January LitBirthdays

January is National Hot Tea Month

January 1

Happy New Year!

Edward Morgan Forster

Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi

René de Ceccatty

January 2

André Aciman

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Isaac Asimov

Lynda Barry

Kate Holmquist

January 3

Rodrigo de la Cadena

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Savitri Bai Phule

Thelma Schoonmaker

January 4

Harlan Coben

Gao Xingjian

January 5

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Hayao Miyazaki 宮崎 駿

Umberto Eco

January 6

Carl Sandburg

Karin Slaughter

Idris Davies

C.D. Wright

January 7

Nicholson Baker

Shobhaa Dé

Zora Neale Hurston

January 8

Stephen Hawking

Terence Dean “Terry” Brooks

Gaston Miron

Fanny Bullock Workman

January 9

Simone de Beauvoir

Hayim Nachman Bialik

Thorvald Steen

January 10

Peter Barnes

Fran Walsh

January 11

Alan Paton

Lucy Knisley

Sulamith Wülfing

January 12

Ferenc Molnár

Inoue Takehiko

Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹)

January 13

Shahnon Ahmad

Flora Nwapa

Daniel Kehlmann

Jay McInerney

January 14

LL Cool J

Khaleda Froagh

Emily Hahn

Albert Schweitzer

January 15

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sonya Kovalevsky

Giles Milton

Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin)

Mikki Doyle (Miriam Leventhal)


January 16

Garth Ennis

Robert W. Service

Laura Riding

January 17

Anne Bronte

Anton Chekhov

Benjamin Franklin

Brian Thomas Helgeland

January 18

A.A. Milne

Sally Morgan

January 19

Edgar Allan Poe

Breda Smolnikar

January 20

Ernesto Cardenal

Nancy Kress

Uni Arge

January 21

Judith Merril

Richie Havens

Eva Ibbotson

January 22

Subhash Ram Prajapati

Arkady Gaidar

Francis Bacon

January 23

Elvira Lindo

Derek Walcott

January 24

Marguerite Durand

Edith Wharton

Vítězslava Kaprálová

January 25

Gloria Naylor

Virginia Woolf

David Grossman

January 26

Shinjo Mayu

Jules Feiffer

Angela Davis

January 27

Eliette Abécassis

Mordecai Richler

Djavan

January 28

Colette

José Martí

Arnaldur Indriðason

Frank Darabont

January 29

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Leslie Bricusse

Anton (Pavlovich) Chekhov

Germaine Greer

Grazyna Miller

Olga Tokarczuk

January 30

Lady Anne Clifford

Jack Spicer

Anton Tammsaare

January 31

Daniel Tammet

Arnold Geulincx

Kenzaburō Ōe

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Happy New Year 2022!

Happy New Year!

Good Morning!

(Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds (dubbed by Betty Noyes) sing and dance Good Morning! in the 1952 film Singin’ in the Rain)

A Sunny Day!

(The Three Tenors – Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, José Carreras – sing about their sunny day, O Sole Mio)

Kingdom Choir sings Stand by Me

24 Hours in New York – On the Town

New York New York

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku5WeNn_unE

The Ladies Face Another Day

Natural Women

(Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain sing Natural Woman in the 1998 Divas concert)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_bmPU1n8vM

Let It Be

performed by Carol Woods and Timothy T. Mitchum in film Across the Universe

Mending Hearts

Dolly Tammy Loretta1

Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette sing
Silver Threads and Golden Needles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeidRJv4VRY

Sisters

Gladys Patti Dionne

Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick sing
Everything You Touch Is a Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOeMX53icjU

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Acapella Soul

Circle of Life

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December LitBirthdays

December

December 1

Richard Pryor

Woody Allen

Candace Bushnell

Rex Stout

December 2

Ann Patchett

Botho Strauss

Elizabeth Berg

Jüri Reinvere

December 3

Alaíde Foppa de Solórzano

Joseph Conrad

Boris A. Novak

Jean-Luc Godard

December 4

Rainer Maria Rilke

Wen Shaoxian
(溫紹賢)

Frances Power Cobbe

December 5

Joan Didion

Walt Disney

Rose Wilder Lane

December 6

Tomson Highway

Eve Curie Labouisse

Ira Gershwin

December 7

Willa Cather

Noam Chomsky

Dom Joseph Pothier

Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
[عبدالرحمن صوفی]

December 8

Delmore Schwartz

Horace

December 9

Grace Hopper

Edoardo Sanguineti

Avraham B. Yehoshua

December 10

Emily Dickinson

Maria Benitez

December 11

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

Subramanya Bharathi

December 12

Robert Lepage

Christian Metz

Gustave Flaubert

December 13

James Wright

Heinrich Heine

December 14

Tove Ditlevsen

Lucrecia Martel

December 15

Donald Goines

Betty Smith

Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof

December 16

Barbara Smith

Noel Coward

Edward Ruscha

Benny Andersson

December 17

Es’kia Mphahlele

William Safire

John Greenleaf Whittier

December 18

Alfred Bester

Hal Kanter

December 19

Gisèle Freund

Su Tung-p’o
[Su Shi]

December 20

Väinö Linna

Kate Atkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

December 21

Ivan Blatný

Heinrich Boll

December 22

Giacomo Puccini

Eduard Uspensky

Kenneth Rexroth

December 23

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

C.Y. (Chin Yang) Lee
(黎錦揚; Lí Jǐnyáng)

December 24

Mary Higgins Clark

Stephenie Meyer

Mark Millar

December 25

Sheila Heti

Rod Serling

Carlos Castaneda

December 26

Narendra Prasad

Alejo Carpentier

David Sedaris

December 27

Kevin Patterson

Mirza Ghalib

Louis Bromfield

December 28

Liu Xiaobo

Shen Congwen
(Shen Ts’ung-wen) 沈從文

Mortimer J. Adler

December 29

William Gaddis

Gilbert Adair

December 30

Sophie Ward

Gabriel Krauze

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

Julia Briggs

Alfredo Bracchi

December 31

Siné (Maurice Sinet)

Machi Tawara
(俵 万智 Tawara Machi)

Ronnie del Carmen

Odetta Holmes Gordon

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November LitBirthdays

November

November 1

Kamaria Muntu
(Tracey De Sandra Martin)

Hermann Broch

November 2

Odysseas Elytis

Jorge de Sena

November 3

Kath Walker / Oodgeroo Noonuccal (

Jesús Blasco

Lulu
(Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie)

November 4

Gabriela Cabezón Cámara

Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Will Rogers

Walter Cronkite

November 5

Uzodinma Iweala

Rana Dasgupta

Philip V. Francis

Sam Shepard (Samuel Shepard Rogers)

November 6

Karin Fossum

Laure Junot, Duchesse d’Abrantès

November 7

Joni Mitchell

Albert Camus

Antonio Skármeta

November 8

Kazuo Ishiguro

Richard Curtis

Teofilo Folengo (Merlino Coccajo)

November 9

Danielle Trussoni

Ivan Turgenev

Benjamin Banneker

November 10

Holly Black

Aka Morchiladze

Timothy Miles Rice

November 11

Alicia Ostriker

Douglas Rogers

Carlos Fuentes

November 12

Ivo Urbančič

Neil Young

Bahá’u’lláh

November 13

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Dacia Maraini

Nico Scheepmaker

November 14

Karen Armstrong

René de Clercq

November 15

Marianne Moore

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

November 16

Chinua Achebe

Arvid Järnefelt

November 17

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn

Steven E. de Souza

November 18

Margaret Atwood

Frances Marion

Wilma Pearl Mankiller

November 19

Zygmunt Bauman

Yuri Knorozov

November 20

Nadine Gordimer

Sheema Kalbasi

Alistair Cooke

November 21

Tina Brown (Christina Hambley Brown)

Isaac Bashevis Singer
( יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער )

Qian Zhongshu

November 22

Gerhard Steidl

Marjane Satrapi
(مرجان ساتراپی)

George Eliot (Mary Ann [Marian] Evans)

Viktor Pelevin

November 23

Ishmael Beah

Nirad C. Chaudhuri

November 24

Yoshiko Uchida

Stephen Merchant

Dale Carnegie

November 25

Alexis Wright

Lope de Vega (Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio)

November 26

Uladzimir Karatkevich
(Уладзімір Караткевіч)

Eugène Ionesco

Charles M. Schulz

November 27

Han Kang

Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Rao Pingru
饶平如

Twista
(Carl Terrell Mitchell)

November 28

Dervla Murphy

Linda Lucero Fragua

Kinoko Nasu
奈須 きのこ

Alfonso Cuaron (Orozco)

Jon Stewart

November 29

George Szirtes

Carlo Levi

November 30

Lucy Maud Montgomery

David Mamet

Gordon Parks

Chris Claremont

Marina Abramović

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