Author Birthdays for October

  • Tim O'Brien  74

    Tuesday, October 1st 1946
  • Vernor Vinge  76

    Monday, October 2nd 1944
  • Graham Greene  116

    Sunday, October 2nd 1904
  • Wallace Stevens  141

    Thursday, October 2nd 1879
  • James Herriot  104

    Tuesday, October 3rd 1916
  • Thomas Wolfe  120

    Wednesday, October 3rd 1900
  • Anne Rice  79

    Saturday, October 4th 1941
  • Mike McGrady  87
    Journalist, Novelist
    Wednesday, October 4th 1933
  • Edward Stratemeyer  158

    Saturday, October 4th 1862
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon  183
    Novelist
    Wednesday, October 4th 1837
  • Clive Barker  68

    Sunday, October 5th 1952
  • Peter Ackroyd  71

    Wednesday, October 5th 1949
  • Louise Fitzhugh  92

    Friday, October 5th 1928
  • Caroline Gordon  125

    Sunday, October 6th 1895
  • Sherman Alexie  54

    Friday, October 7th 1966
  • Steven Erikson  61
    Novelist
    Wednesday, October 7th 1959
  • Diane Ackerman  72

    Thursday, October 7th 1948
  • Thomas Keneally  85

    Monday, October 7th 1935
  • Helen MacInnes  113

    Monday, October 7th 1907
  • R. L. Stine  77

    Friday, October 8th 1943
  • Yulian Semyonov  89

    Thursday, October 8th 1931
  • John Lennon  80

    Wednesday, October 9th 1940
  • Tawfiq el-Hakim  122

    Sunday, October 9th 1898
  • Harold Pinter  90

    Friday, October 10th 1930
  • Claude Simon  107

    Friday, October 10th 1913
  • Elmore Leonard  95

    Sunday, October 11th 1925
  • James Crumley  81

    Thursday, October 12th 1939
  • Babaloo Mandel  71
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, October 13th 1949
  • E. E. Cummings  126

    Sunday, October 14th 1894
  • Agnes Sligh Turnbull  132

    Sunday, October 14th 1888
  • Italo Calvino  92

    Monday, October 15th 1928
  • Mario Puzo  100

    Friday, October 15th 1920
  • Enrique Jardiel Poncela  119
    Playwright, Novelist
    Tuesday, October 15th 1901
  • P.G. Wodehouse  139

    Saturday, October 15th 1881
  • Friedrich Nietzsche  176

    Tuesday, October 15th 1844
  • Paul Monette  75

    Tuesday, October 16th 1945
  • Gunter Grass  93

    Sunday, October 16th 1927
  • Eugene O'Neill  132

    Tuesday, October 16th 1888
  • Oscar Wilde  166

    Monday, October 16th 1854
  • Arthur Miller  105

    Sunday, October 17th 1915
  • Terry McMillan  69

    Thursday, October 18th 1951
  • Philip Pullman  74

    Saturday, October 19th 1946
  • John LeCarre  89

    Monday, October 19th 1931
  • Chauncey Bailey   71
    Journalist
    Thursday, October 20th 1949
  • Elfriede Jelinek  74

    Sunday, October 20th 1946
  • Ursula K. Le Guin  91

    Monday, October 21st 1929
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge  248

    Wednesday, October 21st 1772
  • A. L. Kennedy  55
    Novelist
    Friday, October 22nd 1965
  • Timothy Leary  100

    Friday, October 22nd 1920
  • Doris Lessing  101

    Wednesday, October 22nd 1919
  • John Reed  133

    Saturday, October 22nd 1887
  • Ivan Bunin  150

    Saturday, October 22nd 1870
  • E. Phillips Oppenheim  154

    Monday, October 22nd 1866
  • Augusten Burroughs  55

    Saturday, October 23rd 1965
  • E. J. Knapp  72

    Saturday, October 23rd 1948
  • Michael Crichton  78

    Friday, October 23rd 1942
  • Denise Levertov  97

    Wednesday, October 24th 1923
  • Sarah Josepha Hale  232

    Friday, October 24th 1788
  • Zadie Smith  45

    Saturday, October 25th 1975
  • Anne Tyler  79

    Saturday, October 25th 1941
  • John Berryman  106

    Sunday, October 25th 1914
  • Leslie McFarlane  118

    Saturday, October 25th 1902
  • Gilbert Patten  154

    Thursday, October 25th 1866
  • Pat Conroy  75

    Friday, October 26th 1945
  • Beryl Markham  118

    Sunday, October 26th 1902
  • Fran Lebowitz  70

    Friday, October 27th 1950
  • John Cleese  81

    Friday, October 27th 1939
  • Sylvia Plath  88

    Thursday, October 27th 1932
  • Dylan Thomas  106

    Tuesday, October 27th 1914
  • Frances Crane  130

    Monday, October 27th 1890
  • Anne Perry  82

    Friday, October 28th 1938
  • Evelyn Waugh  117

    Wednesday, October 28th 1903
  • Valerie Worth  87

    Sunday, October 29th 1933
  • Dominick Dunne  95

    Thursday, October 29th 1925
  • Bernard Gordon  102

    Tuesday, October 29th 1918
  • Fredric Brown  114

    Monday, October 29th 1906
  • Henry Green  115

    Sunday, October 29th 1905
  • Jean Giraudoux  138

    Sunday, October 29th 1882
  • James Boswell  280

    Saturday, October 29th 1740
  • Rudolfo Anaya  83

    Saturday, October 30th 1937
  • Agota Kristof  85

    Wednesday, October 30th 1935
  • Kostas Karyotakis  124

    Friday, October 30th 1896
  • Sukumar Ray  133

    Sunday, October 30th 1887
  • Zoë Akins  134

    Saturday, October 30th 1886
  • Ezra Pound  135

    Friday, October 30th 1885
  • Elizabeth Madox Roberts  139

    Sunday, October 30th 1881
  • Irma Rombauer  143

    Tuesday, October 30th 1877
  • Paul Valery  149
    Poet
    Monday, October 30th 1871
  • Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé  234

    Monday, October 30th 1786
  • André Chénier  258

    Saturday, October 30th 1762
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan  269

    Saturday, October 30th 1751
  • Irina Denezhkina  39

    Saturday, October 31st 1981
  • Neal Stephenson  61

    Saturday, October 31st 1959
  • Dick Francis  100

    Sunday, October 31st 1920
  • Napoleon Lapathiotis  132

    Wednesday, October 31st 1888
  • John Keats  225

    Saturday, October 31st 1795
  • Christopher Anstey  296

    Tuesday, October 31st 1724
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