Writer in History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 2,621

  • 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
  • 1926-01-17 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)
  • 1926-04-14 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)
  • 1926-06-27 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • 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)

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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
  • 1928-01-16 William Kennedy, US writer
  • 1928-02-25 Larry Gelbart, writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, M*A*S*H)
  • 1928-02-25 Richard Stern, US writer
  • 1928-03-03 Gudrun Pausewang, Eastern Bohemia, German writer
  • 1928-03-04 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), born in Nottingham (d. 2010)
  • 1928-04-01 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)
  • 1928-04-04 Monty Norman, composer/writer
  • 1928-04-23 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet
  • 1928-05-05 Pierre Schoendoerffer, Chamalieres, France, director and screen-writer (The Anderson Platoon), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-05-24 William Trevor, Irish-born writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), born in Mitchelstown, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1928-06-02 John Anthony Bowden Cuddon, writer/teacher
  • 1928-06-05 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), born in Rickenbach (d. 1994)
  • 1928-06-13 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, born in Zurich (d. 2006)
  • 1928-06-19 Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)
  • 1928-06-28 Harold Evans, English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times
  • 1928-07-03 Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance)
  • 1928-07-03 Günter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1977)
  • 1928-07-04 Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer/essayist/critic
  • 1928-07-18 Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer
  • 1928-07-19 John Bratby, painter/writer (Breakdown)
  • 1928-07-20 Pavel Kohout, Czech and Austrian writer (Poor Murderer) and dissident, born in Prague
  • 1928-07-26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (d. 1980)
  • 1928-08-21 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), born in Golungo Alto, Portuguese Angola (d. 1990)
  • 1928-08-31 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer
  • 1928-09-02 Peter Mansfield, British politial journalist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1928-10-04 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • 1928-10-24 Gabriel Laub, Polish writer
  • 1928-12-12 Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer (Jamila)
  • 1928-12-22 Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)
  • 1928-12-31 Veijo Meri, Finnish writer, born in Viipuri (d. 2015)
  • 1929-02-06 Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
  • 1929-03-09 Marie Cardinal, writer
  • 1929-03-13 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • 1929-03-29 Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japanese artist and writer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 2,130

  • 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, writer, 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, writer/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
  • 1996-12-20 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
  • 1997-01-23 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer, dies at 68
  • 1997-01-27 Cecil Lewis, airman/writer, dies at 98
  • 1997-01-29 Louis Pauwels, writer/editor, dies at 76
  • 1997-01-29 Osvaldo Soriano, writer, dies at 54
  • 1997-02-01 Mitchell Goodman, writer, dies at 71
  • 1997-02-03 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator, dies at 84
  • 1997-02-03 Bohumil Hrabal, writer, dies at 82
  • 1997-02-18 Emily Hahn, American writer, dies at 92
  • 1997-02-19 Leo Rosten, writer/humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
  • 1997-02-22 Frank Launder, director/scriptwriter, dies at 91
  • 1997-02-25 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic, dies at 71
  • 1997-03-09 Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7) at 66
  • 1997-03-21 W. V. Awdry, English children's writer (b. 1911)
  • 1997-03-24 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (b. 1927)
  • 1997-04-11 Michael Dorris, writer, commits suicide at 52
  • 1997-04-13 Ann Craft, researcher/writer, dies at 53
  • 1997-05-13 Laurie Lee, English writer ('Cider with Rosie'), dies at 82
  • 1997-06-04 Kurt Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92
  • 1997-06-05 J Anthony Lukas, writer (Pulitizer, Common Ground), suicide at 64
  • 1997-06-12 Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
  • 1997-06-18 Lev Kopelev, Russian writer and dissident (b. 1912)
  • 1997-08-10 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
  • 1997-08-16 Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer, dies at 82
  • 1997-09-12 Judith Merril [Grossman], science fiction writer, dies at 74
  • 1997-09-23 Murray Burnett, writer (Everybody Goes to Rick-Casablanca), dies at 86
  • 1997-10-16 James Michener, American writer (b. 1907)
  • 1997-10-17 Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1997-10-18 Bill Rotsler, cartoonist/writer, dies of cancer at 62
  • 1997-10-28 Toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71
  • 1997-10-30 Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86
  • 1997-11-02 G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69
  • 1997-11-14 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 1997-11-19 Frank Joseph Kofsky, teacher/writer, dies at 62
  • 1997-11-22 Tom Blackburn, writer, dies at 71
  • 1997-11-30 Kathy Acker, writer, dead Cancer Died, dies at 54
  • 1997-12-05 Daphne Fielding, socialite/writer, dies at 93
  • 1998-01-02 Frank Muir, English writer, raconteur (b. 1920)
  • 1998-01-26 Walter Edmonds, writer (Drums Along the Mohawk), dies at 93
  • 1998-02-17 Ernst Juenger, German writer, dies at 102
  • 1998-02-25 Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1998-03-15 Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and writer, dies at 94

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
  • 1998-04-19 Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • 1998-04-25 Wright Morris, American writer (b. 1910)
  • 1998-04-27 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American writer and mystic, dies at 72
  • 1998-09-04 Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
  • 1998-10-14 Cleveland Amory, American writer and animal rights activist (b. 1917)
  • 1998-12-12 Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (b. 1922)
  • 1998-12-16 William Gaddis, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 1998-12-29 Jean-Claude Forest, writer and illustrator of comics (Barbarella) (b. 1930)
  • 1999-01-11 Brian Moore, Irish-born writer (b. 1921)
  • 1999-02-08 Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British writer (The Sea, The Sea), dies at 79
  • 1999-02-24 Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • 1999-03-04 Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
  • 1999-03-08 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinean writer (b.1914)
  • 1999-03-13 Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
  • 1999-04-03 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • 1999-08-01 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
  • 1999-08-23 James White, Northern Irish writer (b. 1928)
  • 1999-09-25 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer, dies at 69
  • 1999-10-16 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 1999-10-19 Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-born French writer, dies at 99
  • 1999-10-29 Michel Regnier (Greg), Belgian comic-book writer and artist (Achille Talon) (b. 1931)
  • 1999-11-11 Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 1999-11-21 Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
  • 1999-12-08 Péter Kuczka, Hungarian writer (b. 1923)
  • 2000-01-22 Craig Claiborne, American writer and editor (b. 1920)
  • 2000-01-31 Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)
  • 2000-04-03 Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)