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Boris Pasternak

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak

Full Name: Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Profession: Novelist & Poet


Why Famous: Author of Dr Zhivago

Born: February 10, 1890
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: May 30, 1960 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Historical Events

  • 1958-09-05 "Doctor Zhivago" novel by Boris Pasternak published in US
  • 1958-10-23 Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 1958-10-29 Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature
  • 1965-12-22 "Doctor Zhivago" based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC