Authors in History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 1,808

  • 1956-03-11 D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
  • 1956-05-04 David Guterson, American author (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956-05-14 Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw, American sci-fi author (Hawk of May)
  • 1956-05-20 Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Norwegian author (Elling tetralogy, Brødre i blodet), born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • 1956-06-09 Patricia Cornwell, American author (Kay Scarpetta crime novels), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1956-06-25 Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1956-07-21 Michael Connelly, American crime writer (Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch novels), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-08-02 Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author, born in Gorizia, Italy
  • 1956-09-18 Chris Hedges, American journalist and author (War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning), born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • 1956-10-24 Dale Maharidge, American author (And Their Children After Them), born in Ohio
  • 1956-10-27 Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer, born in California
  • 1957-01-07 Katie Couric, American journalist & author (Today), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1957-02-13 Denise Austin, US fitness instructor & author, born in San Pedro, California
  • 1957-03-07 Robert Harris, British TV reporter, journalist and author (Fatherland, Enigma), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1957-03-14 Andrew Robinson, British author
  • 1957-03-14 Tad Williams, American fantasy and science fiction author, born in San Jose, California
  • 1957-04-10 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2006)
  • 1957-04-17 Nick Hornby, English writer (High Fidelity), born in Redhill, Surrey
  • 1957-07-03 Faye Resnick, American TV personality and author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary), born in Brentwood, California
  • 1957-07-13 Cameron Crowe, American director, screenwriter, journalist (Rolling Stone), author, and actor (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Palm Springs, California
  • 1957-10-19 Doug Kirby, American author and travel guide
  • 1957-11-13 Ronald Shusett, author (Project Mankind), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1957-11-30 Joël Champetier, French Canadian author
  • 1957-12-22 Susan Powter, Australian-born American motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, and author (The Susan Powter Show), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1958-01-07 Donna Rice Hughes, American author & speaker, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958-04-21 Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
  • 1958-05-25 Dorothy Straight, American 4 year old author (How the World Began), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958-07-05 Meredith Ann Pierce, American sci-fi author (Darkangel), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1958-07-05 William "Bill" Watterson, American cartoonist known for being author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes (1985-95), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958-08-24 Chris Offutt, American writer (The Good Brother), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1958-08-27 Tom Lanoye, Belgian author

Person of interestJamal Khashoggi

1958-10-13 Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian progressive journalist, author, and editor in chief (Al-Arab News Channel), born in Medina, Saudi Arabia (d. 2018)

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
  • 1958-10-20 Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author
  • 1958-10-23 Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author
  • 1958-12-24 Bob Smith, American author and a groundbreaking gay comedian (The Tonight Show, Funny Gay Males), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1959-01-12 Lasana M. Sekou, Caribbean poet & author (The Salt Reaper), born in Aruba
  • 1959-04-30 W. Thomas Smith, Jr, American author and columnist
  • 1959-08-04 Laurence Anholt, British children's author, born in London, England
  • 1959-08-17 Jonathan Franzen, American author (The Corrections), born in Western Springs, Illinois
  • 1959-10-31 Neal Stephenson, American author, born in Fort Meade, Maryland
  • 1959-12-27 Gerina Dunwich, American author
  • 1960-01-02 Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author
  • 1960-01-31 Grant Morrison, British comic book author, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1960-02-04 Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
  • 1960-03-16 Jenny Eclair [Hargreaves], British comedienne, author and actress (Grumpy Old Women, Loose Women), born in Kuala Lumpur, Federation of Malaya
  • 1960-06-05 Margo Lanagan, Australian author
  • 1960-08-04 Tim Winton, Australian author
  • 1960-10-23 Randy Pausch, American computer science professor, author
  • 1961-01-11 Jasper Fforde, British author
  • 1961-02-04 Stewart O'Nan, American author (Snow Angels, The Names of the Dead), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-02-12 Jim Harris, Canadian author, environmentalist, and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961-02-14 Phillip Hamilton, American author, born in Albany, New York
  • 1961-04-25 Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American author (2016: Obama's America), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1961-06-03 Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer and author

Person of interestMichael J. Fox

1961-06-09 Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor, author, comedian and activist (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf), born in Edmonton, Alberta

  • 1961-06-12 Jim Goad, American author and publisher (ANSWER Me!), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-07-13 Lawrence Donegan, Scottish rock bassist (Lloyd Cole and the Sommotions) and author, born in Stirling, Scotland
  • 1961-07-23 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961-08-20 Greg Egan, Australian science fiction and hard science author, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1961-09-11 Philip Ardagh, English children's books author (Eddie Dickens series), born in Kent, England
  • 1961-09-26 Will Self, English author, born in Westminster, London
  • 1961-10-04 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
  • 1961-11-13 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, Dutch author: Rick's Report, AIDS Diary
  • 1961-11-23 Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
  • 1961-12-08 Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
  • 1961-12-30 Douglas Coupland, Canadian author
  • 1962-01-03 Francesca Lia Block, American author
  • 1962-01-17 Sebastian Junger, American journalist & author, born in Belmont, Massachusetts
  • 1962-02-20 Kenn Nesbitt, American children's author
  • 1962-04-02 Mark Shulman, American children's author (Scrawl), born in Rochester, New York

Person of interestJordan Peterson

1962-06-12 Jordan Peterson, Canadian psychologist and author (12 Rules for Life), born in Edmonton, Alberta

Psychologist and Author Jordan Peterson
Psychologist and Author
Jordan Peterson
  • 1962-08-10 Suzanne Collins, American author (The Hunger Games Trilogy), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1962-09-02 Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
  • 1962-09-13 Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1962-10-19 Tracy Chevalier, American author
  • 1962-11-12 Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist
  • 1962-11-12 Neal Shusterman, American author
  • 1963-03-04 Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey
  • 1963-04-10 Mark Oliver Everett, American singer-songwriter, musician and author (Eels), born in Virginia
  • 1963-05-24 Michael Chabon, American novelist (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963-06-09 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author
  • 1963-06-25 Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author (Life of Pi), born in Salamanca, Spain
  • 1963-07-19 Garth Nix, Australian author (Keys to the Kingdom), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1963-09-17 Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards
  • 1963-10-03 Dan Goldie, American tennis player and author ("The Investment Answer", #1 NY Times bestselling book), born in Sioux City Iowa
  • 1963-10-04 Koji Ishikawa, Japanese children's book author and illustrator, born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • 1963-12-23 Donna Tartt, American writer (The Secret History), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • 1963-12-30 Chandler Burr, American author, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestDan Brown

1964-06-22 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire

Author Dan Brown
Dan Brown
  • 1964-07-03 Joanne Harris, British author (Chocolat), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
  • 1964-07-24 Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • 1964-07-26 Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark), born in Poperinge, Belgium
  • 1964-08-07 John Birmingham, Australian author, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1964-10-01 Jonathan Sarfati, New Zealand chess player, scientist, and author (FIDE Master), born in Ararat, Australia
  • 1964-10-07 Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-11-29 Cork Graham [Frederick Graham], American journalist, actor and author, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1964-12-26 Elizabeth Kostova, American author (The Historian), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1965-03-04 Khaled Hosseini, Afghan author and physician
  • 1965-07-29 Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author
  • 1965-09-28 Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)

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