Arthur C. Clarke

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke

Profession: Sci-Fi Author


Biography: 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 host of several television shows such as "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World".

Born: December 16, 1917
Birthplace: Minehead, England

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: March 19, 2008 (aged 90)
Cause of Death: Post-polio syndrome

Married Life

  • 1953-06-15 Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

Historical Events

  • 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

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