Famous nonfiction author, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Anne Frank

    Anne Frank was one of the thousands of Jewish children who were killed in the Holocaust. She became a well-known name and one of the most discussed victims of the holocaust after her diary ˜The Diary of a Young Girl' was published by her father a couple of years after her death. The diary is today one of the world's best known books and has been translated into several languages. It has also been adapted into many plays and films all over the world. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, during a highly tumultuous period in the nation's history, she moved from Germany to Amsterdam with her family in the early 1930s after the rise of Nazis in her homeland. At the height of the World War II the Germans occupied Netherlands and the Jews were no longer safe in Amsterdam as well. As the persecution of the Jewish population continued to increase, the Frank family was forced to move into hiding. A young teenager who hoped to become a writer on growing up, Anne dutifully wrote in her dairy, documenting her daily life in hiding. She remained hopeful that one day her life would return to normalcy but her hopes were unfounded; she, her mother and sister were killed along with thousands of other Jews in the concentration camps. Only her father survived the war.

    Anne Frank

  • Tana Ramsay

    Tana Ramsay is a British author and TV personality. She is also known as the wife of celebrity chef <a title='Gordon Ramsay' href='/famous/gordon-ramsay.htm'>Gordon Ramsay</a>. As a TV personality, she has appeared in the shows ˜Market Kitchen', ˜MasterChef' and ˜Dancing on Ice' to name a few. Ramsay is also a former schoolteacher. Despite her TV and writing credits, she is best known in the media for being a celebrity wife. A doting wife and a mother of four, Ramsay is a very strong, ambitious, and bold lady. She is a classy woman who is admired for her fashion sense. Even though she is the wife of a celebrity, she is a down-to-earth personality. Currently, she is active on social media and often features on her husband Gordon's social media posts. Her husband keeps on showcasing his love for his wife through his posts that include captions about her beauty and their life together.

    Tana Ramsay

  • Lizzie Velasquez

    American nonfiction writer whose works include a 2010 autobiography and a 2012 motivational work entitled Be Beautiful, Be You. She became famous for being one of only a handful of people in the world to suffer from Marfanoid-progeroid-lipodystrophy syndrome, which results in an inability to accumulate body fat.

    Lizzie Velasquez

  • Pippa Middleton

    Younger sister and maid of honor of <a title='Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge' href='/famous/kate-middleton.htm'>Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge</a>. She received a ton of media attention during the 2011 Royal Wedding. 

    Pippa Middleton

  • nicstinson

    Nicolle is an RN, BSN, published author, blogger, and an ordained life coach minister. She is best known for speaking out and her activism work. She is active on Instagram and has a large following on her podcasts and livecasts.

    nicstinson

  • Lady Colin Campbell

    Author of three books about the British Royal Family, including a New York Times bestselling biography about <a title='Princess Diana' href='/famous/princess-diana.htm'>Princess Diana</a> and a biography about <a title='Queen Elizabeth' href='/famous/elizabeth-ii.htm'>Queen Elizabeth</a>. She is also a radio and television personality who gained fame for her participation in the 15th series of the show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.

    Lady Colin Campbell

  • Daniele Bolelli

    Italian writer, professor, philosopher, and martial artist known for his books On the Warrior's Path and 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion, which focus on martial arts and religion, respectively. He's taught at several universities in California and he created the podcast The Drunken Taoist.

    Daniele Bolelli

  • Zack Hample

    Baseball superfan and popular YouTuber who has collected more than 9,000 baseballs from more than 50 different major league stadiums. His most notable balls are <a title='Alex Rodriguez' href='/famous/alex-rodriguez.htm'>Alex Rodriguez</a>'s 3,000th hit and <a title='Mike Trout' href='/famous/mike-trout.htm'>Mike Trout</a>'s 1st career home run. He has authored books called How to Snag Major League Baseballs, Watching Baseball Smarter, and The Baseball. 

    Zack Hample

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American author and social reformer. She was born at a time when the United States was experiencing a great deal of societal changes. Stowe had witnessed the cruelties of slavery firsthand and was active in the same social circles as many other abolitionists of the time. Her thoughts were greatly influenced by these interactions and experiences. She decided to write something about the slavery at the request of her family. She believed that her actions could make a positive difference and her words could change the world. Stowe became famous especially for ˜Uncle Tom's cabin', a novel published in 1852, which portrayed the evils of slavery. It shook the nation's consciousness on the inhumanity of slavery. Her landmark novel also helped in bridging the gap between North and South America over the issue of slavery. Her achievements have earned Stowe an honored place in America's history. Her exclamation, ˜I will write something, I will if I live', has echoed through the years to reach the countless people who have read her works.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Mark Dice

    Media analyst and author of several popular books on secret societies and conspiracies, including The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction, Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True, The New World Order, Facts & Fiction, Illuminati in the Music Industry, and Inside the Illuminati: Evidence, Objectives, and Methods of Operation.

    Mark Dice

  • WEB DuBois

    W.E.B. Du Bois was an American sociologist and civil rights activist who rose to prominence as the leader of the Niagara Movement. One of the most significant African-American activists during the first half of the 20th century, he was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, as a boy of mixed racial heritage, he grew up in a relatively tolerant community and attended school with white children and received considerable support from white teachers. A good student, he performed well academically and went on to pursue higher education from the University of Berlin and Harvard, and became the first African American to earn a doctorate. He accepted a teaching job at Wilberforce University in Ohio and developed a keen interest in sociology. He conducted research on the treatment of blacks in the America and published the first case study of a black community in the United States. He soon ventured into civil rights activism and went on to become the leader of the Niagara Movement, campaigning for equal rights for blacks. As an activist, he also played a prominent part in the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and became the association's director of research and editor of its magazine, ˜The Crisis'.

    WEB DuBois

  • Jane Hawking

    Author and educator who is best known as the first wife of <a title='Stephen Hawking' href='/famous/stephen-hawking.htm'>Stephen Hawking</a>. She wrote Music to Move the Stars: A Life with Stephen and Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.

    Jane Hawking

  • Sarah Vowell

    Famous for her American culture and history-themed nonfiction works, this New York Times bestselling author penned popular works such as Unfamiliar Fishes; The Partly Cloudy Patriot; and Take the Cannoli: Stories From the New World.

    Sarah Vowell

  • Isabel Briggs Myers

    Remembered for co-creating a popular personality testing tool known as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) with her mother, Katharine Cook Briggs.

    Isabel Briggs Myers

  • Steve Spangler

    Science guy who became a YouTube star for his original Mentos and Diet Coke video in 2005.

    Steve Spangler

  • Cynthia Lennon

    The first wife of famous Beatle <a title='John Lennon' href='/famous/john-lennon.htm'>John Lennon</a>, she received much attention in the 1960s. In 1978, she published A Twist of Lennon, a memoir detailing her life both before and after her marriage to the "Imagine" singer. 

    Cynthia Lennon

  • Christiana Morgan

    Harvard psychoanalyst who helped to develop the Thematic Apperception Test, a psychological instrument that uses pictures to reveal a person's core needs. She is also known for her lengthy love affair with fellow psychologist Henry Murray.

    Christiana Morgan

  • Samuel Johnson

    Samuel Johnson was a prolific English writer, poet, essayist, critic, biographer and lexicographer. After attending a year in Pembroke College Oxford, he dropped out owing to financial constraints. However, he still went on to make an impact as a teacher and writer in his early career. He wrote several articles and biographies in ˜The Gentleman's Magazine', and later wrote poems and the famous play ˜Irene', but one of his most notable works came after an endeavour of nine years, when his book ˜A Dictionary of the English Language' was published, the first of its kind to precede ˜The Oxford Dictionary' which was published nearly 150 years later. Towards the latter end of his career, he became more of a literary critic and an essayist. Since childhood he suffered from the ˜Tourette Syndrome' that caused frequent involuntary tics and odd physical gestures, yet his talent and wit transcended such physical barriers. He is also proclaimed as the greatest literary critic of all time.

    Samuel Johnson

  • Mary Roach

    An American author known for her works of popular science, she published such titles as Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Her numerous, award-winning journal articles include How to Win at Germ Warfare and The Bamboo Solution.

    Mary Roach

  • Gillian McKeith

    Health guru and nutritionist who became a bestselling author from her book, You are What you Eat, which sold over two million copies.

    Gillian McKeith

  • Katie Davis

    Missionary and author whose 2009 work Kisses From Katie earned a place on the New York Times bestsellers list. The work is based on her life experiences working as a missionary, and a mother of 13 adopted children, in Uganda.

    Katie Davis

  • Diana Hart

    Canadian wrestling diva and daughter of legendary wresting promoter <a title='Stu Hart' href='/famous/stu-hart.htm'>Stu Hart</a>. She authored the book Under the Mat: Inside Wrestling's Greatest Family after her brother died in a wrestling accident.

    Diana Hart

  • Jennifer Gonzalez

    Author and blogger with books titled Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School and The Teacher's Guide to Tech: A Cult of Pedagogy Digital Binder. Her blog is called Cult of Pedagogy.

    Jennifer Gonzalez

  • Richard Phillips

    United States merchant mariner who was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama when it was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. He wrote the book called A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea about his experience.

    Richard Phillips