Full Name: Agatha Christie [Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie [also wrote as Mary Westmacott]]
Why Famous: Prolific writer of novels, short stories and plays. Best known for her series of books featuring detectives Hercules Poirot and Miss Marple.
- 1930-09-11 Mystery writer Agatha Christie (39) weds archaeologist Max Mallowan (26)
- 1926-12-03 Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days
- 1952-10-06 Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
- 1970-12-23 7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" (record)