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


Children's Authors & Illustrators
1941 Ken Saro-Wiwa (Nigerian Children's Author, Rights Activist) Ken Saro-Wiwa Primary Children's Authors Human Rights
1946 James Marshall (Texas-born Children's Author) James Marshall Young-adult Authors
Robert D. San Souci (San Francisco-born Children's Author) Robert D. San Souci Primary Children's Authors
1948 Evelyn Gallardo (Los Angeles-born Photographer, Children's Author) Evelyn Gallardo Young-adult Author Photography Primates
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1834 Aleksis Kivi (Finnish Author) Finnish Authors
1892 Ivo Andric (Yugoslavian-born 1961 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Ivo Andric 1961  Nobel Laureate for Literature
1908 R.K. Narayan (Indian Author) R.K. Narayan
1913 Claude Simon (French-born 1985 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Claude Simon 1985 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1917 Robert N. Dow, Jr., (Florida-born Journalist; Managing Editor of the Jacksonville Journal ) Florida Authors and Illustrators Journalism Jacksonville Journal
1924 James Clavell (Australian Author) James Clavell
1930 Harold Pinter (English-born 2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Harold Pinter Plays 2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1963 Daniel Pearl (New Jersey-born Journalist) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Journalists CNN Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1985 Orson Welles (Wisconsin-born Actor, Writer, Director: "Citizen Kane") Orson Welles Radio Film
1835 The First Issue of the Telegraph and Texas Register Is First Published Texas Journalism Texas State Historical Society
1881 Charles Darwin Publishes Work on Mold and Worms Charles Darwin Literature Worms History Channel
1908 Edith Wharton's A Motor-Flight through France Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1917 In Minnesota, the St. Paul Public Library Opens Its New Building St. Paul, Minnesota Libraries and Reference Resources St. Paul Public Library Minnesota Historical Society
1923 Ernest and Hadley Hemingway's First Child, John Hadley Nicanor Is Born Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection
1957 Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is Published Ayn Rand's Authors American Collection
1975 Richard Burton and Liz Taylor Remarry Liz Taylor Film BBC
1979 Film 'The Rose,' Loosely Based on the Life of Janis Joplin, Premieres in Los Angeles Los Angeles Janis Joplin Film Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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

Click Here! E-mail