Author in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,617

  • 1891-09-11 William Thomas Walsh, American author (d. 1949)
  • 1891-11-05 Mary Dorna, Dutch author
  • 1891-12-02 Charles H. Wesley, author writer and Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. (d. 1987)

Person of interestHenry Miller

1891-12-26 Henry Miller, American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 1980)

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller

Person of interestJ. R. R. Tolkien

1892-01-03 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa (d. 1973)

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1892-02-18 Wendell Wilkie, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World), (d. 1944)
  • 1892-03-27 Thorne Smith, author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb)
  • 1892-04-15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • 1892-05-19 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Povestj Zjizni) [OS]
  • 1892-05-31 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj) [NS]
  • 1892-06-12 Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)
  • 1892-06-26 Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
  • 1892-08-02 John Kieran, American columnist/author (Natural History of NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1892-10-27 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), born in Quebrangulo, Brazil (d. 1953)
  • 1892-12-25 Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author (Meaning of Treason), born in London
  • 1893-01-13 Clarke Ashton Smith, American sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci)
  • 1893-03-03 Beatrice Wood, potter/artist/author
  • 1893-08-10 Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slovenian author (Samorastniki)
  • 1893-10-01 Faith Baldwin, author/novelist (They Who Love), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1893-11-11 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian author
  • 1893-11-14 Evert S J Kruythoff, Ned Antillean author (conservation flora)
  • 1893-12-31 Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist/author (Flemish Resurrection)
  • 1894-05-20 Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)
  • 1894-06-13 Mark van Doren, Ill, author (Happy Critic, Transients)

Person of interestAldous Huxley

1894-07-26 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World, Island), born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1963)

  • 1894-08-17 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
  • 1894-09-13 John B[oynton] Priestly, author (Good Companions)/wed Jessica Hawkes
  • 1894-10-18 H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)
  • 1894-10-21 Rampo Edogawa, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
  • 1894-10-24 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (d. 1987)
  • 1895-01-16 Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • 1895-01-24 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
  • 1895-03-29 Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
  • 1895-03-31 Vardis Fisher, American author (Darkness & Deep), born in Annis, Idaho (d. 1968)
  • 1895-05-02 Peggy Bacon, author and illustrator (Off With Their Heads), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • 1895-08-10 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • 1895-10-08 Jeanne G van Schaik-Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl)
  • 1895-10-18 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Appearance at Kallista)
  • 1895-11-05 Charles MacArthur, American author (d. 1956)
  • 1895-11-16 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1956)
  • 1895-11-17 Gregorio López y Fuentes, Mexican author (d. 1966)
  • 1895-12-01 Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • 1895-12-19 Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
  • 1895-12-19 Maurice Roelants, Flemish novelist and poet (Komen en gaan, Prayer for a Good End), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1896-01-20 Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)
  • 1896-04-21 Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)
  • 1896-06-16 William Fitzgerald Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants)
  • 1896-06-16 Murray Leinster, American author (d. 1976)
  • 1896-09-20 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [NS=Oct 2]

Person of interestF. Scott Fitzgerald

1896-09-24 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)

  • 1896-10-02 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [OS=Sep 20]
  • 1896-11-16 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1896-11-23 Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
  • 1896-11-27 Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio)
  • 1896-12-05 (Lady Huxley) Juliette Baillot, author
  • 1896-12-12 Eslanda Goode, American anthropology, civil rights activist and actor under Paul Robeson, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1965)
  • 1896-12-15 Betty Smith, American author (d. 1972)
  • 1897-01-08 Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
  • 1897-04-17 Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River)
  • 1897-05-22 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)
  • 1897-06-08 John G. Bennett, British scientist and author (d. 1974)
  • 1897-08-11 Enid Blyton, children's writer and fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure)
  • 1897-08-20 Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)

Person of interestWilliam Faulkner

1897-09-25 William Faulkner, American author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), born in New Albany, Mississippi (d. 1962)

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • 1897-10-08 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1897-11-01 Naomi Mitchison, author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill)
  • 1897-11-15 Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
  • 1897-12-01 Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)
  • 1897-12-30 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976)
  • 1898-01-06 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
  • 1898-01-23 Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
  • 1898-05-23 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • 1898-06-09 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)
  • 1898-06-27 Alexandra G "Alja" von Hoyer-Rachmanova, Russ/Aust author (Students)
  • 1898-07-22 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (d. 1943)
  • 1898-08-20 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (d. 1973)
  • 1898-08-24 Malcolm Cowley, American author (Flowering of New England), born in Belsano, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1898-09-16 H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)
  • 1898-11-12 Abraham J D van Oosten, Dutch poet/author (His Master's Voice)
  • 1898-11-27 Fredric Warburg, publisher and author (d. 1981)

Person of interestC. S. Lewis

1898-11-29 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], British sci-fi author (Silver Chair), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • 1899-01-14 Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author (d. 1985)
  • 1899-03-08 Elmer Keith, Firearms enthusiast and Author (d. 1984)
  • 1899-04-30 Jannetje Fisherman-Roosendaal, author (regional novels)

Person of interestErnest Hemingway

1899-07-21 Ernest Hemingway, American author (The Old Man and the Sea, Nobel 1954), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • 1899-11-02 Edgar du Perron, Dutch author and poet (Land of Origin), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1940)
  • 1899-11-25 William R Burnett, American author (Little Caesar)
  • 1899-12-09 Jean de Brunhoff, French children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
  • 1900-04-16 Polly Adler, Russian bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)
  • 1900-05-07 Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)
  • 1900-05-13 Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer)
  • 1900-05-14 Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1900-05-31 Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)
  • 1900-06-28 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)
  • 1900-07-25 Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola)

Person of interestMargaret Mitchell

1900-11-08 Margaret Mitchell, author (Gone With the Wind), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1949)

  • 1900-11-18 Howard Thurman, theologian/author (Deep River, Deep in the Hunger)
  • 1900-11-19 Anna Seghers, [Netty Radvanyi-Reiling], German author (7th Cross)
  • 1900-12-16 Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)
  • 1900-12-21 Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 949

  • 1968-11-07 Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies

Person of interestUpton Sinclair

1968-11-25 Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90

  • 1968-11-26 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • 1968-11-28 Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70

Person of interestJohn Steinbeck

1968-12-20 John Steinbeck, American author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), dies at 66

  • 1969-01-05 Franz Theodor Csokor, Austrian author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • 1969-01-11 Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
  • 1969-03-11 John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
  • 1969-03-23 Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
  • 1969-04-05 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
  • 1969-04-05 Romulo Gallegos, Venezuela author/president (1947-48), dies at 84
  • 1969-07-24 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • 1969-08-27 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, dies at 63
  • 1969-11-05 Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies
  • 1969-12-26 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
  • 1970-03-15 Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
  • 1970-05-17 Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61
  • 1970-05-27 Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78
  • 1970-05-29 John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
  • 1970-07-30 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • 1970-11-25 Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
  • 1970-11-28 Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55
  • 1970-12-31 Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91
  • 1971-03-19 Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
  • 1971-03-19 Mary Dorna, Dutch author, dies at 79
  • 1971-03-23 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72
  • 1971-04-13 Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (b. 1921)
  • 1971-11-10 Walter Van Tilburg Clark, US author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62
  • 1972-02-15 Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
  • 1972-03-11 Fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
  • 1972-04-16 Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72
  • 1972-08-17 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76
  • 1972-08-26 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63
  • 1972-09-21 Henry M de Montherlant, French author (Port Royal), dies at 76
  • 1972-12-07 Adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91
  • 1973-03-06 Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80
  • 1973-03-06 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
  • 1973-03-16 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68
  • 1973-05-14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)
  • 1973-06-30 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, dies of cancer at 68
  • 1973-07-16 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
  • 1973-08-08 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)

Person of interestJ. R. R. Tolkien

1973-09-02 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1973-09-30 Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)
  • 1973-11-04 Karl H Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75
  • 1973-12-13 Henry Green, English author (b. 1905)
  • 1974-01-21 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
  • 1974-07-29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • 1974-08-08 Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67

Person of interestJacqueline Susann

1974-09-21 Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53

  • 1974-11-07 Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • 1974-12-01 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • 1975-01-03 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77
  • 1975-03-13 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel 1961), dies at 82
  • 1975-03-13 Ruth Schaumann, German author, painter and sculptor (Rose, Black King), dies at 75
  • 1975-06-08 William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78
  • 1975-07-04 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child), dies at 71
  • 1975-07-29 James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
  • 1975-11-01 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976-02-01 Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • 1976-05-05 Thomas Burnett Swann, American sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47
  • 1976-05-06 Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85
  • 1976-05-09 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (b. 1920)
  • 1976-08-25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • 1976-10-11 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)

Person of interestAndré Malraux

1976-11-23 André Malraux [Berger], French novelist and art historian (La Condition Humaine), dies at 75

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • 1977-01-14 Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)
  • 1977-02-01 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, American sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • 1977-02-27 John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
  • 1977-08-13 Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies
  • 1977-08-26 HA Rey, author of popular constellation book, dies at 78
  • 1977-10-11 MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)
  • 1978-01-21 Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)
  • 1978-02-28 Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73
  • 1978-03-18 Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84
  • 1978-03-24 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62
  • 1978-08-22 Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78
  • 1979-03-26 Jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63
  • 1979-04-29 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (b. 1907)
  • 1979-06-07 Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)
  • 1979-08-26 Mika Waltari, Finnish author (b. 1908)
  • 1979-10-16 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (b. 1903)

Person of interestJoy Adamson

1980-01-03 Joy Adamson [Friederike Viktoria Gessner], Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), murdered at 69 by her servant

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • 1980-01-14 Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1980-01-16 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
  • 1980-09-17 Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90
  • 1980-09-25 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
  • 1980-09-25 Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)
  • 1980-10-27 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 1981-01-06 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), dies at 84
  • 1981-04-01 D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65
  • 1981-05-25 Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898)
  • 1981-08-18 Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88
  • 1981-09-06 Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932)
  • 1981-10-25 Ariel Durant, US author (Story of Civilization), dies at 83

Person of interestWill Durant

1981-11-07 Will Durant, American author and historian (The Story of Philosophy, The Story of Civilization), dies at 96

Historian Will Durant
Historian
Will Durant
  • 1982-03-02 Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53
  • 1982-03-06 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1982-03-23 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (Casa della vita), dies at 85
  • 1982-04-30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)