Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 14

1888: Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp (“Katherine Mansfield”) is born. (Explore: Miss Brill, Katherine Mansfield, At the Bay)

1906: Hannah Arendt is born. (Explore: Hannah Arendt, Between Friends, The Life of the Mind)

1946: Tim O’Brien is born. (Explore: The Ghost Soldiers, Tim O'Brien, Tim O’Brien)

1961: Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows’s musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is first performed

1965: Randall Jarrell dies. (Explore: The Poetry of Jarrell, Randall Jarrell, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner)

1967: Marcel (Andre) Ayme dies. (Explore: Marcel Aymé)

1982: Howard Sackler dies. (Explore: The Great White Hope, Howard Sackler)

1997: Harold Robbins dies. (Explore: The Carpetbaggers, A Stone for Danny Fisher, Harold Robbins)

1998: Cleveland Amory dies