Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 15

1844: Friedrich Nietzsche is born. (Explore: Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals)

1881: P. G. Wodehouse is born. (Explore: Full Moon, The Inimitable Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse)

1905: C. P. Snow is born. (Explore: Strangers and Brothers, The Conscience of the Rich, C. P. Snow)

1908: John Kenneth Galbraith is born. (Explore: Economics in Perspective, The Age of Uncertainty, John Kenneth Galbraith)

1917: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. is born

1920: Mario Puzo is born. (Explore: The Godfather, Mario Puzo, The Family)

1926: Evan Hunter is born. (Explore: The Blackboard Jungle, Evan Hunter)

1926: Michel Foucault is born. (Explore: Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish)

1953: Walter Jon Williams is born. (Explore: Hardwired)

1953: John Patrick’s drama Teahouse of the August Moon is first performed. (Explore: The Teahouse of the August Moon, John Patrick)

1998: Iain Crichton Smith dies