Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5

Born:



1713 - Denis Diderot
French philosopher and writer of the Enlightenment, creator and co-editor of the Encyclopédie.




1916 - Stetson Kennedy
American folklorist and author whose most famous work is an expose of the Ku Klux Klan.




1922 - Bil Keane
American cartoonist best known for his long-running strip The Family Circus.







1928- Louise Fitzhugh
American author and illustrator of children's literature, notably Harriet the Spy.








1949 - Bill James
American baseball writer and statistician.










1951 - Edward P. Jones
American novelist, whose book The Known World won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2004.







1952 - Clive Barker
English author known for his fantasy and horror fiction.







1958 - Neil deGrasse Tyson
American astrophysicist and science popularizer, author of a number of books on space.




1960 - David Shannon
American author and illustrator of children's books.





Died:
2010 - Bernard Clavel
2015 - Henning Mankell

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