Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - August 15

1771: Walter Scott is born. (Explore: Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Sir Walter Scott)

1924: Robert Bolt is born. (Explore: A Man for All Seasons, Robert Bolt)

1935: Will Rogers dies. (Explore: Will Rogers, Will Rogers: A Biography)

1948: Denise Chávez is born. (Explore: Denise Chávez, Face of an Angel, The Last of the Menu Girls)

1985: Shiva Naipaul dies. (Explore: Fireflies, Shiva Naipaul, Beyond the Dragon's Mouth)

1996: George Starbuck dies. (Explore: The Argot Merchant Disaster)