Author Birthdays for January

  • Adam Wisniewski-Snerg  84

    Friday, January 1st 1937
  • Joe Orton  88

    Sunday, January 1st 1933
  • Ernest Tidyman  93

    Sunday, January 1st 1928
  • J.D. Salinger  102

    Wednesday, January 1st 1919
  • E.M. Forster  142

    Wednesday, January 1st 1879
  • Mariano Azuela  148

    Wednesday, January 1st 1873
  • Maria Edgeworth  254

    Thursday, January 1st 1767
  • Hans Herbjørnsrud  83

    Sunday, January 2nd 1938
  • Seiichi Morimura  88

    Monday, January 2nd 1933
  • Charles Beaumont  92

    Wednesday, January 2nd 1929
  • Isaac Asimov  101

    Friday, January 2nd 1920
  • J.R.R. Tolkien  129

    Saturday, January 2nd 1892
  • Mendele Moicher Sforim  185

    Saturday, January 2nd 1836
  • Alex Wheatle  58

    Thursday, January 3rd 1963
  • Francesca Lia Block  59

    Wednesday, January 3rd 1962
  • Blanche d'Alpuget  77

    Monday, January 3rd 1944
  • Henry Handel Richardson  151

    Monday, January 3rd 1870
  • Nabila Jamshed  33

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Nabila Jamshed  33

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Mark Leyner  65

    Wednesday, January 4th 1956
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin  78

    Monday, January 4th 1943
  • Gao Xingjian  81

    Thursday, January 4th 1940
  • Carl Sandburg  143

    Friday, January 4th 1878
  • Jacob Grimm  236

    Tuesday, January 4th 1785
  • Michael O'Donoghue  81

    Friday, January 5th 1940
  • Ngugi wa Thiong'o  83

    Wednesday, January 5th 1938
  • Umberto Eco  89

    Tuesday, January 5th 1932
  • William De Witt Snodgrass  95

    Tuesday, January 5th 1926
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt  100

    Wednesday, January 5th 1921
  • Stella Gibbons  119

    Sunday, January 5th 1902
  • Allen Appel  76

    Saturday, January 6th 1945
  • E.L. Doctorow  90

    Tuesday, January 6th 1931
  • Jacobo Timerman  98

    Saturday, January 6th 1923
  • Vincent Serventy  105

    Thursday, January 6th 1916
  • Alan Watts  106

    Wednesday, January 6th 1915
  • Wright Morris  111

    Thursday, January 6th 1910
  • Kahlil Gibran  138

    Saturday, January 6th 1883
  • Nicholson Baker  64

    Monday, January 7th 1957
  • Shobhaa De  73

    Wednesday, January 7th 1948
  • William Peter Blatty  93

    Saturday, January 7th 1928
  • Zora Neale Hurston  118

    Wednesday, January 7th 1903
  • Terry Brooks  77

    Saturday, January 8th 1944
  • Stephen Hawking  79

    Thursday, January 8th 1942
  • Robert Littell  86

    Tuesday, January 8th 1935
  • Alexandra Ripley  87

    Monday, January 8th 1934
  • Dennis Wheatley  124

    Friday, January 8th 1897
  • Storm Jameson  130

    Thursday, January 8th 1891
  • Wilkie Collins  197

    Thursday, January 8th 1824
  • Hal Niedzviecki  50

    Saturday, January 9th 1971
  • Robert Drewe  78

    Saturday, January 9th 1943
  • John Dunning  79

    Friday, January 9th 1942
  • Anne Rivers Siddons  85

    Thursday, January 9th 1936
  • Wilbur Smith  88

    Monday, January 9th 1933
  • Algis Budrys  90

    Friday, January 9th 1931
  • Judith Krantz  93

    Monday, January 9th 1928
  • Simone de Beauvoir  113

    Thursday, January 9th 1908
  • Karel Capek  131

    Thursday, January 9th 1890
  • Gilbert Abbott à Beckett  210

    Wednesday, January 9th 1811
  • Antonio Muñoz Molina  65

    Tuesday, January 10th 1956
  • William Levy  82

    Tuesday, January 10th 1939
  • Peter Barnes  90

    Saturday, January 10th 1931
  • Philip Levine  93

    Tuesday, January 10th 1928
  • Robinson Jeffers  134

    Monday, January 10th 1887
  • Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi  138

    Wednesday, January 10th 1883
  • Annette von Droste-Hülshoff  224

    Tuesday, January 10th 1797
  • Marc Acito  55

    Tuesday, January 11th 1966
  • Jasper Fforde  60

    Wednesday, January 11th 1961
  • Jim Hightower  78

    Monday, January 11th 1943
  • Jerome Bixby  98

    Thursday, January 11th 1923
  • Nikos Kavvadias  111

    Tuesday, January 11th 1910
  • Alan Paton  118

    Sunday, January 11th 1903
  • David Mitchell  52

    Sunday, January 12th 1969
  • David Brooks  68
    Novelist
    Monday, January 12th 1953
  • Walter Mosley  69

    Saturday, January 12th 1952
  • Haruki Murakami  72

    Wednesday, January 12th 1949
  • William Nicholson  73

    Monday, January 12th 1948
  • Paul Jarrico  106

    Tuesday, January 12th 1915
  • Ferenc Molnár  143

    Saturday, January 12th 1878
  • Jack London  145

    Wednesday, January 12th 1876
  • Lorrie Moore  64

    Sunday, January 13th 1957
  • Jay McInerney  66

    Thursday, January 13th 1955
  • Edmund White  81

    Saturday, January 13th 1940
  • Ron Goulart  88

    Friday, January 13th 1933
  • Carolyn Gold Heilbrun  95

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • Michael Bond  95

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • A. B. Guthrie, Jr.  120

    Sunday, January 13th 1901
  • Clark Ashton Smith  128

    Friday, January 13th 1893
  • Anchee Min  64

    Monday, January 14th 1957
  • Rosina Lippi  65

    Saturday, January 14th 1956
  • Mary Robison  72

    Friday, January 14th 1949
  • Taylor Branch  74

    Tuesday, January 14th 1947
  • Lars Forssell  93

    Saturday, January 14th 1928
  • Yukio Mishima  96

    Wednesday, January 14th 1925
  • Andy Rooney  102

    Tuesday, January 14th 1919
  • Tillie Olsen  109

    Sunday, January 14th 1912
  • Anatoly Rybakov  110

    Saturday, January 14th 1911
  • Emily Hahn  116

    Saturday, January 14th 1905
  • John Dos Passos  125

    Tuesday, January 14th 1896
  • Hugh Lofting  135

    Thursday, January 14th 1886
  • Pierre Loti  171

    Monday, January 14th 1850
  • Zachris Topelius  203

    Wednesday, January 14th 1818
  • Jose Dalisay, Jr.  67

    Friday, January 15th 1954
  • Robert Silverberg  86

    Tuesday, January 15th 1935
  • Ernest J. Gaines  88

    Sunday, January 15th 1933
  • Nâzim Hikmet  119

    Wednesday, January 15th 1902
  • William Heinesen  121

    Monday, January 15th 1900
  • Osip Mandelstam  130

    Thursday, January 15th 1891
  • Mazo de la Roche  142

    Wednesday, January 15th 1879
  • Arsen Kotsoyev  149

    Monday, January 15th 1872
  • Molière  399

    Saturday, January 15th 1622
  • Garth Ennis  51

    Friday, January 16th 1970
  • Brian Castro  71

    Monday, January 16th 1950
  • Magdalen Nabb  74

    Thursday, January 16th 1947
  • Susan Sontag  88

    Monday, January 16th 1933
  • William Kennedy  93

    Monday, January 16th 1928
  • Stirling Silliphant  103

    Wednesday, January 16th 1918
  • Nat Schachner  126

    Wednesday, January 16th 1895
  • Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer  53

    Wednesday, January 17th 1968
  • Sebastian Junger  59

    Wednesday, January 17th 1962
  • Luis López Nieves  71

    Tuesday, January 17th 1950
  • Robert Cormier  96

    Saturday, January 17th 1925
  • Nevil Shute  122

    Tuesday, January 17th 1899
  • Ronald Firbank  135

    Sunday, January 17th 1886
  • Compton Mackenzie  138

    Wednesday, January 17th 1883
  • May Gibbs  144

    Wednesday, January 17th 1877
  • Tomás Carrasquilla  163

    Sunday, January 17th 1858
  • Anne Brontë  201

    Monday, January 17th 1820
  • Ellen Wood  207

    Monday, January 17th 1814
  • Benjamin Franklin  315

    Sunday, January 17th 1706
  • Raymond Briggs  87

    Thursday, January 18th 1934
  • Robert Anton Wilson  89

    Monday, January 18th 1932
  • Vitomil Zupan  107

    Sunday, January 18th 1914
  • C. M. Eddy, Jr.  125

    Saturday, January 18th 1896
  • A.A. Milne  139

    Wednesday, January 18th 1882
  • Ioan Slavici  173

    Tuesday, January 18th 1848
  • Montesquieu  332

    Tuesday, January 18th 1689
  • Edwidge Danticat  52

    Sunday, January 19th 1969
  • Julian Barnes  75

    Saturday, January 19th 1946
  • Nina Bawden  96

    Monday, January 19th 1925
  • Jean-François Revel  97

    Saturday, January 19th 1924
  • Patricia Highsmith  100

    Wednesday, January 19th 1921
  • Boris Savinkov  142

    Sunday, January 19th 1879
  • Edgar Allan Poe  212

    Thursday, January 19th 1809
  • Bill Maher  65

    Friday, January 20th 1956
  • Edward Hirsch  71

    Friday, January 20th 1950
  • Nancy Kress  73

    Tuesday, January 20th 1948
  • Robert Olen Butler  76

    Saturday, January 20th 1945
  • Qurratulain Hyder  95

    Wednesday, January 20th 1926
  • Joy Adamson  111

    Thursday, January 20th 1910
  • George Burns  125

    Monday, January 20th 1896
  • Johannes Vilhelm Jensen  148

    Monday, January 20th 1873
  • Nathaniel Parker Willis  215

    Monday, January 20th 1806
  • Eugène Sue  217

    Friday, January 20th 1804
  • Jean-Jacques Barthélemy  305

    Monday, January 20th 1716
  • M. K. Hobson  52

    Tuesday, January 21st 1969
  • Forrest Gander  65

    Saturday, January 21st 1956
  • Ludwig Thoma  154

    Monday, January 21st 1867
  • Imre Madách  198

    Tuesday, January 21st 1823
  • Francis Wheen  64

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1957
  • Joseph Wambaugh  84

    Friday, January 22nd 1937
  • Harilal Upadhyay  105

    Saturday, January 22nd 1916
  • Henry Bauchau  108

    Wednesday, January 22nd 1913
  • Robert E. Howard  115

    Monday, January 22nd 1906
  • Arkady Gaidar  117

    Friday, January 22nd 1904
  • Isabel Paterson  135

    Friday, January 22nd 1886
  • Johan August Strindberg  172

    Monday, January 22nd 1849
  • Lord Byron  233

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1788
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  292

    Saturday, January 22nd 1729
  • Elvira Lindo  59

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1962
  • Derek Walcott  91

    Thursday, January 23rd 1930
  • Walter Michael Miller, Jr.  98

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1923
  • Camilla Collett  208

    Saturday, January 23rd 1813
  • Stendhal  238
    Novelist
    Thursday, January 23rd 1783
  • Benjamin Urrutia  71

    Tuesday, January 24th 1950
  • Eugen Roth  126

    Thursday, January 24th 1895
  • Vicki Baum  133

    Tuesday, January 24th 1888
  • Ethel Turner  149

    Wednesday, January 24th 1872
  • Edith Wharton  159

    Friday, January 24th 1862
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann  245

    Wednesday, January 24th 1776
  • Pierre Beaumarchais  289

    Thursday, January 24th 1732
  • Frances Brooke  297

    Monday, January 24th 1724
  • William Congreve  351

    Friday, January 24th 1670
  • Stephen Chbosky  51

    Sunday, January 25th 1970
  • James Gordon Farrell  86

    Friday, January 25th 1935
  • Russell Braddon  100

    Tuesday, January 25th 1921
  • Yojiro Ishizaka  121

    Thursday, January 25th 1900
  • Hakushu Kitahara  136

    Sunday, January 25th 1885
  • Virginia Woolf  139

    Wednesday, January 25th 1882
  • W. Somerset Maugham  147

    Sunday, January 25th 1874
  • Michael Madhusudan Dutt  197

    Sunday, January 25th 1824
  • Robert Burns  262

    Thursday, January 25th 1759
  • Shannon Hale  47

    Saturday, January 26th 1974
  • Jonathan Carroll  72

    Wednesday, January 26th 1949
  • Corrado Augias  86

    Saturday, January 26th 1935
  • Jules Feiffer  92

    Saturday, January 26th 1929
  • Philip José Farmer  103

    Saturday, January 26th 1918
  • François Coppée  179

    Wednesday, January 26th 1842
  • James Grippando  63

    Monday, January 27th 1958
  • Alexander Stuart  66

    Thursday, January 27th 1955
  • Ethan Mordden  72

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Bruce Weigl  72

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estés  76

    Saturday, January 27th 1945
  • D.M. Thomas  86

    Sunday, January 27th 1935
  • Mordecai Richler  90

    Tuesday, January 27th 1931
  • Gastón Suárez  92

    Sunday, January 27th 1929
  • Ilya Ehrenburg  130

    Tuesday, January 27th 1891
  • Leopold von Sacher-Masoch  185

    Wednesday, January 27th 1836
  • Lewis Carroll  189

    Friday, January 27th 1832
  • Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin  195

    Friday, January 27th 1826
  • David Strauss  213

    Wednesday, January 27th 1808
  • Arnaldur Indriðason  60

    Saturday, January 28th 1961
  • John Perkins  76

    Sunday, January 28th 1945
  • Alan Alda  85

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • Ismail Kadare  85

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • David Lodge  86

    Monday, January 28th 1935
  • Nien Cheng  106

    Thursday, January 28th 1915
  • Aleksander Kaminski  118

    Wednesday, January 28th 1903
  • Valentin Kataev  124

    Thursday, January 28th 1897
  • Marthe Bibesco  135

    Thursday, January 28th 1886
  • Colette  148

    Tuesday, January 28th 1873
  • José Martí  168

    Friday, January 28th 1853
  • Brian Wood  49

    Saturday, January 29th 1972
  • Germaine Greer  82

    Sunday, January 29th 1939
  • Edward Abbey  94

    Saturday, January 29th 1927
  • Paddy Chayefsky  98

    Monday, January 29th 1923
  • Vicente Blasco Ibáñez  154

    Tuesday, January 29th 1867
  • Romain Rolland  155

    Monday, January 29th 1866
  • Anton Chekhov  161

    Sunday, January 29th 1860
  • Judith Tarr  66

    Sunday, January 30th 1955
  • Les Barker  74

    Thursday, January 30th 1947
  • Michael Dorris  76

    Tuesday, January 30th 1945
  • Gregory Benford  80

    Thursday, January 30th 1941
  • Richard Brautigan  88

    Monday, January 30th 1933
  • Allan W. Eckert  90

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Shirley Hazzard  90

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Lloyd Alexander  97

    Wednesday, January 30th 1924
  • Anton Hansen Tammsaare  143

    Wednesday, January 30th 1878
  • Connie Booth  77

    Monday, January 31st 1944
  • Derek Jarman  79

    Saturday, January 31st 1942
  • Kenzaburo Oe  86

    Thursday, January 31st 1935
  • Norman Mailer  98

    Wednesday, January 31st 1923
  • Thomas Merton  106

    Sunday, January 31st 1915
  • John O'Hara  116

    Tuesday, January 31st 1905
  • Zane Grey  149

    Wednesday, January 31st 1872
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