Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - February 2

1861: Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr. is born

1882: James Joyce is born. (Explore: Araby, Eveline, James Joyce)

1886: William Rose Benét is born. (Explore: William Rose Benét)

1905: Ayn Rand is born. (Explore: The Fountainhead, Anthem, Ayn Rand)

1920: Eugene O’Neill's first full-length play, Beyond the Horizon, opens at the Morosco Theater. (Explore: Beyond the Horizon, Eugene O’Neill)

1923: James Dickey is born. (Explore: Deliverance, Cherrylog Road, James Dickey)

1931: Judith Viorst is born. (Explore: Necessary Losses)

1987: Alistair MacLean dies. (Explore: Alistair MacLean, Lawrence of Arabia, San Andreas)

2002: Claude Brown dies. (Explore: Manchild in the Promised Land, Claude Brown)