Authors in History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,782

  • 1912-02-16 Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author
  • 1912-02-17 Alice "Andre" Norton, American sci-fi author (The Time Traders, The Zero Stone), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1912-02-20 Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
  • 1912-03-21 Peter Bull, British actor and author (The African Queen, Tom Jones, Dr Strangelove), born in London, England (d. 1984)
  • 1912-03-28 A. Bertram Chandler, Anglo-Australian mariner and sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space), born in Aldershot, England (d. 1984)
  • 1912-04-09 Lew Kopelew, Russian author, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1912-04-26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn), born in Gretna, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1912-05-08 George Woodcock, Canadian writer of political biography and history (Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1912-05-16 Studs Terkel, American author/host (Stud's Place, Working), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-06-11 Mary Lavin, Irish author (Tales from Bective Bridge), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1912-06-20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (Jennings), born in London (d. 2004)
  • 1912-07-06 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer and author (Seven Years in Tibet), born in Hüttenberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 2006)
  • 1912-08-15 Julia Child, American chef, author and television personality (The French Chef), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2004)
  • 1912-09-24 Ian Serraillier, English children's books author (The Silver Sword), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1912-11-16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch author (Gekke Witte), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1912-11-26 Eric Sevareid, American author and News correspondent (CBS), born in Velva, North Dakota (d. 1992)
  • 1912-11-30 Gordon Parks, Ft Scott KS, film director/author (Learning Tree)
  • 1912-12-04 Ian Wallace [John Wallace Pritchard], American sci-fi author (Megalomania), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1913-01-19 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
  • 1913-02-20 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1994)
  • 1913-03-18 William Hutchinson Murray, Scottish mountaineer and author, born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • 1913-04-10 Stefan Heym, German-American author (Crusaders, Family Benda), born in Chemnitz, German Empire (d. 2001)
  • 1913-06-02 Barbara Pym, romantic author (Very Private Eye), (d. 1980)
  • 1913-06-02 Walter Andreas Schwarz, German singer and author (d. 1992)
  • 1913-06-13 Etienne Leroux, Afrikaans author (Een vir Azazel), born in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape (d. 1989)
  • 1913-06-21 Irving Shulman, American author and screenwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1913-06-23 Jacques Rabemananjara, Hungarian author/vice-president (Antsa)
  • 1913-07-11 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, American sci-fi author (Space Lords)
  • 1913-07-15 Ralph Hammond Innes, English author
  • 1913-08-08 Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author
  • 1913-09-28 Edith Mary Ellis Peters Pargeter, author
  • 1913-10-26 Stuart J. Byrne, American sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2011)

Person of interestAlbert Camus

1913-11-07 Albert Camus, French author (The Just-Nobel 1957), born in Dréan, Algeria (d. 1960)

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1913-12-18 Alfred Bester, American sci-fi author (Decievers, Starlight)

Person of interestElizabeth Smart

1913-12-27 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1913-12-30 Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)
  • 1914-02-09 Max Manus, Norwegian resistance fighter and author who specialized in sabotage during World War II, born in Oslo (d. 1998)
  • 1914-03-29 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 2014)
  • 1914-04-22 C. H. Sisson, British author (Christopher Homm), born in Bristol, England (d. 2003)
  • 1914-05-16 Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author
  • 1914-05-22 Vance Packard, American journalist and author (The Hidden Persuaders), born in Granville Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1914-05-25 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1914-06-17 John Hersey, American author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall), born in Tientsin, China (d. 1993)
  • 1914-06-26 Laurie Lee, English poet and author (I Can't Stay Long), born in Slad, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1997)
  • 1914-08-05 Anita Colby, American model, author and actress (Mary of Scotland, Cover Girl, Pepsi Cola Playhouse), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestTove Jansson

1914-08-09 Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (Moomins), born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (d. 2001)

Author and Illustrator Tove Jansson
Author and Illustrator
Tove Jansson
  • 1914-09-14 Robert McCloskey, American children's book writer and illustrator (Make Way For Ducklings), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1914-10-01 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and author (The Americans: The Democratic Experience - 1974 Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1914-10-02 Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist and Thelemite occultist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1952)
  • 1914-10-30 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), born in Amsterdam (d. 2001)
  • 1914-11-07 R. A. Lafferty, American sci-fi author (Devil is Dead), born in Neola, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1914-11-23 [Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, American sci-fi author (Time Masters)
  • 1914-12-05 Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (The Lieutenant Must Be Mad), born in Osterode, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1914-12-13 Alan Bullock, British historian and author (Hitler: A Study in Tyranny), born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England (d. 2004)
  • 1915-01-20 C. W. Ceram, German/ journalist & author (March of Archaeology), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1915-01-25 Michael Duane, British progressive educationalist & author, born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • 1915-01-29 Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author
  • 1915-02-03 Jann Willem Holsbergen, author (Zakenmensen Fair as Gold)
  • 1915-02-11 Patrick Leigh Fermor, author
  • 1915-02-23 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
  • 1915-03-18 Richard Thomas Condon, author
  • 1915-04-07 Henry Kuttner, American sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)
  • 1915-04-12 Emil Petaja, American sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane), born in Milltown, Missoula County, Montana (d. 2000)
  • 1915-05-10 Monica Dickens, British author and founder of the Samaritians in the US, born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1915-05-26 Antonia Forest [Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubinstein], British children's author (The Marlows), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2003)
  • 1915-06-02 Lester del Rey, American sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)

Person of interestSaul Bellow

1915-06-10 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • 1915-06-26 Charlotte Zolotow, American author and publisher of children's books (When the Wind Stops), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2013)
  • 1915-07-22 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author. (d. 2000)
  • 1915-07-29 Bruce R. McConkie, LDS apostle and author (d. 1985)
  • 1915-08-15 Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author and resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg), born in Turnhout , Belgium (d. 1945)
  • 1915-08-24 James Tiptree Jr. [Alice Sheldon], American sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1915-08-28 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator and children's books author (Pumpkin Moonshine, Corgiville Fair), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • 1915-10-24 Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (Victorian chaise-lounge), born in Manchester, England (d. 1988)
  • 1915-12-07 Leigh Brackett, American sci-fi author (Ginger Star), Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • 1915-12-27 William Howell Masters, sex author/physician
  • 1915-12-29 Charles L. Harness, American sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead), born in Colorado City, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1916-01-22 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • 1916-03-10 Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), born in Rochford, England (d. 1996)
  • 1916-03-11 Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
  • 1916-03-14 Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter
  • 1916-03-19 Irving Wallace, author (People's Almanac, The Man) [or Mar 18]
  • 1916-05-04 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)

Person of interestHarold Robbins

1916-05-21 Harold Robbins, American author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy), born in NYC, New York

  • 1916-07-14 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
  • 1916-07-23 Ronald Ridout, English school textbook author (English Today), born in Farnham, Surrey (d. 1994)
  • 1916-08-01 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska), born in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, Quebec, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1916-08-28 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, American sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2013)
  • 1916-09-04 Robert A. W. Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet) (d. 1988)

Person of interestRoald Dahl

1916-09-13 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1990)

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • 1916-09-17 Mary Stewart, British sci-fi author (Crystal Cave), born in Sunderland, England (d. 2014)
  • 1916-10-16 George Turner, Australian author (d. 1997)
  • 1916-11-08 Peter Weiss, German author and playwright (Marat/Sade), born in Nowawes, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1917-03-13 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author
  • 1917-03-21 Frank Hardy, Australian author (d. 1994)
  • 1917-04-05 Robert Bloch, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1917-09-10 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
  • 1917-09-11 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author (American Way of Death), activist and one of the Mitford sisters, born in Gloucestershire (d. 1996)
  • 1917-10-08 Walter Lord, American author (A Night to Remember), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2002)
  • 1917-11-01 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American visual artist and co-founder of DuSable Museum of African American History, born in St. Rose, Louisiana (d. 2010)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,168

  • 1993-01-23 Keith Laumer [Anthony LeBaron], American sci-fi author (Retief's War), dies at 67
  • 1993-02-13 Agatha Hagtingius-Seger, Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91
  • 1993-02-26 Fletcher Knebel, American author (Seven Days in May), commits suicide following long bout with cancer at 81
  • 1993-03-10 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress) and author (Parkinson's Law), dies at 83
  • 1993-03-24 John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78
  • 1993-03-24 John Hersey, American author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall), dies at 78
  • 1993-03-28 Scott Cunningham, Occult author (b. 1956)
  • 1993-04-14 Jo Boer, Dutch painter and author (Catharina & the Magnolias), dies at 85
  • 1993-05-08 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), dies at 70
  • 1993-05-09 Freya Stark, English author, dies at 61
  • 1993-05-09 Penelope Gilliatt, British author, dies at 61

Person of interestWilliam Golding

1993-06-19 William Golding, English author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel Prize for Literature 1983), dies at 81

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • 1993-07-10 Masugi Ibuse, Japanese author (Kuroi ame (Black rain)), dies at 95
  • 1993-07-10 Ruth Krauss, author (Carrot Seed), dies at 91
  • 1993-07-13 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, author (Rick's Report/AIDS Diary), dies at 31
  • 1993-08-01 Lea Verschuuren-Smulders, Dut author (Kleutertje Luister), dies at 72
  • 1993-09-08 Zaki Naguib Mahmoud, Egyptian philosopher/author/diplomat, dies at 88
  • 1993-11-01 George Sheehan, American doctor, athlete and author ("Running & Being: The Total Experience," NY Times best seller), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 1993-12-04 Margaret Landon, American author (Anna & the King of Siam), dies at 90
  • 1994-02-14 Christopher Lasch, author (Culture of Narcissism), dies at 61
  • 1994-03-09 Charles Bukowski, author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73
  • 1994-03-10 Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer
  • 1994-03-12 Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
  • 1994-04-23 Cassidy Clinton Cremer, author (John Cremer), murdered at 30
  • 1994-05-10 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author, dies at 81
  • 1994-05-20 Ronald Russell, British journalist, author and Conservative politician, dies at 69
  • 1994-05-24 John Barrington Wain, author, dies at 69
  • 1994-06-11 Kitty Muggeridge, British author and translator, dies at 90
  • 1994-06-26 A "Bob" den Doolaard, author (Inn with the horseshoe), dies at 93
  • 1994-07-01 Johanna Ader-Appels, resistance fighter/author, dies
  • 1994-07-11 James Topping, author of CP/M, dies at 52
  • 1994-07-27 Rosa Chacel, Spanish author, dies at 96
  • 1994-08-09 Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author, dies at 93
  • 1994-08-14 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-British author (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981), dies at 89
  • 1994-08-16 Earnest Pawel, Polish/American author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74
  • 1994-08-23 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70
  • 1994-09-01 Pieter C "Piet" Author, sailor/corrector, dies at 71
  • 1994-09-06 James Clavell, author/director (King Rat, Shogun), dies at 69
  • 1994-09-07 James Clavell, British-American author (The Asian Saga), dies at 69
  • 1994-09-08 Rex Alston, English sports broadcaster and author (BBC radio), dies at 93
  • 1994-09-09 Keith Davis, voice Tutor/Author, dies at 85
  • 1994-09-17 Henk Figee, author/publisher (Shoes of the Sea), dies at 46
  • 1994-09-20 Davidson Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author, dies at 70
  • 1994-09-23 Robert Bloch, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1994-09-28 Lady Huxley [Marie Juliette Baillot], Swiss sculptor and author, dies at 96
  • 1994-10-15 Karl Edward Wagner, American sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds), dies at 48
  • 1994-10-30 Nyanaponika, [Siegmund Feniger), German scholar/author, dies at 93
  • 1994-11-02 David Feinberg, AIDS activist/author, dies at 37
  • 1994-11-15 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (The Witch of Blackbird Pond), dies at 85
  • 1994-11-28 Ian Serraillier, English children's books author (The Silver Sword), dies at 82
  • 1994-12-03 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • 1994-12-05 Ronald Ridout, English school textbook author (English Today), dies at 78
  • 1994-12-16 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), dies at 81
  • 1994-12-26 Johannes J "Joop" Klant, Neth/South African economist/author, dies
  • 1994-12-27 Hans Berghuis, author/poet (Kleitabletten), dies at 70
  • 1994-12-27 Sadi de Gorter, Dutch author/diplomat (Abscess), dies at 82
  • 1995-01-07 Harry Golombek, British chess grandmaster, author (3-time British champion), dies at 83
  • 1995-01-22 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author, dies at 48
  • 1995-01-28 George Woodcock, Canadian writer of political biography and history (Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements), dies at 82
  • 1995-01-30 Gerald M Durrell, British zoologist/author (Mockery Bird), dies at 70
  • 1995-02-06 Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/author (Notes on notes), dies at 65
  • 1995-02-12 Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49
  • 1995-02-14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), dies of a myocardial infarction at 52

Person of interestJames Herriot

1995-02-23 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • 1995-03-06 Helene Virginie Weijel, Dutch author (In Two Worlds), dies at 44
  • 1995-03-18 Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author, dies at 80
  • 1995-03-21 Daan Wildschut, Dutch painter/author, dies at 81
  • 1995-03-23 Irving Shulman, American author & screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 1995-03-23 Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author, dies at 74
  • 1995-04-01 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50
  • 1995-04-02 Harvey Penick, American golfer, coach, author (World Golf Hall of Fame), dies of degenerative arthritis at 90
  • 1995-04-26 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor & author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), dies of bone cancer at 88
  • 1995-04-28 Andrew Salkey, Panamanian-born novelist, dies at 67
  • 1995-06-08 Jürgen Rausch, German philosopher and author (End of the Playboys), dies at 85
  • 1995-06-21 Tristan Jones, British sailor and author, dies at 71
  • 1995-07-21 Elleston Trevor, author, dies
  • 1995-08-25 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), dies at 60
  • 1995-10-14 Edith Pargeter, author (Brother Cadfael), dies of a stroke at 82
  • 1995-10-22 Kingsley Amis, English author (Lucky Jim), dies of injuries from a fall at 73
  • 1995-11-01 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, British critic and writer (co-author of The Record Guide), dies at 88
  • 1995-11-01 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author, dies at 53
  • 1995-11-14 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • 1995-12-18 Ross Thomas, author, dies at 69
  • 1996-01-16 Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (b. 1903)
  • 1996-02-09 Barry Troyna, English educational sociologist and author (Racism, Education and the State), dies at 44
  • 1996-02-25 Haing S Ngor, Cambodian-American obstetrician, author, refugee and actor (The Killing Fields), murdered at 55
  • 1996-03-09 Peter Mansfield, British political journalist and author, dies at 67
  • 1996-03-19 William Hutchinson Murray, Scottish mountaineer and author, dies at 83
  • 1996-04-09 Richard Thomas Condon, author, dies at 81
  • 1996-06-15 Jean Gimpel, French author and medievalist, dies at 77
  • 1996-06-29 Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1996-07-23 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author, activist and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 78
  • 1996-09-20 Max Manus, Norwegian resistance fighter and author who specialized in sabotage during World War II, dies at 81
  • 1996-11-26 Michael Bentine, British author/comedian (Reluctant Jester), dies at 74
  • 1996-12-11 William George Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), dies at 59
  • 1996-12-13 Edward Blishen, English author (The God Beneath the Sea), dies at 76
  • 1996-12-16 Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher, dies at 86
  • 1996-12-20 Carl Sagan, American scientist, astronomer, author, (Contact), dies at 62
  • 1996-12-21 Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90
  • 1996-12-29 William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian, dies at 85