Authors in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,808

  • 1906-02-24 Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • 1906-03-04 Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • 1906-04-09 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter and author (Op Art), born in Pécs, Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1906-05-09 Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats)
  • 1906-05-16 Margret Rey, author and illustrator (d. 1996)

Person of interestT. H. White

1906-05-29 T. H. White, English novelist (England Have My Bones) and author of the King Arthur novels,, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1964)

Author T. H. White
T. H. White

Person of interestAnne Morrow Lindbergh

1906-06-22 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 2001)

Aviator and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviator and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 1906-06-23 Wolfgang Koeppen, German author (Death in Rome), born in Greifswald, Pomerania (d. 1996)
  • 1906-08-05 Francis Walder [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • 1906-09-27 Jim Thompson, American author (The Killer Inside Me), born in Anadarko, Oklahoma (d. 1977)
  • 1906-10-29 Fredric Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1906-11-04 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • 1906-11-07 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author and chief inspector LO (Primary Education), born in Temse, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1906-11-18 Klaus Mann, German-American author (Mephisto), born in Munich (d. 1949)
  • 1906-11-29 Luis Van Rooten, Mexican-born American actor, author and translator (One Man's Family), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1906-12-19 H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)
  • 1907-01-05 Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu), born in Spodnja Polskava, Slovenia (d. 1992)
  • 1907-01-16 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1907-02-03 James A. Michener, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii), born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 1907-02-11 E W Swanton, author & sports commentator
  • 1907-02-25 Sabahattin Ali, Turkish poet, author and journalist (Esirler, Içimizdeki Şeytan), born in Eğridere, Gümülcine, Ottoman Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1907-03-13 Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian (Le Yoga) and author, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1986) [O.S. 02-28]
  • 1907-04-12 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (Little Toot), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1979)
  • 1907-04-15 Gerald Abrahams, English author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)
  • 1907-04-22 Ivan Yefremov, Russian paleontologist (originator of the concept of taphonomy) and author (Andromeda Nebula), born in Vyritsa, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1907-05-29 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, British critic and writer (co-author of The Record Guide), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • 1907-06-02 Dorothy West, American journalist/author (Living is Easy)
  • 1907-06-16 John Hadfield, author/publisher (Love on a Branch Line)
  • 1907-07-07 Robert A[nson] Heinlein, American sci-fi author (4 Hugos, Red Planet)
  • 1907-07-23 Elspeth Huxley, English author (The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard), born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1907-10-16 Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)
  • 1907-11-07 Maurits Mok, Dutch author and poet (Cheese & Bread Game), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1907-11-10 John Moore, English author (Portrait of Elmbury, Brensham Village and The Blue Field), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)
  • 1907-11-14 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pipi Longstocking)
  • 1907-11-14 William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (Shrek!, Doctor De Soto), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1907-11-18 Halldis Moren Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (Harp and Dagger), born in Trysil, Norway (d. 1995)
  • 1907-11-19 Jack Schaefer, American author (Shane), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1907-11-21 Jim Bishop, American journalist and author (The Day Lincoln was Shot), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • 1907-11-27 L. Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1907-11-28 Alberto Moravia [Pincherle], Italian author (Indifferent Ones), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1907-11-30 Jacques Barzun, French author (The House of Intellect), born in Créteil, France (d. 2012)
  • 1907-12-04 Jo Boer, Dutch painter and author (Catharina & the Magnolias), born in Surabaya, Indonesia (d. 1993)
  • 1907-12-10 Rumer Godden, English author (Thursday's Children), born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England (d. 1998)

Person of interestSimone de Beauvoir

1908-01-09 Simone de Beauvoir, French author & feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex), born in Paris, France (d. 1986)

  • 1908-02-11 Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist
  • 1908-02-25 Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
  • 1908-03-22 Louis D L'Amour, American best-selling author (Hondo, Jubal Sackett), born in Jamestown, North Dakota (d. 1988)
  • 1908-04-04 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (Cheaper by the Dozen), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1908-04-29 Jack Williamson, American sci-fi author (Cometeers), born in Brisbee, Arizona Territory (d. 2006)
  • 1908-05-28 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1908-06-30 Charles Camproux, French linguistic and author (Bestiari), born in Marseilles, France (d. 1994)
  • 1908-07-03 M. F. K. Fisher, American cook book author, born in Albion, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • 1908-08-04 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist and author (Daily Express), born in London (d. 1986)
  • 1908-09-04 Richard Wright, American author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children), born in Roxie, Mississippi (d. 1960)
  • 1908-10-12 Ann Lane Petry, American journalist and author (Street), born in Old Saybrook, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1908-11-06 Fanny Leys, Flemish author (Ontwijding)
  • 1908-11-12 Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)
  • 1908-11-14 Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)
  • 1908-11-21 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (The Witch of Blackbird Pond), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1908-11-24 Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)
  • 1908-12-03 Nigel Balchin, English author (Business for Pleasure), born in Potterne, England (d. 1970)
  • 1908-12-07 Jacques Gans, Dutch author and journalist, born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1908-12-14 Mária Szepes, Hungarian author (The Red Lion), born in Budapest (d. 2007)
  • 1908-12-25 Quentin Crisp, English author (d. 1999)
  • 1909-02-25 Edgar Pangborn, American sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
  • 1909-03-31 Pieter Jongeling, Dutch author (under Piet Prins) and politician
  • 1909-03-31 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator
  • 1909-04-08 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1983)
  • 1909-05-29 Neil R. Jones, American sci-fi author (Space War, Twin Worlds), born in Fulton, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1909-08-09 John Baur, American museum director and author (American Paintings in 19th Century), born in Woodbridge, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • 1909-11-09 H. M. van Randwijk, Dutch author and founder (Vrij Netherland), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1909-11-13 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1909-11-22 Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, born in Seshego, Pietersburg District (d. 1985)
  • 1909-11-23 Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)
  • 1909-11-24 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
  • 1909-11-27 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1955)
  • 1909-12-11 Ronald McKie, Australian author (The Mango Tree), born in Toowoomba, Queensland (d. 1991)
  • 1910-01-20 Abram Hill, African-American playwright & author (American Negro Theater), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1986)

Person of interestJoy Adamson

1910-01-20 Joy Adamson [Friederike Viktoria Gessner], Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), born in Troppau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • 1910-01-28 Verda Bryant, American author
  • 1910-02-06 Irmgard Keun, German author, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1910-02-27 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben, Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1910-04-12 Jürgen Rausch, German philosopher and author (End of the Playboys), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1910-05-23 Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)
  • 1910-08-02 Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1910-08-05 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist/author (A Country), (d. 1996)
  • 1910-08-19 Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher
  • 1910-09-14 Yi Sang, Korean author and poet (Dying Words, Wings, Child’s Bone), born in Jongro, Seoul (d. 1937)
  • 1910-11-18 Friedrich Weinreb, Polish economist and narrative author, born in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1988)
  • 1910-12-02 Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)
  • 1910-12-24 Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr., American sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1911-01-24 C. L. Moore, American science fiction & fantasy writer (Judgment Night), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1987)
  • 1911-03-01 Harry Golombek, British chess grandmaster and author (3-time British champion), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1911-03-11 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • 1911-05-10 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1911-05-20 Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911-06-17 Viktor Nekrasov, Ukrainian architect and author (Vokopach Stalingrada), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1987)
  • 1911-10-02 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-15 James H. Schmitz, American sci-fi author (Lion Game), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1911-11-01 Henri Troyat, Russian-French author and historian, born in Moscow (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,216

  • 1981-12-10 John Kieran, American columnist and author (Natural History of NYC), dies at 89
  • 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
  • 1982-04-25 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Round Table), dies at 72
  • 1982-04-30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
  • 1982-05-10 Peter Weiss, German author and playwright (Marat/Sade), dies at 65
  • 1982-06-18 Djuna Barnes, American author (Nightwood), dies at 80
  • 1982-08-08 Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80
  • 1982-09-12 Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru), dies at 77
  • 1982-11-22 Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
  • 1983-01-30 Mack Reynolds, American sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65
  • 1983-04-15 Gyula Illyés, Hungarian author & poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
  • 1983-04-15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author (The Hiding Place) & Holocaust survivor, dies at 91
  • 1983-05-08 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), dies at 74
  • 1983-05-11 Zenna Henderson, American sci-fi author (Anything Box), dies at 65
  • 1983-06-01 Anna Seghers [Netty Reiling], German author (The 7th Cross), dies at 82
  • 1983-07-13 Gabrielle Roy, French Canadian author (Tin Flute), dies at 73
  • 1983-08-15 Benjamin V Cohen, American author of New Deal legislation, dies at 88
  • 1983-08-24 Scott Nearing, American sociologist, pacifist and author (The Good Life), dies at 100
  • 1983-09-10 Norah Lofts, British author (The Town House), dies at 79
  • 1983-10-14 Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
  • 1983-10-20 Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)
  • 1983-12-13 Mary Renault [Challans], British author (King Must Die, Funeral games), dies at 78
  • 1984-02-14 Elmer Keith, American firearms enthusiast and author (Guns & Ammo), dies at 84
  • 1984-05-20 Peter Bull, British actor and author (The African Queen, Tom Jones, Dr Strangelove), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1984-06-06 A. Bertram Chandler, Anglo-Australian mariner and sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space), dies at 72
  • 1984-08-08 Ellen Raskin, American author (b.1928)

Person of interestTruman Capote

1984-08-25 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

  • 1984-10-26 Laurie Langenbach, author, dies at 37
  • 1984-11-01 Norman Krasna, author (Dear Ruth), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1984-11-10 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
  • 1984-11-12 Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)
  • 1984-12-23 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (Picnic at Hanging Rock), dies at 88
  • 1985-01-02 Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author & first African chancellor of the University of the North, dies at 76
  • 1985-01-21 James Beard, American culinary expert and author (Delights & Prejudices), dies at 81
  • 1985-02-19 Elizabeth Julesberg, author (Dick & Jane), dies
  • 1985-07-19 Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish sci-fi author (The Whole Truth about Planet Xi), dies at 47
  • 1985-08-05 Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67
  • 1985-08-26 Pieter "Piet" Jongeling, Dutch politician and author (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76
  • 1985-09-19 Italo Calvino, Italian author (T-Zero, Mr Palomar), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 61

Person of interestE. B. White

1985-10-01 E. B. White, American author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

Writer E. B. White
E. B. White
  • 1986-01-12 Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, Lumière du Soir), dies at 86
  • 1986-01-16 Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
  • 1986-02-11 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, American sci-fi author (Dune), dies at 65

Person of interestElizabeth Smart

1986-03-04 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), dies of a heart attack at 72

  • 1986-04-05 Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82

Person of interestSimone de Beauvoir

1986-04-14 Simone de Beauvoir, French author and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex, She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78

  • 1986-04-22 Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian (Le Yoga) & author, dies at 79

Person of interestJorge Luis Borges

1986-06-14 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author (Book of Sand), dies in Geneva at 86

  • 1986-06-21 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author, dies at 63
  • 1986-12-19 V. C. Andrews, American author (Flowers in the Attic), dies of breast cancer at 63
  • 1986-12-24 Gardner Fox, American author (Zatanna), dies at 75
  • 1987-01-04 Peggy Bacon, American author and illustrator (Off With Their Heads), dies at 91
  • 1987-01-05 Margaret Laurence, Canadian author (The Stone Angel), dies at 60
  • 1987-04-04 C. L. Moore, American science fiction and fantasy writer (Judgment Night), dies at 76
  • 1987-05-15 John Baur, American museum director and author (American Paintings in 19th Century), dies at 78
  • 1987-05-19 James Tiptree Jr. [Alice Sheldon], American sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), dies at 71
  • 1987-07-26 Jim Bishop, American journalist and author (The Day Lincoln was Shot), dies at 79
  • 1987-07-29 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (b. 1894)
  • 1987-08-16 Charles H. Wesley, American author and historian (The History of Alpha Phi Alpha), dies at 95
  • 1987-09-03 Viktor Nekrasov, Ukrainian architect and author (Soldiers), dies at 76
  • 1987-09-15 Bob Tadema Sporry, author, dies at 75
  • 1987-09-30 Alfred Bester, sci-fi author (Dark Side of Earth), dies at 73
  • 1987-10-18 Theodore Brameld, author (Use of Explosive Ideas), dies at 83
  • 1987-11-24 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 1987-12-04 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), dies at 90
  • 1987-12-17 Marguerite Yourcenar, French-American novelist (Memoirs of Hadrian, The Abyss), dies at 84
  • 1987-12-27 Rewi Alley, New Zealand writer (Americans in China, dies at 90
  • 1987-12-31 [Gordon] Randall [P D] Garrett, author (Lord Darcy), dies at 60
  • 1988-01-27 Massa Makan Diabaté, Malian author (b. 1938)
  • 1988-02-06 Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies at 72

Person of interestAlan Paton

1988-04-12 Alan Paton, South African author (Cry, the Beloved Country, Too Late the Phalarope) and anti-apartheid activist, dies of cancer at 85

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
  • 1988-04-25 Clifford D. Simak, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Way Station), dies at 83
  • 1988-04-25 Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist and author of SCUM Manifesto who attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol in 1968, dies of pneumonia at 52
  • 1988-05-05 Michael Shaara, American author (Killer angels), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1988-07-15 Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), dies at 82
  • 1988-08-24 Max Shulman, author (Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap), dies at 69
  • 1988-09-11 Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr. Men and Little Miss), dies of a stroke at 53
  • 1988-09-30 Joachim Prinz, German-American Zionist leader, author and Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86
  • 1988-10-12 Ruth Manning-Sanders, author of children's books (b. 1895)
  • 1988-10-19 Friedrich Weinreb, Polish economist and narrative author, dies at 77
  • 1989-02-23 Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (The Lieutenant Must Be Mad), dies at 74
  • 1989-03-14 Edward Abbey (environmental author), dies after surgery at 62
  • 1989-04-18 Julia Smith, American composer, pianist, and author on musicology (Aaron Copland), dies at 84
  • 1989-04-21 James Kirkwood, American actor, author and playwright (A Chorus Line, P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1989-06-19 Isidore Feinstein Stone, author (I F Stone's Weekly), dies at 81
  • 1989-07-23 Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
  • 1989-10-09 Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • 1989-12-19 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist and author (Cold Comfort Farm), dies at 87
  • 1989-12-30 Etienne Leroux, Afrikaans author (Een vir Azazel), dies at 67
  • 1990-01-04 Robert F Adams, American sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
  • 1990-01-12 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian author (Peter Principle), dies of a stroke at 70
  • 1990-03-12 Wallace Breem, British author (Eagle in the Snow), dies at 73
  • 1990-05-09 Pauline Frederick, American journalist & author, dies at 84
  • 1990-06-29 Irving Wallace, author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74
  • 1990-07-09 Brigitte D'Ortschy, German author, trnslator and Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies in Japan at 69
  • 1990-11-08 Anya Seton, American author, dies
  • 1990-11-14 K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • 1990-11-23 Renate Rubinstein, German-Dutch author and columnist (Tamar), dies at 61

Person of interestRoald Dahl

1990-11-23 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

Author Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl

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