Authors in History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 1,840

  • 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-British jazz saxophonist, accordion player, bandleader, and author (The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 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
  • 1964-06-05 Rick Riordan, American author (Percy Jackson & the Olympians), born in San Antonio, Texas

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
Author
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)
  • 1965-11-28 Erwin Mortier, Belgian author
  • 1965-12-31 Nicholas Sparks, American author (The Notebook), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1966-03-04 Dav Pilkey, American author
  • 1966-03-09 Michael Patrick MacDonald, Irish-American activist against crime and violence and author (All Souls: A Family Story From Southie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966-03-30 Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author, born in Aigio, Greece
  • 1966-07-11 Kentaro Miura, Japanese manga author (Berserk), born in Chiba, Japan (d. 2021)
  • 1966-07-14 Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator
  • 1966-08-01 James St. James, American author and nightlife personality, born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • 1966-10-12 Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1966-11-30 Wil Mara, American author
  • 1967-02-01 Meg Cabot, American author, born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1967-02-17 Chanté Moore, American R&B singer, actress and author (Precious), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967-03-07 Ai Yazawa, Japanese mangaka (manga author - Neighbourhood Story), born in Amagasaki, Japan
  • 1967-03-16 Lauren Graham, American actress and author (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1967-05-10 Jon Ronson, British journalist and author
  • 1967-05-25 Poppy Z. Brite [Billy Martin], American author (Lost Souls, Drawing Blood), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 1967-07-31 Elizabeth Wurtzel, American author (Prozac Nation), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1968-01-10 Lyle Menendez, American author accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968-02-11 Mo Willems, American author & screenwriter, born in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 1968-03-10 Felice Arena, Australian children's author
  • 1968-03-28 Iris Chang, American author and journalist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • 1968-04-04 Jennifer Lynch, American film director, screenwriter and author of The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-04-11 Sergei Lukyanenko, Russian sci-fi author (Labyrinth of Reflections), born in Karatau, Kazakhstan
  • 1968-06-15 Adam Rapp, American playwright and author (Red Light Winter), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-07-09 Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
  • 1968-10-01 Jon Guenther, American author
  • 1968-12-06 Karl Ove Knausgård, Norwegian author (My Struggle), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1969-01-19 Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 1969-02-20 Vaginal Davis, American drag queen, author and performance artist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969-04-18 Keith DeCandido, American sci-fi author (Star Trek), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969-06-18 Christopher Largen, American author, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1969-06-20 Michael Gerber, American parody author, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1969-07-18 Elizabeth Gilbert, American author (Eat Pray, Love), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Person of interestSheryl Sandberg

1969-08-28 Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive (COO Facebook) and author (Lean In), born in Washington, D.C.

Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook Executive
Sheryl Sandberg
  • 1969-09-02 Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author
  • 1969-09-13 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-09-28 Ben Greenman, American author
  • 1969-11-13 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • 1969-12-12 Sophie Kinsella, English author (Confessions of a Shopaholic), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1969-12-27 Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist
  • 1970-01-16 Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author, born in Holywood, United Kingdom
  • 1970-05-05 Naomi Klein, Canadian author (This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate) and activist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970-05-23 Blake Schwendiman, American author
  • 1970-06-06 Sarah Dessen, American author
  • 1970-06-25 Ariel Gore, American journalist and author, born in Carmel, California
  • 1970-07-09 Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author

Person of interestSamantha Power

1970-09-21 Samantha Power, Irish American author and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN), born in Dublin, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • 1970-10-20 Michelle Malkin, American political commentator and author
  • 1970-11-06 Ethan Hawke, American actor and author (Dead Poets Society, Before trilogy), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1970-11-11 Lee Battersby, Australian sci-fi and horror author, born in Nottingham, England
  • 1970-12-18 Miles Marshall Lewis, American author
  • 1971-01-09 Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian novelist & cultural critic, born in Brockville, Canada
  • 1971-01-18 Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author & journalist, born in Nakuru, Rift Valley
  • 1971-03-03 Tyler Florence, American chef, Food Network personality & cookbook author, born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1971-03-05 Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
  • 1971-03-13 Robert Lanham, American author and satirist (The Hipster Handbook), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1971-03-29 Lennart van Reen, son of author Ton v R/publisher Corrie Zelen
  • 1971-05-07 Thomas Piketty, French economist and author ("Capital in the Twenty-First Century"), born in Clichy
  • 1971-05-27 Kaur Kender, Estonian author
  • 1971-07-02 Evelyn Lau, Canadian author
  • 1971-07-06 Kenya D. Williamson, American actress and author (Depth of Focus: A Novel), born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-07-17 Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971-08-20 David Walliams, English actor, comedian (Come Fly With Me) and children's author, born in London, England
  • 1971-09-11 Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author (Daily Kos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-12-01 John Schlimm, American author
  • 1972-03-23 Judith Godrèche, French actress (The Man in the Iron Mask; L'Auberge espagnole), and novelist (Point de côté), born in Paris
  • 1972-07-02 Darren Shan, Irish children's author
  • 1972-09-30 Ari Behn, Norwegian author
  • 1972-10-29 Gabrielle Union, American actress, author and activist (Bring it on, Being Mary Jane), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972-12-26 Robert Muchamore, English children's author, born in Islington, London
  • 1973-03-18 Max Barry, Australian author
  • 1973-07-16 Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1973-11-03 Ben Fogle, British broadcaster and author (Channel 5, BBC), born in London, England

Person of interestStephenie Meyer

1973-12-24 Stephenie Meyer, American author (Twilight Saga), born in Hartford, Connecticut,


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