Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - August 17

1837: Charlotte L. Forten is born. (Explore: The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimké, Charlotte L. Forten Grimké)

1871: Jesse Lynch Williams is born. (Explore: Why Marry?)

1887: Marcus Garvey is born. (Explore: Marcus Garvey)

1924: Evan S. Connell Jr. is born. (Explore: Mrs. Bridge, Son of the Morning Star)

1925: John Hawkes is born. (Explore: The Lime Twig, The Cannibal, John Hawkes)

1930: Ted Hughes is born. (Explore: Ted Hughes, Pike, The Thought-Fox, What is the meaning of Ted Hughes' poem "The Jaguar"?)

1932: V. S. Naipaul is born. (Explore: A House for Mr. Biswas, Miguel Street, V. S. Naipaul)

1936: Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin is born

1939: Ed Sanders is born

1943: LaVyrle Spencer is born

1950: Black Elk dies. (Explore: Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks)

1965: Jack Spicer dies. (Explore: Jack Spicer, Phonemics)

1987: Carlos Drummond de Andrade dies. (Explore: Carlos Drummond de Andrade)