Authors in History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,713

  • 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, major Afrikaans author.
  • 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)
  • 1914-03-29 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 2014)
  • 1914-04-22 Charles Hubert Sisson, author/poet (Christopher Homm)
  • 1914-05-16 Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author
  • 1914-05-22 Vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders)
  • 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 R Hersey, author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall)
  • 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.
  • 1914-08-09 Tove Jansson, Finnish author (Moomins) (d. 2001)
  • 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/author (Mozart biography)
  • 1914-11-07 R[aphael] A[loysius] Lafferty, American sci-fi author (Devil is Dead)
  • 1914-11-23 [Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, American sci-fi author (Time Masters)
  • 1914-12-05 Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (d. 1989)
  • 1915-01-25 Michael Duane, British progressive educationalist and 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, author/founder (US Samaritians)
  • 1915-05-26 Antonia Forest, British children's author (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)
  • 1915-12-07 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], American sci-fi author (Ginger Star)
  • 1915-12-27 William Howell Masters, sex author/physician
  • 1915-12-29 Charles L[eonard] Harness, American sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
  • 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)
  • 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 Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
  • 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, US author/house painter (Black Queen)
  • 1917-11-01 Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, American sci-fi author (Anything Box)
  • 1917-11-11 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, American sci-fi author (Earth War)

Person of interestArthur C. Clarke

1917-12-16 Arthur C. Clarke, English sci-fi author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), born in Minehead, England (d. 2008)

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1917-12-18 Raiford "Ossie" Davis, American actor, director, author, and civil rights activist (Purlie Victorious, Do the Right Thing, Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam), born in Cogdell, Clinch County, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1918-02-02 Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
  • 1918-02-06 Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • 1918-02-26 Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1918-04-08 Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
  • 1918-05-10 Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1918-08-04 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), African-American author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)

Person of interestJacqueline Susann

1918-08-20 Jacqueline Susann, American author (Valley of the Dolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)

  • 1918-09-02 Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1918-09-24 Richard Hoggart, British author (The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working Class Life) and warden (Goldsmith's College London), born in Leeds, England (d. 2014)
  • 1918-10-10 Jean Gimpel, French author and medievalist, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1918-11-24 Captain Stubby [Tom Fouts], American author and comedian (Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers), born in Carroll County, Indiana (d. 2004)
  • 1918-11-29 Madeleine L'Engle, [Franklin], American sci-fi author (Ilsa, Love Letters)
  • 1918-12-09 Jerome Beatty Jr., American author
  • 1919-01-24 Nora Beloff, journalist/author
  • 1919-01-25 Edwin Newman, American newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-04-20 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (The Last Enemy), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1943)
  • 1919-05-16 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), born near Manchester (d. 1997)
  • 1919-06-05 Richard McClure Scarry, children's author and illustrator
  • 1919-08-15 Benedict Kiely, Irish author and broadcaster, born in Dromore, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 2007)
  • 1919-08-31 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author, born in Gujranwala, Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1919-09-21 Aya Zikken, Dutch author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh), born in Epe, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2013)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,070

  • 1994-11-15 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)
  • 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
  • 1995-01-22 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author, dies at 48
  • 1995-01-28 George Woodcock, author, 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 and screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 1995-03-23 Russell Reading Braddon, author, dies at 74
  • 1995-04-01 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50
  • 1995-04-02 Harvey Penick, premier golf instructor/author, dies at 90
  • 1995-04-26 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), dies of bone cancer at 88
  • 1995-04-28 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster, 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
  • 1995-10-14 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 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, mountaineer/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
  • 1996-11-26 Michael Bentine, British author/comedian (Reluctant Jester), dies at 74
  • 1996-12-11 William George Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), dies at 59
  • 1996-12-16 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
  • 1997-01-10 Elspeth Huxley, English author (The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard), dies at 96
  • 1997-01-21 Michael Duane, British progressive educationalist and author, dies at 81
  • 1997-01-23 Roger John Tayler, British astrophysicist (author of The Origin of the Chemical Elements), dies at 67
  • 1997-03-05 Samm Sinclair Baker, American diet author (b. 1909)
  • 1997-03-15 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter and author (Op Art), dies at 90
  • 1997-04-09 Helene Hanff, author (84 Charing Cross Road), dies at 80
  • 1997-04-13 Dorothy Frooks, American author and military figure (b. 1896)
  • 1997-04-28 Ann Lane Petry, American journalist and author (Street), dies at 88
  • 1997-05-13 Laurie Lee, English poet and author (I Can't Stay Long), dies at 82
  • 1997-06-08 George Turner, Australian author (b. 1916)
  • 1997-06-16 Dal Stivens, Australian author (b. 1911)
  • 1997-08-02 William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83
  • 1997-09-06 P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)
  • 1997-10-13 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), dies at 78
  • 1997-10-16 James A. Michener, American author (South Pacific, Sayonara), dies of kidney failure at 90
  • 1998-02-07 Lawrence Sanders, American author (b. 1920)
  • 1998-02-08 Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • 1998-02-13 Jo Clayton, author, Cancer Died, Drums of Chaos, dies at 58
  • 1998-02-17 Ernst Jünger, German author and entomologist (Storm of Steel), dies at 102
  • 1998-02-18 Mya Than Tint, Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69
  • 1998-06-10 Hammond Innes, English author (b. 1914)
  • 1998-07-14 Robert A. W. Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet), dies at 81
  • 1998-09-02 Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)
  • 1998-12-14 Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American civil rights activist and author (b. 1928)
  • 1998-12-20 Chester P. Lyons, Canadian naturalist and author (b. 1915)
  • 1999-01-02 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • 1999-01-25 SSarah Louise "Sadie" Delany, American author and teacher, dies at 109
  • 1999-02-07 José Silva, author of Silva Method and the Silva UltraMind ESP System (b. 1914)
  • 1999-06-20 Clifton Fadiman, American author (b. 1902)

Person of interestMario Puzo

1999-07-02 Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • 1999-09-09 Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
  • 1999-11-27 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • 1999-12-12 Joseph Heller, American author (Catch-22), dies at 76
  • 2000-01-09 Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
  • 2000-01-22 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska), dies at 83
  • 2000-01-26 Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)
  • 2000-01-26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-born author (b. 1912)
  • 2000-02-13 James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
  • 2000-03-26 Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
  • 2000-05-21 Barbara Cartland, English romance author (Camfield #69), dies at 98
  • 2000-07-22 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)
  • 2000-09-02 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
  • 2000-09-14 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 80
  • 2000-12-11 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  • 2001-01-16 Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)

Person of interestAnne Morrow Lindbergh

2001-02-07 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, dies of a stroke at 94

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 2001-03-12 Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)

Person of interestDouglas Adams

2001-05-11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), dies of myocardial infarction and a fatal cardiac arrhythmia at 49

  • 2001-06-27 Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)
  • 2001-07-03 Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)
  • 2001-07-18 James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
  • 2001-07-23 Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)
  • 2001-07-24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2001-07-31 Poul Anderson, American author (b. 1926)