Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28

Born:



1803 - Prosper Mérimée
 French dramatist and short story writer. He is perhaps best known for his novella Carmen, on which Bizet based the opera Carmen.





1856 - Kate Douglas Wiggin
American educator and author of children's stories, best known for her novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.








1944 - Marcia Muller
American mystery and thriller novelist, most notably of her Sharon McCone series.




Died:
1891 - Herman Melville
1966 - André Breton
1970 - John Dos Passos
1993 - Peter De Vries
2016 - Gloria Naylor

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