Return Today in the History of Literature, Journalism, Stage & Media Return


1876 Frank Gannett (New York-born American Newspaper Publisher: Founder of Gannett News Service) New York Business Leaders Journalism Gannett News Service
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1914 Robert McCloskey (Ohio-born Children's Author) Ohio Authors and Illustrators American Artists Writer's Almanac
1950 Tricia Springstubb (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1613 François La Rochefoucauld (French Humorist; Author of Maxims) Paris Authors
1789 James Fenimore Cooper (New Jersey-born Author: Last of the Mohicans) James Fenimore Cooper
1795 James Percival (Connecticut-born Poet, Geologist) Connecticut Authors Poetry Geology Wisconsin Historical Society
1888 Robert Benchley (Massachusetts-born Drama Critic, Actor and Humorist) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Robert Benchley Society Writer's Almanac
1889 Claude McKay (Jamaican-born African-American Poet) Claude McKay Poetry African American Poets
1890 Agatha Christie (English Mystery Novelist and Playwright) Agatha Christie Plays
1902 Theodore Ward (Louisiana-born African-American Playwright) Theodore Ward Plays African American Authors
1940 Anne Moody (Mississippi-born African-American Author) Anne Moody African American Authors
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1938 Thomas Clayton Wolfe (North Carolina-born Author) Thomas Clayton Wolfe American Authors
1989 Robert Penn Warren (Kentucky-born Author: All the King's Men) Robert Penn Warren American Authors
1884 Longman's Magazine Publishes "The Art of Fiction," an Essay by Henry James Henry James American Authors Journalism American Collection
1931 Zelda Fitzgerald Is Released from Prangins Clinic in Nyon, Switzerland Switzerland F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors Mental Health American Collection
1964 England's Sun Newspaper Is First Published Great Britain Journalism BBC
1983 Raymond Carver's Third Major-Press Book of Stories, Cathedral, Is Published Raymond Carver American Authors American Collection

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail