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1931 Rupert Murdoch (Australian Media Mogul) Australian Business Leaders Journalism Television Radio
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1893 Wanda Gág (Minnesota-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Wanda Gág Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1916 Ezra Jack Keats (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Ezra Jack Keats Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1938 Doris J. Chaconas (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconsin Authors Primary Children's Authors
1939 Avner Katz (Israeli Children's Author, Illustrator) Israeli Authors Primary Children's Authors Artists
1947 Jonathan London (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors Houghton-Mifflin James Madison University
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1544 Torquato Tasso (Italian Poet) Italian Writers Poetry
1952 Douglas Adams (English Author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) Douglas Adams Adult Authors
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1970 Erle Stanley Gardner (Massachusetts-born Author; Creator of Perry Mason) Massachusetts Authors American Authors
1672 Moliere's The Learned Ladies Premieres at the Palais Royal in Paris with the Author Himself Playing the Part of Chrysale Moliere Plays Theatre History
1702 First English Daily Newspaper, Daily Courant, Is Published England Journalism Historic Firsts Chambers Book of Days
1818 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein Is First Published Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Authors Writer's Almanac History Channel
1940 John Steinbeck Accompanies His Friend, Marine Biologist Edward F. Ricketts, on a Marine Expedition in the Gulf of California California John Steinbeck Oceans Biology American Collection
1959 Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun Premieres in New York Lorraine Hansberry New York City Plays African-American History The Internet Broadway Database African American Registry

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