Calendar of Literary Facts

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

Literary Facts - February 17

1836: Gustavo Adolfo Becquer is born. (Explore: Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, The Rhymes)

1924: Margaret Truman is born. (Explore: First Ladies, Murder in the CIA, Margaret Truman)

1928: Robert Newton Peck is born. (Explore: A Day No Pigs Would Die, Dukes, Robert Newton Peck)

1929: Chaim Potok is born. (Explore: The Chosen, My Name Is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok)