Author in History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,734

  • 1911-05-20 Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911-06-17 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukrainian author (Vokopach Stalingrada)
  • 1911-10-02 Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-15 James H[enry] Schmitz, German sci-fi author (Lion Game)
  • 1911-11-01 Henri Troyat, French author and historian (d. 2007)
  • 1911-11-12 William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian
  • 1912-01-16 Franz Tumler, Austrian author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • 1912-01-30 Barbara Tuchman, American historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
  • 1912-02-12 R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
  • 1912-02-14 Edmund George Love, American teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest)=
  • 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, AngloAustralian 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) (d. 2000)
  • 1912-05-08 George Woodcock, author
  • 1912-05-16 Studs Terkel, American author/host (Stud's Place, Working), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-06-12 Mary Lavin MacDonald Scott, author
  • 1912-06-20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
  • 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, children author
  • 1912-11-16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, author (Weird White)
  • 1912-11-30 Gordon Parks, Ft Scott KS, film director/author (Learning Tree)
  • 1912-12-04 John W Pritchard, [Ian Wallace], American sci-fi author (Megalomania)
  • 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, mountaineer/author
  • 1913-04-10 Stefan Heym, German-American author (Crusaders, Family Benda), born in Chemnitz, German Empire (d. 2001)
  • 1913-05-03 Earl Blackwell, American society impresario (Celebrity Register), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • 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, author/screenwriter
  • 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/author (I Can't Stay Long)
  • 1914-06-27 Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
  • 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 author (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, author, and occultist (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
  • 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)
  • 1915-12-07 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, school textbook author
  • 1916-08-01 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
  • 1916-08-28 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, American sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), (d. 2013)
  • 1916-09-04 Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet)

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)
  • 1916-10-28 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, born in Inverness (d. 1994)
  • 1916-11-08 Peter Weiss, German Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
  • 1917-03-13 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,066

  • 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, author (Shogun, Tai-Pan), dies at 69
  • 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
  • 1994-09-23 Robert Bloch, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho), dies at 77
  • 1994-09-26 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • 1994-09-28 Juliette Lady Huxley Baillot, author, dies at 96
  • 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 (b. 1908)
  • 1994-12-03 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • 1994-12-05 Ronald Ridout, school textbook author, 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
  • 1995-01-27 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, dies at 91
  • 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 Weijel, 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, author/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)
  • 1996-02-25 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, author/iconoclast, 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
  • 1997-01-21 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
  • 1997-06-08 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)
  • 1998-09-02 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 Sarah "Sadie" Delany, American author (b. 1889)
  • 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) (b. 1916)
  • 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 author (b. 1901)
  • 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

Person of interestSteve Allen

2000-10-30 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 2000-12-11 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  • 2001-01-16 Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)