Writers in History (Part 28)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2701 - 2,800 of 2,942

  • 1958-02-19 Helen Fielding, English writer (Bridget Jones), born in Morley, England
  • 1958-03-05 William "Bill" Timoney, American actor, voice actor, director, script writer and producer (Addicted to Love, All My Children), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1958-03-16 Kate Worley, American comic book writer (Omaha the Cat Dancer), born in Belleville, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1958-04-09 Nigel Slater, English cook and writer (The Observer), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1958-04-15 Dolores Gordon-Smith, British novelist (The Jack Haldean Murder Series), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • 1958-04-15 Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer and dub poet, born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England
  • 1958-05-23 Mitch Albom, American writer
  • 1958-08-04 Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1958-08-24 Chris Offutt, American writer (The Good Brother), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1958-09-10 Chris Columbus, American film writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months), born in Spangler, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-10-05 Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, TV presenter and writer, born in New York City
  • 1958-10-08 Steve Coll, American journalist (The New Yorker) and writer (The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958-10-29 David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
  • 1958-12-02 George Saunders, American writer (Lincoln in the Bardo), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1958-12-27 Steffen Mensching, writer
  • 1959-03-15 Lisa Holton, American writer
  • 1959-03-18 Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director

Person of interestPaul Gross

1959-04-30 Paul Gross, Canadian actor (Constable Benton Fraser - Due South), director, and writer (Passchendaele), born in Calgary, Alberta

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross
  • 1959-06-27 Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer (The Death of Superman), born in Ortonville, Minnesota
  • 1959-07-26 Rick Bragg, American journalist and writer, born in Piedmont, Alabama
  • 1959-07-29 Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
  • 1959-10-17 Ron Drummond, American writer
  • 1959-10-22 Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (d. 2005)
  • 1959-11-03 Hal Hartley, American film director and writer
  • 1959-12-01 Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • 1960-01-06 Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer, born in London, England
  • 1960-01-28 Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer
  • 1960-03-13 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist, born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
  • 1960-03-23 Terry Sweeney, American writer/comedian (SNL), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960-04-24 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1960-04-29 Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian writer
  • 1960-07-13 Ian Hislop, British writer, satirist and editor of Private Eye, born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1960-09-16 Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer (Astro City), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1960-11-04 Marc Awodey, American artist and writer, born in Birmingham, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1960-11-10 Neil Gaiman, English writer of graphic novels, films and fiction (American Gods, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane), born in Portchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1960-11-27 Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer/illustrator (Caldecott Medal), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1960-12-19 Michelangelo Signorile, American writer
  • 1960-12-20 Nalo Hopkinson, Jamaican-born Canadian writer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1961-01-17 Brian Helgeland, American writer & film director, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1961-01-24 Vince Russo, American writer, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1961-03-25 Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1961-04-11 Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, writer (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1961-06-09 Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter and playwright (A Few Good Men, The West Wing), born in New York City
  • 1961-08-13 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster, born in Whiston, Lancashire, England
  • 1961-09-11 Philip Ardagh, English children's books author (Eddie Dickens series), born in Kent, England
  • 1961-09-27 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • 1961-10-23 Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
  • 1961-11-01 Kim Krizan, American writer and actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1961-11-01 Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish writer and novelist (Stjärnor utan svindel)
  • 1961-11-24 Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer (The God of Small Things), born in Shillong, Meghalaya
  • 1961-12-18 Thomas Strittmatter, writer
  • 1961-12-29 Robert Tewdwr Moss, British journalist, born in Congleton, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1962-01-12 Joe Quesada, American comic book writer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-01-23 Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer & journalist, born in Cádiz, Spain
  • 1962-01-29 Olga Tokarczuk, Polish writer (Primeval and Other Times), 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature, born in Sulechów, Poland
  • 1962-02-21 Chuck Palahniuk, American writer
  • 1962-02-21 David Foster Wallace, American writer (Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1962-03-02 Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
  • 1962-03-21 Mark Waid, American comic book writer

Person of interestCraig Ferguson

1962-05-17 Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor, writer and comedian, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • 1962-05-17 Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer
  • 1962-07-08 Rob Burnett, North Caldwell NJ, head writer (David Letterman)
  • 1962-07-22 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac), born in Pasedena, California
  • 1962-09-22 Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer
  • 1962-11-22 Victor Pelevin, Russian writer (Generation P), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1962-11-30 Daniel Keys Moran, American writer

Person of interestSteven Soderbergh

1963-01-14 Steven Soderbergh, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1963-02-19 Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer
  • 1963-03-26 Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer (Mōryō no Hako), born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • 1963-04-02 Mike Gascoyne, British motor racing engineer, designer, writer (McLaren, Sauber, Tyrrell, Jordan, Renault, Toyota, Force India) and broadcaster (BBC 5 Live, Sky Sports), born in Norwich, England
  • 1963-05-08 Robin Jarvis, British writer
  • 1963-05-21 Richard Appel, American writer
  • 1963-06-24 Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
  • 1963-09-07 W. Earl Brown, American actor, writer, and musician (Deadwood, Scream, Stovall-Operation Petticoat), born in Golden Pond, Kentucky
  • 1963-10-13 Colin Channer, Jamaican writer (often referred as "Bob Marley" with a pen), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1963-11-13 Thilo Timothy Newman, writer (Freejack, Alien), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1963-12-23 Donna Tartt, American writer (The Secret History), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • 1963-12-24 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1964-01-20 Kazushige Nojima, Japanese video game writer, born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • 1964-02-19 Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
  • 1964-03-07 Bret Easton Ellis, American writer (American Psycho), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964-05-07 Mustapha Zerqti, Moroccan Dutch writer (Ihtidaar hub fi el-mahd)
  • 1964-08-08 Anastasia Ashman, American writer and digital strategist (GlobalNiche), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1964-08-14 Brannon Braga, American scriptwriter, born in Bozeman, Montana
  • 1964-08-24 Dana Gould, American comedian and writer (The Simpsons 1989), born in Hopedale, Massachusetts
  • 1964-09-25 Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Spanish writer (Shadow of the Wind), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1964-11-10 Magnús Scheving, Icelandic athlete, writer and producer (LazyTown), born in Borgarnes, Iceland
  • 1965-01-06 Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  • 1965-01-14 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British TV chef (River Cottage), writer and environmental activist, born in London, England
  • 1965-01-18 Dave Attell, American writer & comedian, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-03-04 Andrew Collins, English journalist, scriptwriter and broadcaster
  • 1965-05-14 Eoin Colfer, Irish writer
  • 1965-06-12 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), born in Prague (d. 2013)

Person of interestJ. K. Rowling

1965-07-31 J. K. Rowling, English writer (Harry Potter novels), born in Yate, Gloucestershire

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • 1965-08-04 Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
  • 1965-08-15 Rob Thomas, American writer
  • 1965-09-05 Christopher Nolan, Irish handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock), born in Mullingar, Ireland (d. 2009)

Person of interestJill Soloway

1965-09-26 Jill Soloway, American writer and director (Afternoon Delight), born in Chicago, Illinois

Television Writer and Director Jill Soloway
Television Writer and Director
Jill Soloway
  • 1965-10-23 Augusten Burroughs [Christopher Richter Robison], American writer (Running with Scissors), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1965-11-10 Sean Hughes, Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2017)

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