Author Birthdays for October

  • Tim O'Brien  73

    Tuesday, October 1st 1946
  • Vernor Vinge  75

    Monday, October 2nd 1944
  • Graham Greene  115

    Sunday, October 2nd 1904
  • Wallace Stevens  140

    Thursday, October 2nd 1879
  • James Herriot  103

    Tuesday, October 3rd 1916
  • Thomas Wolfe  119

    Wednesday, October 3rd 1900
  • Anne Rice  78

    Saturday, October 4th 1941
  • Mike McGrady  86
    Journalist, Novelist
    Wednesday, October 4th 1933
  • Edward Stratemeyer  157

    Saturday, October 4th 1862
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon  182
    Novelist
    Wednesday, October 4th 1837
  • Clive Barker  67

    Sunday, October 5th 1952
  • Peter Ackroyd  70

    Wednesday, October 5th 1949
  • Louise Fitzhugh  91

    Friday, October 5th 1928
  • Caroline Gordon  124

    Sunday, October 6th 1895
  • Sherman Alexie  53

    Friday, October 7th 1966
  • Steven Erikson  60
    Novelist
    Wednesday, October 7th 1959
  • Diane Ackerman  71

    Thursday, October 7th 1948
  • Thomas Keneally  84

    Monday, October 7th 1935
  • Helen MacInnes  112

    Monday, October 7th 1907
  • R. L. Stine  76

    Friday, October 8th 1943
  • Yulian Semyonov  88

    Thursday, October 8th 1931
  • John Lennon  79

    Wednesday, October 9th 1940
  • Tawfiq el-Hakim  121

    Sunday, October 9th 1898
  • Harold Pinter  89

    Friday, October 10th 1930
  • Claude Simon  106

    Friday, October 10th 1913
  • Elmore Leonard  94

    Sunday, October 11th 1925
  • James Crumley  80

    Thursday, October 12th 1939
  • Babaloo Mandel  70
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, October 13th 1949
  • E. E. Cummings  125

    Sunday, October 14th 1894
  • Agnes Sligh Turnbull  131

    Sunday, October 14th 1888
  • Italo Calvino  91

    Monday, October 15th 1928
  • Mario Puzo  99

    Friday, October 15th 1920
  • Enrique Jardiel Poncela  118
    Playwright, Novelist
    Tuesday, October 15th 1901
  • P.G. Wodehouse  138

    Saturday, October 15th 1881
  • Friedrich Nietzsche  175

    Tuesday, October 15th 1844
  • Paul Monette  74

    Tuesday, October 16th 1945
  • Gunter Grass  92

    Sunday, October 16th 1927
  • Eugene O'Neill  131

    Tuesday, October 16th 1888
  • Oscar Wilde  165

    Monday, October 16th 1854
  • Arthur Miller  104

    Sunday, October 17th 1915
  • Terry McMillan  68

    Thursday, October 18th 1951
  • Philip Pullman  73

    Saturday, October 19th 1946
  • John LeCarre  88

    Monday, October 19th 1931
  • Chauncey Bailey   70
    Journalist
    Thursday, October 20th 1949
  • Elfriede Jelinek  73

    Sunday, October 20th 1946
  • Ursula K. Le Guin  90

    Monday, October 21st 1929
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge  247

    Wednesday, October 21st 1772
  • A. L. Kennedy  54
    Novelist
    Friday, October 22nd 1965
  • Timothy Leary  99

    Friday, October 22nd 1920
  • Doris Lessing  100

    Wednesday, October 22nd 1919
  • John Reed  132

    Saturday, October 22nd 1887
  • Ivan Bunin  149

    Saturday, October 22nd 1870
  • E. Phillips Oppenheim  153

    Monday, October 22nd 1866
  • Augusten Burroughs  54

    Saturday, October 23rd 1965
  • E. J. Knapp  71

    Saturday, October 23rd 1948
  • Michael Crichton  77

    Friday, October 23rd 1942
  • Denise Levertov  96

    Wednesday, October 24th 1923
  • Sarah Josepha Hale  231

    Friday, October 24th 1788
  • Zadie Smith  44

    Saturday, October 25th 1975
  • Anne Tyler  78

    Saturday, October 25th 1941
  • John Berryman  105

    Sunday, October 25th 1914
  • Leslie McFarlane  117

    Saturday, October 25th 1902
  • Gilbert Patten  153

    Thursday, October 25th 1866
  • Pat Conroy  74

    Friday, October 26th 1945
  • Beryl Markham  117

    Sunday, October 26th 1902
  • Fran Lebowitz  69

    Friday, October 27th 1950
  • John Cleese  80

    Friday, October 27th 1939
  • Sylvia Plath  87

    Thursday, October 27th 1932
  • Dylan Thomas  105

    Tuesday, October 27th 1914
  • Frances Crane  129

    Monday, October 27th 1890
  • Anne Perry  81

    Friday, October 28th 1938
  • Evelyn Waugh  116

    Wednesday, October 28th 1903
  • Valerie Worth  86

    Sunday, October 29th 1933
  • Dominick Dunne  94

    Thursday, October 29th 1925
  • Bernard Gordon  101

    Tuesday, October 29th 1918
  • Fredric Brown  113

    Monday, October 29th 1906
  • Henry Green  114

    Sunday, October 29th 1905
  • Jean Giraudoux  137

    Sunday, October 29th 1882
  • James Boswell  279

    Saturday, October 29th 1740
  • Rudolfo Anaya  82

    Saturday, October 30th 1937
  • Agota Kristof  84

    Wednesday, October 30th 1935
  • Kostas Karyotakis  123

    Friday, October 30th 1896
  • Sukumar Ray  132

    Sunday, October 30th 1887
  • Zoë Akins  133

    Saturday, October 30th 1886
  • Ezra Pound  134

    Friday, October 30th 1885
  • Elizabeth Madox Roberts  138

    Sunday, October 30th 1881
  • Irma Rombauer  142

    Tuesday, October 30th 1877
  • Paul Valery  148
    Poet
    Monday, October 30th 1871
  • Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé  233

    Monday, October 30th 1786
  • André Chénier  257

    Saturday, October 30th 1762
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan  268

    Saturday, October 30th 1751
  • Irina Denezhkina  38

    Saturday, October 31st 1981
  • Neal Stephenson  60

    Saturday, October 31st 1959
  • Dick Francis  99

    Sunday, October 31st 1920
  • Napoleon Lapathiotis  131

    Wednesday, October 31st 1888
  • John Keats  224

    Saturday, October 31st 1795
  • Christopher Anstey  295

    Tuesday, October 31st 1724
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