Writers in History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 2,893

  • 1921-07-16 Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1996)
  • 1921-07-26 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)

Person of interestAlex Haley

1921-08-11 Alex Haley, American writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1921-09-01 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)
  • 1921-09-19 Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator and philosopher, born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1997)
  • 1921-09-30 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer
  • 1921-10-20 Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)
  • 1921-10-27 Warren Allen Smith, American gay rights activist and writer, born in Minburn, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • 1921-11-27 Ole Sarvig, Danish writer/critic (Limbo, Glem Ikke)
  • 1921-12-29 Dobrica Cosic, Serbian writer and President 1992-93), born in Velika Drenova, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2014)
  • 1922-01-11 Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1922-01-25 Jules de Palm, Antilles writer, born in Curaçao (d. 2013)
  • 1922-01-25 Raymond Baxter, English television presenter & writer (Fast Lady), born in Ilford, United Kingdom (d. 2006)
  • 1922-02-15 Herman Kahn, NJ, writer (Thinking About the Unthinkable)
  • 1922-02-16 Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
  • 1922-02-27 Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
  • 1922-03-08 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), born in Heidersdorf, Lower Silesia (d. 1982)

Person of interestJack Kerouac

1922-03-12 Jack Kerouac, American Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • 1922-03-16 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer
  • 1922-03-16 Harding Lemay, American writer (Another World), born in North Bangor, New York

Person of interestCarl Reiner

1922-03-20 Carl Reiner, American comedian, actor and writer (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
  • 1922-03-25 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-09 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-11 Antoine Blondin, French writer (L'Europe buissonnière), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1922-04-27 Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2016)
  • 1922-05-12 Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (d. 1998)
  • 1922-05-15 Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
  • 1922-06-27 Herbert Ziergiebel, German writer, born in Nordhorn, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1922-07-24 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer, born in Louiseville, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1922-07-26 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1922-08-09 Philip Larkin, English poet and writer (North Ship, Jill), born in Radford, Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1985)
  • 1922-08-17 Paul Wiens, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1982)
  • 1922-08-29 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), born in Haifa (d. 1996)
  • 1922-09-04 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, born in Vaxholm, Sweden (d. 1992)
  • 1922-09-09 Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and writer
  • 1922-10-10 Boeli van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde), born in Curaçao (d. 2007)
  • 1922-10-15 Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer (A Sibila), born in Vila Mea, Portugal
  • 1922-11-15 Giorgio Manganelli, writer

Person of interestJosé Saramago

1922-11-16 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 1922-12-11 Grace Paley, American poet, political activist and teacher (1970 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1922-12-16 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist
  • 1922-12-16 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1922-12-22 Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)

Person of interestStan Lee

1922-12-28 Stan Lee [Stanley Martin Lieber], American comic-book artist, writer and creative leader of Marvel multimedia corporation (Avengers, Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee
  • 1922-12-29 William Gaddis, American novelist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1923-01-06 Jacobo Timerman, Soviet-born Argentine writer, born in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 1999)
  • 1923-01-10 Ingeborg Drewitz, German writer & academic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1923-01-21 Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer
  • 1923-01-25 Eva Zeller, German poet & novelist, born in Eberswalde, Brandenburg
  • 1923-03-01 Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
  • 1923-03-03 Barney Martin, American actor, comedy writer and NYPD detective (Seinfeld), born in Queens, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1923-03-04 Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-11 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, born in Thalwil, Zurich (d. 1952)
  • 1923-03-27 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer (Sea & Poison, Silence), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1923-03-29 Julia Montgomery Walsh, American businesswoman and stockbroker, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1923-03-30 Herbert Asmodi, writer
  • 1923-04-17 Norman Potter, English cabinetmaker, designer and writer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1923-04-18 Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1977)
  • 1923-04-21 John Mortimer, English barrister and writer
  • 1923-04-22 Paula Fox, American writer for children (The Slave Dancer) and adults, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923-04-23 James Kirkup, English travel writer, poet and novelist (African in Greenland), born in England (d. 2009)
  • 1923-05-04 Eric Sykes, English writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), born in Oldham (d. 2012)
  • 1923-05-12 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
  • 1923-05-20 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), born in San Fernando (d. 1996)
  • 1923-06-04 Elizabeth Jolley, British-born Australian writer (Palomino), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2007)
  • 1923-06-14 Judith Kerr, British children's writer and illustrator (The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog books), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1923-06-25 Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1923-06-25 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1923-07-10 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (RamalKhuna), born in Examba, Karnataka (d. 1987)
  • 1923-07-23 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • 1923-07-25 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (Josephine), born in Vaxholm, Uppland, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1923-08-03 Roger Foulon, Belgian writer (Un été dans la Fagne), born in Thuin, Belgium (d. 2008)
  • 1923-08-04 Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer, born in Jaipur, India
  • 1923-08-16 Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian writer and playwright, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2012)
  • 1923-08-30 Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist, born in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1969)
  • 1923-09-01 Theo Joekes, Dutch journalist, writer, and politician (VVD)
  • 1923-09-11 Betsy Drake, French-born American actress and writer (Every Girl Should be Married), born in Paris, France (d. 2015)
  • 1923-09-22 Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer
  • 1923-09-24 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, born in Prague (d. 1994)
  • 1923-10-05 Stig Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child), born in Älvkarleby, Uppsala County, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • 1923-10-06 Yaşar Kemal, Turkish writer (Memed, My Hawk), born in Hemite, Osmaniye, Ottoman Empire (d. 2015)
  • 1923-10-20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-12-05 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), born in Makarovskaya, Vologda Oblast (d. 1984)
  • 1923-12-10 Jorge Semprún, Spanish-French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2011)
  • 1923-12-14 Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys), born in Amsterdam (d. 2006)
  • 1923-12-16 Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)
  • 1923-12-21 Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist, born in Dibai, Bulandshahr (d. 2016) (approx. date)
  • 1924-01-30 Lloyd Alexander, American writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1924-02-01 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1924-02-17 Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
  • 1924-03-08 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • 1924-03-15 Yuri Bondarev, Russian writer (Silence), born in Orsk
  • 1924-03-28 Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1969)
  • 1924-04-07 Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • 1924-04-15 John Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham, British writer and historian, born in Westminster, London (d. 2001)
  • 1924-04-24 Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1924-05-01 Terry Southern, writer
  • 1924-05-02 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer, born in Dadu, Pakistan (d. 2004)
  • 1924-06-14 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • 1924-06-17 Gotthold Gloger, German writer and painter, born in Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 2,566

  • 1991-01-12 Vasco Pratolini, Italian writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77
  • 1991-01-19 John Russell, American actor (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • 1991-01-23 Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1991-01-26 Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46
  • 1991-02-21 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
  • 1991-03-22 Paul Engle, American poet and writer (Worm Earth, American Song), dies at 82
  • 1991-03-30 Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies

Person of interestGraham Greene

1991-04-03 Graham Greene, British writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86

  • 1991-04-04 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79
  • 1991-04-20 Sean O'Faolain, [J Whelan], Irish writer (Nest of Simple), dies at 91
  • 1991-04-27 Marcus Heeresma, Dutch author (Anna, Son of a Whore), dies at 55
  • 1991-05-06 Anthony van Kampen, writer (Ketelbinkie, Geschonden Eldorado), dies
  • 1991-05-10 Armand HF Boni, [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies
  • 1991-05-28 Brigitte B Fischer, writer, dies
  • 1991-05-31 Angus Wilson, [Johnstone-W], British writer (Wrong Set), dies
  • 1991-06-07 Antoine Blondin, French writer (L'Europe buissonnière), dies at 69
  • 1991-06-10 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • 1991-07-13 Cor Ria Leeman, Flemish (youth)writer, dies
  • 1991-07-24 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American yiddish writer (Yentl, Nobel Prize for Literature 1978), dies at 87
  • 1991-08-17 Leo Geerts, [Marcel van der Linden], Belgian writer/critic, dies
  • 1991-08-21 Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • 1991-08-24 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indon writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
  • 1991-08-25 Niven Busch, American screenwriter (Duel in the Sun), dies at 88
  • 1991-08-29 Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • 1991-09-07 John Crosby, American columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • 1991-09-08 Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
  • 1991-09-29 Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • 1991-10-08 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75
  • 1991-10-15 Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies
  • 1991-10-31 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), dies at 50
  • 1991-11-29 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), dies at 75
  • 1991-12-11 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies
  • 1991-12-13 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (La marge), dies at 82
  • 1991-12-14 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), dies of emphysema at 77
  • 1991-12-20 Stephen Birnbaum, US tourism writer, dies at 54
  • 1992-01-12 Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84
  • 1992-01-26 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist, writer and poet, dies at 63
  • 1992-02-02 Maurice J Hill, writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89

Person of interestAlex Haley

1992-02-10 Alex Haley, American writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1992-02-10 Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
  • 1992-02-10 Wim Ramaker, Dutch director/writer (On Death Track), dies
  • 1992-02-13 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist and writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • 1992-03-06 Emmy Huf, Dutch cabaret performer/writer (I Want Warm Meat), dies
  • 1992-03-12 Philippe Soupault, writer, dies
  • 1992-03-14 Jean Poiret [Jean-Gustave Poiré], French actor, director, and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles), dies at 65
  • 1992-03-28 Wendell Mayes, writer, dies of cancer at 72
  • 1992-04-04 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
  • 1992-04-04 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59

Person of interestIsaac Asimov

1992-04-06 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), dies from kidney failure at 72

Author and Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author and Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 1992-04-28 Iceberg Slim [Robert Beck], African-American writer, dies at 73
  • 1992-05-05 Stefano d'Arrigo, Siciilian writer, dies at 72
  • 1992-05-08 Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
  • 1992-05-13 Gisela Elsner, German writer (Die Riesenzwerge, Rowohlt), commits suicide at 55
  • 1992-05-21 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
  • 1992-05-27 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
  • 1992-06-05 Max Lerner, American writer/columnist (NY Post), dies at 88
  • 1992-06-08 Farag Foeda, Egyptian writer/publicist, murdered
  • 1992-06-22 Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
  • 1992-06-28 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WWI) and official war painter, dies at 88
  • 1992-07-02 Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
  • 1992-07-15 Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • 1992-08-02 Ephraim Katz, Israeli American writer and filmmaker (The Film Encyclopedia), dies at 60
  • 1992-08-08 Thomas J. McIntyre, American senator and writer (Fear Brokers), dies at 77
  • 1992-08-25 Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78
  • 1992-10-09 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, dies at 70
  • 1992-10-11 Willem RJ Wittkampf, journalist/writer (Liner, Cannon), dies
  • 1992-10-12 Alexander Pola [Abraham Polak], Dutch actor and writer (Farce Major), dies at 78
  • 1992-11-17 Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist and activist (Black Unicorn), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1992-12-03 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, dies of emphysema at 74
  • 1992-12-07 Maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79
  • 1992-12-16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Gekke Witte), dies at 80
  • 1992-12-27 Kay Boyle, American writer (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), dies at 90
  • 1993-01-05 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • 1993-01-22 Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
  • 1993-01-24 Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies at 50
  • 1993-02-05 Joseph L Mankiewicz, American writer/director (All about Eve), dies at 83
  • 1993-02-08 Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • 1993-02-27 Marģeris Zariņš, Latvian composer and writer, dies at 82
  • 1993-02-28 Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread & Chocolate), dies at 70
  • 1993-03-04 Richard Sale, writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80
  • 1993-03-06 Douglas Marland, American soap opera writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
  • 1993-03-11 Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
  • 1993-03-12 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), dies at 83
  • 1993-03-15 Anthony Bowles, music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
  • 1993-03-16 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Arialda), dies at 69
  • 1993-03-23 Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
  • 1993-04-03 Eduardo Cabellero Calderon, Colombian writer/diplomat, dies at 83
  • 1993-04-14 Jo Boer, Dutch painter and author (Catharina & the Magnolias), dies at 85
  • 1993-04-15 Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85
  • 1993-04-23 Bertus Aafjes, poet/writer (World is a Muze), dies at 78
  • 1993-04-27 Hans Sahl, German-American anti-Nazi Jewish writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
  • 1993-05-05 Irving Howe, American writer and critic (Dissent), dies at 72
  • 1993-05-08 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), dies at 70
  • 1993-05-15 Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese writer, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)
  • 1993-05-18 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect & writer, dies at 67
  • 1993-06-06 James Bridges, writer/director (Paper Chase), dies of cancer at 57
  • 1993-06-11 Muriel C. Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • 1993-07-09 Will Rogers Jr, American politician (D-Representative 1943-44) writer, political commentator, and actor (Down to Earth), commits suicide at 81
  • 1993-09-30 Paul Nowee, Dutch writer of children's and youth books. (Arendsoog.. premiejager), dies at 57
  • 1993-10-20 Maurice Dolbier, American actor/writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81