On This Day

Authors in History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,839 of 1,839

  • 1974-06-07 Edward "Bear" Grylls, British adventurer, author and TV presenter (Man vs. Wild), born in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
  • 1974-09-09 Gok Wan [Kowkhyn Wan], British fashion consultant, author and TV presenter (How to Look Good Naked, Gok Cooks Chinese), born in Leicester, England
  • 1974-10-23 Derek Landy, Lusk, Irish author (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • 1974-11-08 Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1974-11-08 Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1975-04-04 Pamela Ribon, American screenwriter and author, born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1975-04-11 Walid Soliman, Tunisian author, born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1975-08-20 Marcus Mastin, American author, born in Carthage, New York

Person of interestChai Jing

1976-01-01 Chai Jing, Chinese broadcaster, author and documentary maker (Under the Dome), born in Linfen, Shanxi Province

Journalist and Environmental Activist Chai Jing
Journalist and Environmental Activist
Chai Jing
  • 1976-03-23 Jayson Blair, American journalist and author
  • 1976-06-24 Louisa Leaman, English author
  • 1976-11-16 Danny Wallace, British author, born in Dundee, United Kingdom
  • 1976-12-20 Ramon Stoppelenburg, Dutch traveler and author, born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • 1977-08-24 John Green, American author (The Fault in Our Stars) and vlogger, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1977-09-15 Sophie Dahl, English model and author, born in London, England
  • 1978-03-11 Christopher Rice, American author (A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1978-05-07 Brian Clevinger, American author (Atomic Robo)
  • 1979-04-23 Yana Gupta, Czech actress and author (How To Love Your Body And Get The Body You Love), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • 1979-08-10 Ted Geoghegan, American filmmaker and author
  • 1980-11-21 Alec Brownstein, American author, director
  • 1981-09-21 Nicole Richie, American socialite, author and TV personality (The Simple Life), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1981-10-03 Beth Revis, American fantasy and science fiction author (Across the Universe trilogy), born in North Carolina
  • 1981-11-25 Jenna Bush Hager, American author, news personality (Today with Hoda & Jenna) and twin daughter of US President George W. Bush, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1982-08-13 Ibram X. Kendi, American author and antiracist activist, born in Queens, New York
  • 1983-06-12 Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1983-10-05 Jesse Eisenberg, American actor, author and playwright (The Social Network), born in Queens, New York
  • 1984-04-16 Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author, born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1984-09-09 Farrah Gray, American entrepreneur and author (Reallionaire), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1984-09-23 Nathan Jendrick, American fitness trainer, health instructor, and author, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1984-10-17 Randall Munroe, American webcomic author
  • 1984-10-23 Meghan McCain, American columnist, author, and TV host, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1985-03-15 F.V.A. Morriello, Canadian author
  • 1985-04-16 Mark Baker, Welsh author and historian
  • 1985-09-21 Joe Wicks, British fitness coach, presenter and author (The Body Coach), born in Epsom, England
  • 1987-02-01 Ronda Rousey, American pro wrestler, actress, author, mixed martial artist and judoka (UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 6 defences; Olympic bronze 70kg judo 2008; WWE), born in Riverside, California
  • 1990-04-08 Jonghyun [Kim Jong-hyun], South Korean singer-songwriter, radio host, and author (SHINee), born in Jung District, Seoul, South Korea (d. 2017)
  • 1990-08-29 Sam Stern, British chef and author, born in Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Person of interestDavid Hogg

2000-04-12 David Hogg, American gun control activist and author (#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line) who as a student survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, born in Parkland, Florida

Author and Gun Control Activist David Hogg
Author and Gun Control Activist
David Hogg
  • 2002-04-08 Skai Jackson, American actress (Jessie) and author, born in New York City

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