Author Birthdays for January

  • Adam Wisniewski-Snerg  80

    Friday, January 1st 1937
  • Joe Orton  84

    Sunday, January 1st 1933
  • Ernest Tidyman  89

    Sunday, January 1st 1928
  • J.D. Salinger  98

    Wednesday, January 1st 1919
  • E.M. Forster  138

    Wednesday, January 1st 1879
  • Mariano Azuela  144

    Wednesday, January 1st 1873
  • Maria Edgeworth  250

    Thursday, January 1st 1767
  • Hans Herbjørnsrud  79

    Sunday, January 2nd 1938
  • Seiichi Morimura  84

    Monday, January 2nd 1933
  • Charles Beaumont  88

    Wednesday, January 2nd 1929
  • Isaac Asimov  97

    Friday, January 2nd 1920
  • J.R.R. Tolkien  125

    Saturday, January 2nd 1892
  • Mendele Moicher Sforim  181

    Saturday, January 2nd 1836
  • Alex Wheatle  54

    Thursday, January 3rd 1963
  • Francesca Lia Block  55

    Wednesday, January 3rd 1962
  • Blanche d’Alpuget  73

    Monday, January 3rd 1944
  • Henry Handel Richardson  147

    Monday, January 3rd 1870
  • Nabila Jamshed  29

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Nabila Jamshed  29

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Mark Leyner  61

    Wednesday, January 4th 1956
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin  74

    Monday, January 4th 1943
  • Gao Xingjian  77

    Thursday, January 4th 1940
  • Carl Sandburg  139

    Friday, January 4th 1878
  • Jacob Grimm  232

    Tuesday, January 4th 1785
  • Michael O’Donoghue  77

    Friday, January 5th 1940
  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o  79

    Wednesday, January 5th 1938
  • Umberto Eco  85

    Tuesday, January 5th 1932
  • William De Witt Snodgrass  91

    Tuesday, January 5th 1926
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt  96

    Wednesday, January 5th 1921
  • Stella Gibbons  115

    Sunday, January 5th 1902
  • Allen Appel  72

    Saturday, January 6th 1945
  • E.L. Doctorow  86

    Tuesday, January 6th 1931
  • Jacobo Timerman  94

    Saturday, January 6th 1923
  • Vincent Serventy  101

    Thursday, January 6th 1916
  • Alan Watts  102

    Wednesday, January 6th 1915
  • Wright Morris  107

    Thursday, January 6th 1910
  • Kahlil Gibran  134

    Saturday, January 6th 1883
  • Nicholson Baker  60

    Monday, January 7th 1957
  • Shobhaa De  69

    Wednesday, January 7th 1948
  • William Peter Blatty  89

    Saturday, January 7th 1928
  • Zora Neale Hurston  114

    Wednesday, January 7th 1903
  • Terry Brooks  73

    Saturday, January 8th 1944
  • Stephen Hawking  75

    Thursday, January 8th 1942
  • Robert Littell  82

    Tuesday, January 8th 1935
  • Alexandra Ripley  83

    Monday, January 8th 1934
  • Dennis Wheatley  120

    Friday, January 8th 1897
  • Storm Jameson  126

    Thursday, January 8th 1891
  • Wilkie Collins  193

    Thursday, January 8th 1824
  • Hal Niedzviecki  46

    Saturday, January 9th 1971
  • Robert Drewe  74

    Saturday, January 9th 1943
  • John Dunning  75

    Friday, January 9th 1942
  • Anne Rivers Siddons  81

    Thursday, January 9th 1936
  • Wilbur Smith  84

    Monday, January 9th 1933
  • Algis Budrys  86

    Friday, January 9th 1931
  • Judith Krantz  89

    Monday, January 9th 1928
  • Simone de Beauvoir  109

    Thursday, January 9th 1908
  • Karel Capek  127

    Thursday, January 9th 1890
  • Gilbert Abbott à Beckett  206

    Wednesday, January 9th 1811
  • Antonio Muñoz Molina  61

    Tuesday, January 10th 1956
  • William Levy  78

    Tuesday, January 10th 1939
  • Peter Barnes  86

    Saturday, January 10th 1931
  • Philip Levine  89

    Tuesday, January 10th 1928
  • Robinson Jeffers  130

    Monday, January 10th 1887
  • Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi  134

    Wednesday, January 10th 1883
  • Annette von Droste-Hülshoff  220

    Tuesday, January 10th 1797
  • Marc Acito  51

    Tuesday, January 11th 1966
  • Jasper Fforde  56

    Wednesday, January 11th 1961
  • Jim Hightower  74

    Monday, January 11th 1943
  • Jerome Bixby  94

    Thursday, January 11th 1923
  • Nikos Kavvadias  107

    Tuesday, January 11th 1910
  • Alan Paton  114

    Sunday, January 11th 1903
  • David Mitchell  48

    Sunday, January 12th 1969
  • David Brooks  64
    Novelist
    Monday, January 12th 1953
  • Walter Mosley  65

    Saturday, January 12th 1952
  • Haruki Murakami  68

    Wednesday, January 12th 1949
  • William Nicholson  69

    Monday, January 12th 1948
  • Paul Jarrico  102

    Tuesday, January 12th 1915
  • Ferenc Molnár  139

    Saturday, January 12th 1878
  • Jack London  141

    Wednesday, January 12th 1876
  • Lorrie Moore  60

    Sunday, January 13th 1957
  • Jay McInerney  62

    Thursday, January 13th 1955
  • Edmund White  77

    Saturday, January 13th 1940
  • Ron Goulart  84

    Friday, January 13th 1933
  • Carolyn Gold Heilbrun  91

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • Michael Bond  91

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • A. B. Guthrie, Jr.  116

    Sunday, January 13th 1901
  • Clark Ashton Smith  124

    Friday, January 13th 1893
  • Anchee Min  60

    Monday, January 14th 1957
  • Rosina Lippi  61

    Saturday, January 14th 1956
  • Mary Robison  68

    Friday, January 14th 1949
  • Taylor Branch  70

    Tuesday, January 14th 1947
  • Lars Forssell  89

    Saturday, January 14th 1928
  • Yukio Mishima  92

    Wednesday, January 14th 1925
  • Andy Rooney  98

    Tuesday, January 14th 1919
  • Tillie Olsen  105

    Sunday, January 14th 1912
  • Anatoly Rybakov  106

    Saturday, January 14th 1911
  • Emily Hahn  112

    Saturday, January 14th 1905
  • John Dos Passos  121

    Tuesday, January 14th 1896
  • Hugh Lofting  131

    Thursday, January 14th 1886
  • Pierre Loti  167

    Monday, January 14th 1850
  • Zachris Topelius  199

    Wednesday, January 14th 1818
  • Jose Dalisay, Jr.  63

    Friday, January 15th 1954
  • Robert Silverberg  82

    Tuesday, January 15th 1935
  • Ernest J. Gaines  84

    Sunday, January 15th 1933
  • Nâzim Hikmet  115

    Wednesday, January 15th 1902
  • William Heinesen  117

    Monday, January 15th 1900
  • Osip Mandelstam  126

    Thursday, January 15th 1891
  • Mazo de la Roche  138

    Wednesday, January 15th 1879
  • Arsen Kotsoyev  145

    Monday, January 15th 1872
  • Molière  395

    Saturday, January 15th 1622
  • Garth Ennis  47

    Friday, January 16th 1970
  • Brian Castro  67

    Monday, January 16th 1950
  • Magdalen Nabb  70

    Thursday, January 16th 1947
  • Susan Sontag  84

    Monday, January 16th 1933
  • William Kennedy  89

    Monday, January 16th 1928
  • Stirling Silliphant  99

    Wednesday, January 16th 1918
  • Nat Schachner  122

    Wednesday, January 16th 1895
  • Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer  49

    Wednesday, January 17th 1968
  • Sebastian Junger  55

    Wednesday, January 17th 1962
  • Luis López Nieves  67

    Tuesday, January 17th 1950
  • Robert Cormier  92

    Saturday, January 17th 1925
  • Nevil Shute  118

    Tuesday, January 17th 1899
  • Ronald Firbank  131

    Sunday, January 17th 1886
  • Compton Mackenzie  134

    Wednesday, January 17th 1883
  • May Gibbs  140

    Wednesday, January 17th 1877
  • Tomás Carrasquilla  159

    Sunday, January 17th 1858
  • Anne Brontë  197

    Monday, January 17th 1820
  • Ellen Wood  203

    Monday, January 17th 1814
  • Benjamin Franklin  311

    Sunday, January 17th 1706
  • Raymond Briggs  83

    Thursday, January 18th 1934
  • Robert Anton Wilson  85

    Monday, January 18th 1932
  • Vitomil Zupan  103

    Sunday, January 18th 1914
  • C. M. Eddy, Jr.  121

    Saturday, January 18th 1896
  • A.A. Milne  135

    Wednesday, January 18th 1882
  • Ioan Slavici  169

    Tuesday, January 18th 1848
  • Montesquieu  328

    Tuesday, January 18th 1689
  • Edwidge Danticat  48

    Sunday, January 19th 1969
  • Julian Barnes  71

    Saturday, January 19th 1946
  • Nina Bawden  92

    Monday, January 19th 1925
  • Jean-François Revel  93

    Saturday, January 19th 1924
  • Patricia Highsmith  96

    Wednesday, January 19th 1921
  • Boris Savinkov  138

    Sunday, January 19th 1879
  • Edgar Allan Poe  208

    Thursday, January 19th 1809
  • Bill Maher  61

    Friday, January 20th 1956
  • Edward Hirsch  67

    Friday, January 20th 1950
  • Nancy Kress  69

    Tuesday, January 20th 1948
  • Robert Olen Butler  72

    Saturday, January 20th 1945
  • Qurratulain Hyder  91

    Wednesday, January 20th 1926
  • Joy Adamson  107

    Thursday, January 20th 1910
  • George Burns  121

    Monday, January 20th 1896
  • Johannes Vilhelm Jensen  144

    Monday, January 20th 1873
  • Nathaniel Parker Willis  211

    Monday, January 20th 1806
  • Eugène Sue  213

    Friday, January 20th 1804
  • Jean-Jacques Barthélemy  301

    Monday, January 20th 1716
  • M. K. Hobson  48

    Tuesday, January 21st 1969
  • Forrest Gander  61

    Saturday, January 21st 1956
  • Ludwig Thoma  150

    Monday, January 21st 1867
  • Imre Madách  194

    Tuesday, January 21st 1823
  • Francis Wheen  60

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1957
  • Joseph Wambaugh  80

    Friday, January 22nd 1937
  • Harilal Upadhyay  101

    Saturday, January 22nd 1916
  • Henry Bauchau  104

    Wednesday, January 22nd 1913
  • Robert E. Howard  111

    Monday, January 22nd 1906
  • Arkady Gaidar  113

    Friday, January 22nd 1904
  • Isabel Paterson  131

    Friday, January 22nd 1886
  • Johan August Strindberg  168

    Monday, January 22nd 1849
  • Lord Byron  229

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1788
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  288

    Saturday, January 22nd 1729
  • Elvira Lindo  55

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1962
  • Derek Walcott  87

    Thursday, January 23rd 1930
  • Walter Michael Miller, Jr.  94

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1923
  • Camilla Collett  204

    Saturday, January 23rd 1813
  • Stendhal  234
    Novelist
    Thursday, January 23rd 1783
  • Benjamin Urrutia  67

    Tuesday, January 24th 1950
  • Eugen Roth  122

    Thursday, January 24th 1895
  • Vicki Baum  129

    Tuesday, January 24th 1888
  • Ethel Turner  145

    Wednesday, January 24th 1872
  • Edith Wharton  155

    Friday, January 24th 1862
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann  241

    Wednesday, January 24th 1776
  • Pierre Beaumarchais  285

    Thursday, January 24th 1732
  • Frances Brooke  293

    Monday, January 24th 1724
  • William Congreve  347

    Friday, January 24th 1670
  • Stephen Chbosky  47

    Sunday, January 25th 1970
  • James Gordon Farrell  82

    Friday, January 25th 1935
  • Russell Braddon  96

    Tuesday, January 25th 1921
  • Yojiro Ishizaka  117

    Thursday, January 25th 1900
  • Hakushu Kitahara  132

    Sunday, January 25th 1885
  • Virginia Woolf  135

    Wednesday, January 25th 1882
  • W. Somerset Maugham  143

    Sunday, January 25th 1874
  • Michael Madhusudan Dutt  193

    Sunday, January 25th 1824
  • Robert Burns  258

    Thursday, January 25th 1759
  • Shannon Hale  43

    Saturday, January 26th 1974
  • Jonathan Carroll  68

    Wednesday, January 26th 1949
  • Corrado Augias  82

    Saturday, January 26th 1935
  • Jules Feiffer  88

    Saturday, January 26th 1929
  • Philip José Farmer  99

    Saturday, January 26th 1918
  • François Coppée  175

    Wednesday, January 26th 1842
  • James Grippando  59

    Monday, January 27th 1958
  • Alexander Stuart  62

    Thursday, January 27th 1955
  • Ethan Mordden  68

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Bruce Weigl  68

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estés  72

    Saturday, January 27th 1945
  • D.M. Thomas  82

    Sunday, January 27th 1935
  • Mordecai Richler  86

    Tuesday, January 27th 1931
  • Gastón Suárez  88

    Sunday, January 27th 1929
  • Ilya Ehrenburg  126

    Tuesday, January 27th 1891
  • Leopold von Sacher-Masoch  181

    Wednesday, January 27th 1836
  • Lewis Carroll  185

    Friday, January 27th 1832
  • Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin  191

    Friday, January 27th 1826
  • David Strauss  209

    Wednesday, January 27th 1808
  • Arnaldur Indriðason  56

    Saturday, January 28th 1961
  • John Perkins  72

    Sunday, January 28th 1945
  • Alan Alda  81

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • Ismail Kadare  81

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • David Lodge  82

    Monday, January 28th 1935
  • Nien Cheng  102

    Thursday, January 28th 1915
  • Aleksander Kaminski  114

    Wednesday, January 28th 1903
  • Valentin Kataev  120

    Thursday, January 28th 1897
  • Marthe Bibesco  131

    Thursday, January 28th 1886
  • Colette  144

    Tuesday, January 28th 1873
  • José Martí  164

    Friday, January 28th 1853
  • Brian Wood  45

    Saturday, January 29th 1972
  • Germaine Greer  78

    Sunday, January 29th 1939
  • Edward Abbey  90

    Saturday, January 29th 1927
  • Paddy Chayefsky  94

    Monday, January 29th 1923
  • Vicente Blasco Ibáñez  150

    Tuesday, January 29th 1867
  • Romain Rolland  151

    Monday, January 29th 1866
  • Anton Chekhov  157

    Sunday, January 29th 1860
  • Judith Tarr  62

    Sunday, January 30th 1955
  • Les Barker  70

    Thursday, January 30th 1947
  • Michael Dorris  72

    Tuesday, January 30th 1945
  • Gregory Benford  76

    Thursday, January 30th 1941
  • Richard Brautigan  84

    Monday, January 30th 1933
  • Allan W. Eckert  86

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Shirley Hazzard  86

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Lloyd Alexander  93

    Wednesday, January 30th 1924
  • Anton Hansen Tammsaare  139

    Wednesday, January 30th 1878
  • Connie Booth  73

    Monday, January 31st 1944
  • Derek Jarman  75

    Saturday, January 31st 1942
  • Kenzaburo Oe  82

    Thursday, January 31st 1935
  • Norman Mailer  94

    Wednesday, January 31st 1923
  • Thomas Merton  102

    Sunday, January 31st 1915
  • John O’Hara  112

    Tuesday, January 31st 1905
  • Zane Grey  145

    Wednesday, January 31st 1872

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