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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1893 Genevieve Foster (New York-born Historical Children's Author, Illustrator) New York Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists American History
1902 Marguerite Henry (Wisconsin-born Children's Author Awarded the 1949 Newbery Medal for King of the Wind) Marguerite Henry Young-adult Authors 1949 Newbery Medal Winner for King of the Wind
1923 Erik Haugaard (Danish Children's Author) Danish Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1938 Lee Bennett Hopkins (Pennsylvania-born Poet, Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Poetry
1957 Rita Williams-Garcia (New York-born African-American Children's Author) New York Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors African-American Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1871 Martin Gonzalez (Mexican Poet, Physician, Diplomat) Mexican Authors & Illustrators Poetry Medicine
1885 György Lukács (Hungarian Marxist Philosopher, Writer, Literary Critic) György Lukács Philosophy
1891 Nella Larsen (Chicago-born African-American Author) Nella Larsen African-American Authors & Illustrators
1906 Samuel Beckett (Irish-born 1969 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Samuel Beckett 1969 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1909 Eudora Welty (Mississippi-born Author Awarded the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Optimist's Daughter) Eudora Welty 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: The Optimist's Daughter
1922 John Braine (English Novelist; One of the "Angry Young Men") English Authors Writer's Almanac
1939 Seamus Heaney (Northern Ireland Poet) Seamus Heaney Poetry
1943 Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (French Author; 2008 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio 2008 Nobel Laureate for Literature
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1993 Wallace Stegner (Iowa-born Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of Western Novels) Iowa Authors American Authors Westward Expansion 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Angle of Repose and The Spectator Bird
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1964 Sidney Poitier Is First African American to Win Academy Award for Best Actor Sidney Poitier Actor Film Academy Award African-American Performing Artists Historic Firsts
1970 Losing Battles by Eudora Welty is Published by Random House Eudora Welty American Authors American Collection
1981 Washington Post Reporter Receives Pulitzer Prize for Fabricated Story The Washington Post 1981 Pulitzer Prizes Journalism New York Times
1990 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Movie Is Copyrighted Copyright Film Internet Movie Database USPTO

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