Authors in History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,808

  • 1898-11-27 Fredric Warburg, British publisher (Animal Farm) and author, born in Paddington, London (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
  • 1899-03-08 Elmer Keith, American firearms enthusiast and author (Guns & Ammo), born in Missouri (d. 1984)

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)

  • 1899-07-24 Chief Dan George [Tes-wah-no], Canadian Indian author, poet and actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man, Smith!), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1981)
  • 1899-11-02 Edgar du Perron, Dutch author and poet (Land of Origin), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1940)
  • 1899-11-18 Howard Thurman, African-American theologian and author (Deep River, Deep is the Hunger), born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 1981)
  • 1899-11-25 W. R. Burnett, American author (Little Caesar), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1899-12-09 Jean de Brunhoff, French children's book author (Babar the Elephant), born in Paris (d. 1937)
  • 1900-01-25 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), born in Nemyriv, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1900-04-16 Polly Adler, Russian bordello proprieter and author (House is not a Home), born in Yanow, Russia (d. 1962)
  • 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)
  • 1900-06-08 H. J. Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), born in Stadskanaal, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • 1900-06-28 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1962)
  • 1900-07-25 Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 1960)

Person of interestMargaret Mitchell

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

  • 1900-11-19 Anna Seghers [Netty Reiling], German author (The 7th Cross), born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1900-12-16 Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)
  • 1900-12-21 Oda Schaefer, German writer & journalist (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only), born in Wilmersdorf, Berlin

Person of interestNgô Đình Diệm

1901-01-03 Ngô Đình Diệm, President and authoritarian leader of South Vietnam (1954-63), born in Quảng Bình, French Indochina (d. 1963)

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • 1901-02-20 René Jules Dubos, French US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
  • 1901-02-23 Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author (Mieke-serial)
  • 1901-05-01 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1901-05-11 Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)
  • 1901-05-15 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1901-06-13 Lode Zielens, Flemish author and journalist (Obscure Blood), born in Antwerp (d. 1944)
  • 1901-07-02 Rex Alston, English sports broadcaster and author (BBC radio), born in Faringdon, Berkshire (d. 1994)
  • 1901-07-09 Barbara Cartland, English romance author (Camfield #69), born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (d. 2000)
  • 1901-08-30 John Gunther, American author and host (John Gunther's High Road), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • 1901-11-11 F. Van Wyck Mason, American historian and author (Three Harbours), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1902-01-05 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1989)
  • 1902-01-19 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • 1902-02-22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • 1902-02-25 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)

Person of interestJohn Steinbeck

1902-02-27 John Steinbeck, American author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962), born in Salinas, California (d. 1968)

  • 1902-04-04 Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French poet and author (Lutin Sauvage), born in Verrières-le-Buisson, Essonne, Paris (d. 1969)
  • 1902-04-04 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American sci-fi author (Martian Odyssey), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1935)
  • 1902-04-11 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me) and author (FBI), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1902-04-28 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (Lillelord), born in Kristiana, Norway (d. 1979)
  • 1902-05-04 Cola Debrot, Dutch author and Governor of the Netherlands Antilles, born in Kralendijk, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1902-05-10 Joachim Prinz, German-American Zionist leader, author and Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), born in Bierdzany, Prussia (d. 1988)
  • 1902-07-25 Eric Hoffer, American longshoreman and author (The True Believer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1902-08-10 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (d. 2000)
  • 1902-09-13 Hermine Heijermans, Dutch actress, politician and author (Grote Klaas en kleine Klaas), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1902-10-12 Dick Binnendijk, Dutch poet and literary critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transition), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • 1902-11-02 Gyula Illyés, Hungarian author and poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), born in Felsőrácegres, Pálfa, Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1902-11-18 Jorgen Nielsen, Danish author (regional novels)
  • 1902-12-23 Norman Maclean, American author (A River Runs Through It and Other Stories), born in Clarinda, Iowa, (d. 1990)
  • 1902-12-28 Mortimer J Adler, American author (Encyclopedia Brittanica), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestAlan Paton

1903-01-11 Alan Paton, South African author (Cry, the Beloved Country, Too Late the Phalarope) and anti-apartheid activist, born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1988)

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
  • 1903-02-21 Raymond Queneau [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)
  • 1903-02-22 Morley Callaghan, Canadian author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
  • 1903-03-03 Rabbe A Enckell, Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)
  • 1903-05-05 James Beard, American culinary expert and author (Delights & Prejudices), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1985)
  • 1903-05-21 Manly Wade Wellman, Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet)

Person of interestGeorge Orwell

1903-06-25 George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair], British author (Animal Farm, 1984), born in Motihari, British India (d. 1950)

  • 1903-07-10 John Wyndham, American sci-fi author (Day of the Triffids), born in Dorridge, Warwickshire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1903-07-14 Irving Stone, American author (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life)
  • 1903-10-28 Evelyn Waugh, English author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • 1903-12-04 A. L. Rowse, British author and historian, born in Tregonissey, St Austell, Cornwall (d. 1997)
  • 1903-12-08 Kitty Muggeridge, British author and translator, born in Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland (d. 1994)
  • 1903-12-10 William Plomer, South African-British author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa), born in Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1973)
  • 1903-12-17 Erskine Caldwell, American novelist (Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre), born in Moreland, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1904-01-14 Emily Hahn, American journalist & author, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1904-01-20 Theodore Brameld, American philosopher & educator (Use of Explosive Ideas), born in Neillsville, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • 1904-02-01 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1904-02-02 Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
  • 1904-02-25 Adelle Davis, American nutritionist and author (Let's Stay Healthy), born in Lizton, Indiana (d. 1974)
  • 1904-02-27 James Thomas Farrell, American author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)

Person of interestDr. Seuss

1904-03-02 Dr. Seuss [Theodor Geisel], American children's author (The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 1904-05-29 Ronald Russell, British journalist, author and Conservative politician, born in Seahouses, Northumberland (d. 1974)
  • 1904-06-11 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, born in Plzeň, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1904-07-15 Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
  • 1904-08-03 Clifford D. Simak, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Empire, Way Station), born in Millville, Wisconsin (d. 1988)
  • 1904-08-04 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography), born in Małoszyce, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1904-08-27 Norah Lofts, British author (The Town House), born in Shipdham, Norfolk, England (d. 1983)
  • 1904-09-19 Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1982)
  • 1904-10-21 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, American sci-fi author (Danger Planet)
  • 1904-10-23 Harvey Penick, American golfer, coach, author (World Golf Hall of Fame), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1904-11-14 Marya Mannes, American author (The Reporter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904-11-28 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 1973)
  • 1904-12-06 Ève Curie, French author and daughter of Madame Curie, born in Paris (d. 2007)
  • 1905-01-06 Eric Frank Russell, British sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides), born in Sandhurst, Berkshire (d. 1978)
  • 1905-01-25 Julia Smith, American composer, pianist, and author on musicology (Aaron Copland), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1905-02-02 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1905-03-01 Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • 1905-03-07 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • 1905-07-04 Lionel Trilling, American literary critic and author (1969 Poses Award, The Liberal Imagination), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1905-07-19 Edgar Snow, American author and journalist (Red star over China), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1905-07-25 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-British author (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • 1905-08-20 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1973)
  • 1905-11-04 Martin Raschke, German author and publisher, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1905-11-09 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1905-11-14 Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian author
  • 1905-11-17 Wazyk [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)
  • 1905-12-01 Charles Finney, American author (Circus of Dr Lao)
  • 1906-01-22 Robert E. Howard, American pulp fiction author (Conan the Barbarian), born in Peaster, Texas (d. 1936)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,216

  • 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 poet and author (Isslottet), dies at 72
  • 1970-05-17 Nigel 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
  • 1970-12-31 Cyril Scott, English composer and author (Alchemist), dies at 91
  • 1971-03-19 Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
  • 1971-03-19 Mary Dorna [Mary Jeanette Tenkink-Stoppelman], 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, dies at 49
  • 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 Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
  • 1972-08-17 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76
  • 1972-08-26 Jacques Gans, Dutch author and journalist, dies at 63
  • 1972-09-21 Henry de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte), dies at 76
  • 1972-10-05 Ivan Yefremov, Russian paleontologist (originator of the concept of taphonomy) and author (Andromeda Nebula), dies at 64
  • 1972-12-10 Mark van Doren, American poet and author (Happy Critic, Transients), dies at 78
  • 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
  • 1973-04-20 Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (co-author of The Threepenny Opera), dies at 75
  • 1973-05-14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, dies at 67
  • 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 Nine van de Schaaf, Dutch author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
  • 1973-08-08 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author (The Emigrants) and historian, dies at 74

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)
  • 1973-10-17 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian author and poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47
  • 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
  • 1974-04-06 Ronald Russell, British journalist, author and Conservative politician, dies at 69
  • 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, American author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 56

  • 1974-11-19 Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (Harriet the Spy), dies at 46
  • 1974-12-01 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/American author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • 1974-12-13 John G. Bennett, British scientist and author, dies at 77
  • 1975-01-03 Robert Neumann, Austrian-British author (False Flag), dies at 77
  • 1975-02-08 John H. Secondari, American author and newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • 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
  • 1975-06-12 Alfred Kurella, German author and functionary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in East Germany, dies at 80
  • 1975-07-29 James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
  • 1975-09-25 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), dies at 68
  • 1975-11-01 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1975-11-05 Lionel Trilling, American literary critic and author (1969 Poses Award, The Liberal Imagination), dies at 70
  • 1975-12-18 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), dies at 75
  • 1976-02-01 Edgar Pangborn, American author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • 1976-05-04 Henri Bosco, French author and poet (Gogol), dies at 87
  • 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
  • 1976-08-25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • 1976-10-11 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)
  • 1977-01-14 Anaïs Nin, French author (Henry and June), dies of cervical cancer at 73
  • 1977-02-01 Edmond Hamilton, American sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • 1977-02-27 John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
  • 1977-04-07 Jim Thompson, American author (The Killer Inside Me), dies at 70
  • 1977-08-13 Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies
  • 1977-08-26 H. A. Rey, American 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, American author (They Who Love), dies at 84
  • 1978-03-24 Leigh Brackett, American sci-fi author (Ginger Star), dies at 62
  • 1978-08-22 Ignazio Silone, Italian novelist (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78
  • 1978-08-28 F. Van Wyck Mason, American historian and author (Three Harbours), dies at 76
  • 1979-03-26 Jean Stafford, American writer (Pulitzer Prize 1970-The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford), dies at 63
  • 1979-04-29 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (Little Toot), dies at 72
  • 1979-06-07 Forrest [Asa Earl] Carter, American author and segregationist speech writer, dies at 53
  • 1979-08-26 Mika Waltari, Finnish novelist (Egyptian), dies at 70
  • 1979-10-16 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (Lillelord), dies at 77
  • 1979-10-17 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75

MurderJoy 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 Maria Franciska van Wageningen-Salomons, Dutch author (Girl Student), dies at 94
  • 1980-03-15 Gerald Abrahams, English author (Teach Yourself Chess), dies at 72
  • 1980-07-30 Norman Lloyd, American pianist, author and composer, dies at 70
  • 1980-09-09 John Howard Griffin, American photographer, journalist and author (Black Like Me), dies from complications of diabetes at 60
  • 1980-09-17 Katherine A Porter, American author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90
  • 1980-09-25 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, dies at 97
  • 1980-09-25 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer, dies at 90
  • 1980-10-27 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 1981-04-01 D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65
  • 1981-04-10 Howard Thurman, African-American theologian and author (Deep River, Deep is the Hunger), dies at 81
  • 1981-04-18 James H. Schmitz, American sci-fi author (Lion Game), dies at 69
  • 1981-04-23 Josep Pla, Spanish journalist & author, dies at 84
  • 1981-05-25 Fredric Warburg, British publisher (Animal Farm) and author, dies at 82
  • 1981-08-18 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright, dies at 88
  • 1981-09-06 Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932)
  • 1981-09-23 Chief Dan George [Tes-wah-no], Canadian Indian author, poet and actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man, Smith!), dies from heart failure at 82
  • 1981-10-25 Ariel Durant, American 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
Will Durant
  • 1981-12-02 Cola, Debrot, Dutch author and Governor of the Netherlands Antilles, dies at 79

Famous Authors