Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - May 19

1795: James Boswell dies. (Explore: James Boswell, Boswell's London Journal, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Boswell)

1864: Nathaniel Hawthorne dies. (Explore: The Scarlet Letter, Young Goodman Brown, The Minister's Black Veil, Nathaniel Hawthorne)

1883: José Ortega y Gasset is born. (Explore: José Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses, What Is Philosophy?)

1895: José Martí dies. (Explore: José Martí)

1925: Malcolm Little (Malcolm X) is born. (Explore: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Speeches of Malcolm X, Malcolm X)

1930: Lorraine Hansberry is born. (Explore: A Raisin in the Sun, To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, Lorraine Hansberry, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window)

1933: Elena Poniatowska is born. (Explore: Dear Diego, Here's to You, Jesusa!, Elena Poniatowska)

1946: Booth Tarkington dies. (Explore: The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington, Alice Adams)

1971: Ogden Nash dies. (Explore: Ogden Nash, Custard and Company, Ogden Nash)

1984: John Betjeman dies. (Explore: John Betjeman, On a Portrait of a Deaf Man, Summoned by Bells)