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Literary and Innovative People On This Day - June 6

A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.

2016

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Vincent Bugliosi

Vincent Bugliosi was born in Hibbing in Minnesota on August 18, 1934. He died in Los Angeles on June 6, 2015 Helter Skelter is the story of Charles Manson.

2011

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Phyllis Ryan

Phyllis Ryan was born on July 27th, 1920 and died on June 6th, 2011. Phyllis Ryan was a champion of independent theatre in Ireland.The Company I Kept is her story.

1923

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Virginia Andrew

Virginia Andrews was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA in June 1923. She died of breast cancer in December 1986.Gates of Paradise is the fourth book in the Casteel series of novels.

1923

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Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann was born on June 6, 1875 in the Free City of Lubeck, and died on August 12, 1955 in Zurich in Switzerland. Stories and Episodes contains samples of his works.

Authors to have made their mark on June 6

Born

1973 Patrick Rothfuss, American author and academic
1968 Francois Avard, Canadian author and screenwriter
1963 Wolfgang Drechsler, German scholar, author, and academic
1957 Christian Rach, German chef and author
1956 Bjorn Borg former tennis player
1941 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
1940 David Wiltse horror fiction author
1938 Ryuchi Matsuda, Japanese martial artist and author (d. 2013)
1925 Maxine Kumin, American poet and author (d. 2014)
1913 Carlo L. Golino, Italian-American author, critic, and academic (d. 1991)
1901 Jan Struther, English author and hymnwriter (d. 1953)
1891 Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Indian author and academic (d. 1986)
1862 Henry Newbolt, English historian, author, and poet (d. 1938)
1841 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish author and publisher (d. 1910)
1799 Alexander Pushkin, Russian author and poet (d. 1837)
1580 Godefroy Wendelin, Belgian astronomer and author (d. 1667)
1553 Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician and author (d. 1617)

Died

2015 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech journalist and author (b. 1926)
2014 Eric Hill, English-American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
2003 Ken Grimwood, American author (b. 1944)
2000 Frederic Dard, French author and screenwriter (b. 1921)
1984 A. Bertram Chandler, English-Australian soldier and author (b. 1912)
1983 Hans Leip, German author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)
1954 Fritz Kasparek, Austrian mountaineer and author (b. 1910)
1947 James Agate, English author and critic (b. 1877)
1934 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and author (b. 1864)
1843 Friedrich Holderlin, German poet and author (b. 1770)

Other events through the years on June 6

1975

The United Kingdom votes by a ratio of 2 to 1 to remain in the European Economic Community (EEC)

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



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