Author Birthdays for January

  • Adam Wisniewski-Snerg  82

    Friday, January 1st 1937
  • Joe Orton  86

    Sunday, January 1st 1933
  • Ernest Tidyman  91

    Sunday, January 1st 1928
  • J.D. Salinger  100

    Wednesday, January 1st 1919
  • E.M. Forster  140

    Wednesday, January 1st 1879
  • Mariano Azuela  146

    Wednesday, January 1st 1873
  • Maria Edgeworth  252

    Thursday, January 1st 1767
  • Hans Herbjørnsrud  81

    Sunday, January 2nd 1938
  • Seiichi Morimura  86

    Monday, January 2nd 1933
  • Charles Beaumont  90

    Wednesday, January 2nd 1929
  • Isaac Asimov  99

    Friday, January 2nd 1920
  • J.R.R. Tolkien  127

    Saturday, January 2nd 1892
  • Mendele Moicher Sforim  183

    Saturday, January 2nd 1836
  • Alex Wheatle  56

    Thursday, January 3rd 1963
  • Francesca Lia Block  57

    Wednesday, January 3rd 1962
  • Blanche d'Alpuget  75

    Monday, January 3rd 1944
  • Henry Handel Richardson  149

    Monday, January 3rd 1870
  • Nabila Jamshed  31

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Nabila Jamshed  31

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Mark Leyner  63

    Wednesday, January 4th 1956
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin  76

    Monday, January 4th 1943
  • Gao Xingjian  79

    Thursday, January 4th 1940
  • Carl Sandburg  141

    Friday, January 4th 1878
  • Jacob Grimm  234

    Tuesday, January 4th 1785
  • Michael O'Donoghue  79

    Friday, January 5th 1940
  • Ngugi wa Thiong'o  81

    Wednesday, January 5th 1938
  • Umberto Eco  87

    Tuesday, January 5th 1932
  • William De Witt Snodgrass  93

    Tuesday, January 5th 1926
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt  98

    Wednesday, January 5th 1921
  • Stella Gibbons  117

    Sunday, January 5th 1902
  • Allen Appel  74

    Saturday, January 6th 1945
  • E.L. Doctorow  88

    Tuesday, January 6th 1931
  • Jacobo Timerman  96

    Saturday, January 6th 1923
  • Vincent Serventy  103

    Thursday, January 6th 1916
  • Alan Watts  104

    Wednesday, January 6th 1915
  • Wright Morris  109

    Thursday, January 6th 1910
  • Kahlil Gibran  136

    Saturday, January 6th 1883
  • Nicholson Baker  62

    Monday, January 7th 1957
  • Shobhaa De  71

    Wednesday, January 7th 1948
  • William Peter Blatty  91

    Saturday, January 7th 1928
  • Zora Neale Hurston  116

    Wednesday, January 7th 1903
  • Terry Brooks  75

    Saturday, January 8th 1944
  • Stephen Hawking  77

    Thursday, January 8th 1942
  • Robert Littell  84

    Tuesday, January 8th 1935
  • Alexandra Ripley  85

    Monday, January 8th 1934
  • Dennis Wheatley  122

    Friday, January 8th 1897
  • Storm Jameson  128

    Thursday, January 8th 1891
  • Wilkie Collins  195

    Thursday, January 8th 1824
  • Hal Niedzviecki  48

    Saturday, January 9th 1971
  • Robert Drewe  76

    Saturday, January 9th 1943
  • John Dunning  77

    Friday, January 9th 1942
  • Anne Rivers Siddons  83

    Thursday, January 9th 1936
  • Wilbur Smith  86

    Monday, January 9th 1933
  • Algis Budrys  88

    Friday, January 9th 1931
  • Judith Krantz  91

    Monday, January 9th 1928
  • Simone de Beauvoir  111

    Thursday, January 9th 1908
  • Karel Capek  129

    Thursday, January 9th 1890
  • Gilbert Abbott à Beckett  208

    Wednesday, January 9th 1811
  • Antonio Muñoz Molina  63

    Tuesday, January 10th 1956
  • William Levy  80

    Tuesday, January 10th 1939
  • Peter Barnes  88

    Saturday, January 10th 1931
  • Philip Levine  91

    Tuesday, January 10th 1928
  • Robinson Jeffers  132

    Monday, January 10th 1887
  • Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi  136

    Wednesday, January 10th 1883
  • Annette von Droste-Hülshoff  222

    Tuesday, January 10th 1797
  • Marc Acito  53

    Tuesday, January 11th 1966
  • Jasper Fforde  58

    Wednesday, January 11th 1961
  • Jim Hightower  76

    Monday, January 11th 1943
  • Jerome Bixby  96

    Thursday, January 11th 1923
  • Nikos Kavvadias  109

    Tuesday, January 11th 1910
  • Alan Paton  116

    Sunday, January 11th 1903
  • David Mitchell  50

    Sunday, January 12th 1969
  • David Brooks  66
    Novelist
    Monday, January 12th 1953
  • Walter Mosley  67

    Saturday, January 12th 1952
  • Haruki Murakami  70

    Wednesday, January 12th 1949
  • William Nicholson  71

    Monday, January 12th 1948
  • Paul Jarrico  104

    Tuesday, January 12th 1915
  • Ferenc Molnár  141

    Saturday, January 12th 1878
  • Jack London  143

    Wednesday, January 12th 1876
  • Lorrie Moore  62

    Sunday, January 13th 1957
  • Jay McInerney  64

    Thursday, January 13th 1955
  • Edmund White  79

    Saturday, January 13th 1940
  • Ron Goulart  86

    Friday, January 13th 1933
  • Carolyn Gold Heilbrun  93

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • Michael Bond  93

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • A. B. Guthrie, Jr.  118

    Sunday, January 13th 1901
  • Clark Ashton Smith  126

    Friday, January 13th 1893
  • Anchee Min  62

    Monday, January 14th 1957
  • Rosina Lippi  63

    Saturday, January 14th 1956
  • Mary Robison  70

    Friday, January 14th 1949
  • Taylor Branch  72

    Tuesday, January 14th 1947
  • Lars Forssell  91

    Saturday, January 14th 1928
  • Yukio Mishima  94

    Wednesday, January 14th 1925
  • Andy Rooney  100

    Tuesday, January 14th 1919
  • Tillie Olsen  107

    Sunday, January 14th 1912
  • Anatoly Rybakov  108

    Saturday, January 14th 1911
  • Emily Hahn  114

    Saturday, January 14th 1905
  • John Dos Passos  123

    Tuesday, January 14th 1896
  • Hugh Lofting  133

    Thursday, January 14th 1886
  • Pierre Loti  169

    Monday, January 14th 1850
  • Zachris Topelius  201

    Wednesday, January 14th 1818
  • Jose Dalisay, Jr.  65

    Friday, January 15th 1954
  • Robert Silverberg  84

    Tuesday, January 15th 1935
  • Ernest J. Gaines  86

    Sunday, January 15th 1933
  • Nâzim Hikmet  117

    Wednesday, January 15th 1902
  • William Heinesen  119

    Monday, January 15th 1900
  • Osip Mandelstam  128

    Thursday, January 15th 1891
  • Mazo de la Roche  140

    Wednesday, January 15th 1879
  • Arsen Kotsoyev  147

    Monday, January 15th 1872
  • Molière  397

    Saturday, January 15th 1622
  • Garth Ennis  49

    Friday, January 16th 1970
  • Brian Castro  69

    Monday, January 16th 1950
  • Magdalen Nabb  72

    Thursday, January 16th 1947
  • Susan Sontag  86

    Monday, January 16th 1933
  • William Kennedy  91

    Monday, January 16th 1928
  • Stirling Silliphant  101

    Wednesday, January 16th 1918
  • Nat Schachner  124

    Wednesday, January 16th 1895
  • Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer  51

    Wednesday, January 17th 1968
  • Sebastian Junger  57

    Wednesday, January 17th 1962
  • Luis López Nieves  69

    Tuesday, January 17th 1950
  • Robert Cormier  94

    Saturday, January 17th 1925
  • Nevil Shute  120

    Tuesday, January 17th 1899
  • Ronald Firbank  133

    Sunday, January 17th 1886
  • Compton Mackenzie  136

    Wednesday, January 17th 1883
  • May Gibbs  142

    Wednesday, January 17th 1877
  • Tomás Carrasquilla  161

    Sunday, January 17th 1858
  • Anne Brontë  199

    Monday, January 17th 1820
  • Ellen Wood  205

    Monday, January 17th 1814
  • Benjamin Franklin  313

    Sunday, January 17th 1706
  • Raymond Briggs  85

    Thursday, January 18th 1934
  • Robert Anton Wilson  87

    Monday, January 18th 1932
  • Vitomil Zupan  105

    Sunday, January 18th 1914
  • C. M. Eddy, Jr.  123

    Saturday, January 18th 1896
  • A.A. Milne  137

    Wednesday, January 18th 1882
  • Ioan Slavici  171

    Tuesday, January 18th 1848
  • Montesquieu  330

    Tuesday, January 18th 1689
  • Edwidge Danticat  50

    Sunday, January 19th 1969
  • Julian Barnes  73

    Saturday, January 19th 1946
  • Nina Bawden  94

    Monday, January 19th 1925
  • Jean-François Revel  95

    Saturday, January 19th 1924
  • Patricia Highsmith  98

    Wednesday, January 19th 1921
  • Boris Savinkov  140

    Sunday, January 19th 1879
  • Edgar Allan Poe  210

    Thursday, January 19th 1809
  • Bill Maher  63

    Friday, January 20th 1956
  • Edward Hirsch  69

    Friday, January 20th 1950
  • Nancy Kress  71

    Tuesday, January 20th 1948
  • Robert Olen Butler  74

    Saturday, January 20th 1945
  • Qurratulain Hyder  93

    Wednesday, January 20th 1926
  • Joy Adamson  109

    Thursday, January 20th 1910
  • George Burns  123

    Monday, January 20th 1896
  • Johannes Vilhelm Jensen  146

    Monday, January 20th 1873
  • Nathaniel Parker Willis  213

    Monday, January 20th 1806
  • Eugène Sue  215

    Friday, January 20th 1804
  • Jean-Jacques Barthélemy  303

    Monday, January 20th 1716
  • M. K. Hobson  50

    Tuesday, January 21st 1969
  • Forrest Gander  63

    Saturday, January 21st 1956
  • Ludwig Thoma  152

    Monday, January 21st 1867
  • Imre Madách  196

    Tuesday, January 21st 1823
  • Francis Wheen  62

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1957
  • Joseph Wambaugh  82

    Friday, January 22nd 1937
  • Harilal Upadhyay  103

    Saturday, January 22nd 1916
  • Henry Bauchau  106

    Wednesday, January 22nd 1913
  • Robert E. Howard  113

    Monday, January 22nd 1906
  • Arkady Gaidar  115

    Friday, January 22nd 1904
  • Isabel Paterson  133

    Friday, January 22nd 1886
  • Johan August Strindberg  170

    Monday, January 22nd 1849
  • Lord Byron  231

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1788
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  290

    Saturday, January 22nd 1729
  • Elvira Lindo  57

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1962
  • Derek Walcott  89

    Thursday, January 23rd 1930
  • Walter Michael Miller, Jr.  96

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1923
  • Camilla Collett  206

    Saturday, January 23rd 1813
  • Stendhal  236
    Novelist
    Thursday, January 23rd 1783
  • Benjamin Urrutia  69

    Tuesday, January 24th 1950
  • Eugen Roth  124

    Thursday, January 24th 1895
  • Vicki Baum  131

    Tuesday, January 24th 1888
  • Ethel Turner  147

    Wednesday, January 24th 1872
  • Edith Wharton  157

    Friday, January 24th 1862
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann  243

    Wednesday, January 24th 1776
  • Pierre Beaumarchais  287

    Thursday, January 24th 1732
  • Frances Brooke  295

    Monday, January 24th 1724
  • William Congreve  349

    Friday, January 24th 1670
  • Stephen Chbosky  49

    Sunday, January 25th 1970
  • James Gordon Farrell  84

    Friday, January 25th 1935
  • Russell Braddon  98

    Tuesday, January 25th 1921
  • Yojiro Ishizaka  119

    Thursday, January 25th 1900
  • Hakushu Kitahara  134

    Sunday, January 25th 1885
  • Virginia Woolf  137

    Wednesday, January 25th 1882
  • W. Somerset Maugham  145

    Sunday, January 25th 1874
  • Michael Madhusudan Dutt  195

    Sunday, January 25th 1824
  • Robert Burns  260

    Thursday, January 25th 1759
  • Shannon Hale  45

    Saturday, January 26th 1974
  • Jonathan Carroll  70

    Wednesday, January 26th 1949
  • Corrado Augias  84

    Saturday, January 26th 1935
  • Jules Feiffer  90

    Saturday, January 26th 1929
  • Philip José Farmer  101

    Saturday, January 26th 1918
  • François Coppée  177

    Wednesday, January 26th 1842
  • James Grippando  61

    Monday, January 27th 1958
  • Alexander Stuart  64

    Thursday, January 27th 1955
  • Ethan Mordden  70

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Bruce Weigl  70

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estés  74

    Saturday, January 27th 1945
  • D.M. Thomas  84

    Sunday, January 27th 1935
  • Mordecai Richler  88

    Tuesday, January 27th 1931
  • Gastón Suárez  90

    Sunday, January 27th 1929
  • Ilya Ehrenburg  128

    Tuesday, January 27th 1891
  • Leopold von Sacher-Masoch  183

    Wednesday, January 27th 1836
  • Lewis Carroll  187

    Friday, January 27th 1832
  • Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin  193

    Friday, January 27th 1826
  • David Strauss  211

    Wednesday, January 27th 1808
  • Arnaldur Indriðason  58

    Saturday, January 28th 1961
  • John Perkins  74

    Sunday, January 28th 1945
  • Alan Alda  83

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • Ismail Kadare  83

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • David Lodge  84

    Monday, January 28th 1935
  • Nien Cheng  104

    Thursday, January 28th 1915
  • Aleksander Kaminski  116

    Wednesday, January 28th 1903
  • Valentin Kataev  122

    Thursday, January 28th 1897
  • Marthe Bibesco  133

    Thursday, January 28th 1886
  • Colette  146

    Tuesday, January 28th 1873
  • José Martí  166

    Friday, January 28th 1853
  • Brian Wood  47

    Saturday, January 29th 1972
  • Germaine Greer  80

    Sunday, January 29th 1939
  • Edward Abbey  92

    Saturday, January 29th 1927
  • Paddy Chayefsky  96

    Monday, January 29th 1923
  • Vicente Blasco Ibáñez  152

    Tuesday, January 29th 1867
  • Romain Rolland  153

    Monday, January 29th 1866
  • Anton Chekhov  159

    Sunday, January 29th 1860
  • Judith Tarr  64

    Sunday, January 30th 1955
  • Les Barker  72

    Thursday, January 30th 1947
  • Michael Dorris  74

    Tuesday, January 30th 1945
  • Gregory Benford  78

    Thursday, January 30th 1941
  • Richard Brautigan  86

    Monday, January 30th 1933
  • Allan W. Eckert  88

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Shirley Hazzard  88

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Lloyd Alexander  95

    Wednesday, January 30th 1924
  • Anton Hansen Tammsaare  141

    Wednesday, January 30th 1878
  • Connie Booth  75

    Monday, January 31st 1944
  • Derek Jarman  77

    Saturday, January 31st 1942
  • Kenzaburo Oe  84

    Thursday, January 31st 1935
  • Norman Mailer  96

    Wednesday, January 31st 1923
  • Thomas Merton  104

    Sunday, January 31st 1915
  • John O'Hara  114

    Tuesday, January 31st 1905
  • Zane Grey  147

    Wednesday, January 31st 1872
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