On This Day

Thornton Wilder

Playwright and Writer Thornton Wilder

Profession: Playwright and Writer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won a Pulitzer prize for "The Bridge of San Luis Rey".

Born: April 17, 1897
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries

Died: December 7, 1975 (aged 78)

Historical Events

  • 1928-05-07 Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for "Bridge of San Luis Rey"
  • 1938-01-22 "Our Town", Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winner of small-town life in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, premieres (NJ)
  • 1938-02-04 "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway
  • 1938-05-02 Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for his play "Our Town"
  • 1942-11-18 Thornton Wilder's "Skin of our Teeth" premieres in NYC
  • 1956-12-05 Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker" premieres in NYC
  • 1963-03-13 Paul Hindemith and Thornton Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC