Profession: Horror Author
Why Famous: American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and many of them have been adapted into feature films, television movies and comic books. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.
- 1971-01-07 American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist
- 1979-11-17 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, premieres in the United States
- 1979-11-24 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, concludes in the United States
- 1980-05-23 Horror film "The Shining" released directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, based on book by Stephen King
- 1986-08-22 "Stand By Me" film based on the novella by Stephen King, directed by Rob Reiner starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell is released
- 1999-06-19 At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip