Writer in History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 2,669

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1925-10-13 Frank D Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses)
  • 1925-10-28 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006)
  • 1925-11-15 Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (d. 1988)
  • 1925-11-24 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
  • 1925-11-27 John Maddox, British science writer and editor
  • 1925-12-10 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-12-19 Tankred Dorst, German playwright, born in Oberlind
  • 1926-01-13 Michael Bond, British writer
  • 1926-01-14 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, born in Dhaka, British India (d. 2016)
  • 1926-01-17 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
  • 1926-01-22 Tom Blackburn, writer
  • 1926-02-04 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer
  • 1926-02-08 Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1926-03-12 John C[lellon] Holmes, US writer (Horn)
  • 1926-03-17 Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • 1926-03-21 Andre Delvaux, Heverie Belgium, director/writer (Benvenuta)
  • 1926-03-27 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • 1926-04-14 Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)
  • 1926-05-04 Gerlind Reinshagen, German writer, born in Konigsberg
  • 1926-05-20 John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
  • 1926-06-14 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg
  • 1926-06-26 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, born in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie (d. 2015)
  • 1926-07-01 Franclaois-Regis Bastide, writer/broadcaster
  • 1926-07-02 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)
  • 1926-07-17 Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
  • 1926-07-18 Robert Sloman, writer (d. 2005)
  • 1926-07-18 Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (d. 1987)
  • 1926-07-19 Max Sordam, Suriname warden/writer (Dictionary Sranantongo)
  • 1926-07-23 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), born in Brumo, Zlín Region (d. 2015)
  • 1926-08-06 Christa Reinig, writer
  • 1926-08-12 Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
  • 1926-08-14 René Goscinny, French song/cartoon text writer (Asterix)
  • 1926-08-17 Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (Le Dernier Metro)
  • 1926-09-16 John Knowles, US writer (Morning in Antibes)
  • 1926-09-19 James Lipton, American actor, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio
  • 1926-10-02 Jan Morris, travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys)
  • 1926-10-15 Evan Hunter, [Ed McBain], American writer (Blackboard Jungle)
  • 1926-11-23 Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)
  • 1926-12-09 Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)
  • 1926-12-17 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)
  • 1927-02-03 Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1927-02-28 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
  • 1927-03-07 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • 1927-03-17 Nancy Sheehan, writer
  • 1927-03-24 Martin Walser, German writer, born in Wasserburg am Bodensee
  • 1927-04-24 Patrick Bowles, writer/translator
  • 1927-05-14 Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • 1927-05-27 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • 1927-05-28 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • 1927-05-29 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer
  • 1927-06-12 Henry Slesar, headwriter (Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-07-05 W M Diggelmann, writer
  • 1927-07-18 Ludwig Harig, German writer, born in Sulzbach
  • 1927-07-19 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist (Albania Defiant)
  • 1927-07-29 Harry K V Mulisch, writer (Message to King Rat)
  • 1927-07-31 Walter Vogt, Swiss writer (Wüthrich) and psychiatrist, born in Zurich (d. 1988)
  • 1927-08-08 Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)
  • 1927-08-08 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • 1927-09-14 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (d. 1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1927-10-16 Günter Grass, German writer and playwright (The Tin Drum) and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), born in Danzig

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 1927-10-20 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer (Oulipo), born in Sibiu (d. 2006)
  • 1927-11-24 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)
  • 1927-12-16 G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)
  • 1927-12-18 Sterling Lanier, US, writer (Hiero's Journey)
  • 1927-12-27 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director, and writer (All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1927-12-31 Dieter Noll, German writer (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt), born in Riesa, Saxony (d. 2008)
  • 1928-01-02 Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
  • 1928-01-02 Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-01-07 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 1928-01-16 William Kennedy, US writer
  • 1928-02-25 Larry Gelbart, writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, M*A*S*H)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 2,258

  • 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
  • 1995-10-13 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • 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, English 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
  • 1996-04-07 John Evan "Jasper" Weston-Davies [pen name Berkley Mather], English writer, dies at 87
  • 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, 1st 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
  • 1996-06-28 Piers Gray, critic/writer, dies at 49
  • 1996-06-30 Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet, dies at 76
  • 1996-07-02 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer, dies at 86
  • 1996-07-10 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman, dies at 79
  • 1996-08-08 George Richard Samways, children's writer, dies at 101
  • 1996-08-08 Herbert Huncke, writer, dies at 80
  • 1996-08-08 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, dies at 91
  • 1996-08-24 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer, dies at 42
  • 1996-08-25 Dai Houying, writer, dies at 58
  • 1996-08-28 Phyllis Pearsall, painter/writer, dies at 89
  • 1996-09-08 Elizabeth Eyre de Lanaux, designer artist/writer, dies at 102
  • 1996-09-15 George Scheuer, writer/journalist, dies at 80
  • 1996-09-29 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer ("Sea & Poison", "Silence"), dies at 73
  • 1996-09-30 Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor, dies at 59
  • 1996-09-30 Frances Lear, writer, dies at 73
  • 1996-10-10 John Hillaby, English writer and traveller, dies at 79
  • 1996-10-12 Trevor Illtyd williams, scientific writer, dies at 75
  • 1996-10-15 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer, dies at 69
  • 1996-10-16 Eric Lawson Malpass, writer, dies at 85
  • 1996-10-23 Diana Trilling, writer, dies at 91
  • 1996-11-14 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, lloyd's underwriter, dies at 77
  • 1996-11-25 Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer, dies at 79
  • 1996-12-07 Eugene Izzi, mystery writer, hangs himself at 43
  • 1996-12-07 Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), dies at 72
  • 1996-12-12 Vance Oakley Packard, writer (Hidden Perseuders), dies at 82
  • 1996-12-13 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster, dies at 76
  • 1996-12-15 Laurens Jan van der Post, South African writer, explorer and conservationist, dies at 90
  • 1996-12-20 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is missing, dies at 76
  • 1996-12-24 Peter Dormer, arts writer, dies at 47
  • 1996-12-25 Derek Prouse, writer actor/director (Le Scandale), dies at 74
  • 1997-01-08 Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor, dies at 90
  • 1997-01-10 Elspeth Josceline Huxley, writer, dies at 96
  • 1997-01-11 Helen Foster Snow, writer, dies at 89
  • 1997-01-12 Jean Writer-Edern Hallier, dies at 60
  • 1997-01-22 Mollie Panter-Downes, writer, dies at 90