Author in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,731

  • 1887-10-10 Rie Cramer, [Marie Holman], Dutch cartoonist/author
  • 1887-11-10 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Erziehung vor Verdun), born in Glogau, Silesia, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1887-11-15 René Maran, Martinique, author (Batouala, Prix Goncourt)
  • 1888-01-24 Hedwig "Vicki" Baum, Austrian/American author (Men Never Know)
  • 1888-02-17 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), born in Kibworth Leicestershire, England (d. 1957)

Person of interestT. E. Lawrence

1888-08-16 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1935)

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1888-10-15 S.S. Van Dine [pseudonym for William Huntingdon Wright], American art critic and crime writer (Philo Vance), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1939)
  • 1888-11-16 Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)
  • 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)
  • 1889-09-07 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man)
  • 1889-09-19 Sarah Delany, author/teacher
  • 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, author (Kitty Foil)
  • 1890-06-10 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • 1890-09-10 Franz Werfel, Austrian author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)
  • 1890-09-15 Claude McKaye, Jamaica/American author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo)
  • 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)
  • 1891-05-15 David Vogel, Ukraine, author (Huwelijksleven)
  • 1891-08-26 Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
  • 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, 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 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 (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, 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)
  • 1894-08-29 E. Franklin Frazier, American sociologist and author (The Negro Family in the United States), born in Baltimore (d. 1962)
  • 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 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 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 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 Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River), born in Wijlre, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1897-05-22 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)
  • 1897-06-08 John G. Bennett, British scientist and author, born in London (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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,065

  • 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 author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
Author
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 biologist/author (Silent Spring), dies at 56

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1964-09-03 Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  • 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/author (Bartje), dies at 60
  • 1964-12-09 Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77
  • 1965-03-13 George Calinescu, 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/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 (b. 1894)

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, US author, dies at 85
  • 1966-03-10 Mari Sandoz, American author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
  • 1966-04-02 Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
  • 1966-04-25 Maurice Roelants, Flemish novelist and poet (Komen en gaan, Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
  • 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 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 G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), 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
Author
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 Giovanni 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, 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/author (3,000 meter), dies

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
  • 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, American sci-fi 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 Rómulo Gallegos, 48th President of Venezuela (1948), 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 Lévêque de Vilmorin, French poet and 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 writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani), 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)
  • 1971-06-25 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), dies at 88
  • 1971-11-10 Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62
  • 1972-01-15 Margaret "Daisy" Ashford, British child author who wrote "The Young Visiters" (Mister Salteena's Plan) aged 9, dies at 90
  • 1972-02-15 Edgar Snow, American author and 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 novelist (Thousand Cranes) and Nobel laureate (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. 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)
  • 1973-06-17 Luis Van Rooten, Mexican-born, American actor, author and translator (One Man's Family), dies at 66
  • 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 novelist and poet (Blue Swallows), dies at 75
  • 1974-12-01 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/American 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