Journalists in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 758

  • 1942-05-08 Ruth Holland, journalist
  • 1942-07-27 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1942-08-22 Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), born in Kırşehir, Turkey (d. 1993)
  • 1942-09-27 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", born in Siem Reap, Cambodia (d. 2008)
  • 1942-12-03 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • 1943-01-06 Osvaldo Soriano, Argentine journalist & writer, born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 1997)
  • 1943-02-14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1943-03-09 Charles Gibson, American television journalist (Good Morning America), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1943-04-06 Roger Cook, investigative journalist/broadcaster
  • 1943-05-09 John Hugen Tobler, British rock music journalist and record company executive (ZigZag Magazine co-founder), born in England
  • 1943-07-16 Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker
  • 1943-08-29 Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist, born in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya (d. 1996)
  • 1943-10-13 Mike Barnicle, American broadcast journalist and newspaper columnist, born in Worchester, Massachusetts
  • 1943-12-24 Suzy Menkes, British fashion journalist (International Herald Tribune, Vogue), born in Beaconsfield
  • 1944-01-14 Nina Totenberg, American journalist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-03-05 Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 1944-03-29 John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News), born in London
  • 1944-05-03 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, British journalist, born in Bristol, England (d. 1997)
  • 1944-05-13 Betsy Finley Ashton, broadcast journalist/author/lecturer
  • 1944-05-23 Giles Smith, TV journalist
  • 1944-08-15 Linda Ellerbee, American journalist (Weekend, NBC Overnight), born in Bryan, Texas
  • 1944-10-10 Renier Schoeman, South African journalist and politician
  • 1944-11-23 Jose Torikens, Dutch journalist (Parool, NRC)
  • 1944-12-02 Roger Omond, journalist
  • 1945-01-20 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist and broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), born in Peterborough, England (d. 2013)
  • 1945-02-07 Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
  • 1945-05-04 Narasimhan Ram, Indian journalist (The Hindu), born in Madras, British India
  • 1945-05-31 Bernard Goldberg‎, American journalist
  • 1945-06-23 Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer
  • 1945-08-22 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • 1945-09-13 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician and journalist, born in Ockelbo, Gävleborg County, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • 1945-09-24 Lou Dobbs, American journalist (Lou Dobbs Tonight), born in Childress County, Texas
  • 1945-11-12 Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • 1945-12-08 John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
  • 1945-12-17 Chris Matthews, American journalist
  • 1946-01-24 John Harrison, South Africa correspondent (BBC), born in Aldershot, England (d. 1994)
  • 1946-03-08 Jean Pagé, Canadian sports journalist (host: 'La Soirée du hockey' and '110%'), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 2019)
  • 1946-04-16 Margot Adler, American journalist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2014)
  • 1946-06-04 Bettina Gregory, correspondent/journalist (ABC-TV)
  • 1946-06-12 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City
  • 1946-09-14 Jim Angle, American journalist and television reporter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1946-11-28 Susan Spencer, American correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx], born in Memphis Tennessee
  • 1947-02-07 Joe Shea, American journalist
  • 1947-02-21 Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1947-02-23 John McWethy, American journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1947-03-10 Bob Greene, American journalist
  • 1947-03-24 Pieter W Coetzer, South African journalist/MP (NP)
  • 1947-03-27 Walt Mossberg, American journalist, the highest-paid journalist at the Wall Street Journal, born in Warwick, Rhode Island
  • 1947-03-30 Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist, tour guide, journalist, academic teacher, engineer
  • 1947-04-12 Antonin Kratochvil, Czech-American photojournalist (VII Photo Agency), born in Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1947-04-19 Frits Castricum, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), born in Boxtel, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1947-04-20 Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author (The Best Little Boy in the World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-09-14 Joan Thirkettle, British journalist, born in Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • 1947-09-28 Harold Dow, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1947-09-28 Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
  • 1947-10-09 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster and journalist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1947-10-27 Terry Anderson, American journalist, US hostage held in Lebanon (1985-91), born in Lorain, Ohio

Person of interestP. J. O'Rourke

1947-11-14 P. J. O'Rourke, American journalist and satirist (Parliament of Whores, Easy Money), born in Toledo, Ohio

Journalist and Satirist P. J. O'Rourke
Journalist and Satirist
P. J. O'Rourke
  • 1948-03-22 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist (CNN), born in Augsburg, Germany
  • 1948-04-26 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • 1948-05-31 Svetlana Alexievich, journalist and author (Noble Prize for Literature 2015), born in Stanislav, Ukraine
  • 1948-07-13 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
  • 1948-10-23 Brian Ross, American journalist
  • 1948-11-10 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist (World News Now), born in Hopkins, Minnesota
  • 1949-01-31 Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer & sports journalist, born in Heteren, Netherlands
  • 1949-03-27 Russ Conway, American sports journalist (Eagleson NHL scandal), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1949-04-25 James Fenton, English poet and journalist, born in Lincoln, England
  • 1949-05-25 Jamaica Kincaid [Elaine Cynthia Potter Richardsonn], Antiguan-American journalist (NYer), born in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
  • 1949-08-02 James Fallows, American writer and journalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-08-22 Diana Nyad, American journalist and long-distance swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-08-23 John Bauldie, British music journalist, born in Bolton, England (d. 1996)
  • 1949-09-07 Barry Siegel, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize - A Father's Pain, a Judge's Duty, and a Justice Beyond Their Reach), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestTim Russert

1950-05-07 Tim Russert, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 1950-06-05 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist, born in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines

Person of interestChris Haney

1950-08-09 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", born in Welland, Ontario (d. 2010)

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • 1950-08-19 Jennie Bond, British journalist
  • 1950-09-19 Joan Lunden, American journalist and news host (Good Morning America), born in Fair Oaks, California
  • 1951-01-18 Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist, born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles (d. 1982)
  • 1951-03-09 Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-04-10 David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1951-07-02 Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
  • 1951-07-16 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist, born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • 1951-08-08 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1951-09-28 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
  • 1951-12-18 Pape Diouf, Senegalese journalist and football agent (president Olympique de Marseille 2005-09; first black president in Europe's top 6 leagues), born in Abéché, Chad (d. 2020)
  • 1952-01-07 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1952-01-16 Roberta Baskin, American correspondent (48 Hours), born in New York, United States
  • 1952-01-25 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1952-01-25 Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British politician, journalist and human rights campaigner (Peter Tatchell Foundation), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1952-03-12 Eliézer Niyitegeka, Rwandan journalist, politician and genocidaire
  • 1952-04-11 Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter, born in Reigate, Surrey, England
  • 1952-04-12 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer (Sports Illustrated and ESPN's Page 2), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1952-05-11 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1953-02-25 Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1953-03-12 Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
  • 1953-05-10 John Diamond, English journalist, born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1953-07-20 Thomas Friedman, American journalist
  • 1953-09-11 Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality, born in London
  • 1953-11-05 Joyce Maynard, American journalist and novelist (Labor Day), born in Durham, New Hampshire
  • 1953-11-21 Tina Brown, British journalist (New Yorker, Tattler), born in Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 593 of 593

  • 2008-02-06 John McWethy, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2008-02-23 Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and motorsport journalist (b. 1917)
  • 2008-03-12 Jorge Guinzburg, Argentine journalist, producer, humorist, and TV, theater and radio host (b. 1949)
  • 2008-03-30 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2008-04-20 Monica Lovinescu, Romanian essayist, literary critic and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2008-05-09 Nuala O'Faolain, Irish journalist, dies at 68
  • 2008-06-01 Tommy Lapid, Israeli journalist and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2008-06-19 Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2008-07-04 Charles Wheeler, British journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2008-08-15 Leroy Sievers, American journalist
  • 2008-08-31 Ike Pappas, American news correspondent (b. 1933)
  • 2008-09-23 Peter Leonard, Australian journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2008-09-26 Marc Moulin, Belgian musician and journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2009-01-17 Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (b. 1943)
  • 2009-01-24 Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2009-03-27 Irving R. Levine, American journalist (NBC News), dies at 86
  • 2009-04-14 Maurice Druon, French writer and journalist (Prix Goncourt), dies at 90
  • 2009-05-17 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet, dies from respiratory and intestinal problems at 88

Person of interestWalter Cronkite

2009-07-17 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), dies of cerebrovascular disease at 92

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 2009-08-18 Robert Novak, American journalist and commentator (b. 1931)
  • 2009-08-26 Dominick Dunne, American writer and producer (Panic in Needle Park), dies at 83
  • 2010-01-11 Éric Rohmer [Maurice Schérer], French director, journalist and teacher (My Night at Maud's, Claire's Knee, Le rayon vert), dies at 89

Person of interestChris Haney

2010-05-31 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", dies at 59

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • 2010-07-23 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), dies at 93
  • 2010-08-13 Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
  • 2010-08-15 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), dies at 89
  • 2010-10-06 David Rowbotham, Australian poet and journalist, dies at 86
  • 2010-10-08 Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (b. 1919)
  • 2010-11-15 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster, author and journalist (5 x US Chess C'ship; 20+ books), dies following gallbladder surgery at 78
  • 2010-11-25 Alfred Balk, American magazine editor and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2010-12-06 Mark Dailey, Canadian television journalist and announcer (b. 1953)
  • 2010-12-16 Mary Jane Odell, American politician and journalist, Iowa Secretary of State, dies at 87
  • 2010-12-19 Anthony Howard, English Journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2010-12-20 Brian Hanrahan, British journalist (b. 1949)
  • 2011-03-09 David S. Broder, American journalist (Pulitzer 1973), dies at 81
  • 2011-04-20 Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 2011-09-02 Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)
  • 2011-09-12 Frits Castricum, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), dies at 64
  • 2011-11-12 Peter Roebuck, English cricketer and journalist, dies at 55
  • 2011-11-23 Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78
  • 2011-11-25 Tom Wicker, American journalist and author, dies at 85

Person of interestChristopher Hitchens

2011-12-15 Christopher Hitchens, English author and journalist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman) dies of oesophageal cancer aged 62

Author, Journalist and Orator Christopher Hitchens
Author, Journalist and Orator
Christopher Hitchens
  • 2012-01-04 Eve Arnold, American photojournalist, dies at 99
  • 2012-02-16 Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, dies from asthma at 43

Person of interestMike Wallace

2012-04-07 Mike Wallace, American journalist and media personality (Biography, 60 Minutes), dies of natural causes at 93

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 2012-07-20 Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), dies at 84
  • 2012-07-21 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, dies from cancer at 72
  • 2012-09-11 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2012-12-16 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator, dies at 83
  • 2013-01-01 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist & broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2013-03-25 Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85
  • 2013-07-12 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), dies at 91

Person of interestGabriel García Márquez

2014-04-17 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 2014-07-28 Margot Adler, American journalist, dies from endometrial cancer at 68
  • 2014-08-05 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), dies at 100

Person of interestBen Bradlee

2014-10-21 Ben Bradlee, American editor, journalist, newspaper executive (Washington Post), dies at 93

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • 2015-01-04 Stuart Scott, American sports journalist (ESPN), dies of cancer at 49
  • 2015-01-18 Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (CDA), dies at 90
  • 2015-02-11 Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS, 60 Minutes), dies after a car crash at 73
  • 2015-02-12 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2015-04-13 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist & writer, dies at 74
  • 2015-05-01 Dan Farley, American racing journalist (President National Turf Writer's Association), dies at 72
  • 2015-08-20 Egon Bahr, German journalist and politician (Ostpolitik policy), dies at 93
  • 2015-08-26 P J Kavanagh [Patrick Joeseph], British poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), dies at 84
  • 2016-01-01 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, dies from heart failure at 83
  • 2016-11-14 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, dies of cancer at 61

Person of interestClare Hollingworth

2017-01-10 Clare Hollingworth, British war correspondent who was the first to report on the outbreak of WWII, dies at 105

Journalist Clare Hollingworth
Journalist
Clare Hollingworth
  • 2017-01-18 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, dies at 77
  • 2017-05-25 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), dies at 91
  • 2017-08-10 Kim Wall, Swedish journalist killed investigating Danish inventor Peter Madsen, dies at 30 [or 11th Aug]
  • 2017-08-23 [Jacob] "Jack" Rosenthal, American journalist and government official, dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • 2017-10-16 Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist (Panama Papers), killed by a car bomb at 53
  • 2017-11-04 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), dies at 87
  • 2017-11-12 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), dies at 94
  • 2018-01-20 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), dies at 83
  • 2018-03-15 Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), dies of bile duct cancer at 82
  • 2018-05-01 Bob Woffinden, British journalist and author, dies of mesothelioma at 89
  • 2018-05-04 Renate Dorrelstein, Dutch writer and journalist, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2018-05-14 Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (The Right Stuff), dies at 88
  • 2018-06-07 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist best known for his war photography, dies at 102
  • 2019-03-14 Jake Phelps, American skateboarder, journalist (editor Thrasher magazine), dies at 56
  • 2019-04-18 Lyra McKee, Northern Irish journalist, shot by the New IRA in a terrorist attack at 29
  • 2019-08-20 Russ Conway, American sports journalist (Eagleson NHL scandal), dies of heart disease at 70
  • 2019-12-07 Denis Lalanne, French sports journalist ('Le grand combat du XV de France'; 'Rugbymania: French flair attitude'), dies at 93
  • 2019-12-10 Jean Pagé, Canadian sports journalist (host: 'La Soirée du hockey' and '110%'), dies from prostate cancer at 73
  • 2019-12-28 Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • 2020-03-31 Pape Diouf, Senegalese journalist and football agent (president Olympique de Marseille 2005-09; first black president in Europe's top 6 leagues), dies from COVID-19 at 68
  • 2020-04-02 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, dies of COVID-19 complications at 86
  • 2020-06-10 Harry Glickman, American journalist, promoter and sports executive (co-founder NBA Portland Trail Blazers, President 1987-94), dies at 96
  • 2020-07-01 Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), dies at 99
  • 2020-10-08 Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, dies of cancer at 63
  • 2020-10-18 Sid Hartman, American sports journalist (Minneapolis Star Tribune; WCCO 830 AM), dies at 100
  • 2020-10-24 Kevin McCarra, Scottish sports journalist (The Guardian, Scotland on Sunday, The Times), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 62

Famous Journalists