Authors in History (Part 13)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 1,782

  • 1936-05-15 Donald [Anthony] Moffitt, American sci-fi author (Jupiter Theft)
  • 1936-06-06 Richard Green, American sexologist, lawyer, and author who advocated for gay and transexual rights, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1936-08-07 Richard L. Tierney, American sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr), born in Spencer, Iowa
  • 1936-08-30 Fabrizia Ramondino, Italian author, born in Naples, Italy (d. 2008)
  • 1936-09-27 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • 1936-10-19 Sylvia Browne, American author and self-proclaimed medium dubbed "America's most controversial psychic," born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1936-11-06 K. Schippers [Gerard Stigter], Dutch author (Een klok en profil), born in Amsterdam
  • 1936-11-20 Don DeLillo, American author (Underworld), born in New York City
  • 1936-11-30 Abbie Hoffman, aka Free, Yippie/activist/author (Steal this Book)
  • 1936-12-12 Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, born in Saxdalen, Sweden (d. 2010)
  • 1937-01-01 Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
  • 1937-01-25 Kathleen Tynan Halton, Canadian-British journalist & author, born in Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1937-02-15 Gregory Mcdonald, American author
  • 1937-02-22 Joanna Russ, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-04-09 Barrington J. Bayley, English sci-fi author (Collision Course), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2008)
  • 1937-04-23 Victoria Glendinning, British author (Edith Sitwell A Unicorn Among Lions), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1937-05-13 Roger [Joseph] Zelazny, sci-fi author (6 Hugos, Chronicles of Amber)
  • 1937-06-01 Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession, The Thorn Birds), born in Wellington, NSW, Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1937-06-04 Robert Fulghum, American author (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1937-06-16 Erich Segal, author (Love Story, Oliver's Story), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-06-18 Gail Godwin, American author (Perfectionists, Odd Woman)
  • 1937-06-25 Marabel Morgan, American author (The Total Woman), born in Crestline, Ohio
  • 1937-07-05 Brooke Hayward, American author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-07-18 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2005)
  • 1937-08-12 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-08-16 Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt, American sci-fi author (Undying Wizard)
  • 1937-08-18 William George Rushton, English actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1937-09-10 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • 1937-09-17 Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale), born in Algiers, Algeria (d. 1967)
  • 1937-10-04 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1937-11-27 Gail Sheehy, American author (Hustling), born in Mamaroneck, New York
  • 1937-12-02 Brian Lumley, English sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech), born in County Durham, England
  • 1937-12-15 John Sladek, American sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs), born in Waverly, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • 1938-01-02 Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
  • 1938-01-16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1938-01-17 John Bellairs, American sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
  • 1938-01-22 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, born in Chicago (d. 2016)
  • 1938-01-25 Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author, born in Tome, Japan (d. 1998)
  • 1938-02-03 Randolfe "Randy" Wicker [Charles Gervin Hayden Jr.], American author, LGBT and pro-cloning activist and blogger, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1938-02-12 Judy Blume, author (Wifey)
  • 1938-02-22 Ishmael Reed, American author (Last Days of Louisiana Red), born in Chattanooga, Tennesse
  • 1938-03-01 Michael J[oseph] Kurland, American sci-fi author (Infernal Device)
  • 1938-04-22 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • 1938-04-30 Larry Niven, American sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-06-02 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • 1938-07-27 Gary Gygax, American role-playing games creator (Dungeons & Dragons) and fantasy author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1938-08-15 Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish sci-fi author (The Whole Truth about Planet Xi), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1985)
  • 1938-08-24 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1938-08-25 Frederick Forsyth, British author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File), born in Ashford, Kent, England
  • 1938-09-13 Judith Martin, American author, journalist and columnist (Miss Manners), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938-11-09 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1938-11-24 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), born in Watertown, South Dakota (d. 2017)
  • 1938-12-28 Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator
  • 1939-01-10 David Horowitz, American author & political commentator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-01-29 Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1939-02-11 Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, American sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)
  • 1939-02-15 Jo Clayton, American sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • 1939-03-08 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author, broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1939-03-15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • 1939-05-04 Amos Oz, Israeli author (My Michael), born in Jerusalem
  • 1939-05-17 Gary Paulsen, American author of young adult literature, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1939-06-05 Margaret Drabble, British author (Needle's Eye)
  • 1939-06-11 Christina Crawford, American actress and author (Mommie Dearest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-06-14 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist and author, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-06-15 Brian Jacques, British author, born in Liverpool, England (2011)
  • 1939-07-02 M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, American sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
  • 1939-07-24 Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
  • 1939-08-01 Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), born in Charles City, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • 1939-09-06 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1939-10-05 Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1939-10-08 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (American Splendor), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2010)
  • 1939-11-17 Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)

Person of interestMargaret Atwood

1939-11-18 Margaret Atwood, Canadian author/poet, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1939-12-18 Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)
  • 1939-12-30 Glenda Adams, Australian author (d. 2007)
  • 1940-01-13 Edmund White, American author
  • 1940-02-02 Thomas M[ichael] Disch, American sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
  • 1940-03-22 Haing S Ngor, Cambodian-American obstetrician, author, refugee and actor (The Killing Fields), born in Samrong Yong, Cambodia (d. 1996)
  • 1940-04-15 Jeffrey Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare, English novelist, born in Finsbury, London
  • 1940-04-23 Richard Monaco, American sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-04-24 Sue Grafton, American author of detective novels ("A" Is for Alibi), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1940-05-10 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You) (d. 2015)
  • 1940-05-24 Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and writer (Less than One, Nobel 1987), born in Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1996)
  • 1940-06-22 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • 1940-07-14 Susan Howatch, English author
  • 1940-09-15 Norman [Richard] Spinrad, American sci-fi author (Child of Fortune)
  • 1940-09-25 Timothy Severin, British author and explorer, born in Assam, British India
  • 1940-09-28 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • 1940-10-21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-10-27 Maxine Hong Kingston, American author (The Woman Warrior), born in Stockton, California
  • 1940-11-21 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • 1940-11-22 Terry Gilliam, comedy author-animator (Monty Python), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1940-11-24 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.
  • 1940-12-29 Brigitte Kronauer, German author (The Scheik of Aachen), born in Essen, Germany
  • 1941-01-30 Gregory Benford, American author & scientist, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1941-02-01 Jerry Spinelli, children's author
  • 1941-02-19 Stephen Dobyns, American author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
  • 1941-02-28 Alice May Brock, American author
  • 1941-03-23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • 1941-05-27 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)

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