Friday, October 23, 2009

Authors and Others Born On this Day › 23 October

Born
1491 Saint Ignatius of Loyola, author of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
1805 Adalbert Stifter, author of Rock Crystal
1831 Basil L. Gildersleeve, author of Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar
1890 Henrietta C. Mears, author of What the Bible Is All About
1913 Odd Eidem, author of Cruise
1918 Edward Rice, author of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton
1919 Manolis Andronicos, author of Delphi
1920 Gianni Rodari, author of Favole al telefono
1922 Nicholas Stuart Gray, author of The Seventh Swan
1925 Radu Florescu, author of Dracula, Prince of…Life and His Times
1926 Gladys M. Hunt, author of Honey for a Child's Heart
1927 Leszek Kolakowski, author of Main Currents of Ma…Age, The Breakdown
1927 Philip Lamantia, author of Bed of Sphinxes: Selected Poems
1927 Michel van der Plas, author of Herinneringen aan Godfried Bomans
1930 Ned Rorem, author of KNOWING WHEN TO STOP: A Memoir
1942 Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park
1942 Tariq Ali, author of The Clash of Fundam…ihads and Modernity
1942 Douglas Dunn, author of The Oxford Book of…ttish Short Stories
1942 Anita Roddick, author of Take It Personally:…to Change the World
1944 Mike Harding, author of A Little Book of th…Man (Little Books)
1945 Gary L. Blackwood, author of The Shakespeare Stealer
1945 Christopher I. Beckwith, author of Empires of the Silk…Age to the Present
1946 Eric Kroll, author of Eric Kroll's Fetish…ls (Amuses Gueules)
1946 Graeme Barker, author of The Etruscans (Peoples of Europe)
1949 Michael Walsh, author of Butler's Lives of t…ts: Concise Edition
1952 Antjie Krog, author of Country of My Skull…he New South Africa
1953 Ira Steven Behr, author of The Ferengi Rules o…k: Deep Space Nine)
1954 Ang Lee, author of Sense and Sensibility (FILM)
1954 Fred Hunter, author of Government Gay (Ale…Reynolds Mysteries)
1958 Michael Eric Dyson, author of I May Not Get There…tin Luther King, Jr
1959 Nancy Grace, author of The Eleventh Victim
1960 Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture
1961 Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak
1963 Gordon Korman, author of No More Dead Dogs
1963 Eric Shanower, author of A Thousand Ships
1965 Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors: A Memoir
1966 Alex Flinn, author of Beastly
1969 Sanjay Gupta, author of Chasing Life: New D…You Age Less Today
1971 Setona Mizushiro, author of After School Nightmare, Volume 1
1974 Aravind Adiga, author of The White Tiger

As well as:
Adlai Ewing Stevenson
Vice President (1835)
John Heisman
football coach (1869)
William D. Coolidge
inventor (1873)
Gertrude Ederle
swimmer (1905)
Johnny Carson
entertainer (1925)
Pele
soccer (1940)
Ang Lee
director, writer (1954)
Dwight Yoakam
singer and actor (1956)
Sam Raimi
filmmaker (1959)
Ryan Reynolds
actor (1976)

oh and me ...

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