Sunday, January 4, 2015

January 4


1785 - Jacob Grimm
German mythologist, who, along with his brother Wilhelm, was one of the authors of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

1900 - James Bond
American ornithologist and author of Birds of the West Indies, from which volume Ian Fleming took inspiration for his main character's name.

1933 - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
American author of children's and young adult fiction, most well known for her Shiloh trilogy.

1940 - Gao Xingjian
Chinese novelist and playwright, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature.

1943 - Doris Kearns Goodwin
American historian and biographer whose biography of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for History.

1962 - Harlan Coben
American author of mysteries and thrillers set in New York and New Jersey.

1941 - Henri Bergson
1960 - Albert Camus
1965 - T.S. Eliot
1986 - Christopher Isherwood
2004 - Joan Aiken
2004 - John Toland
2011 - Dick King-Smith

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