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AUGUST 23

1926 Clifford Geertz (San Francisco-born Anthropologist and Writer) San Francisco Scientists & Mathematicians Anthropologists and Archaeologists San Francisco Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1927 Melvin H. Berger (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Dick Bruna (Dutch Children's Author, Illustrator) Dick Bruna Primary Children's Authors Artists
1947 John Bianchi (Canadian Children's Author, Illustrator) John Bianchi Primary Children's Authors Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1849 William Ernest Henley (English Poet, Critic and Editor) William Ernest Henley Poetry
1869 Edgar Lee Masters (Kansas-born Poet and Novelist ) Edgar Lee Masters Poetry Who Am I?
1880 Sophie Kerr (Maryland-born Novelist and Short Story Writer) Sophie Kerr
1884 Will Cuppy (Indiana-born Author) Indiana Authors & Illustrators
1903 Minangkabau Muhammad Yamin (Indonesian Poet, Playwright) Indonesian Authors & Illustrators Poetry Playwright
1911 J.V. Cunningham (Maryland-born Poet) J.V. Cunningham Poetry
1922 Nazik al-Mala'ika (Iraqi Poet) Nazik al-Mala'ika Poetry
1935 Norbert Blei (Chicago-born Author) Norbert Blei
1940 Jose Antonio Burciaga (Texas-born Hispanic Author) Jose Antonio Burciaga Latin-American Studies
1946 Robert Irwin (English Author) Robert Irwin
1947 Willy Russell (English Author) Willy Russell
1957 Melanie Rae Thon (Montana Author) Melanie Rae Thon
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1926 Rudolph Valentino (Italian-born Actor) Rudolph Valentino Actors Film
1960 Oscar Hammerstein II (New York City-born Tony & Academy Award-Winning Lyricist - Member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame) Oscar Hammerstein II American Musicals Tony Awards Academy Awards
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1943 LIFE Magazine Features the Lindy Hop on Its Cover Dance Life Magazine with the Lindy hop
2000 51 Million Viewers Watch Richard Hatch Win $1 Million Prize on ''Survivor'' Television New York Times

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