Profession: Sci-Fi Author
Why Famous: Co-writer of the screenplay "2001: A Space Odyssey", one of the most influential films of all time.
A lifelong proponent of space travel Clarke was both an avid popularizer of space travel and a futurist.
Later in life he became the the host of several television shows such as "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World".
- 1953-06-15 Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York
- 1968-04-02 "2001 A Space Odyssey" directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.
- 2000-05-26 Arthur C. Clarke is knighted "for services to literature" at a ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka