Full Name: George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair]
Why Famous: Born in imperial India, Eton educated, he was a colonial policeman in Burma and fought against the fascists in the Spanish civil war. His most famous works are The Road to Wigan Pier, Animal Farm and 1984.
- 1936-06-09 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church
- 1946-08-17 George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom
- 1949-10-21 Author of 'Brave New World' Aldous Huxley writes to congratulate George Orwell on his new novel '1984'