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March 22 Writer Birthdays

March 22 Writer Birthdays


  • 1712 - Edward Moore, English dramatist and poet.

  • 1771 - Heinrich D Zschokke, German/Swiss author and reformer.

  • 1846 - Randolph Caldecott, British artist and illustrator; influential in children's book art; the Caldecott Medal is named for him.

  • 1901 - Gabrielle Roy, influential and critically acclaimed French-Canadian author.

  • 1908 - Louis L'Amour, novelist of the American West.

  • 1908 - Albrecht Goes, German poet, author, and theologian.

  • 1910 - Nicholas Montserrat, British author of sea stories inspired by his time the Royal Naval Reserve.

  • 1911 - Jack Popplewell, British author, playwright, songwriter, and rhubarb farmer.

  • 1922 - Stewart Stern, Emmy Award-winning American screenwriter, twice Oscar-nominated; best known for Rebel Without a Cause.

  • 1930 - Stephen Sondheim, Tony Award-winning American lyricist, best known for West Side Story.

  • 1931 - Igor Hajek, Czech writer, editor, and translator.

  • 1931 - William Shatner, actor, starship captain, and author of the TekWar series of science-fiction books.

  • 1931 - Leslie Thomas, major Welsh-born British author, journalist, and autobiographer.

  • 1941 - Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate.

  • 1946 - Rudy Rucker, American science-fiction author, mathematician, and computer scientist; one of the founders of cyberpunk fiction.

  • 1947 - James Patterson, popular author of adult thrillers and young-adult novels.

  • 1948 - Wolf Blitzer, German-born, U.S.-based journalist, author, and television news anchor who has also worked in Israel.


Stern - Rebel Without a CauseShatner - Star Trek MemoriesPatterson - Middle School, the Worst Years of My LifeSondheim - West Side Story