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1859 A.E. Housman (English Poet, Educator, Children's Author) A.E. Housman Educators of Note Poetry Young-adult Authors
1908 Betty MacDonald (Colorado-born Children's Author) Betty MacDonald Primary Authors
1928 Carla Stevens (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Authors Kent Center School
1934 Alan Arkin (New York City-born Actor, Children's Author) New York City Authors Young-adult Authors Actors Film Charlotte Zolotow
1952 T.A. Barron (Colorado-born Children's Author) T.A. Barron Young-adult Authors
1953 Jerry Pallotta (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors Primary Authors Scholastic
1958 Julie Danneberg (American Children's Author) Primary Authors Educational Paperback Association Official Web Site
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1850 Edward Bellamy (Massachusetts-born Novelist, Economic Propagandist, Social Reformer) Massachusetts Authors Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1873 Condé Nast (New York City-born Fashion Publisher) New York City Authors Journalism Library of Congress
1874 Robert Frost (San Francisco-born Poet) Robert Frost Poetry
1904 Joseph Campbell (New York-born Author)) New York Writers Authors' Calendar Writer's Almanac
1911 Tennessee Williams (Mississippi-born Playwright) Tennessee Williams Plays
1930 Gregory Corso (New York City-born Beat Poet) Gregory Corso Poetry
1938 Robert Herring (Mississippi-born Novelist) Mississippi Authors Official Web Site
1942 Erica Jong (New York City-born Poet, Novelist) Erica Jong Poetry
1943 Bob Woodward (Illinois-born Journalist Who Helped Expose the Watergate Affair) Bob Woodward Journalism The Watergate Scandal
1962 Phillip Thompson (Mississippi-born Novelist) Mississippi Authors Mississippi Writers Project
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1892 Walt Whitman (New York-born Poet) Walt Whitman Poetry
1923 Sarah Bernhardt (French Actress) Sarah Bernhardt Actors
1959 Raymond Chandler (Chicago-born Novelist) Raymond Chandler American Authors Salon
1969 John Kennedy Toole (New Orleans-born Novelist: Suicide) New Orleans Authors American Authors
1973 Noel Coward (English Playwright) Noel Coward Plays
1830 Joseph Smith First Publishes The Book of Mormon The Mormon Church Mormon Church
1920 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes His First Novel, This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection National Council of Teachers of English
1945 Robert Frost's "A Masque of Reason" Is Published by Holt Robert Frost American Authors Poetry National Council of Teachers of English
1950 The United States Senate Adopts a Resolution Honoring Robert Frost on His Birthday Robert Frost U.S. Senate American Authors Poetry National Council of Teachers of English
1959 Robert Frost Attends a Dinner Held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Honor of His 85th Birthday Robert Frost American Authors Poetry Waldorf-Astoria National Council of Teachers of English
1962 Robert Frost Celebrates His Birthday at the White House With 200 Guests Robert Frost American Authors Poetry The White House National Council of Teachers of English
1964 Funny Girl Opens at Winter Garden Theater, New York City Barbra Streisand Musical Theater The Internet Broadway Database
1987 August Wilson's Fences Premieres in New York NY New York City August Wilson Stage & Theater African-American Studies Internet Broadway Database

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