Writer in History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 2,622

  • 1922-07-10 Derek Prouse, writer actor/film festival director (Le Scandale)
  • 1922-07-24 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
  • 1922-07-26 Blake Edwards, OK, writer/director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's)
  • 1922-08-09 Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)
  • 1922-08-17 Paul Wiens, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1982)
  • 1922-08-29 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), born in Haifa (d. 1996)
  • 1922-09-04 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1922-09-09 Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and writer
  • 1922-10-10 Boeli [Willem C] van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde)
  • 1922-10-15 Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer
  • 1922-11-15 Giorgio Manganelli, writer

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1922-11-16 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)

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  • 1922-12-11 Grace Paley, writer (1970 Arts & Letters Award)
  • 1922-12-16 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist
  • 1922-12-16 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1922-12-22 Calder Willingham, novelist/scriptwriter
  • 1922-12-29 William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1923-01-06 Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • 1923-01-08 Iva Michiels, [Rik Ceuppens], Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa)
  • 1923-01-10 Ingeborg Drewitz, writer
  • 1923-01-21 Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer
  • 1923-01-25 Eva Zeller, German writer, born in Eberswalde, Brandenburg
  • 1923-02-05 Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer
  • 1923-03-01 Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
  • 1923-03-04 Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-11 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, born in Thalwil, Zurich (d. 1952)
  • 1923-03-27 Shūsaku Endō, writer ("Silence"), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1923-03-29 Julia Montgomery Walsh, political consultant/writer
  • 1923-03-30 Herbert Asmodi, writer
  • 1923-04-17 Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer
  • 1923-04-18 Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions)
  • 1923-04-21 John Mortimer, English barrister and writer
  • 1923-04-23 James Kirkup, travel writer/poet/novelist (African in Greenland)
  • 1923-05-12 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
  • 1923-06-04 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
  • 1923-06-25 Dorothy Gilman, mystery writer
  • 1923-06-25 Nicholas Mosley, British writer
  • 1923-07-10 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (d. 1987)
  • 1923-07-23 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (d. 1958)
  • 1923-07-25 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
  • 1923-08-04 Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer
  • 1923-08-30 Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist (d. 1969)
  • 1923-09-22 Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer
  • 1923-09-24 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, born in Prague (d. 1994)
  • 1923-10-05 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
  • 1923-10-06 Yaşar Kemal, Turkish writer (Memed, My Hawk), born in Hemite, Osmaniye, Ottoman Empire (d. 2015)
  • 1923-12-05 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), born in Makarovskaya, Vologda Oblast (d. 1984)
  • 1923-12-10 Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
  • 1923-12-14 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
  • 1923-12-16 Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)
  • 1923-12-21 Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist, born in Dibai, Bulandshahr (d. 2016) (approx. date)
  • 1924-01-30 Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • 1924-02-01 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1924-02-17 Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
  • 1924-03-08 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • 1924-03-15 Yuri Bondarev, Russian writer (Silence), born in Orsk
  • 1924-03-28 Gerhart Fritsch, writer
  • 1924-04-07 Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • 1924-04-24 Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
  • 1924-05-01 Terry Southern, writer
  • 1924-05-02 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (d. 2004)
  • 1924-06-14 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • 1924-06-17 Gotthold Gloger, writer
  • 1924-06-19 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)
  • 1924-06-27 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer
  • 1924-07-11 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • 1924-07-19 Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)
  • 1924-08-17 Evan S Connell, US writer
  • 1924-08-22 James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Hired Wife), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924-08-23 Ephraim Kishon, writer
  • 1924-09-04 Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs
  • 1924-09-27 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)
  • 1924-10-05 Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), born in Santiago (d. 1996)
  • 1924-10-15 Marguerite Andersen, German writer
  • 1924-10-18 Frank Liedel, [Leo van Assche], Flemish writer (Kaperbrief)
  • 1924-10-29 Zbigniew Herbert, writer
  • 1924-12-19 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1924-12-25 Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1925-01-07 Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
  • 1925-01-20 Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Catholic priest, politician and writer, born in Granada, Nicaragua
  • 1925-01-20 Eugen Gomringer, writer
  • 1925-01-21 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer
  • 1925-02-07 Herbert Eisenreich, Austrian writer, born in Linz (d. 1986)
  • 1925-02-27 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
  • 1925-03-27 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • 1925-05-27 Tony Hillerman, American writer
  • 1925-06-03 Gerhard Zwerenz, writer
  • 1925-06-07 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer/writer (Thunder & Lightning)
  • 1925-06-14 Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter
  • 1925-06-18 Rex Collings, writer/publisher
  • 1925-07-07 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • 1925-07-24 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)
  • 1925-08-01 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1925-08-07 Felice Bryant, rock writer (Bye Bye Love), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1925-08-17 John Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin)
  • 1925-08-25 Thea Astley, Australian writer, (d. 2004)
  • 1925-08-26 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1925-08-30 Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator
  • 1925-10-08 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic
  • 1925-10-11 Elmore Leonard, US writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), (d. 2013)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 2,132

  • 1994-11-20 John Lucarotti, scriptwriter, dies at 68
  • 1994-12-05 Richard Brian Waring Barton-Chapple, writer, dies at 69
  • 1994-12-12 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer, dies at 68
  • 1995-01-10 Halton Kathleen Tynan, writer, dies at 57
  • 1995-01-28 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic, dies at 83
  • 1995-02-10 Paul Monette, American writer, dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1995-02-14 Patricia Highsmith, writer, dies at 74
  • 1995-02-18 Calder Willingham, US scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72
  • 1995-02-19 Calder Willingham, novelist/Scriptwriter, dies at 72
  • 1995-02-23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), dies at 95
  • 1995-03-10 Richard Baerlein, racing writer, dies at 84
  • 1995-03-27 Albert Drach, Austrian-Jewish writer, dies at 92
  • 1995-04-03 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer, dies at 86
  • 1995-04-10 Glyn Jones, writer, dies at 90
  • 1995-04-13 Lawrence Allan Laurie Scott, script writer, dies at 87
  • 1995-04-19 Igor Hajek, translator/writer, dies at 64
  • 1995-04-26 Alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88
  • 1995-04-27 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
  • 1995-04-30 Donald Edwin White, ad copywriter/opera administrator, dies at 59
  • 1995-05-11 David Avidan, poet/writer, dies at 62
  • 1995-05-21 Patrick Bowles, writer/translator, dies at 68
  • 1995-06-03 Frank Waters, American writer, dies at 92
  • 1995-06-03 Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer, dies at 52
  • 1995-06-06 James Anderson, writer, dies at 41
  • 1995-06-14 Roger Joseph Zelazny, sci-fi writer, dies of cancer at 60
  • 1995-06-19 Richard Bernard Pape, POW escaper/writer, dies at 79
  • 1995-06-20 Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist, dies at 84
  • 1995-06-30 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer, dies at 63
  • 1995-07-06 Aziz Nesin, Turkish writer, dies at 79
  • 1995-07-07 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer, dies at 73
  • 1995-07-16 Eleanore M "May" Sarton, Belg/US writer (Land of Silence), dies at 83
  • 1995-07-16 Stephen Harold Spender, writer, dies at 86
  • 1995-08-03 Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 1995-08-11 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur, dies at 81
  • 1995-08-13 Per-Jakez Helias, Writer/teacher, dies at 81
  • 1995-08-13 Jan Křesadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
  • 1995-08-20 Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist, dies at 64
  • 1995-08-23 Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist, dies at 66
  • 1995-08-25 John Killan Houston Brunner, British sci-fi writer, dies at 60
  • 1995-08-28 Michael Ende, German writer (The Neverending Story), dies at 65
  • 1995-08-29 Thomas Strittmatter, writer, dies at 33
  • 1995-09-01 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer, dies at 32
  • 1995-09-07 Gordon DeMarco, writer/activist, dies at 51
  • 1995-09-08 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer, dies at 73
  • 1995-09-08 Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, dies at 78
  • 1995-09-12 Geoffrey Stokes, rock & roll writer, dies at 55
  • 1995-09-21 Peter Shankland, filmmaker/writer, dies at 94
  • 1995-09-25 Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer, dies at 104
  • 1995-10-03 Molly Harris, actress/writer (Immortal), dies at 82
  • 1995-10-04 Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer, dies at 81
  • 1995-10-18 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer, dies at 90
  • 1995-10-21 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer, dies at 58
  • 1995-10-22 Ralph Whitlock, writer, dies at 81
  • 1995-10-30 Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71
  • 1995-11-10 Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist, dies at 54
  • 1995-11-12 Marion Pitt, social worker/writer, dies at 56
  • 1995-11-14 Jack Walter Braden Finney, writer, dies at 84
  • 1995-11-17 Marguerite Young, writer, dies at 87
  • 1995-11-22 Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer, dies at 72
  • 1995-11-26 Charles Warrell, big Chief I-Spy writer/teacher, dies at 106
  • 1995-11-26 Terri Jewell, writer, dies at 40
  • 1995-12-10 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer, dies at 48
  • 1995-12-27 Jeremy John Beadle, British critic, writer and broadcaster, dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1996-01-17 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83
  • 1996-01-17 Giles William Playfair, writer, dies at 85
  • 1996-01-22 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer, dies at 71
  • 1996-01-26 Harold Brodkey, writer, dies at 65
  • 1996-01-27 Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
  • 1996-01-28 Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81
  • 1996-01-28 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer, dies at 71
  • 1996-02-07 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer, dies at 88
  • 1996-02-11 Bob Shaw, Irish science fiction writer, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1996-02-14 Caroline Blackwood, writer, dies at 64
  • 1996-02-17 Jean Writer-Pierre Herve Bazin, dies at 84
  • 1996-02-17 Michael Raptis, writer/recolutionary, dies at 84
  • 1996-02-18 Brian Daley, writer, dies at 48
  • 1996-02-18 Jack Thieuloy, French writer, dies at 64
  • 1996-02-21 Horace Leonard Gold, sF writer/editor, dies at 81
  • 1996-03-03 Marguerite Duras, writer, dies at 81
  • 1996-03-09 Peter Mansfield, British political journalist and author, dies at 67
  • 1996-03-12 John Anthony Bowden Cuddon, writer/teacher, dies at 67
  • 1996-03-22 Claude Mauriac, writer, dies at 81
  • 1996-03-26 Thomas Wakefield, writer, dies at 60
  • 1996-04-12 Nancy Sheehan, writer, dies at 69
  • 1996-04-16 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer, dies at 89
  • 1996-04-23 Pamela Lyndon Travers, writer (Mary Poppins), dies at 96
  • 1996-05-02 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), dies at 73
  • 1996-05-06 Frank Hercules, writer, dies at 85
  • 1996-05-11 Malcolm MacEwen, writer, dies at 84
  • 1996-05-14 Qazaleh Alizadeh, writer, dies at 48
  • 1996-05-14 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, dies at 98
  • 1996-05-20 Eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter, dies at 65
  • 1996-05-22 Rex Collings, writer/publisher, dies at 70
  • 1996-05-24 Joseph Mitchell, writer, dies at 87
  • 1996-06-02 Leon Garield, writer, dies at 74
  • 1996-06-06 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70
  • 1996-06-10 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), dies at 98
  • 1996-06-15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Ist Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • 1996-06-18 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
  • 1996-06-20 Michel Lebrun, crime writer, dies at 65