Journalists in History

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

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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
Welsh journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley with Kalulu who he later adopted
Welsh journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley with Kalulu who he later adopted
  • 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

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1931-02-03 Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of journalist H. L. Mencken, after he calls the state the "apex of moronia"

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • 1932-10-20 Journalist Robert Trout joins CBS
  • 1939-08-28 Journalist Care Hollingworth observes the “large numbers of troops, literally hundreds of tanks, armored cars and field guns” Germany had aligned along the Polish border. Three days later, Hitler invades Poland and WWII begins.

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1939-09-01 In the "scoop of the century," Telegraph journalist Clare Hollingworth becomes the first to report the outbreak of World War II

Journalist Clare Hollingworth
Journalist
Clare Hollingworth
  • 1940-01-21 Foreign correspondents in Netherlands subjected to censorship
  • 1941-05-02 Nazi occupied Netherlands lays off Jewish journalists

  • 1948-05-16 CBS news correspondent George Polk's body is found in Greece
  • 1971-08-20 FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr
  • 1985-03-16 Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut
  • 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
  • 1986-09-06 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
  • 1986-09-29 USSR releases American 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

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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

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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
  • 2017-07-19 BBC publishes salaries of its top-earning journalists and presenters, two-thirds male, Chris Evans highest at over £2.2 million
  • 2017-10-16 Panama Papers Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in a suspicious car bomb in Malta
  • 2018-03-15 Slovakia’s prime minister Robert Fico resigns amid crisis after the murder of a journalist Jan Kuciak investigating mafia connections
  • 2018-04-25 Danish inventor Peter Madsen found guilty of killing and desecrating body of journalist Kim Wall aboard submarine, sentenced to life imprisonment
  • 2018-04-30 Coordinated double suicide attack kills 36 in Kabul, Afghanistan, including nine journalists
  • 2018-05-29 Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko fakes his own death with Ukrainian security services to foil an assassination plot
  • 2018-09-27 Justin Milne, head of Australian Broadcasting Corporation resigns amid allegations of firing journalists for the government

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-10-02 Saudi American journalist Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again prompting a diplomatic crisis

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi

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2018-10-16 Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denies knowledge of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi according to President Trump

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
  • 2018-10-23 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects Saudi claim journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed accidentally, says it was premeditated murder
  • 2018-11-05 BBC opens its largest news bureau outside the UK in Nairobi, Kenya with 300 journalists

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2018-11-08 CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House clearance revoked after continuing to question President Donald Trump while an intern tried to wrestle the microphone off him

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018-11-16 CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
  • 2018-12-11 Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 is "the Guardians" journalists targeted for their work, including Jamal Khashoggi
  • 2019-01-17 Indian spiritual leader Ram Rahim Singh and two aides sentenced to life in prison for murdering journalist who exposed sexual abuse at the sect
  • 2019-04-18 Irish Journalist Lyra McKee shot to death covering riots in Derry, Northern Ireland with dissident republican group the New IRA claiming responsibility
  • 2019-06-11 Russian journalist Ivan Golunov released from prison and drug charges dropped after major public outcry with unprecedented joint campaign by Russian news sources
  • 2019-09-23 Haitian Senator Jean-Marie Ralph Féthière opens fire hitting a journalist leaving parliament in Port-au-Prince

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 725

  • 1722-04-11 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols), born in Shipbourne, England (d. 1771)
  • 1725-10-17 John Wilkes, English radical, journalist (The North Briton) and politician, born in London (d. 1797)

Person of interestJean-Paul Marat

1743-05-24 Jean-Paul Marat, French journalist and revolutionary (Friend of the People periodical), born in Boudry, Prussia (d. 1793)

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat
Revolutionary and Journalist
Jean-Paul Marat
  • 1744-04-18 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist and patriot (Neder-Rhijn), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1746-08-02 Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist and patriot (d. 1807)
  • 1750-01-24 Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician, patriot, and journalist
  • 1760-03-02 Camille Desmoulins, French journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader
  • 1763-03-09 William Cobbett, English journalist and author, born in Farnham, Surrey (d. 1835)
  • 1766-04-24 Robert Bailey Thomas, American journalist and founder (The Farmer's Almanac), born in Grafton, Massachusetts (d. 1846)
  • 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)
  • 1791-04-12 Francis Preston Blair, American journalist and newspaper editor (Washington Globe), born in Abingdon, Virginia (d. 1876)
  • 1795-02-08 Moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer
  • 1801-04-11 Claude Tillier, French journalist and writer (My Uncle Benjamin), born in Clamecy, Nièvre, France (d. 1844)
  • 1802-02-11 Lydia Maria Child, American author, journalist and abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1880)
  • 1802-06-12 Harriet Martineau, British controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1876)
  • 1803-04-27 Alfred Julius Becher, Austrian journalist and composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1848)
  • 1806-05-12 Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish journalist, statesman and nationalist, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1881)
  • 1808-04-16 Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist and politician, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1864)
  • 1808-10-20 Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus)
  • 1810-05-23 Margaret Fuller [Ossoli], American feminist and journalist (NY Tribune), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1850)
  • 1815-05-27 Henry Parkes, Australian politician (longest non-consecutive Premier of the Colony of New South Wales), born in Canley, Warwickshire, England (d. 1896)
  • 1819-09-07 Adriaan van Bevervoorde, Dutch journalist (History of Holland), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1851)
  • 1823-08-13 Goldwin Smith, English historian and journalist, born in Reading, Berkshire (d. 1910)
  • 1823-09-26 Ivan Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh), born in Nadezhdino, Belebey Uyezd, Orenburg Governorate (d. 1889)
  • 1825-04-13 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Irish-Canadian journalist and Father of Confederation, born in Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland (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 Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1906)

Person of interestErnesto Teodoro Moneta

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
  • 1833-11-10 Dobri Voynikov, Bulgarian teacher, playwright and journalist (The Phoney Civilization), born in Şumnu, Ottoman Empire (d. 1878)
  • 1835-11-05 Moritz Szeps, Austrian journalist and newspaper publisher, born in Busk, Austrian Galicia (d. 1902)
  • 1837-05-31 Ernest Daudet, French journalist and writer (White Terror), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1921)
  • 1840-12-21 Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)

Person of interestHenry Morton Stanley

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, American Civil War journalist, born in Georgetown, Delaware (d. 1914)
  • 1841-09-13 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist and playwright, born in Middelie, Netherlands (d. 1909)
  • 1842-08-14 Henry Duff Traill, British author and journalist (The Marquis of Salisbury), born in Blackheath, London (d. 1900)
  • 1844-05-03 Édouard Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist, born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 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, American writer (created Uncle Remus stories), born in Eatonton, Georgia (d. 1908)
  • 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 and Mayor of Antwerp, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1906)
  • 1854-06-18 Edward Wyllis Scripps, American publisher who organized 1st major chain of newspapers in the US, born in Rushville, Illinois
  • 1856-01-14 J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist & publisher, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1856-02-14 Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and writer (My Life & Loves), born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1931)
  • 1859-07-17 Luis Muñoz Rivera, Puerto Rican journalist (founded Federalist Party), born in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico (d. 1916)
  • 1860-02-06 Eliza Johannes Meester, Dutch journalist & writer (Geertje), born in Harderwijk, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • 1860-02-21 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (d. 1927)
  • 1860-05-02 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist and founder (Zionist movement), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1904)
  • 1861-09-11 Juhani Aho, Finnish journalist and writer (Panu, Tuomio), born in Lapinlahti, Finland (d. 1921)
  • 1861-11-18 Dorothy Dix [Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer], American journalist and columnist, born in Woodstock, Tennessee (d. 1951)

Person of interestIda B. Wells

1862-07-16 Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, American journalist and civil rights activist, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi (d. 1931)

Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist Ida B. Wells
Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist
Ida B. Wells
  • 1863-04-29 Constantine P Cavafy, Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant, born in Alexandria, Egypt Province, Ottoman Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1863-05-31 Francis Younghusband, British journalist and explorer (1904 British expedition to Tibet), born in Murree, British India (d. 1942)
  • 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 and journalist (Studies of nude model), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1923)

Person of interestHenri Desgrange

1865-01-31 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist, founder of the Tour-de-France, born in Paris, France (d. 1940)

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange
  • 1865-03-10 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer

Person of interestNellie Bly

1865-05-05 Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (Ten Days in a Mad House), born in Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania (d. 1922)

Journalist and Adventurer Nellie Bly
Journalist and Adventurer
Nellie Bly
  • 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 and humorist (Mr Dooley), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1936)
  • 1867-08-23 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants), born in Chaville, France (d. 1905)
  • 1867-09-07 Albert Bassermann, German actor (Foreign Correspondent, Madame Curie), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 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), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 1946)
  • 1871-01-26 Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], American journalist/writer (Average Jones)
  • 1871-08-21 Leonid 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 and editor of the New York Evening Post, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 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)
  • 1874-02-13 Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch journalist and politician (social-democratic)
  • 1874-08-14 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Egyptian lawyer, journalist and nationalist activist, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1908)

Person of interestEdgar Wallace

1875-04-01 Edgar Wallace, English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, born in Greenwich, England (d. 1932)

  • 1876-05-17 Alban Collignon, Belgian sport journalist, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1955)
  • 1876-12-15 Ferdinand Hardekopf, German writer and journalist, born in Varel, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1877-12-31 Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author, born in Wirksworth, United Kingdom (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 Oliver Curwood, American journalist and writer (Kazan the wolfdog), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1927)
  • 1878-07-29 Don Marquis, Ill, journalist/poet (archy & mehitabel) (d. 1937)
  • 1879-02-09 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
  • 1880-02-27 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist, teacher and playwright (Harlem Renaissance), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1880-09-22 Asser B Kleerekoper, journalist/2nd-Member of parliament (SDAP)

Person of interestDamon Runyon

1880-10-04 Damon Runyon, American 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", born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • 1882-08-16 Pierre H. Ritter Jr, Dutch literary, writer and journalist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1884-12-20 Max Blokzijl, Dutch singer, journalist, and Nazi collaborator, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1946)
  • 1885-04-29 Egon Kisch, Austrian-Czech writer and journalist (Rasende Reporter), born in Prague (d. 1948)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1797-03-29 Writer Mary Wollstonecraft marries philopher and journalist William Godwin

Author and Women's Rights Advocate Mary Wollstonecraft
Author and Women's Rights Advocate
Mary Wollstonecraft

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1940-08-30 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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
  • 1949-03-11 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (30) weds actress Buff Cobb (21) in Cook County, Illinois
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-04-06 Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (71) weds NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (50) at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist Alan Greenspan
Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • 1998-08-22 FOX News Channel correspondent and Robert F Kennedy's youngest son Douglas Kennedy (32) weds Molly Stark (29) in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 1999-06-26 Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan
  • 2000-06-10 "Live! with Kelly and Michael" executive producer Michael Gelman (38) weds CBS's Early Show correspondent Laurie Hibberd (36) at a Long Island estate

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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
  • 2003-08-10 Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera (60) weds former Rivera Live producer Erica Levy (28) at Manhattan's Central Synagogue

LoveWedding of Interest

2004-01-12 Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (44) weds ABC-TV correspondent Rebecca Rankin in Los Angeles

Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Cinematographer
Janusz Kamiński
  • 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
  • 2005-12-03 NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic
  • 2006-01-02 NBC correspondent Chip Reid weds Nina Block in Hawaii
  • 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

LoveWedding 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
  • 2011-05-15 Actress Tamera Mowry (32) weds Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley (39) at Villagio Inn & Spa in Napa, California
  • 2014-06-07 Good Morning America's meteorologist Ginger Zee (33) weds NBC news correspondent Benjamin Aaron at beachfront ceremony in Petoskey, Michigan
  • 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 and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 562

  • 1746-07-28 John Peter Zenger, journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight, dies
  • 1771-05-21 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols), dies at 49
  • 1784-04-04 Mary Mead, wife of English radical and journalist John Wilkes (b. 1715)

MurderJean-Paul Marat

1793-07-13 Jean-Paul Marat, French journalist and revolutionary (Friend of the People periodical), is murdered by Charlotte Corday in a bath at 50

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat
Revolutionary and Journalist
Jean-Paul Marat
  • 1797-12-26 John Wilkes, English radical, journalist (The North Briton) and politician, dies at 72
  • 1807-01-12 Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist and patriot, dies at 60
  • 1809-10-02 Wybo Fijnje, politician/patriot/journalist, dies at 59
  • 1823-01-21 Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761)
  • 1828-01-09 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist and patriot (Neder-Rhijn), dies at 83
  • 1835-06-18 William Cobbett, English journalist and author, dies at 72
  • 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 and writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies at 43
  • 1848-11-23 Alfred Julius Becher, Austrian journalist and composer, dies at 45
  • 1850-07-19 Margaret Fuller [Ossoli], American feminist, activist and journalist (Women in the Nineteenth Century), dies in a shipwreck at 40
  • 1851-05-17 Adriaan van Bevervoorde, Dutch 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
  • 1864-01-07 Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist and politician, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior, dies at 55
  • 1868-04-07 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Irish-Canadian journalist and Father of Confederation, dies at 42
  • 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
  • 1876-06-27 Harriet Martineau, British controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist, dies at 74
  • 1876-10-18 Francis Preston Blair, American journalist and newspaper editor (Washington Globe), dies at 85
  • 1878-03-27 Dobri Voynikov, Bulgarian teacher, playwright and journalist (The Phoney Civilization), dies at 44
  • 1879-09-28 Nathan Cook Meeker, American journalist and social reformer, murdered by Ute Indians at 62
  • 1888-12-02 Namık Kemal, Turkish writer and journalist (Vatan), dies at 47
  • 1889-01-27 Ivan Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh), dies at 65
  • 1898-09-02 Hubert Howard, British journalist (Times), dies through friendly fire
  • 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

Person of interestHenry Morton Stanley

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 and founder (Zionist movement), dies at 44
  • 1905-02-12 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Coeur double), dies at 37
  • 1906-03-30 Betsy Perk [Christina Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, dies at 73
  • 1906-09-23 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist and Mayor of Antwerp, dies at 53
  • 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)
  • 1907-02-10 William Howard Russell, Irish war pioneering correspondent, dies at 87
  • 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, Dutch journalist and playwright, dies at 67
  • 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, British newspaper editor (The Pall Mall Gazette), dies in the sinking of the Titanic at 62
  • 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
  • 1916-11-15 Luis Muñoz Rivera, Puerto Rican journalist (founded Federalist Party), dies at 57
  • 1917-02-06 Édouard Drumont, French anti-semite journalist, dies at 72
  • 1919-09-12 Leonid 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, Finnish journalist and writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
  • 1921-08-21 Ernest Daudet, French journalist and writer (White Terror), dies at 84

Person of interestNellie Bly

1922-01-27 Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (Ten Days in a Mad House), dies at 57

Journalist and Adventurer Nellie Bly
Journalist and Adventurer
Nellie Bly
  • 1923-11-19 Frans Netscher, Dutch author and 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, French-Belgian laywer and 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 Oliver Curwood, American journalist and writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • 1927-11-03 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)
  • 1930-04-16 José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist Ida B. Wells
Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist
Ida B. Wells
  • 1931-08-27 Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and writer (My Life & Loves), dies at 75
  • 1932-01-01 C. P. Scott, British journalist, publisher and politician, dies at 85

Person of interestEdgar Wallace

1932-02-10 Edgar Wallace, English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, dies of diabetes at 76

  • 1932-09-05 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • 1933-04-29 Constantine P Cavafy, Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant, dies at 70
  • 1934-02-16 Eduard Bagritsky, Russian-Soviet poet and journalist (South-West), 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
  • 1936-04-24 Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist and humorist (Mr Dooley), dies at 68
  • 1937-07-26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), German-born war photojournalist, dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
  • 1937-09-10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47
  • 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

Person of interestHenri Desgrange

1940-08-16 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist, journalist and founder of the Tour de France, dies at 75

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange
  • 1942-07-31 Francis Younghusband, British journalist and explorer (1904 British expedition to Tibet), dies at 79
  • 1942-10-06 Erich Kuttner, German journalist and historian (Vorwarts), dies at 55
  • 1943-02-13 William Walraven, Dutch journalist and writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • 1943-04-08 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • 1943-11-24 Martin Raschke, German author and publisher dies at 38
  • 1944-01-06 Ida Tarbell, American muckraker (The History of the Standard Oil Company), dies at 86
  • 1944-01-29 William Allen White, American journalist (Emporia Gazette), dies at 75
  • 1944-10-15 Philip Mechanicus, journalist, executed in Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • 1944-11-17 Johan Hermanus Doorn, Dutch journalist and resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper), dies at 34
  • 1944-11-28 Lode Zielens, Flemish author and journalist (Obscure Blood), dies at 43
  • 1945-04-18 Ernie Pyle, American journalist and war correspondent during WW II (Pulitzer Prize 1944), dies at 44
  • 1945-09-20 William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884)
  • 1946-07-12 Ray Stannard Baker, American journalist (Puliter Prize 1940), dies at 76

Person of interestDamon Runyon

1946-12-10 Damon Runyon, American journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), dies at 66

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • 1948-03-31 Egon Kisch, Austrian-Czech writer and journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62
  • 1948-04-02 Sabahattin Ali, Turkish poet, author and journalist (Esirler, Içimizdeki Şeytan), killed at 41
  • 1948-12-31 Malcolm Campbell, British motor racer (world land and water speed record holder), dies of a stroke at 63
  • 1949-03-14 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (b. 1873)