Full Name: Virginia Woolf [Adeline Virginia Woolf]
Why Famous: A significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. One of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.
- 1912-08-10 British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)
- 1925-05-14 Virginia Woolf's novel "Mrs Dalloway" is published by The Hogarth Press
- 1966-06-21 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", directed by Mike Nichols and based on the 1962 play of the same name, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1967)