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Literary and Innovative People On This Day - June 5
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A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.

2012

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Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, USA, on August 22, 1920 and died on June 5, 2012 in Los Angeles. When Ray was 14, the family moved to Los Angeles, where his father found work to support them

1939

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Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble was born on June 5, 1939 in Sheffield in the UK. She is an author of fiction, biographies and literary criticism. A S Byatt is Margaret Drabble's sister. The Waterfall was published in 1969 and was ahead of its time.

Authors to have made their mark on June 5

Born

1965 Michael E. Brown, American astronomer and author
1960 Claire Fox, English author and academic
1951 Suze Orman, American financial adviser, author, and television host
1949 Ken Follett, Welsh author
1937 Helene Cixous, French author, poet, and critic
1932 Christy Brown, Irish painter and author (d. 1981)
1930 Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian author (d. 1996)
1920 Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American journalist and author (d. 1974)
1919 Richard Scarry, American-Swiss author and illustrator (d. 1994)
1912 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist and author (d. 2003)
1902 Arthur Powell Davies, American minister, author, and activist (d. 1957)
1884 Ivy Compton-Burnett, English author (d. 1969)
1640 Pu Songling, Chinese author (d. 1715)

Died

2015 Roger Verge, French chef and author (b. 1930)
2006 Frederick Franck, Dutch-American painter, sculptor, and author (b. 1909)
1997 J. Anthony Lukas, American journalist and author (b. 1933)
1920 Rhoda Broughton, Welsh-English author (b. 1840)
1906 Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher and author (b. 1842)

Other events through the years on June 5

1975

The Tank Man protester stops the tanks from progressing in the Tiananmen Square protests

1975

The United Kingdom holds its first referendum on Membership of the European Economic Community (EEC)

Literary and other important events that occurred on this day in June



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