Writers in History (Part 13)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 2,984

  • 1899-02-24 Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
  • 1899-03-03 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1899-03-30 Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, well known Bengali writer (d. 1970)
  • 1899-05-05 Freeman Gosden, American writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show, Calvin and the Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1982)
  • 1899-05-24 Henri Michaux, Belgian-born French poet and writer (Miserable Miracle), born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1899-05-31 Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, born in Breslau (d. 1987)
  • 1899-05-31 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • 1899-06-24 Bruce Marshall, Scottish writer (Father Malachy's Miracle), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1987)

Person of interestE. B. White

1899-07-11 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1899-08-09 P.L. [Pamela Lyndon] Travers, Australian British writer (Mary Poppins), born in Maryborough, Australia (d. 1996)

Person of interestJorge Luis Borges

1899-08-24 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • 1899-08-24 Ruth Schaumann, German painter, writer and sculptor (Rose, Black King), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1899-09-13 Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist and writer, born in Brouwershaven, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1899-09-18 Ida Kamińska, Polish stage and screen actress, director, and writer (The Shop on Main Street; Mother Courage and Her Children), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1980)
  • 1899-09-30 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet, writer and critic, born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1899-10-01 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • 1899-10-09 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 1899-10-20 Marnix Gijsen [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)
  • 1899-11-23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1899-12-04 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, Frisian farmer and writer, born in Poppenwier, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • 1900-01-05 Paula Ludwig, Austrian-German poet, born in Vorarlberg, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1900-01-25 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), born in Nemyriv, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1900-01-25 Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer, born in Hirosaki, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1900-01-28 Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
  • 1900-02-01 Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)
  • 1900-02-19 Giorgos Seferis, writer
  • 1900-02-22 Seán Ó Faoláin [John Whelan], Irish short story writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk), born in Cork City, County Cork, Ireland (d. 1991)
  • 1900-02-28 Laura Z. Hobson, American writer (Gentleman's Agreement), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1900-03-15 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer
  • 1900-04-02 Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (The Seven Madmen), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1942)
  • 1900-04-06 Leo Robin, American songwriter ("Thanks For The Memory"; "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1900-04-11 Sándor Márai, Hungarian writer (A gyertyák csonkig égnek), born in Kassa, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1900-04-19 Richard Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth), born in Weybridge, Surrey (d. 1976)
  • 1900-04-28 Bruno Apitz, German writer (Nackt unter Wölfen, born in Leipzig (d. 1979)
  • 1900-06-08 H. J. Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), born in Stadskanaal, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • 1900-06-25 I. D. du Plessis, South African writer and director (3rd World), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1981)
  • 1900-06-29 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet and pioneering aviator (The Little Prince), born in Lyon, France (d. 1944)
  • 1900-07-02 Tyrone Guthrie, British actor, producer, writer and director, born in Tunbridge Wells, England (d. 1971)
  • 1900-07-18 Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], French writer (Childhood, Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits), born in Ivanovo, Russia (d. 1999)
  • 1900-07-19 Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist and writer (d. 1990)
  • 1900-07-20 Maurice Gilliams, Flemish writer/poet/essayist (Maria's Life)
  • 1900-07-24 Zelda Fitzgerald [née Sayre], American writer (This Side of Paradise) and wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1948)
  • 1900-09-06 Julien Green, American-French writer (Frere Francois), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • 1900-09-24 Ham Fisher, American comic strip writer and cartoonist (Joe Palooka), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • 1900-10-26 Karin Boye, writer (Kallocain), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1941)
  • 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)
  • 1901-01-08 Edmond Vandercammen, French-Belgian painter and poet (Grand Combat), born in Ohain, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • 1901-01-30 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)
  • 1901-01-31 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer
  • 1901-02-07 Bob den Doolaard [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
  • 1901-02-15 Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
  • 1901-02-22 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • 1901-04-01 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • 1901-04-05 Chester Bowles, American ambassador and writer (Conscience of a Liberal), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1901-04-11 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer and manufacturer (typewriter), born in Ivrea, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1901-04-11 Glenway Wescott, American writer (Apartment in Athens), born in Kewaskum, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • 1901-04-14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • 1901-05-02 Lev Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1924)
  • 1901-05-02 Willi Bredel, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1964)
  • 1901-05-21 Suzanne Lilar [Verbist], France Belgian writer (Le burlador)
  • 1901-05-30 Cornelia Otis Skinner, Chic, writer (When Our Hearts Were Young & Gay)
  • 1901-06-15 Peter Shankland, English filmmaker and historian
  • 1901-07-01 Irna Phillips, American scriptwriter who created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1901-07-25 Walter Breedveld, Dutch writer (Een ship vergaat), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1901-08-15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt, Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1901-08-28 Cees Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1981)
  • 1901-10-14 Willem A. Wagenaar, Dutch journalist and writer (Shanghai) (d. 1968)
  • 1901-10-15 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1964)
  • 1901-12-09 Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian writer (A Child of Our Time), born in Sušak, Rijeka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1901-12-21 Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer, born in Portugalete, Spain (d. 1982)
  • 1902-01-14 F. C. Terborgh [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1902-01-26 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • 1902-01-26 Romney Brent, Mexican-American actor and writer (Dinner at the Ritz), born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico (d. 1976)
  • 1902-02-26 Vercors [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
  • 1902-03-11 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • 1902-03-20 Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)
  • 1902-03-22 Ellin Berlin [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)
  • 1902-03-29 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright, born in Joigny, France (d. 1967)
  • 1902-04-06 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
  • 1902-04-21 Ben Stroman, Dutch writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1902-04-23 Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer (Nobel 1955), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 1998)
  • 1902-05-03 Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1974)
  • 1902-05-06 Harry Golden, Jewish-American journalist and writer (Only in America), born in Mikulintsy, Ukraine (d. 1981)
  • 1902-05-10 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1902-05-20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • 1902-06-05 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)
  • 1902-06-08 Albe [Renaut A. Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary), born in Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • 1902-07-05 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1902-07-09 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand), born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1966)
  • 1902-07-10 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, born in Velbert (d. 1969)
  • 1902-07-12 Günther Anders, German Jewish philosopher, born in Breslau, German Empire (d. 1992)
  • 1902-07-20 Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
  • 1902-08-15 Jan Campert, Dutch resistance fighter and poet (Song the 18 dead), born in Spijkenisse, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • 1902-09-08 Nico Donkersloot, Dutch literary and writer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1902-09-10 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)
  • 1902-09-22 F R Boschvogel [French LJ Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds)
  • 1902-09-25 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche), born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1972)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 2,663

  • 1959-12-27 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican writer (Simpatías y diferencias) and diplomat (Higenia Cruel), dies at 70
  • 1960-01-02 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer & novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
  • 1960-02-27 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer and manufacturer (typewriter), dies at 58
  • 1960-04-01 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
  • 1960-04-23 Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian social reformer & writer, dies at 71
  • 1960-05-10 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61
  • 1960-05-31 Willem Elsschot [Alfons Josephus de Ridder], Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
  • 1960-06-09 René Maran, French writer (Batouala, 1st black writer to win Prix Goncourt), dies at 72
  • 1960-06-20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • 1960-07-13 Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
  • 1960-07-13 Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • 1960-07-13 Joy Davidman, American poet, writer and wife of C. S. Lewis, dies at 45
  • 1960-07-16 John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), dies at 66
  • 1960-08-10 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • 1960-08-29 Vicki Baum, Austrian writer (Grand Hotel), dies at 72
  • 1960-09-25 Emily Post, American authority on social behaviour and writer (Etiquette), dies at 86
  • 1960-09-29 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • 1960-10-31 H L Davis, American writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64
  • 1960-11-05 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • 1960-11-20 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, dies at 79
  • 1960-12-29 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), dies at 98
  • 1960-12-29 Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (Trente arpents), dies at 65
  • 1961-01-06 Regina Ullmann, Swiss poet and writer, dies at 76
  • 1961-01-09 Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1961-01-10 Dashiell Hammett, American detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
  • 1961-02-28 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
  • 1961-03-31 Seerp Anema, Dutch poet and writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85
  • 1961-04-25 Hans F Blunck, writer, dies
  • 1961-06-23 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70
  • 1961-07-01 Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (Die Nacht), dies at 67
  • 1961-07-06 Enrique Larreta [E Rodriguez Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer, dies at 86
  • 1961-08-02 Giovanni Battista Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio), dies at 64
  • 1961-08-11 Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer actor and director (b. 1910)
  • 1961-08-18 Leonhard Frank, writer, dies at 78
  • 1961-10-04 Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Bishop of the Russian Church and Orthodox missionary, dies at 81
  • 1961-12-06 Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), dies of leukemia at 36
  • 1962-01-12 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, dies at 92
  • 1962-01-16 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
  • 1962-02-03 Werner Bock, writer, dies
  • 1962-02-07 Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (b. 1886)
  • 1962-03-20 C. Wright Mills, American sociologist and writer (The Power Elite), dies at 45
  • 1962-03-28 Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
  • 1962-06-02 Fran Saleški Finžgar, Slovene folk writer (Our Blood, Service Girls), dies at 91
  • 1962-06-02 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
  • 1962-07-08 Georges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (b. 1897)
  • 1962-07-27 Richard Adlington, writer, dies at 70
  • 1962-09-07 Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen-Finecke], Danish baroness and writer (Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • 1962-09-19 Nikolai Pogodin, Soviet playwright, dies at 61
  • 1962-10-07 Maurits Dekker, Dutch writer (Boots in Jail), dies at 66
  • 1962-11-14 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), dies at 80
  • 1962-12-23 George Saiko, Austrian writer, dies at 70
  • 1963-01-08 Stark Young, American writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81
  • 1963-01-14 Gustav Regler, German writer, dies at 64
  • 1963-01-21 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, dies at 74
  • 1963-02-26 Artturi Leinonen, Finnish journalist and writer (Kati), dies at 74
  • 1963-03-20 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, dies at 73
  • 1963-05-01 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar, dies at 83
  • 1963-06-17 John Cowper Powys, British writer and critic (Wood & Stone, Wolf Solent), dies at 90

Person of interestW.E.B. Du Bois

1963-08-27 W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights activist, writer (Souls of Black Folk) and founder of the NAACP, dies at 95 in Accra, Ghana

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1963-10-11 Jean Cocteau, French poet and writer (Les Enfants Terribles), dies at 73
  • 1963-10-15 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss-French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies at 88
  • 1963-11-10 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • 1963-12-25 Tristan Tzara [Samuel Rosenfeld] Romanian-French poet (Approximate Man), dies at 67
  • 1963-12-28 Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies
  • 1964-02-25 Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)

Person of interestBrendan Behan

1964-03-20 Brendan Behan, Irish author and poet (Borstal Boy, The Hostage), dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1964-04-27 Georg Britting, German poet, dies at 73
  • 1964-06-03 Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1964-06-04 Samuil Marshak, Russian-Soviet writer, translator and children's poem poet, dies at 76
  • 1964-06-22 Havank [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • 1964-08-03 Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39
  • 1964-08-05 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73
  • 1964-09-04 W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
  • 1964-09-16 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
  • 1964-09-28 Mikhail Svetlov, Russian poet and writer, dies at 61
  • 1964-10-10 Konrad Bayer, Ausrian writer, commits suicide at 31
  • 1964-10-26 Agnes Miegel, writer, dies
  • 1964-10-27 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • 1964-12-03 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies
  • 1964-12-21 Carl Van Vechten, American writer famous for the controversial novel "Nigger Heaven", dies at 84
  • 1964-12-29 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63
  • 1965-01-17 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75
  • 1965-03-09 Kazys Boruta, Lithuanian writer, dies at 60
  • 1965-03-17 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, dies at 69
  • 1965-04-28 Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer & writer (Character), dies at 80
  • 1965-05-19 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Znaki Zycia), dies
  • 1965-06-07 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • 1965-06-26 Reginald Beckwith, actor/writer (39 Steps, Dr in Love), dies at 56
  • 1965-06-27 Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
  • 1965-07-13 Photis Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer, dies at 69
  • 1965-07-27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • 1965-07-30 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • 1965-08-06 Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies
  • 1965-08-08 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), dies at 89
  • 1965-08-14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Walk at Dawn), dies at 80
  • 1965-09-02 Johannes Bobrowski, German poet and writer, dies at 48
  • 1965-10-01 Edward E "Doc" Smith, American sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies at 75
  • 1965-11-14 Dawn Powell, American writer (Turn, Magic Wheel), dies at 68
  • 1965-12-26 Nico Donkersloot, Dutch literary and writer, dies at 63
  • 1966-01-10 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), dies at 69