 John I M Stewart, detective writer (A Comedy of Terrors), dies at 88
  • 1994-11-19 Julian Gustave Symons, writer, dies at 82
  • 1994-11-19 Julian Symons, Br detective writer (Death's Darkest Face), dies at 82