Author Birthdays for October

  • Tim O'Brien  75

    Tuesday, October 1st 1946
  • Vernor Vinge  77

    Monday, October 2nd 1944
  • Graham Greene  117

    Sunday, October 2nd 1904
  • Wallace Stevens  142

    Thursday, October 2nd 1879
  • James Herriot  105

    Tuesday, October 3rd 1916
  • Thomas Wolfe  121

    Wednesday, October 3rd 1900
  • Anne Rice  80

    Saturday, October 4th 1941
  • Mike McGrady  88
    Journalist, Novelist
    Wednesday, October 4th 1933
  • Edward Stratemeyer  159

    Saturday, October 4th 1862
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon  184
    Novelist
    Wednesday, October 4th 1837
  • Clive Barker  69

    Sunday, October 5th 1952
  • Peter Ackroyd  72

    Wednesday, October 5th 1949
  • Louise Fitzhugh  93

    Friday, October 5th 1928
  • Caroline Gordon  126

    Sunday, October 6th 1895
  • Sherman Alexie  55

    Friday, October 7th 1966
  • Steven Erikson  62
    Novelist
    Wednesday, October 7th 1959
  • Diane Ackerman  73

    Thursday, October 7th 1948
  • Thomas Keneally  86

    Monday, October 7th 1935
  • Helen MacInnes  114

    Monday, October 7th 1907
  • R. L. Stine  78

    Friday, October 8th 1943
  • Yulian Semyonov  90

    Thursday, October 8th 1931
  • John Lennon  81

    Wednesday, October 9th 1940
  • Tawfiq el-Hakim  123

    Sunday, October 9th 1898
  • Harold Pinter  91

    Friday, October 10th 1930
  • Claude Simon  108

    Friday, October 10th 1913
  • Elmore Leonard  96

    Sunday, October 11th 1925
  • James Crumley  82

    Thursday, October 12th 1939
  • Babaloo Mandel  72
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, October 13th 1949
  • E. E. Cummings  127

    Sunday, October 14th 1894
  • Agnes Sligh Turnbull  133

    Sunday, October 14th 1888
  • Italo Calvino  93

    Monday, October 15th 1928
  • Mario Puzo  101

    Friday, October 15th 1920
  • Enrique Jardiel Poncela  120
    Playwright, Novelist
    Tuesday, October 15th 1901
  • P.G. Wodehouse  140

    Saturday, October 15th 1881
  • Friedrich Nietzsche  177

    Tuesday, October 15th 1844
  • Paul Monette  76

    Tuesday, October 16th 1945
  • Gunter Grass  94

    Sunday, October 16th 1927
  • Eugene O'Neill  133

    Tuesday, October 16th 1888
  • Oscar Wilde  167

    Monday, October 16th 1854
  • Arthur Miller  106

    Sunday, October 17th 1915
  • Terry McMillan  70

    Thursday, October 18th 1951
  • Philip Pullman  75

    Saturday, October 19th 1946
  • John LeCarre  90

    Monday, October 19th 1931
  • Chauncey Bailey   72
    Journalist
    Thursday, October 20th 1949
  • Elfriede Jelinek  75

    Sunday, October 20th 1946
  • Ursula K. Le Guin  92

    Monday, October 21st 1929
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge  249

    Wednesday, October 21st 1772
  • A. L. Kennedy  56
    Novelist
    Friday, October 22nd 1965
  • Timothy Leary  101

    Friday, October 22nd 1920
  • Doris Lessing  102

    Wednesday, October 22nd 1919
  • John Reed  134

    Saturday, October 22nd 1887
  • Ivan Bunin  151

    Saturday, October 22nd 1870
  • E. Phillips Oppenheim  155

    Monday, October 22nd 1866
  • Augusten Burroughs  56

    Saturday, October 23rd 1965
  • E. J. Knapp  73

    Saturday, October 23rd 1948
  • Michael Crichton  79

    Friday, October 23rd 1942
  • Denise Levertov  98

    Wednesday, October 24th 1923
  • Sarah Josepha Hale  233

    Friday, October 24th 1788
  • Zadie Smith  46

    Saturday, October 25th 1975
  • Anne Tyler  80

    Saturday, October 25th 1941
  • John Berryman  107

    Sunday, October 25th 1914
  • Leslie McFarlane  119

    Saturday, October 25th 1902
  • Gilbert Patten  155

    Thursday, October 25th 1866
  • Pat Conroy  76

    Friday, October 26th 1945
  • Beryl Markham  119

    Sunday, October 26th 1902
  • Fran Lebowitz  71

    Friday, October 27th 1950
  • John Cleese  82

    Friday, October 27th 1939
  • Sylvia Plath  89

    Thursday, October 27th 1932
  • Dylan Thomas  107

    Tuesday, October 27th 1914
  • Frances Crane  131

    Monday, October 27th 1890
  • Anne Perry  83

    Friday, October 28th 1938
  • Evelyn Waugh  118

    Wednesday, October 28th 1903
  • Valerie Worth  88

    Sunday, October 29th 1933
  • Dominick Dunne  96

    Thursday, October 29th 1925
  • Bernard Gordon  103

    Tuesday, October 29th 1918
  • Fredric Brown  115

    Monday, October 29th 1906
  • Henry Green  116

    Sunday, October 29th 1905
  • Jean Giraudoux  139

    Sunday, October 29th 1882
  • James Boswell  281

    Saturday, October 29th 1740
  • Rudolfo Anaya  84

    Saturday, October 30th 1937
  • Agota Kristof  86

    Wednesday, October 30th 1935
  • Kostas Karyotakis  125

    Friday, October 30th 1896
  • Sukumar Ray  134

    Sunday, October 30th 1887
  • Zoë Akins  135

    Saturday, October 30th 1886
  • Ezra Pound  136

    Friday, October 30th 1885
  • Elizabeth Madox Roberts  140

    Sunday, October 30th 1881
  • Irma Rombauer  144

    Tuesday, October 30th 1877
  • Paul Valery  150
    Poet
    Monday, October 30th 1871
  • Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé  235

    Monday, October 30th 1786
  • André Chénier  259

    Saturday, October 30th 1762
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan  270

    Saturday, October 30th 1751
  • Irina Denezhkina  40

    Saturday, October 31st 1981
  • Neal Stephenson  62

    Saturday, October 31st 1959
  • Dick Francis  101

    Sunday, October 31st 1920
  • Napoleon Lapathiotis  133

    Wednesday, October 31st 1888
  • John Keats  226

    Saturday, October 31st 1795
  • Christopher Anstey  297

    Tuesday, October 31st 1724
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