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August 14 Writer Birthdays

August 14 Writer Birthdays


  • 1863 - Ernest Thayer, American writer and poet who wrote "Casey at the Bat."

  • 1867 - John Galsworthy, Nobel Prize-winning English novelist and playwright.

  • 1904 - Kar de Mumma (birth name Erik Harald Zetterström) - Swedish playwright and humorous writer.

  • 1910 - Nathan Alterman, Warsaw-born Israeli poet, playwright, journalist, and translator who was influential in Socialist Zionist politics,

  • 1914 - Stieg Ivar Trenter, Swedish journalist and popular crime writer, often described as the Agatha Christie of Sweden.

  • 1925 - Russell Baker, Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer of satirical commentary and self-deprecating prose, best known for his autobiography Growing Up.

  • 1926 - René Goscinny, French comics writer and editor.

  • 1928 - Anatoly Fedorovich Kasheida, Ukrainian writer, poet, and journalist.

  • 1940 - Alexei Panshin, American science fiction author and critic, winner of both the Hugo and Nebula awards.

  • 1941 - Lynne Ann Cheney, novelist and conservative scholar who is the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

  • 1945 - Steve Martin, American comedian, actor, musician, producer, and writer.

  • 1947 - Danielle Steel, the pen name of blockbuster American romance novelist Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel.

  • 1950 - Gary Larson, syndicated cartoonist best known for "The Far Side."

  • 1952 - Alex van Warmerdam, Dutch screenwriter, film director, actor, and painter.

  • 1964 - Andrew Kevin Walker, American screenwriter.

  • 1965 - Brannon Braga, award-winning American television producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work on Star Trek.