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1937 Walter B. Shurden (Mississippi-born Theologian and Religious Author) Mississippi Authors Religion
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1911 Robert Gittings English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Children's Authors
1941 Jerry Spinelli (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author Awarded 1991 Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee) Jerry Spinelli Young-adult Children's Authors Received 1991 Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee
1967 Meg Cabot (Indiana-born Children's Author) Indiana Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Children's Authors Official Homepage
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1874 Hugo von Hofmannsthal (Austrian Playwright, Poet) Hugo von Hofmannsthal Plays Poetry
1884 Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin (Russian Writer) Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin
1887 Charles Nordhoff (American Author) American Authors & Illustrators
1900 Stephen Potter (English Novelist, Critic and BBC Radio Personality) English Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1902 Langston Hughes (Missouri-born African-American Poet) Langston Hughes Poetry African-American Authors & Illustrators
1904 Sidney Joseph Perelman (New York City-born Journalist) Sidney Joseph Perelman Journalism
1918 Muriel Spark (Scottish Poet) Muriel Spark Poetry
1927 Galway Kinnell (Rhode Island-born Poet Awarded the 1983 Pulitzer for Selected Poems) Galway Kinnell Poetry 1983 Pulitzer for Selected Poems 1983 National Book Award for Poetry
1933 Reynolds Price (North Carolina-born Author) Reynolds Price
1948 Charles Lipson (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1650 René Descartes (French Philosopher, Mathematician) René Descartes Mathematics Philosophy
1851 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (English Author of Frankenstein) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Authors
1966 Buster Keaton (Kansas-born Actor) Buster Keaton Actors Film
Hedda Hopper (Pennsylvania-born Columnist) Pennsylania Authors & Illustrators Journalism History Channel Imdb
2012 Wislawa Szymborska (Polish 1996 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Wislawa Szymborska Poetry 1996 Nobel Laureate for Literature
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1814 Lord Byron's "The Corsair" Is Published Lord Byron Authors History Channel
1823 James Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers Sells 3500 Copies on the Morning of Its Publication James Fenimore Cooper American Authors American Collection
1860 Charles Ingalls and Caroline Quiner Are Married in Concord, Wisconsin. They Will Be Parents of Children's Author, Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura Ingalls Wilder. Young Adult Authors Wisconsin Historical Society
1884 First Volume of Oxford English Dictionary (A–Ant) Is Published Dictionaries Historic Firsts Britannica
1929 The Broadway Melody, Hollywood's First Original Musical, Premieres Film History Channel Internet Movie Database Historic Firsts
1932 William Faulkner Publishes "Once Aboard the Lugger" in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Mississippi
1938 Thomas Wolfe's Story "A Prologue to America" Is Published in Vogue Thomas Wolfe American Authors American Collection
1953 "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite Premieres on CBS Television CBS Internet Movie Database
1954 Television's First Soap Opera, "Secret Storm" Premieres Television Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database
1964 "Stop the World I Want to Get Off Closes" in New York New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database
1982 ''Late Night with David Letterman'' Premieres on NBC TV Television NBC Internet Movie Database

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