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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1873 Willa Cather (Virginia-born Author Awarded 1923 Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours Willa Cather Young-adult Children's Authors Awarded 1923 Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours
1889 John Tunis (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) John Tunis Young-adult Children's Authors Baseball University of Texas Arlington
1932 Mary Lankford (Texas-born Children's Author) Texas Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Austin Public Library
1957 Beth Hilgartner (Maryland-born Children's Author) Maryland Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Children's Authors Houghton Mifflin
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1784 Allan Cunningham (Scottish Poet) Scottish Authors Poetry
1872 Johan Huizinga (Dutch Historian) Johan Huizinga
1888 Joyce Cary (Northern Ireland Novelist and Essayist) Joyce Cary
Heywood Broun (New York City-born Journalist) Heywood Broun Journalism
1915 Leigh Brackett (Los Angele-born Novelist and Screenwriter) Leigh Brackett Filmmakers
1948 Pearl Cleage (Massachusetts-born African-American Writer) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors & Illustrators African American Registry
1956 Susan Minot (Massachusetts-born Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1975 Thornton Wilder (Wisconsin-born Playwright Awarded Pulitzer Prizes in1928, 1938, 1943) Thornton Wilder American Authors Plays Awarded Three Pulitzer Prizes: 1928, 1938, 1943
1990 Joan Bennett (New Jersey-born Actress) Joan Bennett Actors Film The Internet Movie Database The History Channel
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