Why Famous: He is known for his works such as "The Sound and the Fury," "A Fable" in 1954 and his last novel in 1962 "The Reivers", for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
- 1929-06-20 Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi
- 1932-02-19 William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
- 1942-05-11 William Faulkner's collections of short stories, "Go Down, Moses", is published
- 1950-11-10 Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner
- 1958-03-08 William Faulkner says US school degenerated to become babysitters