Authors in History (Part 16)

Historical Events


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Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 1,808

  • 1949-12-31 Susan Shwartz, American author, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1950-01-16 Brian Castro, Australian author, born in Hong Kong
  • 1950-01-25 Gloria Naylor, American author (Women of Brewster Place), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1950-03-12 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • 1950-04-10 Barry M. Riemer, American author (The Great American Con Machine)
  • 1950-06-05 J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • 1950-06-24 Mercedes R Lackey, American sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)
  • 1950-07-06 John Byrne, American author and artist of superhero comics (X-Men), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England

Person of interestArianna Huffington

1950-07-15 Arianna Huffington, Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington

Person of interestPhil McGraw

1950-09-01 Phil McGraw, American psychologist, author and TV personality (Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show), born in Vinita, Oklahoma

Psychologist and TV Personality Phil McGraw
Psychologist and TV Personality
Phil McGraw
  • 1950-09-07 Peggy Noonan, American author (What I Saw at the Revolution), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-09-17 Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)
  • 1950-09-18 Helene Virginie Weijel, Dutch author (In the Street Without a Coat), born in Amsterdam (d. 1995)
  • 1950-09-20 James P[aul] Blaylock, American sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1950-09-28 Brian Keenan, Irish author (An Evil Cradling), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1950-10-06 David Brin, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
  • 1950-10-27 Fran Lebowitz, American author and actress (Resident Alien), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1950-11-04 Charles Frazier, American novelist (Cold Mountain), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1950-11-25 Alexis Wright, Australian author
  • 1950-11-29 Kevin O'Donnell Jr, American sci-fi author (Caverns, Reefs, Lava)
  • 1950-12-23 Ilchi Lee, South Korean educator and author, born in Cheonan, South Korea
  • 1950-12-30 Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author
  • 1951-01-01 Frans Kellendonk, author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
  • 1951-02-10 Roxanne Pulitzer, author (Prize Pulitzer), born in Glendale, California
  • 1951-03-20 Curt Smith, American author and media host
  • 1951-04-11 James Patrick Kelly, American sci-fi author (Think Like a Dinosaur), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1951-05-27 Norma Jean Almodovar, American author (Cop to Call Girl) and sex worker activist, born in Binghampton, New York
  • 1951-06-04 Charles Dickinson, American author (Waltz in Marathon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-07-16 Esther Friesner, American sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-08-08 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1951-08-20 Greg Bear, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity), born in San Diego, California
  • 1951-08-24 Orson Scott Card, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War), born in Richland, Washington
  • 1951-08-24 Oscar Hijuelos, American novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1951-09-01 Timothy Zahn, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
  • 1951-09-06 Barry Troyna, English educational sociologist and author (Racism, Education and the State), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1951-09-20 Javier Marías, Spanish translator and novelist (Corazón tan blanco), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1951-09-30 Nicholas Yermakov, American sci-fi author (Epiphany, Jehad, Clique)
  • 1951-10-18 Terry McMillan, American author
  • 1951-11-18 Justin Raimondo, American author (Antiwar.com), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1951-12-08 Bill Bryson, American British author (Notes From a Small Island), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1951-12-22 Charles de Lint, Canadian sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1952-01-12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker & author, born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan
  • 1952-01-12 Walter Mosley, American novelist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-01-14 Sydney Biddle Barrows, American madam and author (Mayflower Madam), born in Hopewell, New Jersey
  • 1952-02-29 Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, New York

Person of interestDouglas Adams

1952-03-11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2001)

  • 1952-03-23 Kim Stanley Robinson, American sci-fi author (Mars Trilogy), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1952-05-18 Diane E[lizabeth] Duane, American sci-fi author (Door into Fire)
  • 1952-05-29 Louise Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)
  • 1952-07-17 Robert R. McCammon, American sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1952-08-03 Frank Schaeffer, American author (Crazy for God), born in Champéry, Switzerland
  • 1952-08-08 Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
  • 1952-09-25 Bell Hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins], American author, feminist, scholar and social activist, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 1952-10-05 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions), born in Liverpool
  • 1952-12-03 Mel Smith, author, actor, and comedian (Morons From Outer Space), (d. 2013)
  • 1952-12-30 Somtow Sucharitkul [S. P. Somtow], Thai composer and sci-fi author (Utopia Hunters), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1953-01-09 Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children's author, born in Sleaford, United Kingdom
  • 1953-02-10 John Shirley, American sci-fi author (Eclipse Penumbra, Eclipse Corona), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953-03-06 Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author
  • 1953-03-12 Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
  • 1953-04-28 Roberto Bolano, Latin American author and poet
  • 1953-05-17 Yoko Shimada, Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)
  • 1953-07-09 Thomas Ligotti, American author (Songs of a Dead Dreamer), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-07-10 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, French author and L'Oréal heiress (richest woman in the world 2019-), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • 1953-08-14 Cliff Johnson, American computer game author, born in Hanover, New Hampshire
  • 1953-08-31 György Károly, Hungarian author
  • 1953-09-22 Geoff Gilpin, American author
  • 1953-09-30 S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author
  • 1953-10-26 Jennifer Roberson, American sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1953-12-29 Stanley "Tookie" Williams, American gangster, born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1954-01-13 Vicki McCarty, American author (Girlfriend's Guide to) Playboy playmate (Sep, 1979), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-28 Rick Warren, American pastor and author
  • 1954-02-16 Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory), (d. 2013)
  • 1954-03-04 Mark Chorvinsky, American author, editor and publisher of "Strange Magazine", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1954-04-14 Bruce Sterling, American sci-fi author (Involution Ocean, Schismatrix)
  • 1954-05-01 Joel Rosenberg, sci-fi author
  • 1954-06-06 Cynthia Rylant, American author
  • 1954-06-07 Louise Erdrich, American author (Love Medicine, The Bingo Palace), born in Little Falls, Minnesota
  • 1954-06-16 Doane Perry, American musician, composer, and author (Jethro Tull), born in Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, New York
  • 1954-07-17 J. Michael Straczynski, American television screenwriter, producer, comic book writer and director (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Changeling), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1954-07-26 Lawrence Watt-Evans, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu), born in Arlington, Massachusetts

Person of interestStieg Larsson

1954-08-15 Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), born in Skelleftehamn, Sweden (d. 2004)

  • 1954-08-29 Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-09-05 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive, born in Utah
  • 1954-09-18 Steven Pinker, Canadian American cognitive psychologist and author, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1954-11-06 Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1954-11-08 Kazuo Ishiguro, British author (An Artist of the Floating World, The Remains of the Day, When We Were Orphans), born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • 1954-11-16 Andrea Barrett, American novelist (Servants of the Map), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954-11-17 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1954-12-03 Grace Andreacchi, American author
  • 1954-12-13 Tamora Pierce, American author of fantasy fiction (The Song of the Lioness), born in South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-01-27 Alexander Stuart, British author
  • 1955-01-30 Judith Tarr, American sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica), born in Augusta, Maine

Person of interestPenn Jillette

1955-03-05 Penn Jillette, American magician (Penn & Teller) and author (God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales), born in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Magician and Author Penn Jillette
Magician and Author
Penn Jillette
  • 1955-04-28 Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest
  • 1955-06-17 Gail Jones, Australian author (Dreams of Speaking), born in Harvey, Western Australia
  • 1955-07-14 L. Brent Bozell, American author and activist
  • 1955-08-12 Ann M. Martin, American author
  • 1955-11-23 Steven Brust [Karl Zoltan], American sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)
  • 1955-11-26 Tracy Hickman, American sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

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