Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - May 16

1905: H. E. Bates is born. (Explore: The Daffodil Sky, H. E. Bates, The Cruise of The Breadwinner)

1906: Arturo Uslar Pietri is born. (Explore: Who was Arturo Uslar Pietri, and what did he contribute to Latin American...)

1918: Juan Rulfo is born. (Explore: Pedro Páramo, Juan Rulfo, Because We Are So Poor)

1925: William Hoffman is born. (Explore: Tidewater Blood, William Hoffman)

1929: Adrienne Rich is born. (Explore: Living in Sin, Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law, Adrienne Rich, Aunt Jennifer's Tigers)

1943: The 70,000 Jews living in the Warsaw Ghetto are liquidated by German occupation forces after an unsuccessful uprising. (Explore: Holocaust Represented in Literature, What was the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising?)

1944: George Ade dies. (Explore: Who was George Ade, and what did he contribute to American literature?)

1955: James Agee dies. (Explore: A Death in the Family, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, James Agee)

1984: Irwin Shaw dies. (Explore: The Young Lions, Irwin Shaw, The Eighty-Yard Run, The Girls in Their Summer Dresses)