TODAY IN HISTORY - On this day in history

Who was born today? whose birthday is today. Whose death anniversary today?

Births on this day in history

  • 1954 - Esther Shkalim - Israeli poet and Mizrahi feminist
  • 1942 - Paul-Eerik Rummo - Estonian poet and politician
  • 1913 - Rex Ingamells - Australian author and poet (d. 1955)
  • 1876 - Dragotin Kette - Slovenian poet and author (d. 1899)
  • 1848 - Arturo Graf - Italian poet
  • 1810 - Talhaiarn - Welsh poet and architect (d.1869)
  • 1790 - Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom - Swedish poet and academic (d. 1855)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 1997 - James Dickey - American poet and novelist (b. 1923)
  • 1979 - Moritz Jahn - German novelist and poet (b. 1884)
  • 1874 - August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben - German poet and scholar (b. 1798)
  • 1851 - Esteban Echeverría - Argentinian poet and author (b. 1805)
  • 1847 - Athanasios Christopoulos - Greek poet (b. 1772)
  • 1729 - William Congreve - English playwright and poet (b. 1670)
  • 1576 - Hans Sachs - German poet and playwright (b. 1494)