Calendar of Literary Facts

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

Literary Facts - August 2

1862: Duncan Campbell Scott is born

1924: James Baldwin is born. (Explore: Notes of a Native Son, Sonny's Blues, James Baldwin)

1942: Isabel Allende is born. (Explore: House of the Spirits, And of Clay Are We Created, Isabel Allende)

1955: Wallace Stevens dies. (Explore: The Idea of Order at Key West, Sunday Morning, Wallace Stevens)

1963: Oliver La Farge dies. (Explore: Laughing Boy, Oliver La Farge)

1988: Raymond Carver dies. (Explore: Raymond Carver)

1990: Norman MacLean dies. (Explore: A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean, Young Men and Fire)

1997: William S. Burroughs dies. (Explore: Naked Lunch, Nova Express, William S. Burroughs)