On This Day

Writers in History (Part 30)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2901 - 2,981 of 2,981

  • 1972-08-24 Ava DuVernay, American director, writer and producer (13th, Selma, Queen Sugar), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1972-09-06 China Miéville, English fantasy fiction writer (Perdido Street Station), born in Norwich, England
  • 1972-09-10 Anurag Kashyap, Indian film director, writer, producer and actor (Gangs of Wasseypur, Satya, Black Friday), born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1972-09-29 Robert Webb, British actor, comedian, and writer (Jeremy "Jez" Usborne- "Peep Show"), born in Boston, Lincolnshire
  • 1972-12-05 Angela Shelton, American actress and screenwriter (Tumbleweeds), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1973-01-03 Dan Harmon, American voice actor, producer and writer (Rick and Morty, Community), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973-01-25 Geoff Johns, American comic book writer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973-07-25 Mur Lafferty, American podcaster & writer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1973-08-13 Kamila Shamsie, Pakistani British writer (Home Fire), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1973-09-16 Justin Haythe, American novelist (The Honeymoon), born in London
  • 1973-11-08 Vanesa Littlecrow, Puerto Rican cartoonist, dancer, writer and model, born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • 1973-11-19 Ryukishi07, Japanese mystery writer

Person of interestSeth Meyers

1973-12-28 Seth Meyers, American actor, comedian, writer and producer (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live), born in Evanston,, Illinois

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers
  • 1974-03-20 Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer
  • 1974-04-08 Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian American writer (Binti books), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1974-10-17 Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
  • 1974-12-22 Heather Donahue, American writer & actress, born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1975-01-28 David Zingler, American writer
  • 1975-02-24 Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
  • 1975-06-13 Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
  • 1975-11-10 Chris Lilley, Australian actor and comedian (We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1975-11-24 Thomas Kohnstamm, American writer
  • 1975-11-28 Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian writer
  • 1975-12-06 Noel Clarke, English actor and writer, born in London
  • 1975-12-07 Nikola Wapzarow, Bulgarian poet and writer, born in Bansko, Bulgaria
  • 1975-12-19 Jon Smith, British writer
  • 1975-12-22 Chris Adler, American writer, born in Cheverly, Maryland
  • 1976-02-25 Rashida Jones, American actress (Parks and Recreation), writer, model, and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976-03-02 Glenn Rubenstein, American writer and journalist
  • 1976-03-15 Jose Sanchez Zolliker, Mexican writer
  • 1976-05-10 Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
  • 1976-08-15 Robert Macfarlane, English nature writer, born in Halam, England
  • 1976-09-09 Chace Ambrose, American actor and writer, born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1976-12-29 Danny R. McBride, American actor, writer, and producer, born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • 1977-03-19 Jorma Taccone, American writer and comedian
  • 1977-04-24 Siarhey Balakhonau, Belarusian writer, born in Gomel Region, Belarus
  • 1977-07-18 Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright

Person of interestChimamanda Ngozi Adichie

1977-09-15 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer (Half of a Yellow Sun), born in Enugu, Enugu State

  • 1978-02-21 Kumail Nanjiani, Pakistani American comedian, actor and writer (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1978-05-04 Shaenon K. Garrity, American webcomics writer and artist (creator of Narbonic)
  • 1978-05-05 Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker (Get Me Roger Stone), born in NYC, New York
  • 1978-06-03 Lyfe Jennings, R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1978-10-30 Amanda Swafford, American actress and writer (Worst-Case Scenario), born in Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • 1978-11-06 Nicole Dubuc, American writer and actress (Robin-Major Dad), born in Orange County, California
  • 1978-11-30 Emil Steiner, American writer
  • 1978-12-05 Neil Druckmann, Israeli-American writer & co-president Naughty Dog, born in Israel
  • 1979-01-31 Daniel Tammet, British writer & autistic savant, born in Barking, London
  • 1979-02-22 David Lopez, American actor (and God Created Women, Ghostwriter), born in Queens, New York
  • 1979-04-17 Tram-Anh Tran, American actress (Ghostwriters'), born in NYC, New York
  • 1979-08-22 Steve Kornacki, American political journalist, writer and TV presenter (NBC), born in Groton, Massachusetts
  • 1979-11-19 Barry Jenkins, American director and writer (Medicine for Melancholy, Moonlight), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1979-12-07 Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress and writer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1979-12-11 Rider Strong, American actor, writer and director (Boy Meets World), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1980-01-22 Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese writer, born in Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • 1980-02-03 Sarah Lewitinn, American writer
  • 1980-02-21 Justin Roiland, American actor, writer and director (Rick and Morty), born in Stockton, California
  • 1981-01-04 Alicia Garza, American writer and civil rights activist (co-founded #BlackLivesMatter), born in Oakland, California
  • 1981-04-30 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali - The Big Bang Theory), born in London

Person of interestAmy Schumer

1981-06-01 Amy Schumer, American comedian, writer and producer (Inside Amy Schumer), born in New York

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer
  • 1981-10-31 Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer (Give Me [Songs for Lovers]), born in Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 1981-11-07 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • 1981-11-13 Rivkah, American comic book writer and artist (Steady Beat), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1982-04-01 Taran Killam, American comedian, actor, and writer (Saturday Night Live, 2010-16; Single Parents), born in Culver City, California

Person of interestSeth Rogen

1982-04-15 Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Interview), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen
  • 1982-04-19 Ali Wong, American stand-up comedian, actress and writer (Always Be My Maybe), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1982-05-26 David Reed, British writer and comedian
  • 1982-06-24 Brian Fitzgerald, American writer
  • 1982-08-26 John Mulaney, American comedian, writer and actor (Saturday Night Live), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1982-08-31 G. Willow Wilson, American journalist and comic book writer
  • 1983-03-04 Max Vergara Poeti, Colombian writer
  • 1983-03-10 Janet Mock, American writer, TV host and transgender rights activist (Redefining Realness), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Person of interestDonald Glover

1983-09-25 Donald Glover, American actor, singer and writer (Atlanta, Childish Gambino), born in Edwards Air Force Base, California

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover
  • 1984-09-24 Szilvia Molnar, Swedish writer
  • 1985-01-12 Issa Rae, American actress, writer and producer (Insecure), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPhoebe Waller-Bridge

1985-07-14 Phoebe Waller-Bridge, English actress, writer and director (Fleabag), born in London, England

Actress and Director Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Actress and Director
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • 1985-09-20 David Allen, American composer and writer
  • 1985-10-01 Emerald Fennell, English, actress, writer and director (The Crown), born in London, England

Person of interestLena Dunham

1986-05-13 Lena Dunham, American actress, writer and producer (Girls), born in New York City

Writer, Actress and Producer Lena Dunham
Writer, Actress and Producer
Lena Dunham
  • 1988-01-04 Nabila Jamshed, Indian writer
  • 1988-05-09 Skye Regan, Canadian Actress and Writer
  • 1989-02-24 Daniel Kaluuya, British actor and writer (Get Out), born in London, England

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