Author Birthdays for January

  • Adam Wisniewski-Snerg  83

    Friday, January 1st 1937
  • Joe Orton  87

    Sunday, January 1st 1933
  • Ernest Tidyman  92

    Sunday, January 1st 1928
  • J.D. Salinger  101

    Wednesday, January 1st 1919
  • E.M. Forster  141

    Wednesday, January 1st 1879
  • Mariano Azuela  147

    Wednesday, January 1st 1873
  • Maria Edgeworth  253

    Thursday, January 1st 1767
  • Hans Herbjørnsrud  82

    Sunday, January 2nd 1938
  • Seiichi Morimura  87

    Monday, January 2nd 1933
  • Charles Beaumont  91

    Wednesday, January 2nd 1929
  • Isaac Asimov  100

    Friday, January 2nd 1920
  • J.R.R. Tolkien  128

    Saturday, January 2nd 1892
  • Mendele Moicher Sforim  184

    Saturday, January 2nd 1836
  • Alex Wheatle  57

    Thursday, January 3rd 1963
  • Francesca Lia Block  58

    Wednesday, January 3rd 1962
  • Blanche d'Alpuget  76

    Monday, January 3rd 1944
  • Henry Handel Richardson  150

    Monday, January 3rd 1870
  • Nabila Jamshed  32

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Nabila Jamshed  32

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Mark Leyner  64

    Wednesday, January 4th 1956
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin  77

    Monday, January 4th 1943
  • Gao Xingjian  80

    Thursday, January 4th 1940
  • Carl Sandburg  142

    Friday, January 4th 1878
  • Jacob Grimm  235

    Tuesday, January 4th 1785
  • Michael O'Donoghue  80

    Friday, January 5th 1940
  • Ngugi wa Thiong'o  82

    Wednesday, January 5th 1938
  • Umberto Eco  88

    Tuesday, January 5th 1932
  • William De Witt Snodgrass  94

    Tuesday, January 5th 1926
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt  99

    Wednesday, January 5th 1921
  • Stella Gibbons  118

    Sunday, January 5th 1902
  • Allen Appel  75

    Saturday, January 6th 1945
  • E.L. Doctorow  89

    Tuesday, January 6th 1931
  • Jacobo Timerman  97

    Saturday, January 6th 1923
  • Vincent Serventy  104

    Thursday, January 6th 1916
  • Alan Watts  105

    Wednesday, January 6th 1915
  • Wright Morris  110

    Thursday, January 6th 1910
  • Kahlil Gibran  137

    Saturday, January 6th 1883
  • Nicholson Baker  63

    Monday, January 7th 1957
  • Shobhaa De  72

    Wednesday, January 7th 1948
  • William Peter Blatty  92

    Saturday, January 7th 1928
  • Zora Neale Hurston  117

    Wednesday, January 7th 1903
  • Terry Brooks  76

    Saturday, January 8th 1944
  • Stephen Hawking  78

    Thursday, January 8th 1942
  • Robert Littell  85

    Tuesday, January 8th 1935
  • Alexandra Ripley  86

    Monday, January 8th 1934
  • Dennis Wheatley  123

    Friday, January 8th 1897
  • Storm Jameson  129

    Thursday, January 8th 1891
  • Wilkie Collins  196

    Thursday, January 8th 1824
  • Hal Niedzviecki  49

    Saturday, January 9th 1971
  • Robert Drewe  77

    Saturday, January 9th 1943
  • John Dunning  78

    Friday, January 9th 1942
  • Anne Rivers Siddons  84

    Thursday, January 9th 1936
  • Wilbur Smith  87

    Monday, January 9th 1933
  • Algis Budrys  89

    Friday, January 9th 1931
  • Judith Krantz  92

    Monday, January 9th 1928
  • Simone de Beauvoir  112

    Thursday, January 9th 1908
  • Karel Capek  130

    Thursday, January 9th 1890
  • Gilbert Abbott à Beckett  209

    Wednesday, January 9th 1811
  • Antonio Muñoz Molina  64

    Tuesday, January 10th 1956
  • William Levy  81

    Tuesday, January 10th 1939
  • Peter Barnes  89

    Saturday, January 10th 1931
  • Philip Levine  92

    Tuesday, January 10th 1928
  • Robinson Jeffers  133

    Monday, January 10th 1887
  • Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi  137

    Wednesday, January 10th 1883
  • Annette von Droste-Hülshoff  223

    Tuesday, January 10th 1797
  • Marc Acito  54

    Tuesday, January 11th 1966
  • Jasper Fforde  59

    Wednesday, January 11th 1961
  • Jim Hightower  77

    Monday, January 11th 1943
  • Jerome Bixby  97

    Thursday, January 11th 1923
  • Nikos Kavvadias  110

    Tuesday, January 11th 1910
  • Alan Paton  117

    Sunday, January 11th 1903
  • David Mitchell  51

    Sunday, January 12th 1969
  • David Brooks  67
    Novelist
    Monday, January 12th 1953
  • Walter Mosley  68

    Saturday, January 12th 1952
  • Haruki Murakami  71

    Wednesday, January 12th 1949
  • William Nicholson  72

    Monday, January 12th 1948
  • Paul Jarrico  105

    Tuesday, January 12th 1915
  • Ferenc Molnár  142

    Saturday, January 12th 1878
  • Jack London  144

    Wednesday, January 12th 1876
  • Lorrie Moore  63

    Sunday, January 13th 1957
  • Jay McInerney  65

    Thursday, January 13th 1955
  • Edmund White  80

    Saturday, January 13th 1940
  • Ron Goulart  87

    Friday, January 13th 1933
  • Carolyn Gold Heilbrun  94

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • Michael Bond  94

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • A. B. Guthrie, Jr.  119

    Sunday, January 13th 1901
  • Clark Ashton Smith  127

    Friday, January 13th 1893
  • Anchee Min  63

    Monday, January 14th 1957
  • Rosina Lippi  64

    Saturday, January 14th 1956
  • Mary Robison  71

    Friday, January 14th 1949
  • Taylor Branch  73

    Tuesday, January 14th 1947
  • Lars Forssell  92

    Saturday, January 14th 1928
  • Yukio Mishima  95

    Wednesday, January 14th 1925
  • Andy Rooney  101

    Tuesday, January 14th 1919
  • Tillie Olsen  108

    Sunday, January 14th 1912
  • Anatoly Rybakov  109

    Saturday, January 14th 1911
  • Emily Hahn  115

    Saturday, January 14th 1905
  • John Dos Passos  124

    Tuesday, January 14th 1896
  • Hugh Lofting  134

    Thursday, January 14th 1886
  • Pierre Loti  170

    Monday, January 14th 1850
  • Zachris Topelius  202

    Wednesday, January 14th 1818
  • Jose Dalisay, Jr.  66

    Friday, January 15th 1954
  • Robert Silverberg  85

    Tuesday, January 15th 1935
  • Ernest J. Gaines  87

    Sunday, January 15th 1933
  • Nâzim Hikmet  118

    Wednesday, January 15th 1902
  • William Heinesen  120

    Monday, January 15th 1900
  • Osip Mandelstam  129

    Thursday, January 15th 1891
  • Mazo de la Roche  141

    Wednesday, January 15th 1879
  • Arsen Kotsoyev  148

    Monday, January 15th 1872
  • Molière  398

    Saturday, January 15th 1622
  • Garth Ennis  50

    Friday, January 16th 1970
  • Brian Castro  70

    Monday, January 16th 1950
  • Magdalen Nabb  73

    Thursday, January 16th 1947
  • Susan Sontag  87

    Monday, January 16th 1933
  • William Kennedy  92

    Monday, January 16th 1928
  • Stirling Silliphant  102

    Wednesday, January 16th 1918
  • Nat Schachner  125

    Wednesday, January 16th 1895
  • Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer  52

    Wednesday, January 17th 1968
  • Sebastian Junger  58

    Wednesday, January 17th 1962
  • Luis López Nieves  70

    Tuesday, January 17th 1950
  • Robert Cormier  95

    Saturday, January 17th 1925
  • Nevil Shute  121

    Tuesday, January 17th 1899
  • Ronald Firbank  134

    Sunday, January 17th 1886
  • Compton Mackenzie  137

    Wednesday, January 17th 1883
  • May Gibbs  143

    Wednesday, January 17th 1877
  • Tomás Carrasquilla  162

    Sunday, January 17th 1858
  • Anne Brontë  200

    Monday, January 17th 1820
  • Ellen Wood  206

    Monday, January 17th 1814
  • Benjamin Franklin  314

    Sunday, January 17th 1706
  • Raymond Briggs  86

    Thursday, January 18th 1934
  • Robert Anton Wilson  88

    Monday, January 18th 1932
  • Vitomil Zupan  106

    Sunday, January 18th 1914
  • C. M. Eddy, Jr.  124

    Saturday, January 18th 1896
  • A.A. Milne  138

    Wednesday, January 18th 1882
  • Ioan Slavici  172

    Tuesday, January 18th 1848
  • Montesquieu  331

    Tuesday, January 18th 1689
  • Edwidge Danticat  51

    Sunday, January 19th 1969
  • Julian Barnes  74

    Saturday, January 19th 1946
  • Nina Bawden  95

    Monday, January 19th 1925
  • Jean-François Revel  96

    Saturday, January 19th 1924
  • Patricia Highsmith  99

    Wednesday, January 19th 1921
  • Boris Savinkov  141

    Sunday, January 19th 1879
  • Edgar Allan Poe  211

    Thursday, January 19th 1809
  • Bill Maher  64

    Friday, January 20th 1956
  • Edward Hirsch  70

    Friday, January 20th 1950
  • Nancy Kress  72

    Tuesday, January 20th 1948
  • Robert Olen Butler  75

    Saturday, January 20th 1945
  • Qurratulain Hyder  94

    Wednesday, January 20th 1926
  • Joy Adamson  110

    Thursday, January 20th 1910
  • George Burns  124

    Monday, January 20th 1896
  • Johannes Vilhelm Jensen  147

    Monday, January 20th 1873
  • Nathaniel Parker Willis  214

    Monday, January 20th 1806
  • Eugène Sue  216

    Friday, January 20th 1804
  • Jean-Jacques Barthélemy  304

    Monday, January 20th 1716
  • M. K. Hobson  51

    Tuesday, January 21st 1969
  • Forrest Gander  64

    Saturday, January 21st 1956
  • Ludwig Thoma  153

    Monday, January 21st 1867
  • Imre Madách  197

    Tuesday, January 21st 1823
  • Francis Wheen  63

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1957
  • Joseph Wambaugh  83

    Friday, January 22nd 1937
  • Harilal Upadhyay  104

    Saturday, January 22nd 1916
  • Henry Bauchau  107

    Wednesday, January 22nd 1913
  • Robert E. Howard  114

    Monday, January 22nd 1906
  • Arkady Gaidar  116

    Friday, January 22nd 1904
  • Isabel Paterson  134

    Friday, January 22nd 1886
  • Johan August Strindberg  171

    Monday, January 22nd 1849
  • Lord Byron  232

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1788
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  291

    Saturday, January 22nd 1729
  • Elvira Lindo  58

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1962
  • Derek Walcott  90

    Thursday, January 23rd 1930
  • Walter Michael Miller, Jr.  97

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1923
  • Camilla Collett  207

    Saturday, January 23rd 1813
  • Stendhal  237
    Novelist
    Thursday, January 23rd 1783
  • Benjamin Urrutia  70

    Tuesday, January 24th 1950
  • Eugen Roth  125

    Thursday, January 24th 1895
  • Vicki Baum  132

    Tuesday, January 24th 1888
  • Ethel Turner  148

    Wednesday, January 24th 1872
  • Edith Wharton  158

    Friday, January 24th 1862
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann  244

    Wednesday, January 24th 1776
  • Pierre Beaumarchais  288

    Thursday, January 24th 1732
  • Frances Brooke  296

    Monday, January 24th 1724
  • William Congreve  350

    Friday, January 24th 1670
  • Stephen Chbosky  50

    Sunday, January 25th 1970
  • James Gordon Farrell  85

    Friday, January 25th 1935
  • Russell Braddon  99

    Tuesday, January 25th 1921
  • Yojiro Ishizaka  120

    Thursday, January 25th 1900
  • Hakushu Kitahara  135

    Sunday, January 25th 1885
  • Virginia Woolf  138

    Wednesday, January 25th 1882
  • W. Somerset Maugham  146

    Sunday, January 25th 1874
  • Michael Madhusudan Dutt  196

    Sunday, January 25th 1824
  • Robert Burns  261

    Thursday, January 25th 1759
  • Shannon Hale  46

    Saturday, January 26th 1974
  • Jonathan Carroll  71

    Wednesday, January 26th 1949
  • Corrado Augias  85

    Saturday, January 26th 1935
  • Jules Feiffer  91

    Saturday, January 26th 1929
  • Philip José Farmer  102

    Saturday, January 26th 1918
  • François Coppée  178

    Wednesday, January 26th 1842
  • James Grippando  62

    Monday, January 27th 1958
  • Alexander Stuart  65

    Thursday, January 27th 1955
  • Ethan Mordden  71

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Bruce Weigl  71

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estés  75

    Saturday, January 27th 1945
  • D.M. Thomas  85

    Sunday, January 27th 1935
  • Mordecai Richler  89

    Tuesday, January 27th 1931
  • Gastón Suárez  91

    Sunday, January 27th 1929
  • Ilya Ehrenburg  129

    Tuesday, January 27th 1891
  • Leopold von Sacher-Masoch  184

    Wednesday, January 27th 1836
  • Lewis Carroll  188

    Friday, January 27th 1832
  • Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin  194

    Friday, January 27th 1826
  • David Strauss  212

    Wednesday, January 27th 1808
  • Arnaldur Indriðason  59

    Saturday, January 28th 1961
  • John Perkins  75

    Sunday, January 28th 1945
  • Alan Alda  84

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • Ismail Kadare  84

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • David Lodge  85

    Monday, January 28th 1935
  • Nien Cheng  105

    Thursday, January 28th 1915
  • Aleksander Kaminski  117

    Wednesday, January 28th 1903
  • Valentin Kataev  123

    Thursday, January 28th 1897
  • Marthe Bibesco  134

    Thursday, January 28th 1886
  • Colette  147

    Tuesday, January 28th 1873
  • José Martí  167

    Friday, January 28th 1853
  • Brian Wood  48

    Saturday, January 29th 1972
  • Germaine Greer  81

    Sunday, January 29th 1939
  • Edward Abbey  93

    Saturday, January 29th 1927
  • Paddy Chayefsky  97

    Monday, January 29th 1923
  • Vicente Blasco Ibáñez  153

    Tuesday, January 29th 1867
  • Romain Rolland  154

    Monday, January 29th 1866
  • Anton Chekhov  160

    Sunday, January 29th 1860
  • Judith Tarr  65

    Sunday, January 30th 1955
  • Les Barker  73

    Thursday, January 30th 1947
  • Michael Dorris  75

    Tuesday, January 30th 1945
  • Gregory Benford  79

    Thursday, January 30th 1941
  • Richard Brautigan  87

    Monday, January 30th 1933
  • Allan W. Eckert  89

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Shirley Hazzard  89

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Lloyd Alexander  96

    Wednesday, January 30th 1924
  • Anton Hansen Tammsaare  142

    Wednesday, January 30th 1878
  • Connie Booth  76

    Monday, January 31st 1944
  • Derek Jarman  78

    Saturday, January 31st 1942
  • Kenzaburo Oe  85

    Thursday, January 31st 1935
  • Norman Mailer  97

    Wednesday, January 31st 1923
  • Thomas Merton  105

    Sunday, January 31st 1915
  • John O'Hara  115

    Tuesday, January 31st 1905
  • Zane Grey  148

    Wednesday, January 31st 1872
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