Author Birthdays for January

  • Adam Wisniewski-Snerg  85

    Friday, January 1st 1937
  • Joe Orton  89

    Sunday, January 1st 1933
  • Ernest Tidyman  94

    Sunday, January 1st 1928
  • J.D. Salinger  103

    Wednesday, January 1st 1919
  • E.M. Forster  143

    Wednesday, January 1st 1879
  • Mariano Azuela  149

    Wednesday, January 1st 1873
  • Maria Edgeworth  255

    Thursday, January 1st 1767
  • Hans Herbjørnsrud  84

    Sunday, January 2nd 1938
  • Seiichi Morimura  89

    Monday, January 2nd 1933
  • Charles Beaumont  93

    Wednesday, January 2nd 1929
  • Isaac Asimov  102

    Friday, January 2nd 1920
  • J.R.R. Tolkien  130

    Saturday, January 2nd 1892
  • Mendele Moicher Sforim  186

    Saturday, January 2nd 1836
  • Alex Wheatle  59

    Thursday, January 3rd 1963
  • Francesca Lia Block  60

    Wednesday, January 3rd 1962
  • Blanche d'Alpuget  78

    Monday, January 3rd 1944
  • Henry Handel Richardson  152

    Monday, January 3rd 1870
  • Nabila Jamshed  34

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Nabila Jamshed  34

    Monday, January 4th 1988
  • Mark Leyner  66

    Wednesday, January 4th 1956
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin  79

    Monday, January 4th 1943
  • Gao Xingjian  82

    Thursday, January 4th 1940
  • Carl Sandburg  144

    Friday, January 4th 1878
  • Jacob Grimm  237

    Tuesday, January 4th 1785
  • Michael O'Donoghue  82

    Friday, January 5th 1940
  • Ngugi wa Thiong'o  84

    Wednesday, January 5th 1938
  • Umberto Eco  90

    Tuesday, January 5th 1932
  • William De Witt Snodgrass  96

    Tuesday, January 5th 1926
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt  101

    Wednesday, January 5th 1921
  • Stella Gibbons  120

    Sunday, January 5th 1902
  • Allen Appel  77

    Saturday, January 6th 1945
  • E.L. Doctorow  91

    Tuesday, January 6th 1931
  • Jacobo Timerman  99

    Saturday, January 6th 1923
  • Vincent Serventy  106

    Thursday, January 6th 1916
  • Alan Watts  107

    Wednesday, January 6th 1915
  • Wright Morris  112

    Thursday, January 6th 1910
  • Kahlil Gibran  139

    Saturday, January 6th 1883
  • Nicholson Baker  65

    Monday, January 7th 1957
  • Shobhaa De  74

    Wednesday, January 7th 1948
  • William Peter Blatty  94

    Saturday, January 7th 1928
  • Zora Neale Hurston  119

    Wednesday, January 7th 1903
  • Terry Brooks  78

    Saturday, January 8th 1944
  • Stephen Hawking  80

    Thursday, January 8th 1942
  • Robert Littell  87

    Tuesday, January 8th 1935
  • Alexandra Ripley  88

    Monday, January 8th 1934
  • Dennis Wheatley  125

    Friday, January 8th 1897
  • Storm Jameson  131

    Thursday, January 8th 1891
  • Wilkie Collins  198

    Thursday, January 8th 1824
  • Hal Niedzviecki  51

    Saturday, January 9th 1971
  • Robert Drewe  79

    Saturday, January 9th 1943
  • John Dunning  80

    Friday, January 9th 1942
  • Anne Rivers Siddons  86

    Thursday, January 9th 1936
  • Wilbur Smith  89

    Monday, January 9th 1933
  • Algis Budrys  91

    Friday, January 9th 1931
  • Judith Krantz  94

    Monday, January 9th 1928
  • Simone de Beauvoir  114

    Thursday, January 9th 1908
  • Karel Capek  132

    Thursday, January 9th 1890
  • Gilbert Abbott à Beckett  211

    Wednesday, January 9th 1811
  • Antonio Muñoz Molina  66

    Tuesday, January 10th 1956
  • William Levy  83

    Tuesday, January 10th 1939
  • Peter Barnes  91

    Saturday, January 10th 1931
  • Philip Levine  94

    Tuesday, January 10th 1928
  • Robinson Jeffers  135

    Monday, January 10th 1887
  • Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi  139

    Wednesday, January 10th 1883
  • Annette von Droste-Hülshoff  225

    Tuesday, January 10th 1797
  • Marc Acito  56

    Tuesday, January 11th 1966
  • Jasper Fforde  61

    Wednesday, January 11th 1961
  • Jim Hightower  79

    Monday, January 11th 1943
  • Jerome Bixby  99

    Thursday, January 11th 1923
  • Nikos Kavvadias  112

    Tuesday, January 11th 1910
  • Alan Paton  119

    Sunday, January 11th 1903
  • David Mitchell  53

    Sunday, January 12th 1969
  • David Brooks  69
    Novelist
    Monday, January 12th 1953
  • Walter Mosley  70

    Saturday, January 12th 1952
  • Haruki Murakami  73

    Wednesday, January 12th 1949
  • William Nicholson  74

    Monday, January 12th 1948
  • Paul Jarrico  107

    Tuesday, January 12th 1915
  • Ferenc Molnár  144

    Saturday, January 12th 1878
  • Jack London  146

    Wednesday, January 12th 1876
  • Lorrie Moore  65

    Sunday, January 13th 1957
  • Jay McInerney  67

    Thursday, January 13th 1955
  • Edmund White  82

    Saturday, January 13th 1940
  • Ron Goulart  89

    Friday, January 13th 1933
  • Carolyn Gold Heilbrun  96

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • Michael Bond  96

    Wednesday, January 13th 1926
  • A. B. Guthrie, Jr.  121

    Sunday, January 13th 1901
  • Clark Ashton Smith  129

    Friday, January 13th 1893
  • Anchee Min  65

    Monday, January 14th 1957
  • Rosina Lippi  66

    Saturday, January 14th 1956
  • Mary Robison  73

    Friday, January 14th 1949
  • Taylor Branch  75

    Tuesday, January 14th 1947
  • Lars Forssell  94

    Saturday, January 14th 1928
  • Yukio Mishima  97

    Wednesday, January 14th 1925
  • Andy Rooney  103

    Tuesday, January 14th 1919
  • Tillie Olsen  110

    Sunday, January 14th 1912
  • Anatoly Rybakov  111

    Saturday, January 14th 1911
  • Emily Hahn  117

    Saturday, January 14th 1905
  • John Dos Passos  126

    Tuesday, January 14th 1896
  • Hugh Lofting  136

    Thursday, January 14th 1886
  • Pierre Loti  172

    Monday, January 14th 1850
  • Zachris Topelius  204

    Wednesday, January 14th 1818
  • Jose Dalisay, Jr.  68

    Friday, January 15th 1954
  • Robert Silverberg  87

    Tuesday, January 15th 1935
  • Ernest J. Gaines  89

    Sunday, January 15th 1933
  • Nâzim Hikmet  120

    Wednesday, January 15th 1902
  • William Heinesen  122

    Monday, January 15th 1900
  • Osip Mandelstam  131

    Thursday, January 15th 1891
  • Mazo de la Roche  143

    Wednesday, January 15th 1879
  • Arsen Kotsoyev  150

    Monday, January 15th 1872
  • Molière  400

    Saturday, January 15th 1622
  • Garth Ennis  52

    Friday, January 16th 1970
  • Brian Castro  72

    Monday, January 16th 1950
  • Magdalen Nabb  75

    Thursday, January 16th 1947
  • Susan Sontag  89

    Monday, January 16th 1933
  • William Kennedy  94

    Monday, January 16th 1928
  • Stirling Silliphant  104

    Wednesday, January 16th 1918
  • Nat Schachner  127

    Wednesday, January 16th 1895
  • Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer  54

    Wednesday, January 17th 1968
  • Sebastian Junger  60

    Wednesday, January 17th 1962
  • Luis López Nieves  72

    Tuesday, January 17th 1950
  • Robert Cormier  97

    Saturday, January 17th 1925
  • Nevil Shute  123

    Tuesday, January 17th 1899
  • Ronald Firbank  136

    Sunday, January 17th 1886
  • Compton Mackenzie  139

    Wednesday, January 17th 1883
  • May Gibbs  145

    Wednesday, January 17th 1877
  • Tomás Carrasquilla  164

    Sunday, January 17th 1858
  • Anne Brontë  202

    Monday, January 17th 1820
  • Ellen Wood  208

    Monday, January 17th 1814
  • Benjamin Franklin  316

    Sunday, January 17th 1706
  • Raymond Briggs  88

    Thursday, January 18th 1934
  • Robert Anton Wilson  90

    Monday, January 18th 1932
  • Vitomil Zupan  108

    Sunday, January 18th 1914
  • C. M. Eddy, Jr.  126

    Saturday, January 18th 1896
  • A.A. Milne  140

    Wednesday, January 18th 1882
  • Ioan Slavici  174

    Tuesday, January 18th 1848
  • Montesquieu  333

    Tuesday, January 18th 1689
  • Edwidge Danticat  53

    Sunday, January 19th 1969
  • Julian Barnes  76

    Saturday, January 19th 1946
  • Nina Bawden  97

    Monday, January 19th 1925
  • Jean-François Revel  98

    Saturday, January 19th 1924
  • Patricia Highsmith  101

    Wednesday, January 19th 1921
  • Boris Savinkov  143

    Sunday, January 19th 1879
  • Edgar Allan Poe  213

    Thursday, January 19th 1809
  • Bill Maher  66

    Friday, January 20th 1956
  • Edward Hirsch  72

    Friday, January 20th 1950
  • Nancy Kress  74

    Tuesday, January 20th 1948
  • Robert Olen Butler  77

    Saturday, January 20th 1945
  • Qurratulain Hyder  96

    Wednesday, January 20th 1926
  • Joy Adamson  112

    Thursday, January 20th 1910
  • George Burns  126

    Monday, January 20th 1896
  • Johannes Vilhelm Jensen  149

    Monday, January 20th 1873
  • Nathaniel Parker Willis  216

    Monday, January 20th 1806
  • Eugène Sue  218

    Friday, January 20th 1804
  • Jean-Jacques Barthélemy  306

    Monday, January 20th 1716
  • M. K. Hobson  53

    Tuesday, January 21st 1969
  • Forrest Gander  66

    Saturday, January 21st 1956
  • Ludwig Thoma  155

    Monday, January 21st 1867
  • Imre Madách  199

    Tuesday, January 21st 1823
  • Francis Wheen  65

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1957
  • Joseph Wambaugh  85

    Friday, January 22nd 1937
  • Harilal Upadhyay  106

    Saturday, January 22nd 1916
  • Henry Bauchau  109

    Wednesday, January 22nd 1913
  • Robert E. Howard  116

    Monday, January 22nd 1906
  • Arkady Gaidar  118

    Friday, January 22nd 1904
  • Isabel Paterson  136

    Friday, January 22nd 1886
  • Johan August Strindberg  173

    Monday, January 22nd 1849
  • Lord Byron  234

    Tuesday, January 22nd 1788
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  293

    Saturday, January 22nd 1729
  • Elvira Lindo  60

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1962
  • Derek Walcott  92

    Thursday, January 23rd 1930
  • Walter Michael Miller, Jr.  99

    Tuesday, January 23rd 1923
  • Camilla Collett  209

    Saturday, January 23rd 1813
  • Stendhal  239
    Novelist
    Thursday, January 23rd 1783
  • Benjamin Urrutia  72

    Tuesday, January 24th 1950
  • Eugen Roth  127

    Thursday, January 24th 1895
  • Vicki Baum  134

    Tuesday, January 24th 1888
  • Ethel Turner  150

    Wednesday, January 24th 1872
  • Edith Wharton  160

    Friday, January 24th 1862
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann  246

    Wednesday, January 24th 1776
  • Pierre Beaumarchais  290

    Thursday, January 24th 1732
  • Frances Brooke  298

    Monday, January 24th 1724
  • William Congreve  352

    Friday, January 24th 1670
  • Stephen Chbosky  52

    Sunday, January 25th 1970
  • James Gordon Farrell  87

    Friday, January 25th 1935
  • Russell Braddon  101

    Tuesday, January 25th 1921
  • Yojiro Ishizaka  122

    Thursday, January 25th 1900
  • Hakushu Kitahara  137

    Sunday, January 25th 1885
  • Virginia Woolf  140

    Wednesday, January 25th 1882
  • W. Somerset Maugham  148

    Sunday, January 25th 1874
  • Michael Madhusudan Dutt  198

    Sunday, January 25th 1824
  • Robert Burns  263

    Thursday, January 25th 1759
  • Shannon Hale  48

    Saturday, January 26th 1974
  • Jonathan Carroll  73

    Wednesday, January 26th 1949
  • Corrado Augias  87

    Saturday, January 26th 1935
  • Jules Feiffer  93

    Saturday, January 26th 1929
  • Philip José Farmer  104

    Saturday, January 26th 1918
  • François Coppée  180

    Wednesday, January 26th 1842
  • James Grippando  64

    Monday, January 27th 1958
  • Alexander Stuart  67

    Thursday, January 27th 1955
  • Ethan Mordden  73

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Bruce Weigl  73

    Thursday, January 27th 1949
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estés  77

    Saturday, January 27th 1945
  • D.M. Thomas  87

    Sunday, January 27th 1935
  • Mordecai Richler  91

    Tuesday, January 27th 1931
  • Gastón Suárez  93

    Sunday, January 27th 1929
  • Ilya Ehrenburg  131

    Tuesday, January 27th 1891
  • Leopold von Sacher-Masoch  186

    Wednesday, January 27th 1836
  • Lewis Carroll  190

    Friday, January 27th 1832
  • Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin  196

    Friday, January 27th 1826
  • David Strauss  214

    Wednesday, January 27th 1808
  • Arnaldur Indriðason  61

    Saturday, January 28th 1961
  • John Perkins  77

    Sunday, January 28th 1945
  • Alan Alda  86

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • Ismail Kadare  86

    Tuesday, January 28th 1936
  • David Lodge  87

    Monday, January 28th 1935
  • Nien Cheng  107

    Thursday, January 28th 1915
  • Aleksander Kaminski  119

    Wednesday, January 28th 1903
  • Valentin Kataev  125

    Thursday, January 28th 1897
  • Marthe Bibesco  136

    Thursday, January 28th 1886
  • Colette  149

    Tuesday, January 28th 1873
  • José Martí  169

    Friday, January 28th 1853
  • Brian Wood  50

    Saturday, January 29th 1972
  • Germaine Greer  83

    Sunday, January 29th 1939
  • Edward Abbey  95

    Saturday, January 29th 1927
  • Paddy Chayefsky  99

    Monday, January 29th 1923
  • Vicente Blasco Ibáñez  155

    Tuesday, January 29th 1867
  • Romain Rolland  156

    Monday, January 29th 1866
  • Anton Chekhov  162

    Sunday, January 29th 1860
  • Judith Tarr  67

    Sunday, January 30th 1955
  • Les Barker  75

    Thursday, January 30th 1947
  • Michael Dorris  77

    Tuesday, January 30th 1945
  • Gregory Benford  81

    Thursday, January 30th 1941
  • Richard Brautigan  89

    Monday, January 30th 1933
  • Allan W. Eckert  91

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Shirley Hazzard  91

    Friday, January 30th 1931
  • Lloyd Alexander  98

    Wednesday, January 30th 1924
  • Anton Hansen Tammsaare  144

    Wednesday, January 30th 1878
  • Connie Booth  78

    Monday, January 31st 1944
  • Derek Jarman  80

    Saturday, January 31st 1942
  • Kenzaburo Oe  87

    Thursday, January 31st 1935
  • Norman Mailer  99

    Wednesday, January 31st 1923
  • Thomas Merton  107

    Sunday, January 31st 1915
  • John O'Hara  117

    Tuesday, January 31st 1905
  • Zane Grey  150

    Wednesday, January 31st 1872
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