Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28


1908 - Ian Fleming
English naval intelligence officer and author of the James Bond spy novels.

1912 - Patrick White
English-born Australian writer, winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Literature "for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature."

1916 - Walker Percy
American author whose works were set in the American south, particularly Louisiana.

1940 - Maeve Binchy
Irish novelist whose books often revolve around life in small-town Ireland.

1947 - Zahi Hawass
Egyptian archaeologist, author of many books on Egyptology.

1947 - Richard White
American historian and author specializing in the history of the American West.

1955 - Geoffrey A. Landis
American NASA scientist and hard science fiction author.

1955 - Laura Amy Schlitz
American children's author whose book Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! won the 2008 Newbery Medal

1843 - Noah Webster
1849 - Anne Brontë
2002 - Mildred Benson
2014 - Maya Angelou

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