Why Famous: 1929 Nobel Prize for Literature - in recognition of his popular achievement with the epic novel Buddenbrooks and The Magic Mountain.
- 1905-02-11 Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany
- 1943-01-04 Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"
- 1943-05-23 Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus
- 1944-06-23 Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen