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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1920 Jack Kent (Iowa-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Jack Kent Primary Authors American Artists
1948 Ilene Cooper (Chicago-born Children's Author) Chicago Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1772 Friedrich von Schlegel (German Author) Friedrich von Schlegel
1839 Joaquin (Cincinnatus Hiner) Miller (Indiana-born Poet) Indiana Authors and Illustrators Poetry
1858 Henry W. Fowler (English Author of the Dictionary of Modern English Usage) English Authors and Illustrators Dictionaries Writer's Almanac
1903 Clare Boothe Luce (New York City-born Playwright, Diplomat) Clare Boothe Luce American Authors Journalism Plays Politics
1920 Boris Vian (French Playwright) Boris Vian Plays Jazz
1934 John Rechy (Texas-born Novelist) Texas Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1940 David Rabe (Iowa-born Playwright) David Rabe Plays Filmmakers
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1861 Taras Shevchenko (Poet Laureate of Ukraine) Taras Shevchenko Poetry
1948 Zelda Fitzgerald (Alabama-born Wife of American Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald) Alabama F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
1991 Etheridge Knight (Mississippi-born African-American Poet) Etheridge Knight Poetry African-American Authors and Illustrators
1302 Italian Poet, Dante Alighieri, Is Sentenced to be Burned to Death - a Fate He Avoids by Accepting Life Exile Dante Alighieri Poetry Catholic Encyclopedia Concordia
1864 President and Mrs. Lincoln Attend Grover's Theatre to See Edwin Booth in "Richard III" Abraham Lincoln Richard III Stage and Theater Lincoln Papers
1884 Henry Adams' Novel, Esther, Is Published Henry Adams American Authors American Collection
1922 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes "The Hill," in the Mississippian F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
1937 Thomas Wolfe's Story "I Have a Thing to Tell You" Is Published in The New Republic Thomas Wolfe American Authors The New Republic American Collection
1959 Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth Premieres at New York's Martin Beck Theatre New York City Tennessee Williams Plays The Internet Broadway Database
1965 Neil Simon's Play ''The Odd Couple'' Opens on Broadway New York City Plays The Internet Broadway Database
1974 Revival of the Musical Candide Opens on Broadway Dante Alighieri New York City Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database

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