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MARCH 27

1868 Patty Smith Hill (Kentucky-born Pioneer in Early Childhood Education: Co-author of the Song "Happy Birthday to You") Patty Smith Hill Educators of Note Early Childhood Education Popular Music
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1922 Dick King-Smith (English Children's Author) Dick King-Smith Young-adult Authors
1944 Nancy Goor (Washington, D.C.-born Health Expert, Children's Author) Washington, D.C. Authors American Artists Medicine and Health Care
1953 Patricia C. Wrede (Illinois-born Children's Author) Illinois Authors Young-adult Authors
1947 Tom Sullivan (Massachusetts-born Blind Popular Singer, Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Blindness Singer Songwriter Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1797 Alfred de Vigny (French Poet, Playwright, Novelist) French Writers Poetry Plays
1883 Marie Under (Estonian Poet) Estonia Poetry
1892 Thorne Smith (Maryland-born Novelist) Thorne Smith
1914 Bud Schulberg (New York-born Novelist, Screenwriter) New York Authors Film
1923 Louis Simpson (American Poet: Received the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) Louis Simpson Poetry 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1927 Anthony Lewis (New York City-born Journalist Awarded the 1955 & 1963 Pulitzer Prizes for National Reporting) Anthony Lewis Journalism First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 1955 & 1963 Pulitzer Prizes for National Reporting
1950 Julia Alvarez (New York City-born Latin-American Author, Poet, Educator) Julia Alvarez Latin-American Studies Poetry Education
1956 T.R. Pearson (North Carolina-born Novelist, Screenwriter) T.R. Pearson Film
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2003 Paul Zendel (New York City-born Children's Author, Playwright Awarded 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) Paul Zendel Young-adult Authors Plays 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
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1667 John Milton Publishes Paradise Lost John Milton Poetry Concordia
1944 American Academy of Arts and Letters Gives Its "Award of Merit" to Theodore Dreiser Indiana Authors and Illustrators American Authors American Academy of Arts and Letters National Council of Teachers of English
1968 Tennessee Williams' Play Seven Descents of Myrtle Premieres, but Only Runs for 29 Performances Tennessee Williams Plays Internet Broadway Database
1983 Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs Premieres in New York City New York City Stage & Theater Plays Internet Broadway Database

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