Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 16

1854: Oscar Wilde is born. (Explore: An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol)

1888: Eugene O’Neill is born. (Explore: Beyond the Horizon, Eugene O'Neill, Eugene O’Neill)

1891: Sarah Winnemucca dies. (Explore: Sarah Winnemucca)

1900: Edward (Jeffrey Irving) Ardizzone is born

1927: Günter Grass is born. (Explore: Dog Years, Günter Grass, Peeling the Onion)

1942: Joseph Bruchac III is born

1944: Paul Durcan is born

1995: Conceived by Louis Farrakhan, the Million Man March is held in Washington, D.C. (Explore: Louis Farrakhan's Remarks at the Million Man March, October 17, 1995)

1997: James A. Michener dies. (Explore: Chesapeake, James A. Michener, The Covenant)

1999: Jean Shepherd dies