Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 17

1586: Sir Philip Sidney dies. (Explore: Sir Philip Sidney, Ring out your bells, Astrophel and Stella)

1915: Arthur Miller is born. (Explore: Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, Arthur Miller)

1921: George Mackay Brown is born. (Explore: George Mackay Brown)

1930: James (“Jimmy”) Breslin is born. (Explore: Table Money, He Got Hungry and Forgot His Manners, Jimmy Breslin)

1934: Alan Garner is born. (Explore: Elidor, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, Alan Garner)

1938: Les A. Murray is born. (Explore: Les A. Murray, Easter 1984, The Daylight Moon and Other Poems)

1979: S. J. Perelman dies. (Explore: S. J. Perelman, The Love Decoy, The Last Laugh)