Full Name: Stephen King
Profession: Horror Author
Why Famous: American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and many of them have been adapted into feature films, television movies and comic books. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.
- 1971-01-07 American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist
- 1986-08-22 "Stand By Me" film based on the novella by Stephen King, directed by Rob Reiner starring Wil Wheaten, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell is released
- 1999-06-19 At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip