May LitBirthdays

May 1

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 

Judy Collins

Ignazio Silone (Secondino Tranquilli)

Helen Bamber

May 2

Satyajit Ray

Ichiyo Higuchi (Higuchi Natsu)

Kwon-taek Im

May 2 is
Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

May 3

Betty Comden

Leslie Marmon Silko

Yehuda Amichai

May 4

Rüdiger Nehberg

Rey Valera

Khwaja Abdullah Ansari

 

Boris J. Kochanowsky

 

May 5

Thomas Boberg

Elizabeth Cochrane (Nellie Bly)

Soren Kierkegaard

Tammy Wynette

 

May 6

George Clooney

Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman

Sujata Bhatt

Sigmund Freud

 

May 7

William Dempsey Valgardson

Volker Braun

Rabindranath Tagore

Robert Browning

May 8

Beth Henley

Gary Snyder

 Sirkka Hämäläinen

 

May 9

Nada El-Hage 

Lucian Blaga

Ghostface Killah

 

May 10

Nayantara Sahgal 

Bono (Paul David Hewson)

Olga Bancic

 

May 11

Andre Gregory 

John Michael Hayes

Irving Berlin 

May 12

Wu Wenjun

Claribel Alegria

Andrey Andreyevich Voznesensky

 

May 13

Stephen Colbert

Clive Barnes

Daphne du Maurier

May 14

Eoin Colfer

Sofia Carmina Coppola

Che Guevara

Luis Llorens Torres

 

 

May 15

Asala Nasri

L. Frank Baum

Katherine Anne Porter

Jakucho Setouchi

 


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May 16

Olga Berggolts

Studs Terkel

 

 

May 17

Jien (Jichin-daikasho)

Dennis Potter

 

 

May 18

Tina Fey

Omar Khayyam

 

 

May 19

Elena Poniatowska

Malcolm X (Malcolm Little)

Lorraine Hansberry

 

May 20

Sirivennela (Chembolu SeethaRama Sastry)

Honoré de Balzac

Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian)

Joe  (John Robert) Cocker

May 21

(Liv) Marit Bergman

Manly Wade Wellman

 

May 22

Betty Williams

Bernie Taupin

Georges Remi / Hergé

Arthur Conan Doyle

 

May 23

Sebastian Cordero

Walter Reisch

Pär Lagerkvist

Carl Linnaeus

 

May 24

Patti LaBelle

Joseph Brodsky

Mikhail (Aleksandrovich) Sholokhov

Bob Dylan

 

May 25

Alastair Campbell 

Naim Frashëri

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Robert Ludlum

 

May 26

Peggy Lee (Norma Egstrom)

Nobuhiro Watsuki

Frankie Manning

Stevie (Stephanie Lynn) Nicks

 

May 27

Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov 

John Cheever

Rachel Carson

Dashiell Hammett

 

May 28

Muriel Barbery

Patrick White

Ian Fleming 

John Fogerty

May 29

Leah Goldberg (לאה גולדברג; )

G.K. Chesterton

May 30

Agnes Varda

Vizma Belševica

May 31

Svetlana Alexievich

Judith Wright

Walt Whitman

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April Litbirthdays

April

April 1

John Wilmot

Susan Boyle

Milan Kundera

Edmond Rostand

 

April 2

Joanna Chmielewska

Émile François Zola

 

April 3

Herb Caen

Washington Irving

Unni Lindell

April 4

Andrei Tarkovsky

Maya Angelou

April 5

Amalia Guglielminetti

Booker T. Washington

April 6

Leonora Carrington

Lowell Thomas

April 7

Daniel Ellsberg

Gabriela Mistral (Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga)

April 8

Robert Toru Kiyosaki

Trina Schart Hyman

April 9

George David Weiss

Paule Marshall (Paule Burke)

April 10

Peter Morgan

George William Russell

John M. (Mike) Ford

April 11

Clive Exton

Attila József

April 12

Thomas Dybdahl

Tama Janowitz

Gary Soto

Tom Clancy

April 13

Drago Jančar

Eudora Welty

Seamus Heaney

 

April 14

 

 

April 15

Benjamin Zephaniah

Leonardo da Vinci

Henry James

(David) Wiley Miller


April 16

Gerry Rafferty

Diane Middlebrook

Anatole France (Jacques Anatole Thibault)

 

April 17

Ray Kluun

Giusy Ferreri

Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

 

April 18

Rithy Panh

Costas [or Kostas] Ferris

George Henry Lewes

 

April 19

Sandro Petraglia

Maria Ember

Etheridge Knight

April 20

Asia Alfasi

Erna Brodber

John Paul Stevens

 

April 21

Elaine May

Queen Elizabeth II

Kole Omotosho

 

 

April 22

Damien Broderick

Kseniya Simonova

Immanuel Kant

Ana Maria Shua

 

April 23

Michael Moore

Fadil Hadzic

William Shakespeare

 

April 24

Eric Bogosian (

Carl (Friedrich Georg) Spitteler (pseudonym Carl Felix Tandem)

 

Karan Mahajan

 

April 25

Grace Rasp Nuri

Albert Uderzo

 

April 26

Ğabdulla Tuqay

Marcus Aurelius

Carol Burnett

I.M. Pei

 

 

April 27

Edwin Morgan

Cecil Day Lewis (pseudonym Nicholas Blake)

Russell T Davies

 

April 28

Carolyn Forché

(Nelle) Harper Lee

Jay Leno

April 29

Egon Erwin Kisch

Jerry Seinfeld

April 30

Jaroslav Hašek

Willie Nelson

Aatish Kapadia

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March LitBirthdays

March

March 1

Ralph Ellison

Akutagawa Ryūnosuke

Shantabai Kamble

 

March 2

Janos Arany

Evgeny Baratynsky

Metta Victoria Fuller Victor (Seeley Regester)

 

 

March 3

Yury (Karlovich) Olesha

George Miller (George Miliotis)

Caroline Lamarche

March 4

Robert Orben

Miriam Makeba

Khaled Hosseini

Robert Emmet

 

March 5

MC Solaar

Elisabeth Badinter

March 6

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Andrzej Wajda

Teru Miyamoto

March 7

Georges Perec

Robin Becker

Muhsin Al-Ramli (Arabic: ) محسن الرملي‎

March 8

Kenneth Grahame

Hafid Bouazza

Carole Bayer Sager

March 9

Robert James (Bobby) Fischer

Mickey (Frank Morrison) Spillane

Ismael Serrano

Tecumseh

March 10

Lorenzo Da Ponte

Keren Ann Zeidel (Hebrew: קרן אן זיידל‎)

Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)

Judith Jones

March 11

Lea Hernandez

Douglas Adams

Ezra Jack Keats

Jean “Binta” Breeze

Alba de Cespedes

March 12

Naomi Shihab Nye

Virginia Hamilton

Tian Han 田汉

Jack (Jean Lous) Kerouac

March 13

Lisa Lutz

André Téchiné

Mahmoud Darwish

Common, U.S. rapper

 

March 14

Pam Ayres

Horton Foote, Jr.

Caryl Phillips

 

 

March 15

Ben Okri

Veronica Maggio

Will.i.am

Madelyn Pugh


March 16

Zoe Jenny

Sully Prudhomme

Richard Matthew Stallman

James Madison

 

March 17

 

Yokomitsu Riichi (横光 利一)

Nat King Cole

March 18

Queen Latifah

Luc Besson

Christa Wolf,

John Updike

 

March 19

John Burnside

Valerio Zurlini

Philip Roth

Dunya Mikhail

March 20

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Vera Panova

Lucy Myers Wright Mitchell

March 21

Ved Mehta

Phyllis McGinley

Slavoj Žižek

March 22

Beverley Knight

Louis L’Amour Lawrence Dearborn LaMoore

 

March 23

Plantu (Jean Plantureux)

Emmy Noether

Akira Kurosawa

 

March 24

Kate (Catherine Merrial) Webb

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

 

March 25

Gloria Steinem

Toni Cade Bambara

Thom Loverro

 

Dorothy Fontana

 

March 26

Bob Woodward

Robert Frost

Tennessee Williams

 

 

March 27

Julia Alvarez

Budd (Seymour Wilson) Schulberg

Ai Qing (艾青) (Jiang Haicheng)

Michael Aris

Abelardo Castillo

Dubravka Ugrešic

 

March 28

Jennifer Weiner

Dimcho Debelianov (Димчо Дебелянов)

Maxim Gorky (Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov)

Lauren Weisberger

March 29

Vangelis (Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou) (Greek: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου)

Andrija Maurović

Lennart Meri

March 30

Thierry Cabot

Céline Dion

Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay (Bangla: শরদিন্দু বন্দোপাধ্যায়)

Moses Maimonides

March 31

Octavio Paz

Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut

René Descartes

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February LitBirthdays

February

February 1

Big Boi

Langston Hughes

Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin

February 2

Xuân Diệu

Joseph Seamon Cotter, Sr.

James Joyce

February 3

Paul Auster

Marlon Riggs

James Michener

February 4

Abdul Rahman Badawi

Buell Gordon Gallagher

Betty Friedan

February 5

Andrew Greeley

Adassa

Jermain Wesley Loguen

Jovan Dučić

February 6

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Melvin B. Tolson

Anne Spencer

Christopher Marlowe

Nay Win Myint

February 7

Gay Talese

Chris Rock

Eubie Blake

Charles Dickens

February 8

Nancy Oliver

Mae Street Kidd

Ron Tyson

John Grisham

February 9

Carole King

Alice Walker

Cassandra Steen

Amy Lowell

February 10

Johan Harstad

Michael Anthony

Roberta Flack

Ivri Lider

February 11

Celeste O. Norfleet

Jarena Lee

Florynce Kennedy

Lydia Maria Child

John Langalibalele Dube

February 12

Michel Joseph Martelly “Sweet Micky”

George Elliott Clarke

Abraham Lincoln

Charles Darwin

February 13

Mark Watson

Lenard Duane Moore

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Georges Simenon

February 14

Beejan Olfat

Richard Allen

Carlton Moss

Dwele

Frederick Douglass

Eric Andersen

February 15

Miep Gies

Brian Holland

Masuji Ibuse

Adam Nadasdy


February 16

Elisabeth Eybers

Otis Blackwell

Paul Gilroy

Ice-T

February 17

Julia de Burgos

Huey Newton

Lupe Fiasco

Michel Rivgauche

February 18

Leonard (Len) Deighton

Audre Lorde

Toni Morrison

Nikos Kazantzakis

February 19

Jaan Kross

Clifton Taulbert

Eileen Jackson Southern

Andre Breton

February 20

Nevena Stefanova

Linda Brown

Ellis Cose

Buffy Sainte Marie

February 21

Hakan Nesser

Claudia Jones

Corey Harris

Anais Nin

Hanne-Vibeke Holst

February 22

Danilo Kis

William Whipper

Ishmael Reed

James Russell Lowell

February 23

Aziz Ansari

Claude Brown

W.E.B. DuBois

February 24

Alain Mabanckou

Kasi Lemmons

Grant Allen

February 25

Russell Atkins

George Schuyler

Mary Coyle Chase

George Harrison

February 26

Adem Demaçi

Fats Domino

Sharon Bell Mathis

Victor Hugo

Jela Krečič

February 27

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

J. Rawls

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

February 28

Adelle McQueen

Anthony Kelley

Jeanne Cherhal

February 29

Natasha Beaulieu

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January LitBirthdays

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

January 3

Rodrigo de la Cadena

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Savitri Bai Phule

January 4

Harlan Coben

Gao Xingjian

January 5

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

Louise Carver

Fran Walsh

January 11

Alan Paton

Siti Nurhaliza

Sulamith Wülfing

January 12

Jack London

Ferenc Molnár

Inoue Takehiko

Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹)

January 13

Shahnon Ahmad

Flora Nwapa

Jay McInerney

January 14

LL Cool J

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

Benjamin Franklin

Brian Thomas Helgeland

January 18

A.A. Milne

A.A. Milne too

Sally Morgan

January 19

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe too

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

Henry Jaglom

January 27

Eliette Abécassis

Mordecai Richler

Djavan

January 28

Colette

José Martí

Arnaldur Indriðason

Frank Darabont

January 29

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Leslie Bricusse

Olga Tokarczuk

Anton (Pavlovich) Chekhov

Germaine Greer

Grazyna Miller

January 30

Lady Anne Clifford

Jack Spicer

Anton Tammsaare

January 31

Daniel Tammet

Arnold Geulincx

K.Maro

Kenzaburō Ōe

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Happy New Year 2019!

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 at wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

24 Hours in New York – On the Town

New York New York

https://goo.gl/xhsze9

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://goo.gl/DUT32u

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://goo.gl/R1Q74O

Sisters

Gladys Patti Dionne

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

https://goo.gl/GXRu4O

or long medley with “There’s a Place…”
https://goo.gl/NJRUUk

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Acapella Soul

Circle of Life

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December LitBirthdays

December

December 1

Candace Bushnell

Rex Stout

Woody Allen

Richard Pryor

December 2

Yaël Dayan (Hebrew: יעל דיין‎ )

Jüri Reinvere

Botho Strauss

Elizabeth Berg

Ann Patchett

December 3

Boris A. Novak

Jean-Luc Godard

Joseph Conrad (Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski)

Daniel Bedingfield

Alaíde Foppa de Solórzano

December 4

Wen Shaoxian
(溫紹賢)

Frances Power Cobbe

Rainer Maria Rilke

Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter)

December 5

Rose Wilder Lane

Walt Disney

Miloš Đukelić

Joan Didion

December 6

Martin Hirsch

Eve Curie Labouisse

James Elphinston

Ira Gershwin

Tomson Highway

December 7

Noam Chomsky

Willa Cather

Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi [عبدالرحمن صوفی]

Dom Joseph Pothier

December 8

Horace

Delmore Schwartz

Nicki Minaj

December 9

Imogen Heap

Joel Chandler Harris

Grace Hopper

Edoardo Sanguineti

Avraham B. Yehoshua

December 10

Marina Orlova
( Марина Владимировна Орлова )

Emily Dickinson

Maria Benitez (Maria Bibiana Benitez Constanza)

December 11

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын )

Subramanya Bharathi

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

Teri Garr

December 12

Christian Metz

Robert Lepage

Gustave Flaubert

December 13

James Wright

Amy Lee

Heinrich Heine

December 14

Tove Ditlevsen

Nostradamus (Michel de Nostredame)

Lucrecia Martel

December 15

Donald Goines (pseudonym Al C Clark)

Betty Smith (Elisabeth Wehner)

Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof


December 16

Benny Andersson

Noel Coward

Barbara Smith

Ed Ruscha

December 17

Es’kia Mphahlele

John Greenleaf Whittier

William Safire

December 18

Hal Kanter

Alfred Bester

Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov

December 19

Péter Tímár

Gisèle Freund

Su Tung-p’o
[Su Shi]

December 20

Kate Atkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

Väinö Linna

December 21

Edward Hoagland

Heinrich Boll

Ivan Blatný

December 22

Eduard Uspensky

Giacomo Puccini

Kenneth Rexroth

December 23

Alison Sudol

Katie Underwood

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

December 24

Mary Higgins Clark

Herbert Reinecker

Isador Feinstein Stone

December 25

Sheila Heti

Dido (Florian Armstrong)

Rod Serling

December 26

David Sedaris

Narendra Prasad

Alejo Carpentier

December 27

Greg Mortenson

Mirza Ghalib

Kevin Patterson

December 28

Liu Xiaobo

Shen Congwen (Shen Ts’ung-wen) 沈從文

Mortimer J. Adler

December 29

Gilbert Adair

William Gaddis

Dallas Austin

December 30

Julia Briggs

Alfredo Bracchi

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

December 31

Machi Tawara

Siné

Odetta Holmes Gordon

Ronnie del Carmen

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#December 1

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