George Bernard Shaw

Playwright George Bernard Shaw Full Name: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: Irish

Profession: Playwright
Why Famous: The only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (adaptation of his play of the same name), respectively. Also a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

Born: July 26, 1856
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Died: November 2, 1950 (aged 94)
Cause of Death: Renal failure precipitated by injuries incurred by falling while pruning a tree.

Married Life

  • 1896-06-01 Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41) in Covent Garden, London.

Historical Events in the Life of George Bernard Shaw

  • 1894-04-21 George Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man" premieres in London
  • 1897-10-04 George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple" premieres in NYC
  • 1900-05-02 George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" premieres in London
  • 1904-04-14 George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premiered in London
  • 1904-04-20 George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premieres in London
  • 1904-11-01 George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London
  • 1905-10-30 George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs Warren's Profession" premieres in NYC
  • 1905-11-18 George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" premieres in London
  • 1906-03-20 George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London
  • 1906-10-31 George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in NYC
  • 1906-11-20 George Bernard Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" premieres in London
  • 1907-01-04 George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell" premieres in London
  • 1907-02-25 George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer" premieres in London
  • 1908-05-12 George Bernard Shaw's "Getting Married" premieres in London
  • 1910-02-23 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London
  • 1911-04-19 George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play" premieres in London
  • 1913-09-01 George Bernard Shaw's "Androcles & the Lion" premieres in London
  • 1914-04-11 George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" premieres
  • 1919-03-12 George Bernard Shaw's "Augustus Does His Bit" premieres in NYC
  • 1920-11-10 George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House" premieres in NYC
  • 1922-03-13 George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh V" premieres in NYC
  • 1923-12-28 George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan" premieres in NYC
  • 1925-12-10 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize
  • 1932-04-04 George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good" premieres in NYC

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