Monday, March 2, 2015

March 2


1859 - Sholem Aleichem
Pen name of Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, Yiddish author whose Tevye the Milkman stories were the basis for the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

1904 - Dr. Seuss
Pen name of American children's author and illustrator Theodore Geisel.

1917 - David Goodis
American writer of crime and noir fiction.

1931 - Tom Wolfe
American author and journalist, known for his earlier non-fiction writing and later novels.

1933 - Leo Dillon
American children's book illustrator who worked closely with his wife Diane and was a Caldecott winner in 1976 and 1977.

1942 - John Irving
American novelist known for his dense and psychological style.

1943 - Peter Straub
American author of horror fiction.

1930 - D.H. Lawrence
1972 - Herbert Feis
1991 - Mary Howard

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