Author Birthdays for October

  • Tim O'Brien  76

    Tuesday, October 1st 1946
  • Vernor Vinge  78

    Monday, October 2nd 1944
  • Graham Greene  118

    Sunday, October 2nd 1904
  • Wallace Stevens  143

    Thursday, October 2nd 1879
  • James Herriot  106

    Tuesday, October 3rd 1916
  • Thomas Wolfe  122

    Wednesday, October 3rd 1900
  • Anne Rice  81

    Saturday, October 4th 1941
  • Mike McGrady  89
    Journalist, Novelist
    Wednesday, October 4th 1933
  • Edward Stratemeyer  160

    Saturday, October 4th 1862
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon  185
    Novelist
    Wednesday, October 4th 1837
  • Clive Barker  70

    Sunday, October 5th 1952
  • Peter Ackroyd  73

    Wednesday, October 5th 1949
  • Louise Fitzhugh  94

    Friday, October 5th 1928
  • Caroline Gordon  127

    Sunday, October 6th 1895
  • Sherman Alexie  56

    Friday, October 7th 1966
  • Steven Erikson  63
    Novelist
    Wednesday, October 7th 1959
  • Diane Ackerman  74

    Thursday, October 7th 1948
  • Thomas Keneally  87

    Monday, October 7th 1935
  • Helen MacInnes  115

    Monday, October 7th 1907
  • R. L. Stine  79

    Friday, October 8th 1943
  • Yulian Semyonov  91

    Thursday, October 8th 1931
  • John Lennon  82

    Wednesday, October 9th 1940
  • Tawfiq el-Hakim  124

    Sunday, October 9th 1898
  • Harold Pinter  92

    Friday, October 10th 1930
  • Claude Simon  109

    Friday, October 10th 1913
  • Elmore Leonard  97

    Sunday, October 11th 1925
  • James Crumley  83

    Thursday, October 12th 1939
  • Babaloo Mandel  73
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, October 13th 1949
  • E. E. Cummings  128

    Sunday, October 14th 1894
  • Agnes Sligh Turnbull  134

    Sunday, October 14th 1888
  • Italo Calvino  94

    Monday, October 15th 1928
  • Mario Puzo  102

    Friday, October 15th 1920
  • Enrique Jardiel Poncela  121
    Playwright, Novelist
    Tuesday, October 15th 1901
  • P.G. Wodehouse  141

    Saturday, October 15th 1881
  • Friedrich Nietzsche  178

    Tuesday, October 15th 1844
  • Paul Monette  77

    Tuesday, October 16th 1945
  • Gunter Grass  95

    Sunday, October 16th 1927
  • Eugene O'Neill  134

    Tuesday, October 16th 1888
  • Oscar Wilde  168

    Monday, October 16th 1854
  • Arthur Miller  107

    Sunday, October 17th 1915
  • Terry McMillan  71

    Thursday, October 18th 1951
  • Philip Pullman  76

    Saturday, October 19th 1946
  • John LeCarre  91

    Monday, October 19th 1931
  • Chauncey Bailey   73
    Journalist
    Thursday, October 20th 1949
  • Elfriede Jelinek  76

    Sunday, October 20th 1946
  • Ursula K. Le Guin  93

    Monday, October 21st 1929
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge  250

    Wednesday, October 21st 1772
  • A. L. Kennedy  57
    Novelist
    Friday, October 22nd 1965
  • Timothy Leary  102

    Friday, October 22nd 1920
  • Doris Lessing  103

    Wednesday, October 22nd 1919
  • John Reed  135

    Saturday, October 22nd 1887
  • Ivan Bunin  152

    Saturday, October 22nd 1870
  • E. Phillips Oppenheim  156

    Monday, October 22nd 1866
  • Augusten Burroughs  57

    Saturday, October 23rd 1965
  • E. J. Knapp  74

    Saturday, October 23rd 1948
  • Michael Crichton  80

    Friday, October 23rd 1942
  • Denise Levertov  99

    Wednesday, October 24th 1923
  • Sarah Josepha Hale  234

    Friday, October 24th 1788
  • Zadie Smith  47

    Saturday, October 25th 1975
  • Anne Tyler  81

    Saturday, October 25th 1941
  • John Berryman  108

    Sunday, October 25th 1914
  • Leslie McFarlane  120

    Saturday, October 25th 1902
  • Gilbert Patten  156

    Thursday, October 25th 1866
  • Pat Conroy  77

    Friday, October 26th 1945
  • Beryl Markham  120

    Sunday, October 26th 1902
  • Fran Lebowitz  72

    Friday, October 27th 1950
  • John Cleese  83

    Friday, October 27th 1939
  • Sylvia Plath  90

    Thursday, October 27th 1932
  • Dylan Thomas  108

    Tuesday, October 27th 1914
  • Frances Crane  132

    Monday, October 27th 1890
  • Anne Perry  84

    Friday, October 28th 1938
  • Evelyn Waugh  119

    Wednesday, October 28th 1903
  • Valerie Worth  89

    Sunday, October 29th 1933
  • Dominick Dunne  97

    Thursday, October 29th 1925
  • Bernard Gordon  104

    Tuesday, October 29th 1918
  • Fredric Brown  116

    Monday, October 29th 1906
  • Henry Green  117

    Sunday, October 29th 1905
  • Jean Giraudoux  140

    Sunday, October 29th 1882
  • James Boswell  282

    Saturday, October 29th 1740
  • Rudolfo Anaya  85

    Saturday, October 30th 1937
  • Agota Kristof  87

    Wednesday, October 30th 1935
  • Kostas Karyotakis  126

    Friday, October 30th 1896
  • Sukumar Ray  135

    Sunday, October 30th 1887
  • Zoë Akins  136

    Saturday, October 30th 1886
  • Ezra Pound  137

    Friday, October 30th 1885
  • Elizabeth Madox Roberts  141

    Sunday, October 30th 1881
  • Irma Rombauer  145

    Tuesday, October 30th 1877
  • Paul Valery  151
    Poet
    Monday, October 30th 1871
  • Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé  236

    Monday, October 30th 1786
  • André Chénier  260

    Saturday, October 30th 1762
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan  271

    Saturday, October 30th 1751
  • Irina Denezhkina  41

    Saturday, October 31st 1981
  • Neal Stephenson  63

    Saturday, October 31st 1959
  • Dick Francis  102

    Sunday, October 31st 1920
  • Napoleon Lapathiotis  134

    Wednesday, October 31st 1888
  • John Keats  227

    Saturday, October 31st 1795
  • Christopher Anstey  298

    Tuesday, October 31st 1724
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