Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 21

Born:



1772 -Samuel T. Coleridge
English Romantic poet, best known for his works The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan.







1894 - Edogawa Rampo
Pen name of Japanese author Tarō Hirai, who helped developed Japanese mystery fiction.




1914 - Martin Gardner
American popular math and science writer, who wrote a math games column in Scientific American for many years.







1929 - Ursula K. LeGuin
American science fiction and fantasy author, multiple winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards.







1940 - Frances FitzGerald
American journalist and author, best known for her book Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam.







1947 - Ai
American poet Florence Anthony, who legally changed her name to Ai Ogawa and won the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry for Vice: New and Selected Poems.



1947 - Mary Pipher
American psychologist and author.








1952 - Patti Davis
American actress and author, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan.








1956 - Carrie Fisher 
American actress and author, most well known for her roles in the Star Wars series.





Died:
1969 - Jack Kerouac
2012 - George McGovern

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