Writer in History (Part 24)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2301 - 2,400 of 2,621

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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.
  • 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
  • 1952-11-16 Robin McKinley, American writer
  • 1952-11-30 Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1953-04-16 J. Neil Schulman, American writer
  • 1953-06-26 James Anderson, writer
  • 1953-08-07 Anne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman
  • 1953-08-10 Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
  • 1953-08-21 Ivan Stang, American writer
  • 1953-09-29 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola, Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953-10-14 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer, singer
  • 1953-11-05 Joyce Maynard, American writer
  • 1953-11-18 Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist
  • 1953-12-14 Joe Toplyn, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953-12-15 J. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer
  • 1954-01-15 Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
  • 1954-02-07 Brian Morton, Scottish writer
  • 1954-02-09 Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
  • 1954-05-14 Jens Sparschuh, German writer
  • 1954-05-18 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster
  • 1954-06-09 Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer
  • 1954-06-21 Robert Menasse, Austrian writer

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1954-08-16 James Cameron, Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron

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1955-02-08 John Grisham, American writer (Client, Firm, Pelican Brief), born in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Writer John Grisham
Writer
John Grisham
  • 1955-02-16 Guy Gallo, writer (Under the Volcano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-03-10 Juliusz Machulski, Poland, director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)
  • 1955-04-09 Kate Heyhoe, American food writer
  • 1955-06-01 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • 1955-06-04 Paul Stewart, English writer
  • 1955-06-23 Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer
  • 1955-07-06 William Wall, Irish writer
  • 1955-07-09 Fred Norris, comedy writer/singer (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1955-08-07 Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer
  • 1955-08-22 Will Shetterly, writer
  • 1956-01-10 Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer
  • 1956-03-05 Mark Handley, writer (Nell)
  • 1956-03-06 Peter Roebuck, cricketer (Somerset opening batsman & SMH writer)
  • 1956-04-04 David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer
  • 1956-04-08 Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer
  • 1956-04-28 Jeremy John Beadle, British critic, writer and broadcaster, born in York, England (d. 1995)
  • 1956-09-17 Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher
  • 1956-09-23 Peter David, American writer
  • 1956-10-06 Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1957-01-13 Lorrie Moore, American writer

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