Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5


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.

2010 - Bernard Clavel
2015 - Henning Mankell

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