Authors in History (Part 14)

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Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,782

  • 1941-06-23 Roger McDonald, Australian author
  • 1941-06-27 James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author (Giants' Star), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1941-07-14 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • 1941-08-07 Franco Columbu, Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor and author (Mr. Olympia 1976, 81), born in Ollolai, Sardinia (d. 2019)
  • 1941-08-20 Jo Ramírez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1941-09-29 Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestAnne Rice

1941-10-04 Anne Rice, author (Interview with a Vampire), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Author Anne Rice
Author
Anne Rice
  • 1941-11-15 Daniel Manus Pinkwater, American sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)
  • 1941-11-25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
  • 1941-12-25 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author
  • 1942-01-29 Robin Morgan, American poet, author, political theorist, academic, and former child actor (Dagmar-Mama), born in Lake Worth, Florida
  • 1942-02-26 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Nathan Sid, In Africa), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
  • 1942-03-05 Michael "Mike" Resnick, American sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-03-07 Paul Preuss, American sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)
  • 1942-03-25 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, American sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
  • 1942-03-26 Erica Jong, [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-04-01 Samuel R[ay] Delany Jr, American sci-fi author (Towers of Toron, Neveryona)
  • 1942-05-12 Barry B[rookes] Longyear, American sci-fi author (City of Baraboo)
  • 1942-05-19 James Topping, author of CP/M
  • 1942-06-30 Robert Ballard, American explorer and discoverer (discovered Titanic wreck in 1985), born in Wichita, Kansas

Person of interestIsabel Allende

1942-08-02 Isabel Allende, Chilean-American author (The House of the Spirits, City of the Beasts), born in Lima, Peru

  • 1942-08-23 Patricia McBride Lousada, American ballerina (NYC Ballet Co) and cookbook author, born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1942-09-01 C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
  • 1942-09-08 Ansen [Nancy Ann] Dibble, Dutch sci-fi author (Summerfair), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1942-09-15 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, American sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania)
  • 1942-09-17 Robert Graysmith, American Zodiac killer researcher and author, born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1942-10-10 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1992)
  • 1942-10-19 Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney
  • 1942-12-01 John Crowley, American sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
  • 1942-12-09 Joe McGinniss, American author (The Selling of the President 1968), born in Rye, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1942-12-30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • 1943-01-09 Robert Drewe, Australian author, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1943-02-13 Leo Frankowski, American sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1943-02-14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1943-02-19 Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer
  • 1943-03-02 Peter Straub, American author
  • 1943-03-16 Ursula Goodenough, American biologicst, Evolutionary Scholar, author and educator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-04-16 Ewald Vanvugt, Dutch author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • 1943-04-20 Ian Watson, British sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon), born in North Shields, England
  • 1943-05-07 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • 1943-05-13 Eve Babitz, American artist and author (Eve's Hollywood, Slow Days, Fast Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-06-04 Joyce Meyer, American Charismatic Christian author and speaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-06-05 Matthew Lesko, American author
  • 1943-06-09 Joe Haldeman, American sci-fi author (The Forever War), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1943-06-15 Xaveria Hollander [Vara de DeVries], Dutch author (The Happy Hooker), born in Soerabaja, Dutch East Indies
  • 1943-08-23 Nelson DeMille, American action adventure and suspense novels author (Plum Island), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • 1943-09-03 Mick Farren, English sci-fi author (Synaptic Manhunt, Citizen Phaid), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1943-09-10 Neale Donald Walsch, American author
  • 1943-10-10 Frederick Barthelme, American author (There Must be Some Mistake), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943-10-21 Tariq Ali, Pakistani author and historian
  • 1943-11-29 Sue Miller, American author
  • 1944-01-06 Henry Kravis, American businessman & author (The Money Machine), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1944-01-08 Terry Brooks, American fantasy fiction author (Sword of Shannara), born in Sterling, Illinois
  • 1944-01-09 Harun Farocki, German filmmaker & author (Nicht loeschbares Feur), born in Nový Jičín, Czech Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1944-01-24 David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman], American science fiction screenwriter (Star Trek) & author (The Martian Child), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-02-16 Richard Ford, American author (Sportswriter)
  • 1944-03-17 Pattie Boyd, English photographer and author (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton), born in Taunton, England
  • 1944-04-05 Ann Maxwell, American sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1944-05-13 Betsy Finley Ashton, broadcast journalist/author/lecturer
  • 1944-05-13 Armistead Maupin, American author
  • 1944-05-21 Janet Dailey, American author
  • 1944-05-26 Sam Posey, American auto racer (12 Hours of Sebring 1975; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1971 3rd) and TV commentator (ABC Sports), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-06-14 Laurie Colwin, American author (Happy All the Time), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1944-06-30 Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist, physician and author (Life After Life), born in Porterdale, Georgia
  • 1944-07-09 Glen Cook, American sci-fi author (Shadowline, Star's End), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-08-30 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author, born in Monterey, California (d. 2007)
  • 1944-10-02 Vernor [Steffen] Vinge, American sci-fi author (Witling, True Names), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1944-10-18 Katherine Kurtz, UK, sci-fi author (Deryni Rising, Saint Camber)
  • 1944-11-24 Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author (7 Stories)
  • 1944-12-02 Botho Strauß, German author, born in Naumburg, Germany
  • 1944-12-17 Jack L[aurence] Chalker, American sci-fi author (Saga of Well World)
  • 1945-01-06 Barry Lopez, American author (Of Wolves & Men), born in Port Chester, New York
  • 1945-01-13 [Eileen] Joy[ce] Chant [Rutter], UK, sci-fi author (High Kings)
  • 1945-03-15 Mark J Green, American lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-03-20 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author

Person of interestRobert Munsch

1945-06-11 Robert Munsch, Canadian children's author (The Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Children's Author Robert Munsch
Children's Author
Robert Munsch
  • 1945-06-13 Whitley Strieber, American author (The Wolfen, The Hunger), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1945-07-09 Dean Koontz, American sci-fi author (Star Quest, Beastchild), born in Everett, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-07-19 Edwin Schlossberg, American designer, author and husband of Carolyn Kennedy, born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-07-20 Paul Valéry [Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry], French author, philosopher and poet (La Jeune Parque), born in Sète, Hérault (d. 1945)
  • 1945-08-13 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), born in Kenfig Hill, Wales (d. 2016)

Person of interestSteve Martin

1945-08-14 Steve Martin, American comedian, musician, author and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1945-09-24 David Drake, American sci-fi author, veteran and lawyer (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot), born in the United States
  • 1945-10-15 Steve Camacho, West Indian cricket batsman, author, administrator (11 Tests, CEO WI Cricket Board), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2015)
  • 1945-10-26 Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1945-11-12 Michael Bishop, American sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)
  • 1945-11-12 Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • 1945-11-20 Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author, born in Boudouaou, Algeria (d. 1995)
  • 1945-11-26 Ethan Russell, American photographer and author (photographed covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who), born in Mt. Kisco, New York
  • 1945-12-12 Karl Edward Wagner, American sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1994)

Person of interestMichael King

1945-12-15 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • 1945-12-17 Jacqueline Wilson, English author
  • 1946-01-20 Susan Vreeland, American author (The Passion of Artemisia), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • 1946-02-26 Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-03-12 Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
  • 1946-03-22 Rudy/Rudolf [von Bittner] Rucker, American sci-fi author (Wetware)
  • 1946-03-23 Alan Bleasdale, English author, playwright and scriptwriter (Are You Lonesome Tonight), born in Liverpool
  • 1946-05-12 L. Neil Smith, American sci-fi author
  • 1946-05-25 Janet Morris, American sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1946-06-08 Elizabeth A. Lynn, American sci-fi author (Watchtower, Red Hawk), born in NYC, New York

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