Calendar of Literary Facts

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

Literary Facts - September 15

1889: Claude McKay is born. (Explore: Banana Bottom, Home to Harlem, Claude McKay)

1914: Adolfo Bioy Casares is born. (Explore: Diary of the War of the Pig, The Invention of Morel, Adolfo Bioy Casares)

1916: José Echegaray dies. (Explore: The Great Galeoto, José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, José Echegaray yEizaguirre)

1926: Rudolf Eucken dies. (Explore: Rudolf Christoph Eucken)

1935: The German Reichstag passes the “Nuremburg Laws,” stripping German-born Jews of their citizenship and barring them from marrying Aryans or flying the German flag. (Explore: What were the Nuremberg Laws passed in Nazi Germany in the 1930s?)

1938: Thomas Wolfe dies. (Explore: Look Homeward, Angel, The Far and the Near, Thomas Wolfe)

1952: Loren D. Estleman is born. (Explore: A Smile on the Face of the Tiger, The Hours of the Virgin, Loren D. Estleman)

1987: Margaret Laurence dies. (Explore: The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence, The Loons)

1989: Robert Penn Warren dies. (Explore: All the King's Men, Blackberry Winter, Robert Penn Warren)