Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 8


1859 - Kenneth Grahame
Scottish writer, most famous for his children's book The Wind in the Willows.

1920 - Douglass Wallop
American novelist and playwright whose work The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant was adapted into the musical Damn Yankees.

1931 - John McPhee
American writer of creative nonfiction, often involving geology and geography.

1937 - Richard Fariña
American folksinger and writer, known for his autobiography Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me.

1939 - Jim Bouton
Former Major League baseball pitcher, and author of the baseball diary Ball Four.

1960 - Jeffrey Eugenides
American author, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for Middlesex.

1941 - Sherwood Anderson
1991 - John Bellairs
1995 - Paul Horgan

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