Calendar of Literary Facts

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

Literary Facts - March 26

1726: Sir John Vanbrugh dies. (Explore: The Relapse, Sir John Vanbrugh)

1859: A. E. Housman is born. (Explore: A. E. Housman, To an Athlete Dying Young, A Shropshire Lad)

1892: Walt Whitman dies. (Explore: Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman, Song of Myself)

1914: Tennessee Williams is born. (Explore: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams)

1930: Gregory Corso is born. (Explore: Gregory Corso, Marriage, Bomb)

1933: Vine Deloria Jr. is born. (Explore: Vine Deloria, Jr., Custer Died for Your Sins, Deloria, Vine, Jr.)

1939: Patrick Lane is born. (Explore: Patrick Lane)

1942: Erica Jong is born. (Explore: Fanny, Fear of Flying, Erica Jong)

1969: John Kennedy Toole dies. (Explore: A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole, The Neon Bible)

1979: Jean Stafford dies. (Explore: In the Zoo, Bad Characters, Jean Stafford)

1996: Mary Lavin dies. (Explore: Mary Lavin, Happiness, The Widow's Son)

2000: Alex Comfort dies. (Explore: Alex(ander) Comfort)