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OCTOBER 5

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1913 Gene Zion (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists
1928 Louise Fitzhugh (Tennessee-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Louise Fitzhugh Young-adult Authors American Artists
1938 Marianne Brandis (Dutch Children's Author) Dutch Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1952 Clive Barker (British Children's Author) Clive Barker Young-adult Authors
1955 Gloria Rand Dank (Ohio-born Children's Author) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1959 David Shannon (Washington, D.C.-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Washington, D.C. Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists Scholastic
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1713 Denis Diderot (French Playwright, Encyclopedist) Denis Diderot Plays Encyclopedia
1911 Flann O'Brien (Irish Avant-Garde Novelist ) Flann O'Brien
1936 Václav Havel (Czech Author, Dramatist, President) Václav Havel Plays
1950 Edward P. Jones (Virginia-born African-American 2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction) Edward P. Jones African-American Authors & Illustrators 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1952 Clive Barker (English Horror Novelist) Clive Barker Official Website Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1925 1,334 Copies of Ernest Hemingway's First American Book In Our Time Are Published Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collections
1969 ''Monty Python's Flying Circus'' Debuts on BBC Television Great Britain Television The Internet Movie Database BBC
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's Opens at Radio City Music Hall in New York New York City Radio City Music Hall Breakfast at Tiffany's
1978 Isaac Singer Is Chosen as the Nobel Laureate in Literature Isaac Singer 1978 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1995 Irish Poet Seamus Heaney Is Chosen as the Nobel Laureate in Literature Seamus Heaney Poetry 1995 Nobel Laureate for Literature

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