Writer in History (Part 23)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 2,622

  • 1943-11-26 Marilynne Robinson, American writer
  • 1944-01-11 Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1944-01-29 Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)
  • 1944-02-21 Herman de Coninck, Flemish writer/poet (Impossible Work)
  • 1944-02-28 Colin Nutley, director/writer (Such is Life, Black Jack)
  • 1944-03-07 Jorgen Theobaldy, writer
  • 1944-03-14 Peter Paul Zahl, writer
  • 1944-03-15 Jacques Doillon director/writer (La Fille de Quinze Ans)
  • 1944-04-08 Christoph Hein, writer
  • 1944-04-11 John Milius, writer (Red Dawn, 1941, Big Wednesday)
  • 1944-04-12 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, born in Oxford, England (d. 2015)
  • 1944-05-02 Franz Innerhofer, Austrian writer (Beautiful Days), born in Krimml, Salzberg
  • 1944-05-10 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • 1944-05-12 Eva Demski, German writer, born in Regensburg
  • 1944-05-18 W. G. Sebald, German-born writer (d. 2001)
  • 1944-06-27 Cornelis J "Kees" Ouwens, Dutch writer/poet (Intimate Acts)
  • 1944-07-21 Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian/English writer (Price of Bride)
  • 1944-08-19 Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer
  • 1944-08-21 Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944-09-06 Gordon DeMarco, American writer and activist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1944-11-16 Hugo Dittberner, writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-11-17 Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1944-12-01 Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
  • 1944-12-01 Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco
  • 1944-12-20 Gernot Wolfgruber, Austrian writer, born in Gmünd
  • 1945-01-17 Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
  • 1945-01-22 Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)
  • 1945-01-30 Michael Dorris, writer
  • 1945-02-15 Douglas Hofstadter, American academic and writer
  • 1945-02-19 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, born in Westow, England (d. 2001)
  • 1945-03-04 Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
  • 1945-03-14 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • 1945-03-31 Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
  • 1945-04-30 Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood)
  • 1945-04-30 Claude van de Berge, [Rony MF Pauwels], Flemish writer (Graph Theory)
  • 1945-05-04 Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers)
  • 1945-06-04 Daniel Topolski, writer/photographer/rowing coach
  • 1945-06-19 Tobias Wolff, US writer (This Boy's Life)
  • 1945-06-23 Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer.
  • 1945-07-13 Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Duvelsmoer)
  • 1945-09-01 Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer
  • 1945-10-16 Paul Monette, American writer and LBT activist, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1945-10-26 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1945-10-27 John Kane, actor/writer
  • 1946-01-19 Julian Barnes, England, writer (Before She Met Me)
  • 1946-01-21 Vincent Placoly, Martinique, writer (L'eau-de-mort guildive)
  • 1946-01-25 Silvio Blatter, writer
  • 1946-02-25 F Xaver Kroetz, writer
  • 1946-03-19 Bigas Luna, director/writer (Anguish)
  • 1946-04-14 Tom Monteleone, US writer (Dark Star & Illumination)
  • 1946-06-10 Mensje F van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
  • 1946-06-12 Harry Glasper, English writer
  • 1946-06-17 Peter Rosei, Austrian writer
  • 1946-06-28 Robert L Asprin, US, sci-fi writer (Thieves World, Cold Cash War)
  • 1946-07-22 Paul Schrader, director (Blue Collar) and writer (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1946-07-28 Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist
  • 1946-08-11 Marilyn Vos Savant, writer/world's highest IQ (228), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1946-08-31 Jerome Corsi, American writer
  • 1946-10-10 Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
  • 1946-10-17 Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
  • 1946-10-19 Philip Pullman, English writer
  • 1946-10-20 Elfriede Jelinek, writer
  • 1946-12-14 Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors, Dutch writer (Hannie Schaft)
  • 1946-12-16 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch TV host/writer (Promised Country)
  • 1946-12-17 Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)
  • 1947-01-07 Shobha De, Indian writer
  • 1947-02-17 Dallas Adams, British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within)
  • 1947-03-03 Clifton Snider, American poet and writer
  • 1947-03-09 Keri Hulme, New Zealandic writer
  • 1947-03-30 Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist, tour guide, journalist, academic teacher, engineer
  • 1947-05-01 Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
  • 1947-05-12 catherine yronwode, American writer and editor
  • 1947-05-14 Karin Struck, German feminist writer, born in Groß Kiesow
  • 1947-05-26 Piers Gray, critic/writer
  • 1947-06-16 -minu, Swiss columnist and writer
  • 1947-06-28 Mark Helprin, US writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947-07-02 Larry David, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Comedian/Writer
Larry David
  • 1947-08-07 Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1947-09-08 Ann Beattie, short story writer (NYer Magazine), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1947-09-16 Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
  • 1947-09-22 Robert Morace, American writer
  • 1947-09-28 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • 1947-11-14 P J O'Rourke, writer (Easy Money)
  • 1947-11-16 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer
  • 1947-11-17 Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter
  • 1947-12-04 Ursula Krechel, writer
  • 1947-12-08 Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Skolt Sámi writer
  • 1948-01-12 William Nicholson, English writer
  • 1948-01-20 Nancy Kress, American writer
  • 1948-02-23 Doug Moench, American comic book writer
  • 1948-02-25 Aldo Busi, Italian writer
  • 1948-03-04 James Ellroy, American writer
  • 1948-03-14 Billy Crystal, Long Beach, New York, American actor, writer, producer (Soap, City Slickers)
  • 1948-04-03 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer
  • 1948-04-04 Dan Simmons, American writer
  • 1948-04-13 Amy Robinson, writer/actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1948-06-21 Ian McEwan, English writer
  • 1948-06-21 Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer
  • 1948-08-23 Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist
  • 1948-09-10 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer

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