Writer in History (Part 25)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2401 - 2,500 of 2,661

  • 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

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1954-02-15 Matt Groening, American cartoonist and writer (Life in Hell, The Simpsons, Futurama), born in Portland, Oregon

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Cartoonist
Matt Groening

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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, American writer (Dogland), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1955-09-29 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1955-12-28 Liu Xiaobo, Chinese writer and human rights activist, born in Changchun, China (d. 2017)
  • 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

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1956-10-21 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • 1957-01-13 Lorrie Moore, American writer
  • 1957-01-14 Anchee Min, Chinese writer
  • 1957-01-17 Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
  • 1957-01-22 Francis Wheen, English writer and journalist
  • 1957-01-27 Frank Miller, US, comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)
  • 1957-02-07 Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)
  • 1957-05-25 Edward Lee, American writer
  • 1957-07-09 Tim Kring, American writer and producer
  • 1957-07-16 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer
  • 1957-08-01 Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California (d. 2015)
  • 1957-11-14 Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)
  • 1957-11-14 Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer
  • 1957-12-25 Jan Rot, Dutch composer/writer (Wrong Nights)
  • 1958-02-03 Lizzie Borden, director/writer (Love Crimes, Working Girls)
  • 1958-02-04 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright and artist, born in Graz (d. 1994)
  • 1958-02-04 Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
  • 1958-02-07 Matt Ridley, British science writer
  • 1958-02-19 Helen Fielding, English writer
  • 1958-03-16 Kate Worley, American comic book writer (d. 2004)
  • 1958-04-15 Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer
  • 1958-04-15 Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
  • 1958-05-23 Mitch Albom, American writer
  • 1958-08-04 Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer
  • 1958-09-10 Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)
  • 1958-10-29 David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
  • 1958-12-02 George Saunders, American short story writer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1958-12-27 Steffen Mensching, writer
  • 1959-03-15 Lisa Holton, American writer
  • 1959-03-18 Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director

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1959-04-30 Paul Gross, Canadian actor (Constable Benton Fraser - Due South), director, and writer (Passchendaele), born in Calgary, Alberta

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross
  • 1959-06-27 Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer
  • 1959-07-26 Rick Bragg, American journalist and writer, born in Piedmont, Alabama
  • 1959-07-29 Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
  • 1959-10-17 Ron Drummond, American writer
  • 1959-10-22 Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (d. 2005)
  • 1959-11-03 Hal Hartley, American film director and writer
  • 1959-12-01 Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • 1960-01-06 Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
  • 1960-01-28 Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer
  • 1960-03-13 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist
  • 1960-03-23 Terry Sweeney, writer/comedian (SNL), born in St Albans, New York
  • 1960-04-24 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1960-04-29 Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian writer
  • 1960-07-13 Ian Hislop, British writer, satirist and editor of Private Eye, born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1960-09-16 Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
  • 1960-11-04 Marc Awodey, American artist and writer
  • 1960-11-10 Neil Gaiman, English writer of graphic novels, films and fiction (American Gods, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane), born in Portchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1960-11-27 Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer/illustrator
  • 1960-12-19 Michelangelo Signorile, American writer
  • 1960-12-20 Nalo Hopkinson, Canadian writer
  • 1961-01-17 Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
  • 1961-01-24 Vince Russo, American writer
  • 1961-03-25 Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1961-04-11 Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, writer (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1961-06-09 Aaron Sorkin, American writer
  • 1961-08-13 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • 1961-09-11 Philip Ardagh, British writer
  • 1961-09-27 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • 1961-10-23 Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
  • 1961-11-01 Kim Krizan, California, writer/actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused)

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