Thursday, June 11, 2015

June 11

Born:



1910 - Jacques Cousteau
French oceanographer, film maker, author and conservationist.








1925 - William Styron
American author; winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.







1932 - Athol Fugard
South African playwright and novelist, known for his opposition to apartheid.








1939 - Christina Crawford
American writer and actress, daughter of Joan Crawford, and author of the book Mommie Dearest, chronicling their abusive relationship.







1945 - Robert Munsch
American-born Canadian children's author.








1955 - Duncan Steel
British/Australian scientist and author of popular works on science.








1960 - Mehmet Oz
American-Turkish surgeon, television personality and author.








? - Laura Vaccaro Seeger
American author and artist of children's books, two-time Caldecott Honor winner.



Died:
1936 - Robert E. Howard
1940 - Daniel Carter Beard
1979 - Alice Dalgliesh
1998 - Catherine Cookson

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