Authors in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,808

  • 1888-11-22 Tarzan of the Apes date of birth, according to author Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • 1888-11-24 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
  • 1888-12-27 Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (Metropolis), born in Tauperlitz, Döhlau, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1889-02-10 Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)
  • 1889-03-12 Þórbergur Þórðarson, Icelandic author (d. 1974)
  • 1889-05-01 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), born in Newtown, Hampshire (d. 1960)
  • 1889-09-07 Bruce Frederick Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man), born in barnstaple, England (d. 1919)
  • 1889-09-19 Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany, American author and teacher, born in Lynch's Station, Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1889-11-24 Cissy van Marxfield [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
  • 1890-01-11 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (one of the modernist Group of Five), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1954)
  • 1890-03-25 Marten Baersma [MH Bottema], Friesan author (De ljochte kimen)
  • 1890-05-02 E. E. Smith, American food engineer and sci-fi author (Triplanetary), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 1965)
  • 1890-05-05 Christopher Morley, American author (Kitty Foil), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1957)
  • 1890-06-10 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • 1890-09-10 Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1890-09-15 Claude McKaye, Jamaican-American author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo), born in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica (d. 1948)
  • 1890-10-18 [Agathe] Henriette [M de Beaufort], Dutch author (Rembrandt)
  • 1890-11-15 Richmal Crompton, British author (d. 1969)
  • 1891-01-03 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]
  • 1891-03-28 Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author
  • 1891-04-30 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik), born in Blije, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1891-05-15 David Vogel, Russian-born Hebrew writer (Huwelijksleven), born in Satanov, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1891-08-26 Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
  • 1891-09-11 William Thomas Walsh, American author (Isabella of Spain), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1949)
  • 1891-11-05 Mary Dorna [Mary Jeanette Tenkink-Stoppelman], Dutch author, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • 1891-12-02 Charles H. Wesley, American author and historian (The History of Alpha Phi Alpha), born in Louisville, Kentucky (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
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, American sci-fi author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb), born in Annapolis, Maryland (d. 1934)
  • 1892-04-15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author (The Hiding Place) and Holocaust survivor, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (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 (Nightwood), born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1892-06-26 Pearl S. Buck, American author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938), born in Hillsboro, West Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1892-08-02 John Kieran, American columnist and author (Natural History of NYC), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 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, American author (They Who Love), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1893-11-11 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian essayist, activist and founder of the Brazilian Christian Democracy, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1983)
  • 1893-11-14 Evert S J Kruythoff, Ned Antillean author (conservation flora)
  • 1893-12-31 Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist & author (Flemish Resurrection), born in Saint-Gilles, Brussels (d. 1975)
  • 1894-05-20 Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)
  • 1894-06-13 Mark van Doren, American poet and author (Happy Critic, Transients), born in Hope, Vermilion County, Illinois (d. 1972)

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 and author (Jorden), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1894-08-29 E. Franklin Frazier, American sociologist and author (The Negro Family in the United States), born in Baltimore (d. 1962)
  • 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, born in Darbhanga district, Bihar, British India (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 and entomologist (Storm of Steel), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1895-03-31 Vardis Fisher, American author (Darkness & Deep), born in Annis, Idaho (d. 1968)
  • 1895-05-02 Alfred Kurella, German author and functionary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in East Germany, born in Brieg, Silesia (d. 1975)
  • 1895-05-02 Peggy Bacon, American author and illustrator (Off With Their Heads), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • 1895-08-10 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • 1895-10-08 Jeanne Gabrielle Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl), born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • 1895-10-18 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Appearance at Kallista)
  • 1895-11-05 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (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)
  • 1896-01-20 Elmer Diktonius, Finnish poet, composer, and musicologist (Janne Kubrik; Stenkol), born in Helsinki (d. 1961)
  • 1896-04-21 Henry de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte), born in Paris (d. 1972)
  • 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 Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga), born in Pavlovka, Russia (d. 1960) [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)

  • 1896-11-16 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (Picnic at Hanging Rock), born in St Kilda East, Victoria, Australia (d. 1984)
  • 1896-11-23 Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
  • 1896-11-27 Giovanni Battista Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1961)
  • 1896-12-05 Lady Huxley [Marie Juliette Baillot], Swiss sculptor and author, born in Auvernier, Switzerland (d. 1994)
  • 1897-01-08 Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
  • 1897-04-17 Antonius Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River), born in Wijlre, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1897-05-22 Robert Neumann, Austrian-British author (Waters of Babylon), born in Vienna (d. 1975)
  • 1897-06-08 John G. Bennett, British scientist and author, born in London (d. 1974)
  • 1897-06-20 Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (co-author of The Threepenny Opera), born in Peckelsheim, Westphalia, German Empire (d. 1973)

Person of interestEnid Blyton

1897-08-11 Enid Blyton, English children's writer, fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure), born in London, England (d. 1968)

Children's writer Enid Blyton
Children's writer
Enid Blyton
  • 1897-08-20 Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian poet and author (Det Store Spelet), born in Vinje, Telemark, Norway (d. 1970)

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, Scottish author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1999)
  • 1897-11-15 Sacheverell Sitwell, English author (People's Palace), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1988)
  • 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 journalist & editor (De Standaard 1929-39), born in Halle, Belgium (d. 1960)
  • 1898-01-23 Freda Utley, British scholar & author, born in London, United Kingdom (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 Ajla Rachmanova, Russian-Austrian author (Students), born in Kasli, Russia (d. 1991)
  • 1898-07-22 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (d. 1943)
  • 1898-08-20 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author (The Emigrants) and historian, born in Moshultamåla, Sweden (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 and creator of "Curious George", born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1898-11-12 Abraham J D van Oosten, Dutch poet/author (His Master's Voice)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,216

  • 1957-07-19 Curzio Malaparte [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • 1957-07-28 Edith Abbott, American social worker and educator (University of Chicago Social Sciences), dies at 80
  • 1957-08-24 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69
  • 1957-11-26 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies at 80
  • 1958-02-03 Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42
  • 1958-04-08 Ethel Turner, Australian author (Seven Little Australians), dies at 88
  • 1958-04-08 George Jean Nathan, American editor, author and critic (American Mercury), dies at 76
  • 1958-06-26 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93
  • 1958-07-22 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, dies at 62
  • 1958-10-08 Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author (b. 1886)
  • 1958-11-16 Warner Fabian [S Adams], American author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • 1958-12-22 Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75
  • 1959-02-20 Laurence Housman, English author and playwright (Victoria Regina), dies at 93
  • 1959-06-01 Sax Rohmer [Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward], English author (Dr Fu Manchu novels), (b. 1883)
  • 1959-06-17 Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68
  • 1959-07-15 Vance Palmer, Australian author, dies at 73
  • 1959-08-09 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, dies at 55

Person of interestAlbert Camus

1960-01-04 Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46

Author Albert Camus
Albert Camus
  • 1960-01-09 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (Abbey Series), dies at 79
  • 1960-01-12 Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
  • 1960-01-28 Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
  • 1960-07-28 Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola), dies at 60
  • 1960-09-10 Fjodor Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • 1960-09-14 M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • 1960-09-18 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), dies at 71
  • 1960-09-22 Melanie Klein, Austrian-British author and child psychoanalyst (object relations theory), dies at 78
  • 1960-10-05 Alfred L. Kroeber, American anthropologist and author (Anthropologist looks at History), dies at 84
  • 1960-11-28 Richard Wright, American author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children), dies at 52

Person of interestErnest Hemingway

1961-07-02 Ernest Hemingway, American author and Nobel laureate (The Old Man and the Sea), dies from suicide at 61

  • 1961-07-12 Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (b. 1879)
  • 1961-08-02 Giovanni Battista Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio), dies at 64
  • 1961-08-14 Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68
  • 1961-09-23 Elmer Diktonius, Finnish poet, composer, and musicologist (Janne Kubrik; Stenkol), dies at 65
  • 1961-11-01 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist and author, dies at 97
  • 1961-11-09 Antonius Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River), dies at 64
  • 1962-03-11 Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
  • 1962-05-12 Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67

Person of interestWilliam Faulkner

1962-07-06 William Faulkner, American author (As I Lay Dying, Nobel Prize for Literature 1949), dies at 64

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • 1962-08-01 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
  • 1962-11-23 H. J. Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), dies at 62
  • 1963-03-29 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish author (Stolica), dies at 64
  • 1963-09-10 Eugène Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra), dies at 89
  • 1963-11-01 Elsa Maxwell, American author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80

MurderNgô Đình Diệm

1963-11-02 Ngô Đình Diệm, President and authoritarian leader of South Vietnam (1954-63), assassinated in a coup at 62

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm

Person of interestAldous Huxley

1963-11-22 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World), dies at 69

Person of interestC. S. Lewis

1963-11-22 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • 1963-11-22 William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87
  • 1964-01-06 Edgar Maass, German/American author (Verdun), dies at 67
  • 1964-01-10 A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46

Person of interestT. H. White

1964-01-17 T. H. White, English novelist (England Have My Bones) and author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
T. H. White

Person of interestBrendan Behan

1964-03-20 Brendan Behan, Irish author and poet (Borstal Boy, The Hostage), dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan

Person of interestRachel Carson

1964-04-14 Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and author (Silent Spring), dies at 56

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1964-08-12 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), dies at 56
  • 1964-09-03 Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  • 1964-11-05 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator, dies at 85
  • 1964-11-11 H[enry] Beam Piper, American sci-fi author (4 Day Planet), dies at 60
  • 1964-11-29 Anne de Vries, Dutch teacher and author (Bartje), dies at 60
  • 1964-12-09 Edith Sitwell, English poet and author (Wheels), dies at 77
  • 1965-03-13 George Călinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
  • 1965-03-17 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me) and author (FBI), dies at 62
  • 1965-04-08 Erik A. Blomberg, Swedish art historian, poet and author, dies at 70
  • 1965-05-03 Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
  • 1965-05-11 Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
  • 1965-07-28 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (boy detectives club books), dies at 70

Person of interestShirley Jackson

1965-08-08 Shirley Jackson, American author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45

  • 1965-08-14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Walk at Dawn), dies at 80
  • 1965-09-30 E. E. Smith, American food engineer and sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75
  • 1965-11-16 Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66
  • 1965-12-16 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
  • 1966-01-18 Kathleen Norris, American author, dies at 85
  • 1966-03-10 Mari Sandoz, American author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
  • 1966-04-13 Georges Duhamel, French author (Vie et aventures de Salavin, 5 vol.), dies at 81
  • 1966-08-06 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53
  • 1966-08-18 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Struggle & Blessing), dies at 75
  • 1966-12-26 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright and author (Poverty), dies at 91
  • 1967-06-03 Arthur Mitchell Ransome, critic/children's book author, dies
  • 1967-09-29 Carson McCullers, American author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50
  • 1968-02-23 Fannie Hurst, American author (Anatomy of Me), dies at 78
  • 1968-04-16 Edna Ferber, American author and playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron), dies at 82
  • 1968-05-01 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat and author (Good Behaviour), dies at 71

Person of interestHelen Keller

1968-06-01 Helen Keller, American political activist, author (The Story of My Life) and lecturer, who was the 1st deaf-blind person to earn a BA, dies at 87

Author Helen Keller
Helen Keller
  • 1968-06-09 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • 1968-07-14 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian sailor/author, dies at 76
  • 1968-07-22 Giovannino Guareschi, Italian author (Don Camillo, Peppone, dies at 60
  • 1968-09-02 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (The White), dies at 82
  • 1968-09-24 Robert Arthur Ley, English sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
  • 1968-11-04 Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author, dies at 78
  • 1968-11-07 Willem A. Wagenaar, Dutch journalist and author (3,000 meter), dies at 67

Person of interestUpton Sinclair

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

  • 1968-11-26 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81

Person of interestEnid Blyton

1968-11-28 Enid Blyton, English children's author (Noddy, Famous Five), dies at 71

Children's writer Enid Blyton
Children's writer
Enid Blyton

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, American sci-fi author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
  • 1969-03-23 Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer and philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
  • 1969-04-05 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
  • 1969-07-24 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • 1969-08-14 Leonard Woolf, English author and husband of Virginia Woolf, dies at 88
  • 1969-08-27 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, dies at 63

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