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Literary and Innovative People On This Day - June 4
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A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.


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Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a Scottish Crime fiction author, Born on June 4, 1955. She is following in the footsteps of Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith. More


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Bob Champion

Bob Champion was born on June 4, 1948. Bob Champion was a very successful jockey with many winners under his belt. Bob has won the Grand National and the Gold Cup races. All was not a bed of roses, though as he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in July 1979. Champion's Story is the story of Bob Champios's remarkable recovery.


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Robert Fulghum

Robert Fulghum was born on June 4, 1937 in Waco, Texas. Robert Fulghum is an accomplished public speaker and has given oratories acroos hte USA and in Europe. More about Robert Fulghum.

Authors to have made their mark on June 4


1991 Tom Scholes-Fogg, British police officer, author and charity founder
1974 Buddy Wakefield, American poet and author
1960 Kristine Kathryn Rusch, American author
1956 John Hockenberry, American journalist and author
1956 Joyce Sidman, American author and poet
1952 Dambudzo Marechera, Zimbabwean author and poet
1951 Melanie Phillips, English journalist and author
1951 Wendy Pini, American author and illustrator
1951 Leigh Kennedy, American author
1943 Tom Jaine, English author
1934 Daphne Sheldrick, Kenyan-British conservationist and author
1932 Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand author and playwright (d. 2004)
1928 Ruth Westheimer, German-American therapist and author
1923 Gordon Cotler, author and scriptwriter notable for Artist's Proof.
1923 Elizabeth Jolley, English-Australian author and academic (d. 2007)
1879 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English author and illustrator (d. 1964)
1873 Nictzin Dyalhis, American author, (d.1942)


2015 Marguerite Patten, English economist and author (b. 1915)
2011 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
1933 Ahmet Hasim, Turkish poet and author (b. 1884)
1798 Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and author (b. 1725)
1585 Muretus, French philosopher and author (b. 1526)
1463 Flavio Biondo, Italian historian and author (b. 1392)

Other events through the years on June 4


The first Pulitzer Prizes are handed out for Biography, History and Journalism.

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