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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1904 Roger Duvoisin (Swiss Children's Author, Illustrator) Roger Duvoisin Primary Children's Author Artists
1915 Tasha Tudor (Massachusetts-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Tasha Tudor Primary Children's Author Artists
1924 F. N. Monjo (Connecticut-born Children's Author) F. N. Monjo Young Adult Authors
1926 Ted Harrison (English Children's Author, Illustrator) Ted Harrison Primary Children's Author Artists
Phyllis Krasilovsky (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author
1937 Allen Say (Japanese Children's Author, Illustrator) Allen Say Primary Children's Author Artists
1941 Beau Gardner (Children's Author, Illustrator) Primary Children's Author Artists
1959 Kevin Hawkes (Texas-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Kevin Hawkes Primary Children's Author Artists
1961 Brian Pinkney (Massachusetts-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Brian Pinkney Primary Children's Author Artists Notable African Americans
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Author; "The Shakespeare of the German Language") Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Poetry Plays Who Am I?
1813 Jones Very (Massachusetts-born Mystic Poet) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Poetry University of Virginia
1814 J. Sheridan Le Fanu (Irish Author) J. Sheridan Le Fanu
1828 Leo Tolstoy (Russian Novelist and Social Reformer) Leo Tolstoy
1878 Dallas Herndon (Georgia-born Secretary of the Arkansas History Commission) Georgia Authors Arkansas Authors U.S. History Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture Arkansas History Commission
1906 John Betjeman (English Poet) John Betjeman Poetry
1913 Robertson Davies (Canadian Novelist and Playwright) Robertson Davies Plays
1924 Janet Frame (New Zealand Novelist and Short Story Writer) Janet Frame
1925 Arkady Strugatsky (Georgian Author) Arkady Strugatski
1952 Rita Dove (Ohio-born Poet; First African-American National Poet Laureate) Rita Dove Poetry Famous African Americans 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1985 Ruth Gordon (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1987 John Huston (Missouri-born Actor, Filmmaker) Missouri Performing Artists American Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
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1811 Percy Bysshe Shelley Marries Harriet Westbrook Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetry University of Toronto
1922 First Radio Commercial Airs: WEAF, New York City New York City Radio Propaganda Historic Firsts New York Times
1930 Marx Brothers' Animal Crackers Opens in New York City The Marx Brothers Film and Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1964 The Beatles Appear on Cover of LIFE Magazine The Beatles Popular Musicians Journalism LIFE
1987 South Africa Increases Media Controls, Censoring Reports of Unrest and Police Activities South African Government Media Laws and Legal Resources South African History

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