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1862 Helen Brodie Bannerman (Scottish Children's Author, Illustrator) Scottish Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Artists
1914 Frank Bonham (Los Angeles-born Children's Author) Los Angeles Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1928 Larry Gelbart (Chicago-born Screen Writer, Producer) Larry Gelbart Stage & Theater Film Television
1942 Cynthia Voigt (Massachusetts-born Children's Author Awarded the 1983 Newbery Medal for Dicey's Song) Cynthia Voigt Young-adult Authors 1983 Newbery Medal for Dicey's Song
1946 True Kelley (Massachusetts-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Artists Official Web Site
1955 Iain Lawrence (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Web Site
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1707 Carlo Goldoni (Italian Dramatist) Italian Writers Plays
1842 Karl May (German Author of the American Wild West) German Authors and Illustrators Authors Westward Movement Authors' Calendar Texas State Historical Association Writer's Almanac
1866 Benedetto Croce (Italian Philosopher, Historian) Italian Writers Philosophy
1895 Marcel Paul Pagnol (French Writer, Playwright, Film Producer/Director) Marcel Paul Pagnol Plays Filmmakers
1896 John C. Farrar (Vermont-born Editor, Publisher) Vermont Journalism
1908 Will Yolen (Connecticut-born Journalist) Connecticut Writers Journalism
Frank G. Slaughter (Washington, D.C.-born Novelist) Washington, D.C. Authors
1917 Anthony Burgess (English Novelist, Critic) Anthony Burgess
1928 Larry Gelbart (Illinois-born Screen Writer, Producer) Illinois Authors Television M*A*S*H Internet Movie Database
1937 Bob Schieffer (Texas-born Broadcast Journalist) Texas Authors Journalsim Television CBS
1949 Amin Maalouf (Lebanese Journalist, Novelist) Lebanonese Authors & Illustrators Journalism
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1799 William Dawes (Massachusetts-born Partner of Paul Revere on "The Midnight Ride") Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders American Revolution The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1964 Grace Metalious (New Hampshire-born Author of Peyton Place) New Hampshire Authors American Authors
1969 Dewey D. Dunn (Managing Editor of the Madison, Wisconsin Capital Times Newspaper for Nearly 40 Years) Madison, Wisconsin Journalism Capital Times Wisconsin Historical Society
1983 Tennessee Williams (Mississippi-born Authors, Playwright) Tennessee Williams Plays
1998 W.O. Mitchell (Canadian Author) Canadian Authors Authors CBC
1864 President and Mrs. Lincoln Visit Grover's Theatre for Performance by Edwin Booth in Role of Brutus in "Julius Caesar" President Lincoln William Shakespeare Julius Caesar Lincoln Logs
1926 William Faulkner's Novel Soldier's Pay Is Published William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1950 Sid Caesar and Your Show of Shows Debuts Television The Internet Movie Database History Channel
1956 Poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes First Meet at a Party in Cambridge, England Ted Hughes Sylvia Plath Poetry History Channel
1973 Steven Sondheim's A Little Night Music Premieres in New York City New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database

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