Authors, Artists and Actors anniversaries 2011

February
6 February 1811 – 200th birth anniversary of Henry Liddell, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, whose daughter Alice acted as inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, 1862.

12 February 1861 – 150th birth anniversary of Lou Andreas-Salome, Russian author
19 February 1911 – 100th birth anniversary of Merle Oberon, Indian-born British actress
27 February 1861 – 150th birth anniversary of Rudolf Steine, Austrian philosopher

March
1 March 1866 – 125th birth anniversary of Tennesee Williams, American playwright
28 March 1940 – 70th death anniversary of Virginia Woolf, English novelist
28 March 1921 – 90th birth anniversary of Dirk Bogarde, British actor

April
7 April 1961 – 50th death anniversary of Vanessa Bell, British painter, sister of Virginia Woolf, member of the Bloomsbury Group
14 April 1941 – 70th birth anniversary of Julie Christie, British actress
15 April 1861 – 150th birth anniversary of Bliss Carman, Canadian poet
16 April 1921 – 90th birth anniversary of Peter Ustinov, British actor

May
1 May 1941 – 70th anniversary of Citizen Kane, film directed and starring Orson Welles
7 May 1861 – 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali poet, novelist and playwright
11 May 1911 – 100th birth anniversary, Phil Silvers, American comedian, famous for role as Sergeant Bilko
13 May 1961 – 50th death anniversary of Gary Cooper, American actor
15 May 1886 – 125th death anniversary of Emily Dickinson, American poet
17 May 1911 – 100th birth anniversary of Maureen O’Sullivan, Irish actress, famous for her role as Jane in Tarzan films
26 May 1711 – 300th birth anniversary of David Hume, Scottish philosopher

June
6 June 1961 – 50th death anniversary of Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist
14 June 1811 – 200th birth anniversary of Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
14 June 1936 – 75th death anniversary of G K Chesterton, English author
15 June 1911 – 100th birth anniversary of Reverend W. Awdry, English creator of Thomas the Tank Engine
26 June 1861 – 150th death anniversary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet
30 June 1911 – 100th birth anniversary of Czesław Miłosz, Polish poet and Nobel Prize winner

July
2 July 1961 – 50th death anniversary of Ernest Hemingway, American novelist
18 July 1811 – 200th birth anniversary of William Makepeace Thackeray, British author of Vanity Fair

August
6 August 1911 – 100th birth anniversary of Lucille Ball, American comedian and star of ‘ I Love Lucy ’
30 August 1811 – 200th birth anniversary of Theophile Gautier, French poet, novelist and dramatist

September
8 September 1886 – 125th birth anniversary of Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and author
15 September 1890 – 120th birth anniversary of Agatha Christie, British crime writer
19 September 1911 – 100th birth anniversary of William Golding, English writer and Nobel Prize winner

October
3 October 1886 – 125th birth anniversary of Alain-Fournier, French author of Le Grand Meaulnes
11 October 1961 – 50th death anniversary of Chico Marx, American comedian and one of the Marx Brothers
31 October 1961 – 50th death anniversary of Augustus John, British artist

November
2 November 1961 – 50th death anniversary of James Thurber, American writer and cartoonist
2 November 1911 – 100th birth anniversary of Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet and Nobel Prize winner
9 November 1911 – 100th death anniversary of Howard Pyle, American writer and illustrator
21 November 1811 – 200th death anniversary of Heinrich von Kleist, German poet and novelist
30 November 1986 – 25th death anniversary of Cary Grant, American-British actor

December
11 December 1911 – 100th birth anniversary of Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer and Nobel Prize winner
11 December 1911 – 100th anniversary of Marie Curie being awarded her second Nobel prize

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