Journalists in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 725

  • 1885-10-03 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist, born in Stockton, California (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 and historian (Vorwarts), born in Berlin (d. 1942)
  • 1887-06-07 William Walraven, Dutch journalist and writer (Indian Daily) (d. 1943)
  • 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 Leinonen, Finnish journalist and writer (Kati), born in Ylihärmä, Finland (d. 1963)
  • 1889-08-30 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Foreign Correspondent, Gunga Din), born in Ischia, Italy (d. 1969)
  • 1889-09-16 Claude Albert Barnett, American journalist and founder (Associated Negro Press), born in Sanford, Florida (d. 1967)

Person of interestWalter Lippmann

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 Prize 1935), born in Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1938)
  • 1890-01-09 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • 1890-09-24 A. P. Herbert, English journalist and writer (Punch, Helen), born in Ashtead, Surrey, England (d. 1971)
  • 1890-11-16 George Seldes, American investigative journalist, born in Alliance Colony, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1892-03-13 Janet Flanner, American journalist (New Yorker), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1978)
  • 1892-06-20 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in Kuldīga, Latvia (d. 1937)
  • 1892-07-29 Ernst van Raalte, Dutch journalist (Seen, heard... wrote), born in Rotterdam, South Holland (d. 1975)
  • 1893-02-20 Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
  • 1894-05-20 Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)
  • 1894-09-02 Joseph Roth, Austrian journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)
  • 1894-10-26 John S Knight, American journalist and publisher (Knight Newspapers), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1981)
  • 1894-11-14 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist
  • 1895-11-16 Eduard Bagritsky, Russian-Soviet poet and journalist (South-West), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1934)
  • 1895-12-02 Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • 1896-01-05 Hendrik Algra, Dutch teacher, journalist, historian, and politician (ARP), born in Hurdegaryp, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1896-08-21 Raymond Herreman, Belgian poet, journalist and writer (Jericho's Rose), born in Menen, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • 1897-06-11 Bruno Frei [Benedikt Freistadt], Austrian Marxist journalist, born in Bratislava (d. 1988)
  • 1897-06-22 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
  • 1897-06-29 Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 1897-09-29 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)

Person of interestDorothy Day

1897-11-08 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1898-01-06 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish journalist & editor (De Standaard 1929-39), born in Halle, Belgium (d. 1960)
  • 1898-01-29 Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
  • 1898-02-10 Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
  • 1898-04-18 Charles Leatherland, Baron Leatherland, British journalist and Labour Party politician, born in Aston, Birmingham (d. 1992)
  • 1898-06-15 Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist
  • 1898-09-21 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, Indian journalist and world's oldest and longest serving newspaper editor
  • 1898-12-06 Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photojournalist (V-J Day in Times Square), born in Dirschau, West Prussia, German Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1899-01-23 Joseph Nathan Kane, American non-fiction writer & journalist (Famous Firsts), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1899-08-02 George Malcolm Thomson, British journalist, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 1996)

Person of interestMiguel Ángel Asturias

1899-10-19 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, born in Guatemala City (d. 1974)

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • 1900-07-19 Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist and writer (d. 1990)
  • 1900-08-03 Ernie Pyle, American journalist and war correspondent during WW II (Pulitzer Prize 1944), born in Dana, Indiana (d. 1945)
  • 1900-11-22 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and writer (The White Lanes of Summer), born in Capel Bangor, Dyfed, Wales (d. 1980)
  • 1900-12-21 Oda Schaefer, German writer & journalist (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only), born in Wilmersdorf, Berlin
  • 1900-12-21 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1951)
  • 1901-01-04 C. L. R. James, writer and journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1901-02-22 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • 1901-06-13 Lode Zielens, Flemish author and journalist (Obscure Blood), born in Antwerp (d. 1944)
  • 1901-08-23 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1901-10-14 Willem A. Wagenaar, Dutch journalist and writer (Shanghai) (d. 1968)
  • 1902-03-21 William Downie Forrest, journalist
  • 1902-04-15 Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist, born in Aveiro District, Portugal (d. 2002)
  • 1902-05-06 Harry Golden, Jewish-American journalist and writer (Only in America), born in Mikulintsy, Ukraine (d. 1981)
  • 1902-12-20 Max Lerner, American journalist & educator (NY Post), born in Minsk, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1903-06-18 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)
  • 1904-01-14 Emily Hahn, American journalist & author, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1904-01-25 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1904-01-31 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)
  • 1904-05-29 Ronald Russell, British journalist, author and Conservative politician, born in Seahouses, Northumberland (d. 1974)
  • 1904-10-18 A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)
  • 1905-02-07 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • 1905-02-10 José Muñoz Molleda, Spanish composer and politician, born in La Línea de la Concepción (d. 1988)
  • 1905-04-27 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, born in Stryi, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1996)
  • 1905-06-21 Jacques Goddet, French sports journalist and publisher (Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2000)
  • 1905-07-19 Edgar Snow, American author and journalist (Red star over China), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1905-08-31 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist & CIA agent (Het Parool) [or 1897]
  • 1905-11-04 Martin Raschke, German author and publisher, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1905-11-05 Joel McCrea, American actor (Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels), born in South Pasadena, California (d. 1990)
  • 1906-01-21 John Putz, British journalist (Guardian) (d. 1995)
  • 1906-03-03 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
  • 1906-08-03 Leonhard Huizinga, Dutch journalist and writer (Adriaan & Olivier), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • 1906-09-24 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • 1907-02-25 Sabahattin Ali, Turkish poet, author and journalist (Esirler, Içimizdeki Şeytan), born in Eğridere, Gümülcine, Ottoman Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1907-03-13 Maria Pia de Braganca, Portuguese journalist and writer who claimed to be the bastard daughter of King Carlos I of Portugal, born in Lisbon (d. 1995)
  • 1907-04-23 Lee Miller, American photographer (War correspondent for Vogue in WWII), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1907-05-03 Earl Wilson, American journalist and columnist (Midnight Earl), born in Rockford, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1907-06-02 Dorothy West, American journalist/author (Living is Easy)
  • 1907-06-04 Patience Strong [Winifred Emma May], English poet and journalist, born in Catford, London (d. 1990)
  • 1907-09-14 Cecil Brown, American war correspondent (worked closely with Edward R. Murrow during WW II), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1907-09-21 Helen Foster Snow, American journalist (reported from China in the 1930s), born in Cedar City, Utah (d. 1997)
  • 1907-10-15 Varian Fry, American journalist and recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations", born in New York (d. 1967)
  • 1907-12-24 I. F. Stone, American journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1907-12-27 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1908-02-12 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
  • 1908-02-13 Pauline Frederick, journalist/correspondent (UN, NBC TV)
  • 1908-03-04 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]
  • 1908-03-17 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • 1908-04-10 Aidan Crawley, British journalist and politician (Labour MP 1945-51), born in Benenden, Kent (d. 1993)
  • 1908-06-17 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer
  • 1908-08-04 Leslie Wilkinson, journalist
  • 1908-09-30 Edzard H Schaper, German/Swiss sailor/UP-correspondent/antifascist
  • 1908-10-12 Ann Lane Petry, American journalist and author (Street), born in Old Saybrook, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1908-11-14 Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)
  • 1908-12-07 Jacques Gans, Dutch author and journalist, born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1909-04-17 Humphrey Sims Moore, British pacifist and journalist (founder of Peace News), born in Samoa (d. 1995)
  • 1909-04-22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), born in Fucecchio, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1909-04-29 Daniel Mayer, French journalist and resistance fighter, born in Paris (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 562

  • 1949-10-01 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist and editor of the New York Evening Post, dies at 77
  • 1951-02-28 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, dies at 50
  • 1952-05-15 Albert Bassermann, German actor (Foreign Correspondent, Madame Curie), dies at 84
  • 1954-04-12 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89

Person of interestRobert Capa

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
  • 1955-10-31 Alban Collignon, Belgian sport journalist, dies at 74
  • 1958-02-06 Frank Swift, English soccer goalkeeper and journalist (19 caps; Manchester City 376 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 44
  • 1958-05-08 Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered
  • 1958-06-10 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist, teacher and playwright (Harlem Renaissance), dies at 78
  • 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 Leinonen, Finnish journalist and writer (Kati), dies at 74
  • 1963-12-28 Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies
  • 1965-12-22 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, dies at 52
  • 1966-02-18 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
  • 1967-08-02 Claude Albert Barnett, American journalist and founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77
  • 1967-09-13 Varian Fry, American journalist and recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations", dies at 59
  • 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 and author (3,000 meter), dies at 67
  • 1969-07-18 Barbara Pepper [Marion], American actress (Foreign Correspondent, Green Acres, Rogue Tavern), dies of coronary thrombosis at 54
  • 1969-10-08 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Foreign Correspondent, Gunga Din), dies at 80
  • 1970-02-20 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist, dies at 84
  • 1970-03-29 Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
  • 1970-04-11 John H O'Hara, American journalist (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies at 65
  • 1970-06-01 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, dies at 82
  • 1970-07-22 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • 1970-07-30 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • 1971-03-06 Raymond Herreman, Belgian poet, journalist and writer (Jericho's Rose), dies at 74
  • 1971-03-19 Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
  • 1971-11-11 A. P. Herbert, English journalist and writer (Punch, Helen), dies at 81
  • 1972-02-15 Edgar Snow, American author and journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
  • 1972-04-07 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), dies at 65
  • 1972-08-26 Jacques Gans, Dutch author and journalist, dies at 63
  • 1973-01-26 Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • 1973-10-14 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • 1974-04-22 Tjalie Robinson [Jan Boon], Dutch East Indies writer & journalist (Tong Tong), dies at 63

Person of interestMiguel Ángel Asturias

1974-06-09 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias

Person of interestWalter Lippmann

1974-12-14 Walter Lippmann, American journalist (Public Opinion), dies at 85

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • 1975-01-22 Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, dies at 79
  • 1975-11-15 Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist, dies at 77
  • 1976-06-13 Don Bolles, American journalist (against Arizona), dies
  • 1976-07-19 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist, dies at 70
  • 1976-08-12 Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
  • 1977-07-21 Lee Miller, American photographer (War correspondent for Vogue in WWII), dies at 70
  • 1977-11-11 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist, dies at 27
  • 1978-05-11 John Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist & poet, dies at 93
  • 1978-11-07 Janet Flanner, American journalist (New Yorker), dies at 86
  • 1979-03-20 Mino Pecorelli, Italian journalist, shot dead in Rome at 50
  • 1979-05-14 Paul van 't Veeer, Dutch journalist/writer (Vrije Volk), dies at 57
  • 1979-07-23 Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)
  • 1979-11-23 Richard Rovere, American political journalist (Goldwater Caper), dies at 64
  • 1980-02-09 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and writer (The White Lanes of Summer), dies at 79
  • 1980-04-30 Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1898)
  • 1980-05-18 Reid Blackburn, American photojournalist for National Geographic & victim of Mount St. Helens eruption, dies at 28
  • 1980-06-09 Leonhard Huizinga, Dutch journalist and writer (Olivier & Adrian), dies at 73
  • 1980-09-09 John Howard Griffin, American photographer, journalist and author (Black Like Me), dies from complications of diabetes at 60
  • 1980-11-24 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)

Person of interestDorothy Day

1980-11-29 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1981-04-23 Josep Pla, Spanish journalist & author, dies at 84
  • 1981-06-15 Philip Toynbee, British journalist and writer (Savage Days, Barricade), dies at 64
  • 1981-06-16 John S Knight, American journalist and publisher (Knight Newspapers), dies at 86
  • 1981-10-02 Harry Golden, Jewish-American journalist and writer (Only in America), dies at 79
  • 1982-04-03 Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69
  • 1982-04-30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
  • 1982-06-01 Hendrik Algra, Dutch teacher, journalist, and politician (ARP), dies
  • 1982-10-10 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
  • 1982-11-05 Gerarda "Gerda" Brautigam, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), dies
  • 1982-12-08 Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • 1982-12-08 Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • 1982-12-08 Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • 1983-10-12 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61
  • 1984-03-13 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • 1985-01-26 James Cameron, journalist, dies
  • 1985-08-22 Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer and journalist, dies at 71
  • 1986-03-04 Henri Knap, Dutch journalist/writer, dies at 75
  • 1986-04-20 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer, dies at 73
  • 1986-05-15 Theodore H. White, American journalist (Making of President, Pulitzer Prize1962), dies at 71
  • 1986-06-12 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76
  • 1986-10-19 Dele Giwa, Nigerian journalist, editor, and founder of Newswatch magazine, is assassinated by a mail bomb at 39
  • 1986-12-30 Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)
  • 1987-01-13 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies
  • 1987-01-16 Earl Wilson, American journalist and columnist (Midnight Earl), dies at 79
  • 1987-03-19 Tony Stratton-Smith, journalist/record co CEO (Charisma), dies at 53
  • 1987-10-25 Cecil Brown, American war correspondent (worked closely with Edward R. Murrow during WW II), dies at 80
  • 1987-11-30 Simon Carmiggelt, journalist/literary (Kronkel), dies at 74
  • 1987-12-21 Robert Paige, American actor, TV newscaster and political correspondent (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong, Colgate Comedy Hour), dies 77
  • 1988-02-06 Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies at 72
  • 1988-05-21 Bruno Frei [Benedikt Freistadt], Austrian Marxist journalist, dies at 91
  • 1988-06-23 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 73
  • 1988-08-10 Adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94
  • 1988-09-27 William V. Shannon, American journalist and ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), dies at 61
  • 1989-02-19 Jaap van de Merwe, Dutch journalist/cabareter (Hadjememaar), dies
  • 1989-03-01 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch journalist and VARA radio host, dies at 64
  • 1989-04-11 Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist, dies at 68
  • 1989-05-19 CLR James, West Indian writer and journalist (b. 1901)
  • 1989-05-31 Terry Drinkwater, American CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer
  • 1989-06-07 Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies