August LitBirthdays

August

August 1

Chuck D (Carlton Ridenhour)

Francis Scott Key

Herman Melville

August 2

Isabel Allende

James Baldwin

Homer Banks

Bei Dao (Zhao Zhenkai)

August 3

Lauren Liebenberg

Leon Uris

Juliana Horatia Ewing

August 4

Robert Hayden

Helen Thomas

Barack Obama

August 5

Guy de Maupassant

Abbé Pierre (Henri Marie Joseph Grouès)

August 6

Louella Parsons

Alfred Tennyson

M. Night Shyamalan

August 7

Justin Kawika Young

Sofia Rotaru

Garrison Keillor

August 8

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Mel Tillis

August 9

Izaak Walton

Jean Piaget

Marvin Minsky

August 10

Abay Ibrahim Qunanbayuli

August 11

Jim Lee

Alex Haley

August 12

George Soros

Sue Monk Kidd

August 13

Amélie Nothomb

Dan Fogelberg

Kamila Shamsie

August 14

Bryce Courtenay

Steve Martin

Danielle Steel

Gary Larson

August 15

Julia Child

Sri Aurobindo

Mikao Usui

August 16

Charles Bukowski

Diana Wynne Jones

August 17

Herta Müller

Gene (Geneva) Stratton-Porter

August 18

Mika

Elsa Morante

Brian Aldiss

August 19

Eamonn Fingleton

Ogden Nash

Jerzy Andrzejewski

August 20

Isaac Hayes

Musa Geshaev

H. P.(Howard Phillips) Lovecraft

August 21

Jules Michelet

Friz Freleng

August 22

Irmtraud Morgner

August 23

Ephraim Kishon

Nazik al-Mala’ika

August 24

Jorge Luis Borges

Stephen Fry

Ali Smith

Yan Lianke

August 25

Charles Wright

Taslima Nasrin

August 26

Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu)

August 27

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

August 28

Tasha Tudor

Ai Weiwei

August 29

Dorothy Tennov

René Depestre

August 30

Camilla Läckberg Eriksson

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

August 31

DuBose Heyward

William Saroyan

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July LitBirthdays

July

July 1

Twyla Tharp

Irna Phillips

Juan Carlos Onetti

July 2

Wisława Szymborska

Evelyn Lau

Wibo (“Wim” Willem Louis Joseph Boost)

July 3

Alan Schwarz

Julian Assange

Kid Sister

Franz Kafka

July 4

Guram Rcheulishvili

Colin Welland

Neil Simon

Mao Dun

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ann Landers

July 5

Armin Kõomägi

Jody Lynn Nye

Bill Watterson

Veronica Guerin

July 6

Andrew Martin

The Dalai Lama

Louisa Tuthill

July 7

Lesego Rampolokeng

David McCullough

Helene Johnson

Lillien Jane Martin

July 8

Tom Egeland

Anna Quindlen


Freeway (Leslie Edward Pridgen)

July 9

Patrice

Barbara Cartland

Masami Tsuda

Anne Born

July 10

Mildred Wirt Benson

Arja Uusitalo

Alice Munro

July 11

Kenneth Hsien-yung Pai (白先勇; pinyin: Bái Xiānyǒng,)

Suzanne Nadine Vega

Amitav Ghosh

July 12

Oscar Hammerstein II

Pablo Neruda

July 13

Helga Königsdorf

Cameron Crowe

Wole Soyinka

July 14

Natalia Ginzburg

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Angélique Kidjo

Laura Numeroff

July 15

Jacques Rivière

Dorothy Fields

Iris Murdoch

July 16

Mari Evans

Ross King

Saint Clare of Assisi

July 17

Erle Stanley Gardner

Shmuel Yosef Agnon (Hebrew: שמואל יוסף עגנון)

Michael Francis Gilbert

July 18

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Alfian Sa’at

Elizabeth Gilbert

Nelson Mandela

July 19

Norman Manea

Garth Nix

A.J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin

Vladimir Mayakovsky

July 20

Simin Beh’bahāni (Persian: سیمین بهبهانی)

Olga Hahn Neurath

Imam Bukhari (Muhammed Al-Bukhari)

(Elizabeth) Dilys Powell

Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca)

July 21

Mohammed Dib

Ernest Miller Hemingway

Suso Cecchi d’Amico

July 22

Ala Ghawas

Kokia (Akiko Yoshida 吉田亜紀子)

Emma Lazarus

Albert Brooks

Enrique Laso

July 23

Milisav Popović

Raymond Chandler

Eugène François Vidocq

July 24

Alexandre Dumas

Patrick Bruce (Pat) Oliphant

Colleen Doran

Banana Yoshimoto

July 25

Maria Gripe

Josephine Tey (Elizabeth MacKintosh, AKA Gordon Daviot)

Diam’s (Mélanie Georgiades)

July 26

George Bernard Shaw

Aldous Huxley

Carl G. Jung

July 27

Hilde Domin

Elizabeth Hardwick

Bobbie Gentry

July 28

Helen Beatrix Potter

Francis Veber

July 29

Chester Himes

Nathalie Handal

Ruud Janssen

July 30

Barbara Kopple

Salvador Novo

Emily Jane Brontë

July 31

Pam Withers

J. K. Rowling

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June Litbirthdays

June

June 1

Casper de Vries

Marie Knight

Naguib Surur

Mircea Cărtărescu

June 2

Xiao Hong

Dorothy West

June 3

Rumer (Sarah Joyce)

Pedro Mir

(Irwin) Allen Ginsberg

June 4

Jacques Roumain

Margrit Schriber

Jin Au-Yeung

June 5

Elena Piscopia

Pu Songling

Federico Garcia Lorca

Michael Scott Moore

June 6

Vlado Georgiev

Isaiah Berlin

Alexander (or Aleksandr) (Sergeyevich) Pushkin

June 7

Louise Erdrich (Karen Louise Erdrich)

Gwendolyn Brooks

Nikki Giovanni

Orhan Pamuk

June 8

Karin Alvtegen

Tim Berners-Lee

Sara Paretsky

Marguerite Yourcenar

June 9

André Juillard

George Axelrod

Cole Porter

 

June 10

Maurice Sendak 

Benjamin Millepied

Samartha Vashishtha

Saul Bellow

Terence Rattigan

June 11

Bill Findlay

Siavash Ghomayshi

Yasunari Kawabata

June 12

 Tess Gerritsen

Anne Frank

June 13

 Anis Mojgani

Dorothy Leigh Sayers

William Butler Yeats

June 14

Ernesto Che Guevara

John Thomson

Margaret Bourke-White

Mona Simpson

June 15

Ibn-e-Insha (ابن انشاء)

Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson)

Waylon Jennings


June 16

Lamont Dozier

Joyce Carol Oates

June 17

Jeph Jacques 

Nino (Kazunari Ninomiya)

 

June 18

Lidia Jorge 

Sammy Cahn

Paul McCartney

June 19

Aung San Suu Kyi

Pauline Kael

Salman Rushdie 

June 20

 Enn Vetemaa

Amos Tutuola

Anna Laetitia Barbauld 

June 21

John Agard

Benazir Bhutto

Jean-Paul Sartre

Mary McCarthy

June 22

Moana Maniapoto

Abbas Kiarostami Persian: عباس کیارستمی

Kaarina Helakisa

Sándor Weöres

Dan Brown

 

June 23

Steven Dietz

Anna Akhmatova

Alfred Kinsey

Patrick Monahan

June 24

Julia Kristeva

Anita Desai 

 

June 25

Ricky Gervais 

George Orwell

Anthony Bourdain

Yann Martel

 

June 26

Ya’akov Cohen (also spelled Cahan) (Hebrew: יעקב כהן)

Yves Beauchemin

Noriaki Kubo (The Kubo)

 

June 27

Paul L. Dunbar

Bob Keeshan

Helen Keller

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

June 28

Mariko Nanba (南波真理子)

Aimee Bender

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Sophie Hannah

June 29

Nawal Al Zoghbi

Frédéric Dard

Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Toure)

June 30

José Emilio Pacheco

David Frum

James Goldman

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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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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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