Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 6


1856 - Sigmund Freud
Austrian neurologist and the founding father of psychoanalysis.

1868 - Gaston Leroux
French journalist and author of detective fiction, best known as the author of the novel The Phantom of the Opera.

1902 - Harry Lewis Golden
Jewish American journalist and author who wrote satirically on race relations.

1904 - Harry Martinson
Swedish sailor, author and poet; Joint winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize in Literature (with Eyvind Johnson) for "writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos."

1910 - Leo Lionni
Netherlands-born author and illustrator of children's books; four-time Caldecott award winner.

1914 - Randall Jarrell
American poet and author; U.S. Poet Laureate from 1956-1958.

1915 - Theodore H. White
American political journalist, best known for his work in China and for his Making of the President series.

1935 - Ted Lewin
American children's book author and illustrator, whose Peppe the Lamplighter won a Caldecott Honor in 1994.

1950 - Jeffrey Deaver
American mystery and crime writer, known for his Lincoln Rhyme series as well as for his one James Bond novel.

1862 - Henry David Thoreau
1902 - Bret Harte
1919 - L. Frank Baum
1949 - Maurice Maeterlink
1983 - Ezra Jack Keats

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