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


1820 Friedrich Engels (German Revolutionist and Social Theorist; Cofounder with Karl Marx of Modern Socialism) Friedrich Engels Philosophy Revolts and Revolutionaries
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1901 Walter Havighurst (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconin Authors & Illustrators Young Adult Literature
1909 Sonia Bleeker (Russian Children's Author) Russia Authors & Illustrators Young Adult Literature
1931 Ed Young (Chinese-born Children's Author, Illustrator Awarded 1990 Caldecott Medal for Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China) Ed Young Primary Literature Asian-American Authors & Illustrators Artists 1990 Caldecott Medal for Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China
Tomi Ungerer (French Children's Author, Illustrator) French Authors & Illustrators Primary Literature Artists James Madison University
1947 Mary E. Lyons (Georgia-born Children's Author) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Young Adult Literature
1952 Stephanie Calmenson (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Literature
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1757 William Blake (English Poet) William Blake Poetry
1805 John Lloyd Stephens (New Jersey-born Traveler, writer, and Promoter) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Biography
1880 Aleksandr Blok (Russian Poet, Playwright) Aleksandr Blok Poetry Plays
1881 Stefan Zweig (Austrian Author) Stefan Zweig
1894 Brooks Atkinson (Massachusetts-born Theater Critic) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Journalism Stage and Theater American Collection Writer's Almanac
1904 Nancy Mitford (English Author) Nancy Mitford
1907 Alberto Moravia (Italian Journalist, Short-Story Writer, Novelist) Alberto Moravia
1944 Rita Mae Brown (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Official Website Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1960 Richard Wright (Mississippi-born African-American Author) Richard Wright American Authors African-American Authors
1582 The Bishop of Worcester Issues a Marriage Bond for William Shakespeare and Ann Hathaway of Stratford England William Shakespeare History Channel Theater History
1843 In Delaware, Edgar Allen Poe Reads Poetry at Wilmington's Lyceum Theater Wilmington, Delaware Edgar Allen Poe Poetry State of Delaware
1849 The First Issue of the "Santa Fe New Mexican" Rolls Off the Press New Mexico Media Journalism Historic Firsts Santa Fe New Mexican New Mexico Magazine
1957 A Theatre Adaptation of Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward Angel Opens on Broadway Thomas Wolfe Internet Broadway Database American Collection

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

Click Here! E-mail