Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - August 12

1827: William Blake dies. (Explore: A Poison Tree, William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience)

1866: Jacinto Benavente is born. (Explore: The Bonds of Interest, The Passion Flower, Jacinto Benavente y Martínez)

1925: Donald Justice is born. (Explore: Incident in a Rose Garden, Donald Justice, Men at Forty)

1937: Walter Dean Myers is born. (Explore: Fallen Angels, Monster, Walter Dean Myers)

1955: Thomas Mann dies. (Explore: Death in Venice, Thomas Mann, Tonio Kröger)

1964: Ian Fleming dies. (Explore: Goldfinger, Thunderball, Ian Fleming)