Calendar of Literary Facts

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

Literary Facts - April 8

1955: Barbara Kingsolver is born. (Explore: The Bean Trees, The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver)

1958: George Jean Nathan dies

1974: Henry Aaron hits his 715th home run, surpassing Babe Ruth’s record and making “Hammerin’ Hank” the all-time home-run leader