Calendar of Literary Facts

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

Literary Facts - July 16

1821: Mary Ann Morse Baker (Mary Baker Eddy) is born. (Explore: Mary Baker Eddy)

1928: Anita Brookner is born. (Explore: Hotel du Lac, Anita Brookner, Latecomers, Altered States)

1931: Caroline Blackwood is born. (Explore: The Last of the Duchess, Caroline Blackwood)

1947: Linda Hogan is born. (Explore: Power, Mean Spirit, Aunt Moon's Young Man, Linda Hogan)

1953: Hilaire Belloc dies. (Explore: Hilaire Belloc, The Path to Rome, What is a summary of the poem "Matilda" by Hilaire Bellock?)

1956: Tony Kushner is born. (Explore: Angels in America, Caroline, or Change, Homebody/Kabul, Tony Kushner)

1961: Evelyn Waugh publishes “An Act of Homage and Reparation to P. G. Wodehouse”—perhaps the single-most influential plea for restoring Wodehouse’s reputation among the English—in the London Sunday Times. (Explore: P. G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh)

1985: Heinrich Boell dies. (Explore: The Clown, The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Heinrich Böll)

1989: Nicolás Guillén dies. (Explore: Nicolás Guillén)

1995: May Sarton dies. (Explore: May Sarton, Gestalt at Sixty, Journal of a Solitude, As We Are Now)

1995: Sir Stephen Spender dies. (Explore: An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum, Stephen Spender, I think continually of those who were truly great, Give a critical analysis of the poem "The Express" by Stephen Spender.)