Writer in History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 2,661

  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 NYC, New York (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
  • 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, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 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, American novelist and scriptwriter, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • 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
  • 1923-04-22 Paula Fox, American writer for children (The Slave Dancer) and adults, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923-04-23 James Kirkup, travel writer/poet/novelist (African in Greenland)
  • 1923-05-04 Eric Sykes, English writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), born in Oldham (d. 2012)
  • 1923-05-12 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
  • 1923-05-20 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), born in San Fernando (d. 1996)
  • 1923-06-04 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
  • 1923-06-25 Dorothy Gilman, mystery writer
  • 1923-06-25 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, born in London (d. 2017)
  • 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, born in Jaipur, India
  • 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)
  • 1923-10-20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (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)
  • 1924-08-22 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 and host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 2,254

  • 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, British conductor and 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, American writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80
  • 1994-04-16 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonley Londoners), dies at 70
  • 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, Dutch singer, songwriter and 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
  • 1994-07-04 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, dies at 90
  • 1994-08-08 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer and playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95
  • 1994-08-14 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, dies at 77
  • 1994-08-19 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, dies at 70
  • 1994-08-31 Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter, dies at 69
  • 1994-09-21 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway Writer, dies at 69
  • 1994-09-24 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), dies at 66
  • 1994-09-26 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1995-01-05 Somerset de Chair, British writer, politician and poet, dies at 83
  • 1995-01-10 Halton Kathleen Tynan, writer, dies at 57
  • 1995-01-28 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic, dies at 83
  • 1995-02-10 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, dies of cancer at 85
  • 1995-02-10 Paul Monette, American writer, dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1995-02-14 Patricia Highsmith, writer, dies at 74
  • 1995-02-19 Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter (End as a Man), 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
  • 1995-04-04 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), dies at 81
  • 1995-04-10 Glyn Jones, writer, dies at 90
  • 1995-04-10 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer, dies at 85
  • 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-Patrick Manchette, French thriller writer (3 to Kill, The Prone Gunman), 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 Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), dies at 86
  • 1995-08-03 Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 1995-08-11 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer and 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