Why Famous: Jack Kerouac is one of the major figures of the Beat Generation, the US counterculture literary movement that began after WWII along with Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs.
Kerouac's most famous work is his semi-autobiographical novel "On the Road", published in 1957.
- 1944-08-22 Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker
- 1950-11-17 Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty
- 1966-11-18 Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Sampas
- 1957-09-05 "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press in New York