Calendar of Literary Facts

The Calendar of Literary Facts contains more than 6,500 events in literary history.

Literary Facts - January 14

1794: Dr. Jesse Bennett of Edom, Virginia, performs the first successful Caesarian section, operating upon his own wife and delivering a healthy baby girl

1912: Tillie Olsen is born. (Explore: I Stand Here Ironing, Tell Me a Riddle, Tillie Olsen)

1914: Dudley Randall is born. (Explore: Dudley Randall, Ballad of Birmingham)

1925: Kimitake Hiraoka (Yukio Mishima) is born. (Explore: Fountains in the Rain, After the Banquet, Yukio Mishima)

1926: Thomas Tryon is born. (Explore: The Wings of the Morning, The Night of the Moonbow, Thomas Tryon)

1977: Anaïs Nin dies. (Explore: Anaïs Nin, House of Incest, A Spy in the House of Love)