Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - January 17

1600: Pedro Calderón de la Barca is born. (Explore: Fortune Mends, It Is Worse than It Was, Pedro Calderón de la Barca)

1673: Molière dies. (Explore: Molière, The School for Husbands, Don Juan)

1706: Benjamin Franklin is born. (Explore: Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack)

1860: Anton Chekhov is born. (Explore: The Seagull, Anton Chekhov, Rothschild's Fiddle)

1902: The Times Literary Supplement, a weekly review of literature and scholarship, begins publication in London

1914: William Stafford is born. (Explore: William Stafford, Stories That Could Be True, An Oregon Message)

1925: Robert Cormier is born. (Explore: The Bumblebee Flies Anyway, Robert Cormier, Beyond the Chocolate War)

2001: Gregory Corso dies. (Explore: Gregory Corso, Marriage, Bomb)

2002: Camilo José Cela dies. (Explore: The Family of Pascual Duarte, The Hive, Camilo José Cela)