Calendar of Literary Facts

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

Literary Facts - June 30

1685: John Gay is born. (Explore: The Beggar's Opera, John Gay, The Shepherd's Week, Trivia)

1894: Isaak (Emmanuilovich) Babel is born. (Explore: My First Goose, Isaac Babel, Red Cavalry)

1911: Czesław Miłosz is born. (Explore: Czesław Miłosz, The Captive Mind, A Song on the End of the World)

1930: Marion Zimmer Bradley is born. (Explore: The Firebrand, The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley)

1932: Alexandre Biyidi (“Mongo Beti”) is born. (Explore: The Poor Christ of Bomba, Mongo Beti, Alexandre Biyidi)

1936: Margaret Mitchell publishes Gone With the Wind. (Explore: Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, What's the summary of each part in Gone with the Wind novel?)

1939: José Emilio Pacheco is born. (Explore: Who was José Emilio Pacheco, and how did he contribute to Mexican literature?)

1954: Lynn Riggs dies. (Explore: The Cherokee Night, Green Grow the Lilacs, Lynn Riggs)

1966: Margery Allingham dies. (Explore: Margery Allingham)

1984: Lillian Hellman dies. (Explore: The Little Foxes, The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman)