Author Birthdays for January

  • Adam Wisniewski-Snerg  81

    Friday, January 1st 1937
  • Joe Orton  85

    Sunday, January 1st 1933
  • Ernest Tidyman  90

    Sunday, January 1st 1928
  • J.D. Salinger  99

    Wednesday, January 1st 1919
  • E.M. Forster  139

    Wednesday, January 1st 1879
  • Mariano Azuela  145

    Wednesday, January 1st 1873
  • Maria Edgeworth  251

    Thursday, January 1st 1767
  • Hans Herbjørnsrud  80

    Sunday, January 2nd 1938
  • Seiichi Morimura  85

    Monday, January 2nd 1933
  • Charles Beaumont  89

    Wednesday, January 2nd 1929
  • Isaac Asimov  98

    Friday, January 2nd 1920
  • J.R.R. Tolkien  126

    Saturday, January 2nd 1892
  • Mendele Moicher Sforim  182

    Saturday, January 2nd 1836
  • Alex Wheatle  55

    Thursday, January 3rd 1963
  • Francesca Lia Block  56

    Wednesday, January 3rd 1962
  • Blanche d’Alpuget  74

    Monday, January 3rd 1944
  • Henry Handel Richardson  148

    Monday, January 3rd 1870
  • Nabila Jamshed  30

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Nabila Jamshed  30

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Mark Leyner  62

    Wednesday, January 4th 1956
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin  75

    Monday, January 4th 1943
  • Gao Xingjian  78

    Thursday, January 4th 1940
  • Carl Sandburg  140

    Friday, January 4th 1878
  • Jacob Grimm  233

    Tuesday, January 4th 1785
  • Michael O’Donoghue  78

    Friday, January 5th 1940
  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o  80

    Wednesday, January 5th 1938
  • Umberto Eco  86

    Tuesday, January 5th 1932
  • William De Witt Snodgrass  92

    Tuesday, January 5th 1926
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt  97

    Wednesday, January 5th 1921
  • Stella Gibbons  116

    Sunday, January 5th 1902
  • Allen Appel  73

    Saturday, January 6th 1945
  • E.L. Doctorow  87

    Tuesday, January 6th 1931
  • Jacobo Timerman  95

    Saturday, January 6th 1923
  • Vincent Serventy  102

    Thursday, January 6th 1916
  • Alan Watts  103

    Wednesday, January 6th 1915
  • Wright Morris  108

    Thursday, January 6th 1910
  • Kahlil Gibran  135

    Saturday, January 6th 1883
  • Nicholson Baker  61

    Monday, January 7th 1957
  • Shobhaa De  70

    Wednesday, January 7th 1948
  • William Peter Blatty  90

    Saturday, January 7th 1928
  • Zora Neale Hurston  115

    Wednesday, January 7th 1903
  • Terry Brooks  74

    Saturday, January 8th 1944
  • Stephen Hawking  76

    Thursday, January 8th 1942
  • Robert Littell  83

    Tuesday, January 8th 1935
  • Alexandra Ripley  84

    Monday, January 8th 1934
  • Dennis Wheatley  121

    Friday, January 8th 1897
  • Storm Jameson  127

    Thursday, January 8th 1891
  • Wilkie Collins  194

    Thursday, January 8th 1824
  • Hal Niedzviecki  47

    Saturday, January 9th 1971
  • Robert Drewe  75

    Saturday, January 9th 1943
  • John Dunning  76

    Friday, January 9th 1942
  • Anne Rivers Siddons  82

    Thursday, January 9th 1936
  • Wilbur Smith  85

    Monday, January 9th 1933
  • Algis Budrys  87

    Friday, January 9th 1931
  • Judith Krantz  90

    Monday, January 9th 1928
  • Simone de Beauvoir  110

    Thursday, January 9th 1908
  • Karel Capek  128

    Thursday, January 9th 1890
  • Gilbert Abbott à Beckett  207

    Wednesday, January 9th 1811
  • Antonio Muñoz Molina  62

    Tuesday, January 10th 1956
  • William Levy  79

    Tuesday, January 10th 1939
  • Peter Barnes  87

    Saturday, January 10th 1931
  • Philip Levine  90

    Tuesday, January 10th 1928
  • Robinson Jeffers  131

    Monday, January 10th 1887
  • Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi  135

    Wednesday, January 10th 1883
  • Annette von Droste-Hülshoff  221

    Tuesday, January 10th 1797
  • Marc Acito  52

    Tuesday, January 11th 1966
  • Jasper Fforde  57

    Wednesday, January 11th 1961
  • Jim Hightower  75

    Monday, January 11th 1943
  • Jerome Bixby  95

    Thursday, January 11th 1923
  • Nikos Kavvadias  108

    Tuesday, January 11th 1910
  • Alan Paton  115

    Sunday, January 11th 1903
  • David Mitchell  49

    Sunday, January 12th 1969
  • David Brooks  65
    Novelist
    Monday, January 12th 1953
  • Walter Mosley  66

    Saturday, January 12th 1952
  • Haruki Murakami  69

    Wednesday, January 12th 1949
  • William Nicholson  70

    Monday, January 12th 1948
  • Paul Jarrico  103

    Tuesday, January 12th 1915
  • Ferenc Molnár  140

    Saturday, January 12th 1878
  • Jack London  142

    Wednesday, January 12th 1876
  • Lorrie Moore  61

    Sunday, January 13th 1957
  • Jay McInerney  63

    Thursday, January 13th 1955
  • Edmund White  78

    Saturday, January 13th 1940
  • Ron Goulart  85

    Friday, January 13th 1933
  • Carolyn Gold Heilbrun  92

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • Michael Bond  92

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • A. B. Guthrie, Jr.  117

    Sunday, January 13th 1901
  • Clark Ashton Smith  125

    Friday, January 13th 1893
  • Anchee Min  61

    Monday, January 14th 1957
  • Rosina Lippi  62

    Saturday, January 14th 1956
  • Mary Robison  69

    Friday, January 14th 1949
  • Taylor Branch  71

    Tuesday, January 14th 1947
  • Lars Forssell  90

    Saturday, January 14th 1928
  • Yukio Mishima  93

    Wednesday, January 14th 1925
  • Andy Rooney  99

    Tuesday, January 14th 1919
  • Tillie Olsen  106

    Sunday, January 14th 1912
  • Anatoly Rybakov  107

    Saturday, January 14th 1911
  • Emily Hahn  113

    Saturday, January 14th 1905
  • John Dos Passos  122

    Tuesday, January 14th 1896
  • Hugh Lofting  132

    Thursday, January 14th 1886
  • Pierre Loti  168

    Monday, January 14th 1850
  • Zachris Topelius  200

    Wednesday, January 14th 1818
  • Jose Dalisay, Jr.  64

    Friday, January 15th 1954
  • Robert Silverberg  83

    Tuesday, January 15th 1935
  • Ernest J. Gaines  85

    Sunday, January 15th 1933
  • Nâzim Hikmet  116

    Wednesday, January 15th 1902
  • William Heinesen  118

    Monday, January 15th 1900
  • Osip Mandelstam  127

    Thursday, January 15th 1891
  • Mazo de la Roche  139

    Wednesday, January 15th 1879
  • Arsen Kotsoyev  146

    Monday, January 15th 1872
  • Molière  396

    Saturday, January 15th 1622
  • Garth Ennis  48

    Friday, January 16th 1970
  • Brian Castro  68

    Monday, January 16th 1950
  • Magdalen Nabb  71

    Thursday, January 16th 1947
  • Susan Sontag  85

    Monday, January 16th 1933
  • William Kennedy  90

    Monday, January 16th 1928
  • Stirling Silliphant  100

    Wednesday, January 16th 1918
  • Nat Schachner  123

    Wednesday, January 16th 1895
  • Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer  50

    Wednesday, January 17th 1968
  • Sebastian Junger  56

    Wednesday, January 17th 1962
  • Luis López Nieves  68

    Tuesday, January 17th 1950
  • Robert Cormier  93

    Saturday, January 17th 1925
  • Nevil Shute  119

    Tuesday, January 17th 1899
  • Ronald Firbank  132

    Sunday, January 17th 1886
  • Compton Mackenzie  135

    Wednesday, January 17th 1883
  • May Gibbs  141

    Wednesday, January 17th 1877
  • Tomás Carrasquilla  160

    Sunday, January 17th 1858
  • Anne Brontë  198

    Monday, January 17th 1820
  • Ellen Wood  204

    Monday, January 17th 1814
  • Benjamin Franklin  312

    Sunday, January 17th 1706
  • Raymond Briggs  84

    Thursday, January 18th 1934
  • Robert Anton Wilson  86

    Monday, January 18th 1932
  • Vitomil Zupan  104

    Sunday, January 18th 1914
  • C. M. Eddy, Jr.  122

    Saturday, January 18th 1896
  • A.A. Milne  136

    Wednesday, January 18th 1882
  • Ioan Slavici  170

    Tuesday, January 18th 1848
  • Montesquieu  329

    Tuesday, January 18th 1689
  • Edwidge Danticat  49

    Sunday, January 19th 1969
  • Julian Barnes  72

    Saturday, January 19th 1946
  • Nina Bawden  93

    Monday, January 19th 1925
  • Jean-François Revel  94

    Saturday, January 19th 1924
  • Patricia Highsmith  97

    Wednesday, January 19th 1921
  • Boris Savinkov  139

    Sunday, January 19th 1879
  • Edgar Allan Poe  209

    Thursday, January 19th 1809
  • Bill Maher  62

    Friday, January 20th 1956
  • Edward Hirsch  68

    Friday, January 20th 1950
  • Nancy Kress  70

    Tuesday, January 20th 1948
  • Robert Olen Butler  73

    Saturday, January 20th 1945
  • Qurratulain Hyder  92

    Wednesday, January 20th 1926
  • Joy Adamson  108

    Thursday, January 20th 1910
  • George Burns  122

    Monday, January 20th 1896
  • Johannes Vilhelm Jensen  145

    Monday, January 20th 1873
  • Nathaniel Parker Willis  212

    Monday, January 20th 1806
  • Eugène Sue  214

    Friday, January 20th 1804
  • Jean-Jacques Barthélemy  302

    Monday, January 20th 1716
  • M. K. Hobson  49

    Tuesday, January 21st 1969
  • Forrest Gander  62

    Saturday, January 21st 1956
  • Ludwig Thoma  151

    Monday, January 21st 1867
  • Imre Madách  195

    Tuesday, January 21st 1823
  • Francis Wheen  61

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1957
  • Joseph Wambaugh  81

    Friday, January 22nd 1937
  • Harilal Upadhyay  102

    Saturday, January 22nd 1916
  • Henry Bauchau  105

    Wednesday, January 22nd 1913
  • Robert E. Howard  112

    Monday, January 22nd 1906
  • Arkady Gaidar  114

    Friday, January 22nd 1904
  • Isabel Paterson  132

    Friday, January 22nd 1886
  • Johan August Strindberg  169

    Monday, January 22nd 1849
  • Lord Byron  230

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1788
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  289

    Saturday, January 22nd 1729
  • Elvira Lindo  56

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1962
  • Derek Walcott  88

    Thursday, January 23rd 1930
  • Walter Michael Miller, Jr.  95

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1923
  • Camilla Collett  205

    Saturday, January 23rd 1813
  • Stendhal  235
    Novelist
    Thursday, January 23rd 1783
  • Benjamin Urrutia  68

    Tuesday, January 24th 1950
  • Eugen Roth  123

    Thursday, January 24th 1895
  • Vicki Baum  130

    Tuesday, January 24th 1888
  • Ethel Turner  146

    Wednesday, January 24th 1872
  • Edith Wharton  156

    Friday, January 24th 1862
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann  242

    Wednesday, January 24th 1776
  • Pierre Beaumarchais  286

    Thursday, January 24th 1732
  • Frances Brooke  294

    Monday, January 24th 1724
  • William Congreve  348

    Friday, January 24th 1670
  • Stephen Chbosky  48

    Sunday, January 25th 1970
  • James Gordon Farrell  83

    Friday, January 25th 1935
  • Russell Braddon  97

    Tuesday, January 25th 1921
  • Yojiro Ishizaka  118

    Thursday, January 25th 1900
  • Hakushu Kitahara  133

    Sunday, January 25th 1885
  • Virginia Woolf  136

    Wednesday, January 25th 1882
  • W. Somerset Maugham  144

    Sunday, January 25th 1874
  • Michael Madhusudan Dutt  194

    Sunday, January 25th 1824
  • Robert Burns  259

    Thursday, January 25th 1759
  • Shannon Hale  44

    Saturday, January 26th 1974
  • Jonathan Carroll  69

    Wednesday, January 26th 1949
  • Corrado Augias  83

    Saturday, January 26th 1935
  • Jules Feiffer  89

    Saturday, January 26th 1929
  • Philip José Farmer  100

    Saturday, January 26th 1918
  • François Coppée  176

    Wednesday, January 26th 1842
  • James Grippando  60

    Monday, January 27th 1958
  • Alexander Stuart  63

    Thursday, January 27th 1955
  • Ethan Mordden  69

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Bruce Weigl  69

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estés  73

    Saturday, January 27th 1945
  • D.M. Thomas  83

    Sunday, January 27th 1935
  • Mordecai Richler  87

    Tuesday, January 27th 1931
  • Gastón Suárez  89

    Sunday, January 27th 1929
  • Ilya Ehrenburg  127

    Tuesday, January 27th 1891
  • Leopold von Sacher-Masoch  182

    Wednesday, January 27th 1836
  • Lewis Carroll  186

    Friday, January 27th 1832
  • Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin  192

    Friday, January 27th 1826
  • David Strauss  210

    Wednesday, January 27th 1808
  • Arnaldur Indriðason  57

    Saturday, January 28th 1961
  • John Perkins  73

    Sunday, January 28th 1945
  • Alan Alda  82

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • Ismail Kadare  82

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • David Lodge  83

    Monday, January 28th 1935
  • Nien Cheng  103

    Thursday, January 28th 1915
  • Aleksander Kaminski  115

    Wednesday, January 28th 1903
  • Valentin Kataev  121

    Thursday, January 28th 1897
  • Marthe Bibesco  132

    Thursday, January 28th 1886
  • Colette  145

    Tuesday, January 28th 1873
  • José Martí  165

    Friday, January 28th 1853
  • Brian Wood  46

    Saturday, January 29th 1972
  • Germaine Greer  79

    Sunday, January 29th 1939
  • Edward Abbey  91

    Saturday, January 29th 1927
  • Paddy Chayefsky  95

    Monday, January 29th 1923
  • Vicente Blasco Ibáñez  151

    Tuesday, January 29th 1867
  • Romain Rolland  152

    Monday, January 29th 1866
  • Anton Chekhov  158

    Sunday, January 29th 1860
  • Judith Tarr  63

    Sunday, January 30th 1955
  • Les Barker  71

    Thursday, January 30th 1947
  • Michael Dorris  73

    Tuesday, January 30th 1945
  • Gregory Benford  77

    Thursday, January 30th 1941
  • Richard Brautigan  85

    Monday, January 30th 1933
  • Allan W. Eckert  87

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Shirley Hazzard  87

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Lloyd Alexander  94

    Wednesday, January 30th 1924
  • Anton Hansen Tammsaare  140

    Wednesday, January 30th 1878
  • Connie Booth  74

    Monday, January 31st 1944
  • Derek Jarman  76

    Saturday, January 31st 1942
  • Kenzaburo Oe  83

    Thursday, January 31st 1935
  • Norman Mailer  95

    Wednesday, January 31st 1923
  • Thomas Merton  103

    Sunday, January 31st 1915
  • John O’Hara  113

    Tuesday, January 31st 1905
  • Zane Grey  146

    Wednesday, January 31st 1872
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