Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - November 30

1554: Philip Sidney is born

1606: John Lyly dies

1667: Jonathan Swift is born

1817: Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen is born

1835: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (“Mark Twain”) is born

1874: L. M. Montgomery is born

1874: Winston Churchill is born

1900: Oscar Wilde dies

1912: Gordon Parks is born

1935: Fernando Pessoa dies

1941: Ron Arias is born

1947: David Mamet is born

1960: Tad Mosel’s drama All the Way Home is first performed

1977: Sir Terence Rattigan dies

1987: James Baldwin dies

1998: Margaret Walker dies

2001: John Knowles dies