Journalists in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 758

  • 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
  • 1930-11-07 Peter Woods, British journalist and newsreader, born in Romford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • 1930-12-08 Julian Critchley, British journalist and politician, born in Islington, London (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1931-08-26 Gordon Greig, journalist
  • 1931-09-24 Brian Glanville, English journalist and football writer, born in Hendon, London
  • 1931-10-06 Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2019)
  • 1931-12-12 Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani, Iranian writer and journalist, born in Sirjan, Kerman (d. 1994)
  • 1932-02-01 John Hart, American TV journalist (CBS News Retrospective, NBC News), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932-03-22 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster, author and journalist (5 x US Chess C'ship; 20+ books), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1932-04-17 Han J. A. Hansen [Jansen], Dutch journalist (King Comes!)
  • 1932-06-21 Bernard Ingham, British journalist and press secretary for Margaret Thatcher, born in Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
  • 1932-07-01 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist and military correspondent for Haaretz, born in Lille, France (d. 2007)
  • 1932-09-19 Mike Royko, American journalist (Chicago Daily News) and author (Boss), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1932-12-05 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, born in Khunzakhsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 1932-12-28 Roy Hattersley, British journalist/Labour-parliament leader
  • 1933-01-30 Louis Rukeyser, American financial journalist (Wall Street Week), born in New York (d. 2006)
  • 1933-04-11 Tony Brown, American journalist (Tony Brown's Journal), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1933-04-24 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • 1933-07-31 Cees Nooteboom, Dutch writer and journalist (Rituelen), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1933-12-15 Donald Woods, South African journalist, anti-apartheid activist and author (Biko, Asking for Trouble), born in Elliotdale, South Africa (d. 2001)
  • 1934-03-11 Sam Donaldson, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1934-04-01 Vladimir Posner, Russian-French-American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris
  • 1934-04-10 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (Pulitzer 1964), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1934-06-26 Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist and spy, born in England (d. 1965)
  • 1934-08-26 Gordon Clough, English journalist (BBC Radio 4), born in Salford, England (d. 1996)
  • 1934-10-15 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), born in Alpine, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1934-10-17 Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • 1934-11-13 Peter Arnett, New Zealand-born American journalist, born in Riverton, New Zealand
  • 1934-12-05 Joan Didion, American author and journalist (The year of Magical Thinking), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1934-12-25 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist
  • 1935-05-07 Isobel Warren, Canadian author and journalist
  • 1935-06-24 Pete Hamill, journalist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935-06-30 [Jacob] "Jack" Rosenthal, American journalist and government official, born in Tel Aviv, Israel (d. 2017)
  • 1935-07-21 Julian Pettifer, English TV journalist, born in Malmesbury, Wiltshire
  • 1935-07-31 Mort Crim, American broadcast journalist, author, and inspiration for the Ron Burgundy character in the "Anchorman" films, born in West Frankfort, Illinois
  • 1935-09-15 Jacques d'Ancona, journalist/TV host (Sound-Mix Show)
  • 1935-09-24 Barbara Brilliant, Canadian TV host and journalist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1935-10-30 Robert Caro, American journalist and biographer (Lyndon B. Johnson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935-11-13 Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1935-11-16 Elizabeth Drew, American journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1936-03-10 Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan Vocals and journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1936-03-28 Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer, poet, journalist, presidential candidate and Nobel Prize Laureate (Aunt Julia), born in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
  • 1936-08-12 Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist
  • 1936-12-28 Lawrence Schiller, American journalist
  • 1937-01-25 Kathleen Tynan Halton, Canadian-British journalist & author, born in Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1937-02-09 Brian Wenham, media consultant/journalist
  • 1937-06-15 Ray Coleman, British music journalist and biographer, born in Leicester (d. 1996)
  • 1937-07-18 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2005)
  • 1937-08-11 Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire
  • 1938-04-22 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • 1938-08-07 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, Welsh rugby union player, born in Wales, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1938-08-28 Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1938-08-31 Martin Bell, British journalist
  • 1938-09-13 Judith Martin, American author, journalist and columnist (Miss Manners), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938-09-20 Pia Lindström, Swedish critic (WNBC-TV), journalist (From Russia With Love) and first child of Ingrid Bergman, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1938-10-02 Lloyd Turner, journalist (Daily Express), born in Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1938-10-08 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service) (d. 1993)
  • 1938-10-13 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1939-02-13 Beate Klarsfeld, Franco-German journalist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1939-06-11 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket batter and captain (22 Tests, 23 ODOs; captain winning England team in inaugural Women's World Cup 1973), businesswoman and philanthropist, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2017)
  • 1939-07-10 Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish politician, journalist, and educator, born in Zile, Tokat, Turkey (d. 1999)
  • 1940-01-06 Penny Lernoux, American journalist, born in California (d. 1989)
  • 1940-02-08 Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, American journalist (ABC Nightline)
  • 1940-03-03 Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
  • 1940-03-03 Owen Spencer-Thomas, English broadcaster, journalist and Anglican clergyman
  • 1940-05-07 Angela Carter, English novelist (Magic Toyshop) and journalist, born in Eastbourne, England (d. 1992)
  • 1940-09-03 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, born in Montevideo
  • 1940-10-21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-12-17 Kåre Valebrokk, Norwegian journalist
  • 1941-01-07 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
  • 1941-01-18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1941-05-27 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
  • 1941-05-29 Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS, 60 Minutes), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1941-06-06 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, born in Scotland (d. 2012)
  • 1941-06-16 Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist
  • 1941-06-22 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1941-08-20 Robin Oakley, British journalist and political editor (BBC 1998-2000, CNN 2000-08)
  • 1941-12-14 Ellen Willis, American journalist and feminist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1941-12-16 Lesley Stahl, newscaster/correspondent (CBS)
  • 1942-01-17 Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist & businesswoman, born in Potts Point, Australia
  • 1942-02-27 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist & foreign correspondent (McNeil-Lehrer), born in Due West, South Carolina
  • 1942-03-27 Michael Jackson, British writer and journalist, born in Wetherby, Yorkshire (d. 2007)
  • 1942-04-04 Kitty Kelley, American journalist and author (Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1942-04-10 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1942-05-03 Dave Marash, American television journalist, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 593

  • 2000-09-09 Julian Critchley, British journalist and politician, dies at 69
  • 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)
  • 2002-02-15 Howard K. Smith, American print and broadcast journalist, dies from pneumonia at 87
  • 2002-02-22 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • 2002-04-29 Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist, dies at 100
  • 2002-05-11 Renaude Lapointe, French-Canadian journalist & senator, dies at 90
  • 2002-12-10 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician and journalist, dies at 57
  • 2003-01-09 Will McDonough, American sports journalist (b. 1935)
  • 2003-01-19 Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (French Minister of Culture), dies at 86
  • 2003-03-03 Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913)
  • 2003-03-23 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-British classical flautist, broadcaster, composer, and wit, dies at 77
  • 2003-04-03 Michael Kelly, American journalist (b. 1957)
  • 2003-09-22 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), dies at 64
  • 2003-12-14 Blas Ople, Filipino journalist & politician, dies at 76
  • 2004-01-22 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist, dies at 85
  • 2004-03-28 Peter Ustinov, British actor, author, journalist, comedian and broadcaster (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), dies of heart failure at 82
  • 2004-03-30 Alistair Cooke, British-American TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), dies at 95
  • 2004-04-21 Mary McGrory, American journalist and columnist, dies at 85
  • 2004-06-13 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer (Sports Illustrated and ESPN's Page 2), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • 2004-07-09 Paul Klebnikov, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • 2004-07-18 Paul Foot, British journalist (b. 1937)
  • 2004-07-28 Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)
  • 2004-09-15 Walter Stewart, Canadian writer and journalist, dies at 73
  • 2004-11-09 Iris Chang, American author and journalist, committed suicide at 36
  • 2004-12-18 Anthony Sampson, British journalist and biographer (b. 1926)
  • 2005-01-10 Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • 2005-01-16 Marjorie Williams, American journalist (b. 1958)
  • 2005-01-20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Polish journalist, writer, and politician (b. 1913)
  • 2005-01-21 John L. Hess, American journalist (b. 1917)
  • 2005-01-25 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2005-02-15 Samuel Francis, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2005-02-20 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas), dies at 67
  • 2005-03-12 Bill Cameron, Canadian journalist (b. 1943)
  • 2005-03-26 Gérard Filion, Quebec businessman and journalist (b. 1909)
  • 2005-04-28 Taraki Sivaram, Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka, dies at 45
  • 2005-05-04 David Hackworth, U.S. Army officer and military journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2005-05-24 Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (b. 1913)
  • 2005-06-02 Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
  • 2005-06-12 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2005-08-01 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • 2005-08-02 Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
  • 2005-09-06 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)
  • 2005-11-04 Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)
  • 2005-11-21 Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2005-12-17 Jack Anderson, American journalist (b. 1922)
  • 2006-02-20 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (b. 1920)
  • 2006-03-06 Anne Braden, American civil rights activist, journalist, and educator, dies at 81
  • 2006-03-12 Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (b. 1947)
  • 2006-03-18 Bill Beutel, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2006-03-27 Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan, dies of cancer at 81
  • 2006-05-06 Lorne Saxberg, Canadian television journalist (b. 1958)
  • 2006-05-10 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), dies at 84
  • 2006-07-23 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)

Person of interestJoachim Fest

2006-09-11 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), dies at 79

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest
Historian and Journalist
Joachim Fest
  • 2006-09-15 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, dies at 77
  • 2006-09-29 Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • 2006-10-07 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights activist, dies at 48
  • 2006-10-27 Brad Will, American anarchist and independent journalist (b. 1970)
  • 2006-11-04 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist and writer (Frihet och demokrati), dies at 95
  • 2006-11-07 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2006-11-09 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), dies of complications from lymphocytic leukemia at 65
  • 2006-11-09 Ellen Willis, American journalist and feminist, dies at 64
  • 2006-11-24 Phyllis Fraser [Helen Brown Nichols], American actress, journalist, and co-founder of Beginner Books, dies following a fall at 90
  • 2006-12-18 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-23 Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist and writer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-02-05 Alfred Worm, Austrian investigative journalist (b. 1945)
  • 2007-03-02 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (b. 1956)
  • 2007-03-04 Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2007-04-14 June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)
  • 2007-04-23 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (Pulitzer 1964), dies at 73
  • 2007-05-07 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer and journalist (b. 1926)
  • 2007-06-19 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist and military correspondent for Haaretz, dies at 74
  • 2007-07-19 A. K. Faezul Huq, Lawyer, politician, and freelance journalist (b. 1945)
  • 2007-07-20 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 80
  • 2007-07-27 Roland Gaucher, French journalist, dies at 88
  • 2007-08-02 Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950)
  • 2007-08-09 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer and photojournalist, dies at 85
  • 2007-08-17 Bill Deedes, British journalist and politician (b. 1913)
  • 2007-08-28 Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
  • 2007-09-27 Kenji Nagai, Japanese photojournalist (b. 1957)
  • 2007-10-24 Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyz journalist
  • 2007-11-02 Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
  • 2007-11-06 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer, dies at 87
  • 2007-11-10 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), dies at 87
  • 2007-12-08 Gerardo García Pimentel, Mexican journalist
  • 2008-01-09 Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist (b. 1977)

Famous Journalists