Writer in History (Part 24)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2301 - 2,400 of 2,669

  • 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 [Hans-Peter Hammel], Swiss columnist and writer
  • 1947-06-28 Mark Helprin, US writer

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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
  • 1947-07-08 Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 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
  • 1948-10-05 Zoran Živković, Serbian writer
  • 1948-11-23 Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer
  • 1948-12-02 T. Coraghessan Boyle, American writer
  • 1948-12-14 Boudewijn Buch, Dutch writer/TV host
  • 1949-01-01 Peter Dormer, arts writer

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1949-01-12 Haruki Murakami, Japanese writer (Norwegian Wood), born in Kyoto

  • 1949-01-14 Lawrence Kasdan, director/writer (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1949-01-14 Mary Robison, American writer
  • 1949-02-09 Janet Issaca Ashford, writer
  • 1949-02-19 William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer
  • 1949-03-26 Patrick Süskind, German writer
  • 1949-03-30 Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer/director/writer
  • 1949-04-01 Gill Scott-Heron, US, writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)
  • 1949-04-12 Scott Turow, American writer
  • 1949-05-18 Stuart Gannes, writer (Fortune), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-08-09 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
  • 1949-08-22 Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer

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1949-10-05 Bill James [George William James], American baseball writer and statistician ( sabermetrics), born in Holton, Kansas

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James
  • 1949-10-14 Katha Pollitt, American writer
  • 1949-10-23 Nick Tosches, American writer
  • 1949-12-31 Susan Shwartz, American writer
  • 1950-01-17 Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
  • 1950-01-24 Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
  • 1950-04-22 Jancis Robinson, wine writer/broadcaster
  • 1950-05-28 Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
  • 1950-08-12 Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
  • 1950-09-05 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer
  • 1950-10-05 Edward P. Jones, American writer
  • 1950-11-03 Joe Queenan, American writer
  • 1950-11-03 Massimo Mongai, Italian writer
  • 1951-04-16 Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer
  • 1951-04-19 Barry Brown, American actor and writer (d. 1978)
  • 1951-05-03 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer
  • 1951-05-21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-) comedian/writer/actor (SNL), born in New York City
  • 1951-06-04 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1951-06-05 Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
  • 1951-09-27 Jim Shooter, American comic book writer
  • 1951-09-29 Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1951-10-03 Bernard Cooper, American writer
  • 1951-11-09 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer

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1951-11-27 Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), born in San Carlos, California

Director Kathryn Bigelow
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
  • 1951-12-20 Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter
  • 1951-12-28 Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.
  • 1952-01-14 Maureen Dowd, American writer
  • 1952-01-21 Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • 1952-03-01 Steven Barnes, American writer
  • 1952-03-02 Mark Evanier, American writer
  • 1952-04-29 David Icke, English writer
  • 1952-05-25 Al Sarrantonio, American writer
  • 1952-06-14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1952-07-12 Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer
  • 1952-07-31 João Barreiros, Portuguese writer
  • 1952-08-29 Karen Hesse, American children's writer
  • 1952-09-10 Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher)
  • 1952-10-06 Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer
  • 1952-10-21 Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter
  • 1952-11-06 Michael Cunningham, American writer

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