Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 28

899: Alfred the Great dies

1704: John Locke dies. (Explore: John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, The Reasonableness of Christianity as Delivered in the Scriptures)

1866: Ramón del Valle-Inclán is born. (Explore: Ramón María del Valle-Inclán)

1903: Evelyn Waugh is born. (Explore: A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh, The Letters of Evelyn Waugh)

1939: Ayi Kwei Armah is born. (Explore: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, Two Thousand Seasons, Ayi Kwei Armah)

1966: J. California Cooper is born. (Explore: J. California Cooper)

1996: Sheldon Vanauken dies

1998: Ted Hughes dies. (Explore: Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters, Snow)