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Historical Events

  • 1763-04-30 Member of Parliament and journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower of London, charged with seditious libel
  • 1763-11-16 English journalist John Wilkes injured in a duel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1793-11-03 French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined

Playwright and Revolutionary Olympe de Gouges
Playwright and Revolutionary
Olympe de Gouges
  • 1852-12-08 Gustav Freytag's "Die Journalisten" premieres in Breslau

CommunicationHenry Morton Stanley's Expedition to Africa

1871-03-21 Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa

  • 1890-08-16 Alexander Clark, journalist and lawyer, named minister to Liberia
  • 1904-08-03 British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
  • 1904-08-10 Dutch newspaper Volk fires gay journalist Jacob de Cock
  • 1915-08-15 Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia
  • 1926-07-18 The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel
  • 1932-10-20 Journalist Robert Trout joins CBS
  • 1941-05-02 Nazi occupied Netherlands lays off Jewish journalists
  • 1971-08-20 FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr
  • 1986-06-27 South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988
  • 1986-09-29 USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
  • 1986-12-12 South African journalist and activist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested at John Vorster Square
  • 1987-06-18 Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
  • 1988-10-31 Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia
  • 1989-05-09 Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
  • 1991-03-08 Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
  • 1991-05-03 The Declaration of Windhoek (on press freedom) signed by African journalists
  • 1993-01-24 Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • 1995-03-22 Deputy Governor of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
  • 1996-06-26 Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
  • 2000-11-28 Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze
  • 2001-11-11 Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they were traveling on top off.
  • 2004-05-26 The New York Times publishes admission of journalistic failings, claims its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism during buildup to 2003 Iraq War helped promote belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
  • 2004-09-11 All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria)
  • 2007-01-19 Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.

Conference meetingConference of Interest

2008-12-14 President George W. Bush make his fourth and final trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a farewell conference in Baghdad

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

2009-08-04 Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-il
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 2014-01-14 American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-02-05 US President Obama and journalists globally call for the release of 3 Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015-10-08 Nobel prize for Literature awarded to Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich
  • 2016-11-28 Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense fooball team crashes near Medellin, Colombia killing 71 players and journalists

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 593

  • 1722-04-11 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols)
  • 1725-10-17 John Wilkes, English radical, journalist (The North Briton) and politician, born in London (d. 1797)
  • 1744-04-18 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot
  • 1746-08-02 Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist/patriot
  • 1750-01-24 Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician, patriot, and journalist
  • 1757-02-13 John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician
  • 1760-03-02 Camille Desmoulins, French journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader
  • 1763-03-09 William Cobbett, English journalist and author (d. 1835)
  • 1773-07-27 Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman, born in Porsgrunn, Norway (d. 1844)
  • 1785-07-14 Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (d. 1851)
  • 1795-02-08 Moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer
  • 1801-04-11 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin)
  • 1802-06-12 Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)
  • 1806-05-12 J V Snellman, Finland, journalist/statesman/nationalist
  • 1808-10-20 Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus)
  • 1815-05-27 Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia
  • 1819-09-07 Jean E "Adriaan" van Bevervoorde, journalist (History of Holland)
  • 1823-08-13 Goldwin Smith, English-born historian and journalist (d. 1910)
  • 1823-09-26 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh)
  • 1825-04-13 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1868)
  • 1826-03-17 Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography (Volkerkunder)
  • 1829-03-02 Carl Schurz, German-American journalist and Major General (Union Army), born in Erftstadt, Germany (d. 1906)
  • 1832-01-09 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • 1832-02-27 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, (d. 1872)
  • 1833-03-26 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], Dutch journalist/writer/feminist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1833-09-20 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian journalist, soldier and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), born in Milan, Lombardy (d. 1918)

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • 1835-11-05 Moritz Szeps, Austrian journalist (d. 1902)
  • 1840-12-21 Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)

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1841-01-28 Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and African explorer (found Livingstone in Africa), born in Denbigh, Wales (d. 1904)

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • 1841-01-30 Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, (d. 1914)
  • 1841-09-13 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist/stage writer
  • 1842-08-14 Henry Duff Traill, British author and journalist (The Marquis of Salisbury), born in Blackheath, London (d. 1900)
  • 1844-05-03 Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist
  • 1847-10-09 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), born in Paarl, South Africa (d. 1911)
  • 1848-03-24 Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
  • 1848-12-09 Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories)
  • 1850-06-27 Lafcadio Hearn, American journalist/author (Chita)
  • 1850-09-02 Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue)
  • 1851-11-06 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones and 1st editor of Wall St Journal), born in Sterling, Connecticut (d. 1902)
  • 1853-02-14 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor (Antwerp)
  • 1854-06-18 Edward Wyllis Scripps, publisher/journalist
  • 1856-01-14 J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919)
  • 1856-02-14 Frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves)
  • 1859-07-17 Luis Munoz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist (founded Federalist Party)
  • 1860-02-06 Johan [Eliza J] de Meester, Dutch journalist/writer (Geertje)
  • 1860-02-21 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (d. 1927)
  • 1860-05-02 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist/founder (Zionist movement)
  • 1861-09-11 Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio)
  • 1861-11-18 Dorothy Dix, pseudonym of US journalist Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (d. 1951)
  • 1863-05-31 Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer
  • 1864-04-18 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1916)
  • 1864-04-30 Frans Netscher, Dutch writer/journalist (Studies of nude model)
  • 1865-03-10 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
  • 1865-05-05 Nellie Bly, [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (d. 1922)
  • 1865-06-28 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer/journalist (Remarkable Stories)
  • 1866-02-09 George Ade, American journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)
  • 1866-04-06 Joseph Lincoln Steffens, muckraker/journalist (Shame of the Cities)
  • 1867-01-18 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan Journalist, Diplomat, Poet (d. 1916)
  • 1867-07-10 Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist/humorist (Mr Dooley)
  • 1867-08-23 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants), born in Chaville, France (d. 1905)
  • 1869-09-06 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1870-03-05 Frank Norris, journalist and writer (McTeague, Octopus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1902)
  • 1870-04-17 Ray Stannard Baker, American journalist (Puliter Prize 1940)
  • 1871-01-26 Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)
  • 1871-08-21 Leonid N Andreyev, Russian journalist and writer (Red Laugh, Seven Hangs), born in Oryol, Russia (d. 1919)
  • 1872-02-10 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP)
  • 1872-03-13 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist
  • 1872-12-26 Norman Angell, British politician/cowboy/journalist, Nobel laureate (1933), (d. 1967)
  • 1873-01-11 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
  • 1874-08-14 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Egyptian lawyer, journalist and nationalist activist, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1908)
  • 1875-04-01 Edgar Wallace, English novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)
  • 1876-05-17 Alban Collignon, Belgian sport journalist
  • 1877-12-31 Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967)
  • 1878-01-21 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist, actor and writer (Kleine Portratgalerie, Der Partylowe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1938)
  • 1878-06-12 James O Curwood, American journalist/writer (Kazan the wolfdog)
  • 1878-07-29 Don Marquis, Ill, journalist/poet (archy & mehitabel) (d. 1937)
  • 1879-02-09 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
  • 1880-09-22 Asser B Kleerekoper, journalist/2nd-Member of parliament (SDAP)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1880-10-04 Damon Runyon, journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), born in Manhattan, Kansas (d. 1946)

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • 1882-01-05 Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War" (d. 1958)
  • 1883-01-01 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (La Torre, Tre Croci)
  • 1883-06-02 Bokke R S Pollema, Dutch Frisian journalist/author (Lock of Hair)

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1883-06-05 John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1946)

  • 1884-03-18 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (d. 1968)
  • 1884-06-09 Johannes Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/conductor
  • 1884-07-29 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
  • 1885-04-29 Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Rasende Reporter)
  • 1885-10-03 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)
  • 1886-02-02 Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • 1886-08-12 Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
  • 1887-05-27 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts)
  • 1887-06-07 William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily)
  • 1887-06-22 Albert PAA Besnard, Dutch poet/journalist (Uprising & Remorse)
  • 1887-10-22 John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
  • 1888-02-10 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, born in Alexandria (d. 1970)
  • 1888-03-05 Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)
  • 1888-12-15 Artturi A Leinonen, Finnish journalist/writer (Kati)/politician

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1889-09-23 Walter Lippmann, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion), born in NYC, New York

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • 1889-10-03 Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize1935), born in Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1938)
  • 1890-01-09 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1915-12-17 Journalist Benito Mussolini marries Rachele Guidi in Treviglio Lombardy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

HeartWedding of Interest

1921-09-03 American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (22) marries 1st wife Hadley Richardson (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

1930-08-27 Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken

HeartWedding of Interest

1936-06-09 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-03-30 Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-03-26 Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (25) weds politician and journalist Feroze Gandhi (29) at Anand Bhavan

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-08-08 Journalist Ben Bradlee (20) weds Jean Saltonstall

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • 1946-03-14 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh
  • 1952-03-24 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris
  • 1956-07-06 Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

HeartWedding of Interest

1967-04-28 Media proprietor Rupert Murdoch (36) weds journalist Anna Torv (22)

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

HeartWedding of Interest

1981-10-22 Best-selling author Michael Crichton (39) weds broadcast journalist Suzanne Childs

HeartWedding of Interest

1988-05-28 Journalist Harry Reasoner (65) weds Lois Harriett Weber

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-10-16 Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • 1994-08-27 TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1995-10-07 Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger (44) weds journalist Willow Bay (31) in Bridgehampton, New York

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • 1999-06-26 Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-09-03 American feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem (66) weds environmentalist David Bale (59) in Adair County, Oklahoma

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Journalist
Gloria Steinem

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-08-04 "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland

  • 2002-08-24 Journalist Bryant Gumbel weds model Hilary Quinlan at Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida
  • 2004-12-29 "The X-Files" actress Gillian Anderson (36) weds former journalist and documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne (42) on Shella island in Lamu, Kenya
  • 2006-11-04 Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-07-04 Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power (37) weds law professor Cass Sunstein (53) at Church of Mary Immaculate in County Kerry, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • 2009-07-25 "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Marc Blucas (37) weds journalist Ryan Haddon (38) in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 2014-06-21 TV journalist Katie Couric (57) weds financier John Molner in East Hampton, New York
  • 2014-12-12 E! news anchor Jason Kennedy (33) weds fashion journalist and blogger Lauren Scruggs (26) at the Four Seasons Resort in Dallas, Texas

Famous Divorces

  • 1927-03-10 American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Enerest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1940-11-04 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway divorces 2nd wife Pauline Pfeiffer

  • 1945-12-21 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1975-11-10 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1999-06-08 Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch (68) divorces journalist Anna Torv (55) after 31 years of marriage

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • 2010-04-02 "Wayne's World" actress Tia Carrere (43) divorces British photojournalist Simon Wakelin due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-07-01 Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 453

  • 1746-07-28 John Peter Zenger, journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight, dies
  • 1784-04-04 Mary Mead, wife of English radical and journalist John Wilkes (b. 1715)
  • 1797-12-26 John Wilkes, English radical, journalist (The North Briton) and politician, dies at 72
  • 1807-01-12 Joan Lucaz, Dutch scholar/journalist/patriot, dies at 60
  • 1809-10-02 Wybo Fijnje, politician/patriot/journalist, dies at 59
  • 1818-02-14 John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician, dies at 61
  • 1823-01-21 Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761)
  • 1828-01-09 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot (Neder-Rhijn), dies at 83
  • 1835-06-18 William Cobbett, English journalist and author (b. 1763)
  • 1837-02-13 Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809
  • 1844-08-04 Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman, dies at 71
  • 1844-10-12 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies
  • 1851-05-17 Jean E "Adrian" van Bevervoorde, journalist (Treason), dies at 31
  • 1851-05-22 Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (b. 1755)
  • 1858-09-05 Moritz G, [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist, dies at 63
  • 1868-04-07 D'Arcy McGee, Canadian journalist and Father of Confederation (b. 1825)
  • 1873-03-27 Amedée Simon Dominique Thierry, French journalist and historian (b. 1797)
  • 1875-08-10 Karl (Theodor) Andree, German journalist (Globus), dies at 66
  • 1888-12-02 Mehmed N Kemal Bey, Turkish writer/journalist (Vatan), dies at 47
  • 1889-01-27 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist, dies at 65
  • 1898-09-02 Hubert Howard, British journalist (Times), dies through friendly fire
  • 1900-08-06 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist/socialist, dies at 74
  • 1902-10-25 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32
  • 1902-12-04 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones and 1st editor of Wall St Journal), dies at 51

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1904-05-10 Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and African explorer (discovered source of the Nile), dies at 63

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • 1904-07-03 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist/Zionist, dies
  • 1905-02-12 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Coeur double), dies at 37
  • 1906-03-30 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73
  • 1906-09-23 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor of Antwerp, dies
  • 1906-10-07 Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
  • 1906-12-07 Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1833)
  • 1907-12-24 Isidor Feinstein "Izzy" Stone, journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), dies
  • 1908-02-10 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Egyptian lawyer, journalist, Nationalist and a founder of Egyptian National Party, dies at 33
  • 1908-12-30 Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian lawyer, journalist and senator (b. 1844)
  • 1909-05-10 Johannes de Koo, journalist/playwright, dies
  • 1911-01-24 David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1911-05-28 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), dies at 64
  • 1912-04-15 William T. Stead American author and journalist. (b. 1849)
  • 1914-11-14 Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)
  • 1916-04-11 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1916-07-18 Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
  • 1916-08-18 Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
  • 1917-02-06 Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semite journalist, dies at 72
  • 1919-09-12 Leonid N Andreyev, Russian journalist and writer (Red Laugh, Seven Hangs), dies at 48
  • 1920-03-21 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37
  • 1921-08-08 Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
  • 1923-11-19 French Netscher, author/journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59
  • 1923-12-12 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20
  • 1924-02-24 Edmond Picard, Fren/Belgium writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • 1926-09-05 Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician, founding member of the "DAP", which would become the Nazi Party (b. 1890)
  • 1927-08-13 James Curwood, US journalist/writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • 1927-11-03 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-11-24 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, dies at 88

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • 1930-04-16 José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
  • 1932-01-01 C P Scott, British journalist, publisher and politician (b. 1846)
  • 1932-02-10 R H Edgar Wallace, British writer/journalist (3 Just Men), dies at 76
  • 1932-09-05 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • 1934-02-16 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzjubin], Russ poet/journalist, dies at 38
  • 1935-12-21 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45
  • 1936-02-09 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57
  • 1936-03-16 Marguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist (b. 1864)
  • 1936-03-18 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist, actor and writer (Kleine Portratgalerie, Der Partylowe), commits suicide to avoid arrest by the Gestapo at 58
  • 1937-07-26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
  • 1939-05-27 Joseph Roth, Austria journalist (Fluctuate ohne Ende), dies at 44
  • 1939-12-18 Matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51
  • 1940-05-23 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (Ce Soir/Aden Arabia), dies at 35
  • 1942-07-31 Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer, dies at 79
  • 1942-10-06 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies
  • 1943-02-13 William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • 1943-04-08 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • 1944-01-06 Ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)
  • 1944-01-29 William Allen White, US journalist (Emporia Gazette), dies at 75
  • 1944-10-15 Philip Mechanicus, journalist, executed in Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • 1944-11-28 Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist, dies at 43
  • 1945-04-18 Ernie Pyle, American journalist (b. 1900)
  • 1945-09-20 William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946-12-10 Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer, dies at 66

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • 1948-03-31 Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62
  • 1949-03-14 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (b. 1873)
  • 1951-02-28 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, dies at 50
  • 1954-04-12 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89

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1954-05-25 Robert Capa, Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, dies of injuries from a landmine explosion at 40

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Photojournalist
Robert Capa
  • 1955-09-27 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian stagewriter/journalist, dies at 71
  • 1956-09-07 Charles Burgess Fry, English athlete/cricketer/journalist, dies at 84
  • 1958-02-06 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • 1958-05-08 Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered
  • 1958-06-10 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist (b. 1880)
  • 1960-04-01 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
  • 1963-01-18 Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • 1963-02-26 Artturi A Leinonen, Fin journalist/politician (Prophet), dies at 74
  • 1963-12-28 Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies
  • 1964-08-12 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
  • 1965-12-22 Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)
  • 1966-02-18 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
  • 1966-10-01 Albert P A A Besnard, poet/journalist (Doom & Thirst), dies
  • 1967-10-07 Norman Angell (Lane), English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies
  • 1968-01-06 Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81
  • 1968-06-09 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • 1968-11-07 Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies
  • 1970-02-20 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (b. 1885)