Journalists in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 725

  • 1920-02-16 Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist
  • 1920-02-26 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
  • 1920-03-26 Sergio Livingstone, football player and journalist (52 caps), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2012)
  • 1920-04-04 Éric Rohmer [Maurice Schérer], French director, journalist and teacher (My Night at Maud's, Claire's Knee, Le rayon vert), born in Tulle, Corrèze, France (d. 2010)
  • 1920-06-02 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist
  • 1920-06-16 John Howard Griffin, American photographer, journalist and author (Black Like Me), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1920-08-04 Helen Thomas, American reporter and UPI journalist (starts press conferences), born in Winchester, Kentucky (d. 2013)
  • 1920-08-08 Don Cook, foreign Correspondent
  • 1920-08-09 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer, born in Lizzano in Belvedere, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1920-09-14 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist and poet, born in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay (d. 2009)
  • 1920-10-13 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), born in Roosevelt, Utah (d. 2007)
  • 1920-11-01 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1921-02-13 Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist
  • 1921-02-14 Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1921-04-16 Peter Ustinov, British actor, author, journalist, comedian and broadcaster (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), born in London, England (d. 2004)
  • 1921-08-02 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2013)

Person of interestBen Bradlee

1921-08-26 Ben Bradlee, American editor, journalist, executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2014)

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • 1921-09-03 Marguerite Higgins, American reporter and war correspondent, Pulitzer prize winner (d. 1966)
  • 1921-10-20 Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)
  • 1921-11-23 Hein Roethof, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA)
  • 1921-12-25 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist (d. 2000)
  • 1922-01-12 Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian, born in Bratkowice, Poland (d. 1994)
  • 1922-02-05 Bernard Kalb, American journalist, moderator, lecturer and author, one of the most respected broadcast journalists of his time (CBS News, NYT, Times), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-02-16 Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
  • 1922-03-18 Egon Bahr, German journalist/politician, born in Treffurt, Thuringia (d. 2015)
  • 1922-05-02 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1922-05-07 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer and photojournalist, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1922-07-15 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
  • 1922-08-08 Michael Parkin, journalist
  • 1922-08-16 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • 1922-08-26 Irving R. Levine, American journalist (NBC News), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 2009)
  • 1922-10-19 Jack Anderson, journalist (Wash Post), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1922-12-16 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist
  • 1923-02-02 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1923-03-20 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
  • 1923-07-03 Bankole Timothy, Sierra Leonean journalist, born in Sierra Leone (d. 1994)
  • 1923-07-20 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
  • 1923-08-09 Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch journalist and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1923-08-22 Gerald Long, English journalist and CEO of Reuters, born in York, England (d. 1998)
  • 1923-09-01 Theo Joekes, Dutch journalist, writer, and politician (VVD)
  • 1923-10-20 Joe Minogue, journalist
  • 1923-11-05 Ian Munro, British medical journalist, humanitarian and cricketer, born in Bradford, England (d. 1997)
  • 1923-12-23 Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist
  • 1924-01-19 Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • 1924-04-23 Colin Welch, British political journalist and critic of Enid Blyton's Noddy series, born in Ickleton Abbey, Cambridgeshire (d. 1997)
  • 1924-06-08 Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2006)
  • 1924-06-28 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch journalist and VARA radio host, born in Hamburg (d. 1989)
  • 1924-08-27 David Rowbotham, Australian poet and journalist, born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia (d. 2010)
  • 1924-11-11 Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (CDA), born in Gouda, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1924-12-23 Floyd Kalber, American television journalist & anchorman (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • 1925-02-27 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
  • 1925-09-05 Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist and playwright (Cola Drinkers), born in Zonhoven, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • 1925-10-06 Shana Alexander, American journalist (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-10-19 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist
  • 1925-11-09 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1926-01-10 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician, born in Beit She'an, Israel (d. 2017)
  • 1926-01-27 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1926-06-10 Willem Oltmans, Dutch journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
  • 1926-06-28 Robert Shelton [Shapiro], music and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1926-07-02 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)
  • 1926-09-03 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1926-11-05 Leo Derksen, Dutch journalist (Telegraph/Sunday Newspaper), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 2002)

Person of interestJoachim Fest

1926-12-08 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2006)

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest
Historian and Journalist
Joachim Fest
  • 1926-12-23 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker
  • 1927-01-27 Nancy Dickerson, pioneering American radio and TV journalist (NBC, CBS), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (d. 1997)

Person of interestGabriel García Márquez

1927-03-06 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), born in Aracataca, Colombia (d. 2014)

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 1927-05-27 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • 1927-07-04 Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida, Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor (Trapeze, Falcon Crest), born in Subiaco, Italy
  • 1927-07-19 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer and journalist (Albania Defiant), born in Bromma, Stockholm
  • 1927-07-25 Midge Decter, American journalist and author (The Liberated Woman & Other Americans), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1927-08-24 William V. Shannon, American journalist and ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), born in Worchester, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1927-10-01 Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
  • 1927-10-15 Mary Perot Nichols, American journalist, born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1928-01-08 Sander Vanocur, American journalist (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928-06-10 Asher Wallfish, journalist
  • 1928-06-28 Harold Evans, English-American journalist and writer (editor of The Sunday Times), born in Patricroft, England
  • 1928-07-12 Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), Born in Sheffield, England (d. 2012)
  • 1928-07-28 Anne Braden, American civil rights activist, journalist, and educator, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2006)
  • 1928-09-02 Peter Mansfield, British politial journalist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1928-10-02 Clay Felker, American journalist (NY Herald Tribune, Esquire), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1928-11-02 Paul Johnson, English journalist, author and historian, born in Manchester, England
  • 1929-01-28 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
  • 1929-03-12 U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist
  • 1929-07-07 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • 1929-07-31 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1929-09-11 David S. Broder, American journalist (Pulitzer 1973), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois (d. 2011)

Person of interestBarbara Walters

1929-09-25 Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist and 1st female nightly network news anchor (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Broadcast Journalist Barbara Walters
Broadcast Journalist
Barbara Walters
  • 1929-11-14 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1929-11-21 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator, born in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1930-01-06 Denis Pitts, English journalist
  • 1930-03-27 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist and writer (Bird Watching), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1930-04-03 Max Frankel, American journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds), born in Gera, Germany
  • 1930-12-12 Bill Beutel, American journalist and anchor (ABC), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1931-01-06 P J Kavanagh [Patrick Joeseph], British poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), born in Worthing, Sussex (d. 2015)
  • 1931-01-15 Thomas Hoving, American news correspondent (20/20), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-01-16 Vladimír Škutina, Czechoslovakian writer and actor (Hvezda jede na jih), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1995)
  • 1931-03-02 Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (The Right Stuff), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • 1931-03-04 Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
  • 1931-04-19 Walter Stewart, Canadian writer and journalist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1931-07-16 Lady Caroline Blackwood, British journalist and writer (The Last of the Duchess), born in London (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 562

  • 1995-10-09 John Alfred Scali, American journalist and diplomat, dies at 77
  • 1995-10-14 Helen Vlachos, journalist, dies at 83
  • 1995-11-15 Eve Perrick, journalist, dies at 78
  • 1995-11-22 John Putz, journalist, dies at 89
  • 1995-11-27 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist, dies at 60
  • 1995-12-06 James Reston, American journalist (New York Times), dies at 86
  • 1995-12-06 Leslie Wilkinson, journalist, dies at 97
  • 1995-12-08 Mikki Doyle, journalist, dies at 79
  • 1995-12-10 John Francis Boyd, journalist, dies at 85
  • 1995-12-11 Robert Shelton [Shapiro], music and film critic, dies at 69
  • 1995-12-12 Mohyedin Alempour, tajik artist/journalist, dies at 50
  • 1995-12-24 Geoffrey Pinnington, journalist, dies at 76
  • 1995-12-27 Peter Refn, Danish journalist/director (Violets are Blue), dies at 54
  • 1996-01-29 Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79
  • 1996-02-12 Roger Omond, journalist, dies at 51
  • 1996-02-14 Lady Caroline Blackwood, British journalist and writer (The Last of the Duchess), dies at 64
  • 1996-02-29 Joe Minogue, British journalist, dies at 72
  • 1996-03-03 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, German journalist, dies at 76
  • 1996-03-09 Peter Mansfield, British political journalist and author, dies at 67
  • 1996-03-14 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist, dies at 57
  • 1996-03-20 Claude Bourdet, French human rights activist and journalist, dies at 86
  • 1996-03-20 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist, dies at 71
  • 1996-04-11 Daniel Wolf, American journalist, dies at 80
  • 1996-05-01 Asher Wallfish, journalist, dies at 67
  • 1996-05-11 Joan Thirkettle, British journalist, dies at 48
  • 1996-05-20 George Malcolm Thomson, British journalist, dies at 96
  • 1996-05-21 Mary Perot Nichols, American journalist, dies at 79
  • 1996-05-25 Laurence Marks, journalist, dies at 67
  • 1996-06-18 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
  • 1996-06-26 Veronica Guerin, Irish crime journalist, murdered by drug lords at 36
  • 1996-06-30 Michael Parkin, journalist, dies at 74
  • 1996-07-09 Peter Martini, British journalist, dies at 31
  • 1996-07-12 John William Chancellor, journalist, dies at 68
  • 1996-07-20 Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist, dies at 77
  • 1996-08-04 Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist, dies at 59
  • 1996-08-08 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, dies at 91
  • 1996-08-09 Ruth Holland, British journalist (BMJ), dies in the Watford rail crash at 54
  • 1996-08-24 Ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69
  • 1996-08-24 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer, dies at 42
  • 1996-09-05 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby intl/journalist, dies at 67
  • 1996-09-10 Ray Coleman, British music journalist and biographer, dies at 59
  • 1996-09-12 Lloyd Turner, journalist (Daily Express), dies at 57
  • 1996-09-12 Oscar Michael Moore, journalist, dies at 36
  • 1996-09-15 George Scheuer, Austrian writer and journalist, dies at 80
  • 1996-09-19 Douglas Hyde, English political journalist, dies at 85
  • 1996-09-19 Timothy Nicholson, journalist, dies at 32
  • 1996-10-04 Martyn Harris, journalist, dies at 43
  • 1996-10-04 Tim N Gidal Gidalewitsch, photojournalist, dies at 87
  • 1996-10-13 Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82
  • 1996-10-22 John Bauldie, British music journalist, dies at 47
  • 1996-10-28 William Downie Forrest, journalist, dies at 94
  • 1996-11-19 Denis Jenkinson, journalist, dies at 74
  • 1996-11-19 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat, dies at 90
  • 1996-11-23 Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist, dies at 53
  • 1996-11-24 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
  • 1996-12-09 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist and trade unionist, dies at 84
  • 1996-12-12 Vance Packard, American journalist and writer (The Hidden Persuaders), dies at 82
  • 1996-12-29 Alma Birk, journalist/politician, dies at 77
  • 1996-12-29 Daniel Raphaeautl Mayer, journalist/resistance leader, dies at 86
  • 1996-12-29 Daniel Mayer, French journalist and resistance fighter, dies at 87
  • 1996-12-31 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist, dies at 55
  • 1997-01-06 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, British journalist, dies at 52
  • 1997-01-11 Helen Foster Snow, American journalist (reported from China in the 1930s), dies at 89
  • 1997-01-22 Ian Munro, British medical journalist, humanitarian and cricketer, dies at 73
  • 1997-01-28 Colin Welch, British political journalist and critic of Enid Blyton's Noddy series, dies at 72
  • 1997-02-12 Nora Beloff, journalist, dies at 78
  • 1997-04-28 Ann Lane Petry, American journalist & author (Street), dies at 88
  • 1997-04-29 Mike Royko, American journalist (Chicago Daily News) and author (Boss), dies of stroke at 64
  • 1997-08-25 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker, dies at 70
  • 1997-09-18 Harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87
  • 1997-09-22 Ruth Picardie, journalist, dies at 33
  • 1997-09-29 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, dies at 55
  • 1997-10-18 Nancy Dickerson, American pioneering journalist, 1st female news correspondent (CBS), dies at 70
  • 1997-11-04 Wally Bruner, journalist (ABC, What's My Line), dies at 66
  • 1997-11-14 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 1998-02-15 Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent (Reuters), dies at 89
  • 1998-02-22 Sandy Hume, American correspondent (Fox News), commits suicide at 28
  • 1998-02-25 B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist, dies at 82
  • 1998-04-07 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician, dies at 55
  • 1998-08-08 Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist
  • 1999-01-02 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist & author, dies at 91
  • 1999-08-13 Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered at 38
  • 1999-10-21 Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish politician, journalist, and educator, assassinated at 60
  • 1999-11-11 Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2000-01-01 Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist, dies at 68
  • 2000-09-10 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • 2000-09-16 Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
  • 2000-09-23 Carl Rowan, American journalist (b. 1925)
  • 2000-11-14 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), dies at 91
  • 2001-01-16 Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
  • 2001-02-06 Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist, dies at 103
  • 2001-03-02 John Diamond, British journalist, dies of cancer at 47
  • 2001-03-23 Rowland Evans, American news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak), dies at 79
  • 2001-04-03 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist, dies at 89
  • 2001-07-22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), dies at 92
  • 2001-07-26 Peter von Zahn, German journalist (b. 1913)
  • 2001-08-19 Donald Woods, South African journalist, anti-apartheid activist and author (Biko, Asking for Trouble), dies at 67
  • 2001-09-05 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • 2001-10-22 Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, journalist and motorcycle racer (b. 1922)
  • 2001-12-21 Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934)