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Prize - Notable Historical Events

Wilhelm RöntgenDec 10, 1901

Theodore RooseveltDec 10, 1906

kiplingDec 10, 1907

Johannes van der WaalsDec 10, 1910

Marie CurieDec 31, 1911

August KroghDec 10, 1920

Frederick SoddyNov 9, 1922

Robert FrostMay 11, 1924

George Bernard ShawDec 10, 1925

Jane AddamsDec 10, 1931

Margaret MitchellMay 3, 1937

John SteinbeckMay 6, 1940

Upton SinclairMay 3, 1943

Hermann HesseDec 10, 1946

Tennessee WilliamsMay 3, 1948

Ezra PoundFeb 19, 1949

Arthur MillerMay 2, 1949

Ralph BuncheSep 27, 1950

Ernest HemingwayMay 4, 1953

George MarshallOct 30, 1953

Charles A LindberghMay 3, 1954

Linus PaulingDec 10, 1954

Albert CamusOct 17, 1957

Boris PasternakOct 23, 1958

Emilio G. SegrèDec 11, 1959

Willard LibbyDec 10, 1960

Fidel CastroApr 30, 1961

Harper LeeMay 1, 1961

Robert HofstadterDec 10, 1961

Drs CrickOct 18, 1962

Karl ZieglerDec 10, 1963

Martin Luther KingOct 14, 1964

Jean-Paul SartreOct 22, 1964

Martin LutherDec 10, 1964

Norman MailerMay 5, 1969

Pablo NerudaOct 21, 1971

Andrei SakharovOct 9, 1975

Saul BellowMay 3, 1976

Milton FriedmanOct 14, 1976

Alex HaleyApr 18, 1977

Menachem BeginOct 26, 1978

Mother TeresaOct 17, 1979

Alice WalkerApr 18, 1983

Elie WieselOct 14, 1986

Mikhail GorbachevOct 15, 1990

Aung San Suu KyiOct 14, 1991

Nelson MandelaOct 15, 1993

Yasser ArafatOct 14, 1994

Peter AgreOct 8, 2003

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynJun 12, 2007

John B. GurdonOct 8, 2012

Robert LefkowitzOct 10, 2012

Mo YanOct 11, 2012

Stephen HawkingDec 11, 2012

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Prize - Historical Events
Date Event
1743-08-10

Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated

1751-07-29

1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 mins in England

1849-09-13

1st US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy)

1882-02-22

With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize

1890-05-12

Louisiana legalized prize fighting

1900-12-17

1st prize of 100,00 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy

1901-12-10

First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays

1905-09-05

The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War; US President Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator

1906-12-10

Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1907-12-10

Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature

1910-12-10

Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

1911-12-10

Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace

1911-12-31

Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize

1912-05-07

Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer

1912-07-31

US government prohibits movies & photos of prize fights (censorship)

1913-02-19

1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box

1913-12-10

Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics

1915-11-12

Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

1917-06-04

1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)

1917-12-25

"Why Marry" 1st drama to win Pulitzer Prize, premieres in NYC

1919-06-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers)

1919-10-15

14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money

1919-12-10

Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson

1920-06-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon)

1920-11-20

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson

1920-12-10

August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle

1922-05-21

"On the Road to Moscow" is 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize

1922-05-21

Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Anna Christie)

1922-11-09

Frederick Soddy wins the 1921 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (announced in 1922 due to a technicality)

1923-05-13

Pulitzer prize awarded to Willa Carter (One of Ours)

1924-05-11

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

1924-10-24

Nobel prize for physiology/medicine awarded to W Einthoven

1925-04-26

Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"

1925-12-10

George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

1926-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith)

1926-05-05

Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith"

1927-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)

1928-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for (Bridge of San Luis Rey)

1929-05-12

Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary)

1930-05-12

Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)

1931-12-10

Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize

1931-12-26

Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Bdwy

1932-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth)

1933-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)

1934-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Sidney Kingsley (Men in White)

1935-05-06

Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush)

1936-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Harold L Davis (Honey in the Horn)

1936-11-24

Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize

1936-12-10

Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry

1937-05-03

Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With the Wind"

1937-11-11

Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson

1938-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town)

1939-05-01

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Yearling)

1940-05-06

Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath)

1941-03-16

Dmitri Shostakovitch receives the Stalin Prize

1941-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood (There shall be no night)

1942-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)

1943-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to Upton Sinclair (Dragon's Teeth)

1944-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to American Martin Flavin for his novel "Journey in the Dark"

1944-11-09

Red Cross wins Nobel peace prize

1945-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)

1945-11-12

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)

1946-05-06

Pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson)"

1946-12-10

German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

1947-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)

1947-05-23

PC Hooft prize forms for literature

1948-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams

1948-11-04

TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

1949-02-19

1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound

1949-05-02

Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"

1950-05-01

Gwendolyn Brooks is 1st African American awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry

1950-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers & Hammerstein (South Pacific)

1950-05-22

Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize

1950-05-27

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Wallace Stevens

1950-09-22

Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)

1950-09-27

Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

1950-12-10

Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize

1951-01-22

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom

1951-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)

1952-01-11

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore

1952-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)

1953-01-10

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish

1953-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man & The Sea

1953-10-30

Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize

1953-11-05

Nobel prize for physics awarded/appended on Frederik Zernicke

1954-01-09

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan & Leonie Adams

1954-01-10

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden

1954-03-19

1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, NYC

1954-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A Lindbergh & John Patrick

1954-10-28

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway

1954-12-10

Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

1954-12-10

Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize

1955-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)

1956-01-08

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken

1956-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett

1957-01-13

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate

1957-05-06

Pulitzer prize awarded to John F Kennedy (Profiles in Courage)

1957-10-12

Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

1957-10-17

French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

1958-01-06

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings

1958-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)

1958-06-23

Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established

1958-10-23

Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1958-10-29

Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature

1959-01-11

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke

1959-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB)

1959-12-11

Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959

1960-01-10

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz

1960-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice & Consent)

1960-12-10

Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).

1961-01-08

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters

1961-04-30

Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize

1961-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

1961-05-28

Amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)

1961-12-10

Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon

1962-01-07

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock

1962-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)

1962-10-18

Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA

1962-10-25

American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

1963-02-19

Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize

1963-05-06

Pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman (Guns of August)

1963-12-10

Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

1964-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Richard Hofstadter (Anti-intellectualism)

1964-10-14

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

1964-10-22

French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

1964-12-10

Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo

1965-01-10

Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory

1965-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)

1965-10-21

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward

1966-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)

1966-12-10

Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature

1967-02-05

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren

1967-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (Fixer)

1967-10-18

Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe

1968-05-08

Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)

1968-10-30

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)

1968-10-30

Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)

1969-01-05

Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro

1969-03-28

Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.

1969-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)

1969-10-27

Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen

1970-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)

1970-10-08

Soviet author Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1970-10-20

American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1970-10-21

Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh

1971-01-10

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur

1971-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)

1971-10-20

West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1971-10-21

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

1971-12-10

West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace

1972-04-28

Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race

1972-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose)

1972-10-25

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow & John R Hicks

1973-01-07

US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize

1973-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Eudora Welty (Optimist's Daughter)

1973-10-16

Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize

1973-10-18

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Wassily Leontief

1974-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin)

1974-10-15

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)

1975-01-07

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)

1975-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)

1975-10-09

Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

1975-12-09

Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize

1975-12-10

Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize

1976-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)

1976-09-17

Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize

1976-10-14

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman

1976-10-18

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr

1976-10-21

Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

1977-01-11

Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow

1977-04-18

Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize

1977-04-18

Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"

1977-12-11

Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, leaders of the group 'Peace People' (an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland) receive the Nobel Peace Prize

1978-04-17

Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sagan for "Dragons of Eden"

1978-10-05

Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature

1978-10-16

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon

1978-10-26

Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat named joint winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

1978-10-27

Begin & Sadat win Nobel Peace prize

1978-12-10

In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

1979-01-09

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin

1979-04-16

Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for "Buried child"

1979-10-11

Allan McLeod Cormack & Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan

1979-10-17

Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1980-04-14

Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song)

1980-10-09

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz

1980-10-15

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein

1981-01-13

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson & Howard Nemerov

1981-04-13

Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart"

1981-04-13

Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)

1981-04-15

Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award 8-year-old heroin addict story is a lie, Wash Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story

1982-05-12

Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich)

1982-09-27

Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize

1982-10-20

Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler

1983-01-21

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht

1983-04-18

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Alice Walker for "The Color Purple"

1983-10-05

Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize

1983-10-17

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu

1983-12-10

Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize

1984-02-26

Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate

1984-04-16

Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive"

1984-10-16

Desmond Tutu, black Anglican Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize

1984-10-17

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

1984-12-10

South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received his Nobel Peace Prize

1985-01-15

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell

1985-04-24

Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin"

1985-10-12

Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize

1985-10-15

Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani

1985-10-16

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle

1985-10-17

French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature

1986-04-17

Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for "Lonesome Dove"

1986-10-14

Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

1986-10-14

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Elie Wiesel (against violence/racism)

1986-12-10

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

1987-04-16

August Wilson's "Fences" wins 1987 Pulitzer Prize for drama

1987-04-16

Peter Taylor's "Summons to Memphis" wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

1987-04-16

Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for "Fences"

1987-10-12

Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize

1987-10-13

Costa Rican Pres Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize

1987-10-21

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M Solow

1987-10-22

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky

1988-03-31

Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for "Beloved"

1988-09-29

UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize

1988-10-13

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz

1988-10-14

Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize

1988-10-19

South African anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize

1989-02-19

Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize

1990-10-08

US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize

1990-10-11

Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature

1990-10-15

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize

1991-06-05

Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

1991-10-14

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

1992-10-08

Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott

1993-10-07

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison

1993-10-13

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith

1993-10-13

Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor

1993-10-15

Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1994-10-10

Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred Gilman & Martin Rodbell

1994-10-13

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Kenzaburo Oe

1994-10-14

Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres

1994-12-10

Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat

1995-02-19

Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize

1995-10-10

Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics

1995-10-13

Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1997-10-09

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo

2003-10-08

Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon win the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes

2004-09-29

The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, the first of two needed to win the prize.

2004-10-04

SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.

2007-06-12

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

2012-04-16

For the first time since 1977 no Pulitzer Prize is awarded for fiction

2012-06-11

The Nobel Prize is reduced by 20% to prevent any future undermining of capital

2012-10-08

John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent

2012-10-09

Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics

2012-10-10

Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors

2012-10-11

Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

2012-10-12

The European Union wins the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, sparking a series of critical commentary

2012-10-15

Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring Up the Bodies

2012-11-12

Into the Silence by Wade Davis wins the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize

2012-12-11

British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

2013-03-07

Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature

2013-03-17

Toyo Ito wins the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize

2013-03-20

Pierre Deligne wins the 2013 Abel Prize in mathematics

2013-10-07

James Rothman, Randy Schekman and  Thomas C. Südhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on transport systems in cells

2013-10-08

Peter Higgs and François Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles

2013-10-09

Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems

2013-10-10

Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature

2013-10-11

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

2013-10-14

Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices

2014-04-09

Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage

2014-10-06

John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

2014-10-07

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes

2014-10-08

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize

2014-10-08

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy

2014-10-09

Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

2014-10-10

Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

2014-10-14

Richard Flanagan's novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize

2016-02-14

'The Revenant' wins top prize at British Academy Film Awards

2016-02-17

California Journey wins top prize at Westminster Dog Show

2016-12-11

Two Scottish-born scientists awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

2018-04-17

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for 'Damn'

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Prize - Notable Birthdays

Ernesto Teodoro MonetaSep 20, 1833

John William StruttNov 12, 1841

Camillo GolgiJul 7, 1843

Hermann Emil FischerOct 9, 1852

Woodrow WilsonDec 28, 1856

Christiaan EijkmanAug 11, 1858

Edith WhartonJan 24, 1862

Carlos Saavedra LamasNov 1, 1878

Rube GoldbergJul 4, 1883

SchrodingerAug 12, 1887

Frederick BantingNov 14, 1891

Irene Joliot-CurieSep 12, 1897

Karl ZieglerNov 26, 1898

Carl David AndersonSep 3, 1905

Mother TeresaAug 26, 1910

Arthur Leonard SchawlowMay 5, 1921

Henry KissingerMay 27, 1923

Vernon L. SmithJan 1, 1927

Gabriel García MárquezMar 6, 1927

John B. GurdonOct 2, 1933

Amartya SenNov 3, 1933

Robert LefkowitzApr 15, 1943

Michael SpenceNov 7, 1943

Paul KrugmanFeb 28, 1953

Brian KobilkaMay 30, 1955

Shinya YamanakaSep 4, 1962

Prize - Birthdays
Date Event
1828-03-18

William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)

1833-09-20

Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Milan, Italy, journalist/soldier/pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), (d. 1918)

1841-11-12

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Malden Essex, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), (d. 1919)

1841-12-20

Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)

1843-05-21

Charles-Albert Gobat, Tramelan, Switzerland, Swiss politician, recipient of the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1914)

1843-07-07

Camillo Golgi, Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy—Venetia, Austrian Empire, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), (d. 1926)

1845-02-15

Elihu Root, (R)/US Sec of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912)

1845-06-18

Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1922)

1852-10-09

Hermann Emil Fischer, Euskirchen, Rhine Province, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 1919)

1854-11-05

Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

1856-12-28

[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson, Staunton Va, 28th (D) US President (1913-21), Nobel Peace Prize 1919

1858-03-23

Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)

1858-08-11

Christiaan Eijkman, Nijkerk Netherlands, physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1929), (d. 1930)

1860-11-23

Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)

1862-01-24

Edith Wharton [-Jones], New York NY, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), (d. 1937)

1862-06-07

Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

1865-10-12

Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

1866-01-15

Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)

1869-06-27

Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)

1870-04-17

Ray Stannard Baker, US, journalist (Puliter Prize 1940)

1870-05-06

John McCutcheon, cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931)

1871-05-06

Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)

1872-08-13

Richard Willstätter, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)

1877-06-07

Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)

1878-11-01

Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Buenos Aires, jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), (d. 1959)

1879-08-06

Joseph Wirth, German politician (Stalin Peace Prize)

1881-03-17

Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

1881-10-22

Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1883-07-04

Rube Goldberg, San Francisco California, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948

1884-07-27

Francis Salabert, Beauty Prize

1884-08-08

Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")

1885-06-01

André Nicolle, Beauty Prize

1886-03-01

Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)

1887-08-12

Erwin Schrodinger, Vienna Austria, physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, (d. 1961)

1887-10-05

René Cassin, pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)

1887-11-19

James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)

1887-9-27

Jean Patou, Beauty Prize

1888-04-09

Florence Smith Price, US composer (Wanamaker Prize 1932)

1889-04-01

Augusto Bandini, Beauty Prize

1889-06-08

Joseph L Hromadka, Czech theologist (Lenin prize 1957)

1891-11-14

Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)

1892-02-22

Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)

1892-03-28

Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1892-10-09

Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)

1894-07-09

Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

1894-07-27

Georges Charlia, Beauty Prize

1895-03-03

Ragnar Frisch, Oslo, Norwegian economist (1st winner of the Nobel prize in economics-1969)

1895-07-10

Carl Orff, Munich Germany, composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969)

1895-10-30

Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (d. 1964)

1897-05-17

Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)

1897-09-12

Irene Joliot-Curie, Paris, physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, (d. 1956)

1898-11-26

Karl Ziegler, Helsa, German Empire, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (polymers), (d. 1973)

1900-05-05

Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner

1902-01-31

Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)

1902-04-23

Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1902-05-03

Alfred Kastler, Guebwiller France, French Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (Hertzian resonances within atoms)

1903-10-06

Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

1905-09-03

Carl David Anderson, NYC, physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), (d. 1991)

1907-02-25

Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)

1907-04-26

Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)

1907-09-18

Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)

1908-09-18

Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50)

1910-08-26

Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Skopje Ottoman Empire, nun and Founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)

1910-08-28

Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-born economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

1910-12-29

Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1911-02-08

Elizabeth Bishop, US poet (North & South)/Pulitzer Prize (1956)

1912-08-13

Salvador E Luria, Italian/US biologist (Nobel prize 1969)

1912-9-02

Johnny Lee Wills, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

1913-05-02

Nigel Patrick, London England, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold)

1914-02-22

Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate

1914-05-19

Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2002)

1914-10-01

Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and author (The Americans: The Democratic Experience - 1974 Pulitzer Prize)

1915-03-20

Sviatosiav Richter, Zhitomir Ukraine, pianist (Stalin Prize-1945)

1915-07-09

David Leo Diamond, Rochester NY, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943)

1915-10-04

Robert Lavelle, Eyes on the Prize II (Parts VII & VIII): The Keys to the Kingdom/Back to the Movement

1916-08-25

Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)

1917-03-20

Dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958)

1917-04-26

I[eoh] M[ing] Pei, Canton, China, architect (1961 Brunner Prize)

1917-06-01

William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)

1917-09-07

John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)

1918-05-11

Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)

1918-07-31

Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate

1918-09-02

Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)

1920-03-15

E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1920-11-05

Douglass North, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1921-05-05

Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Mount Vernon, New York, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers

1921-06-04

Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)

1921-08-23

Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner

1921-09-03

Marguerite Higgins, American reporter and war correspondent, Pulitzer prize winner (d. 1966)

1923-04-21

Andrea Domburg, Dutch actress, (Theo d'Or Prize, Keetje Tippel)

1923-05-27

Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State (1973-77)/Nobel Peace Prize (1973)

1923-09-09

Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1924-08-01

Georges Charpak, Paris, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992)

1924-09-15

Lucebert, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist (Boozz, PC Hooft prize 1967)

1924-11-14

Leonid B Kogan, Dnepropetrovsk Russia, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952)

1925-10-14

Phillip Tobias, Durban, Natal, South Africa, palaeoanthropologist and 3 x Nobel Prize nominee(hominid fossil sites), (d. 2012)

1925-11-24

Simon van der Meer, Nobel Prize laureate

1926-02-27

David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)

1926-06-30

Paul Berg, Nobel Prize laureate

1926-07-09

Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1926-07-18

Elisabeth Müller, The Power and the Prize

1926-11-24

Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Prize laureate

1926-9-13

Emile Francis, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1927-01-01

Vernon L. Smith, American economist (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences)

1927-03-06

Gabriel García Márquez, Aracataca, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature)

1927-10-16

Günter Grass, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate

1928-10-04

James Forman, Eyes on the Prize

1929-06-03

Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate

1930-03-15

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1930-12-02

Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize

1931-04-03

Marilyn Gittell, Eyes on the Prize II (Parts III & IV): Power!/The Promised Land

1931-10-07

Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of S Afr (Nobel Peace Prize 1982)

1931-11-26

Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)

1932-06-18

Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1932-10-24

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

1932-11-01

Al Arbour, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1932-11-02

Merle G. Cain, The Prize Fighter

1933-06-12

Eddie Adams, American photographer, won Pulitzer Prize (d. 2004)

1933-07-14

András Vajó, The Prize Trap

1933-08-14

Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate

1933-08-23

Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1933-10-02

John B. Gurdon, Dippenhall, Hampshire, English developmental biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

1933-11-03

Amartya Sen, Santiniketan, Bengal, economist and Nobel Prize laureate (welfare economics and social choice theory)

1934-03-04

Jane van Lawick-Goodall, ethologist/chimp expert (1974 Walker Prize)

1936-02-22

J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate

1936-07-05

James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1936-08-20

Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1936-09-14

Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1936-11-19

Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1937-06-11

Robin Warren, Australian pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

1937-07-18

Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1937-07-29

Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate

1938-03-12

Jessy Dixon, Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

1938-09-03

Ryoji Noyori, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1939-09-06

Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1939-10-07

Harold Kroto, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1939-11-19

László Budafai, The Prize Trap

1940-03-25

István Dárday, The Prize Trap

1940-04-01

Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1940-06-28

Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi banker, economist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1940-08-31

Györgyi Szalai, The Prize Trap

1940-09-13

Óscar Arias, Costa Rican politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1941-01-07

John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1941-05-31

Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate

1941-06-07

Jaime Laredo, Bolivia, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959)

1941-07-01

Rod Gilbert, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1941-07-19

Natalya Bessmertnova, Moscow, dancer (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970)

1942-02-27

Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1942-03-27

John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1942-05-28

Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1942-06-17

Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian IAEA director, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1942-06-17

Mohamed el Baradei, Nobel Peace Prize Concert

1943-04-15

Robert Lefkowitz, NYC, New York, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry)

1943-05-22

Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1943-09-06

Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1943-09-30

Johann Deisenhofer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1943-10-17

Susan Davenny Wyner, New Haven Ct, soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize)

1943-11-07

Michael Spence, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1944-03-05

Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner

1944-04-19

James Heckman, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize

1944-06-06

Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1945-09-27

Misha Dichter, Shanghai China, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966)

1945-11-30

Radu Lupu, Galati Romania, pianist (Enesco 1st prize-1967)

1946-07-05

Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laurete

1946-07-14

Terry Ryan, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

1947-02-27

Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)

1947-04-19

Murray Perahia, NYC, pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988)

1947-06-08

Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1947-06-11

Portia Maultsby, Eyes on the Prize II (Parts VII & VIII): The Keys to the Kingdom/Back to the Movement

1947-06-21

Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

1947-09-17

Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)

1950-10-09

Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1951-02-10

Roxanne Pulitzer, Glendale California, author (Prize Pulitzer)

1951-02-10

Roxanne Pulitzer, Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer

1951-09-30

Barry Marshall, Australian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1951-10-19

Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize

1953-02-28

Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008)

1954-04-07

Clark Gillies, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1955-01-01

Thom Scoggins, Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer

1955-05-28

Mark Howe, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1955-05-30

Brian Kobilka, Little Falls, Minnesota, American Nobel Prize winning professor

1957-03-04

Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner

1957-03-23

John Tonelli, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1957-07-12

Dave Semenko, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1957-08-17

Pete Peeters, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1959-01-09

Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

1960-01-29

Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)

1962-09-04

Shinya Yamanaka, Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japanese physician (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine)

1963-04-30

Steve Smith, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1968-05-12

Ian Boyd, The Prize

1971-01-01

Bobby Holik, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1971-05-24

Kris Draper, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

1975-01-26

Michal Chmarzynski, The Nobel Prize Winner

1981-04-24

Sarah Clarke, The Prize Inside: Finale

1989-06-05

Ellary Porterfield, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

1994-06-06

Marco Sasso, Never Take Your Eyes Off the Prize

2002-01-22

Abigail Falle, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

Prize - Notable Weddings

Ernest HemingwayMay 10, 1927

William GoldingSep 30, 1939

Albert CamusDec 3, 1940

Prize - Weddings
Date Event
1885-08-29

Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)

1927-05-10

1954 Nobel Prize winner in Literature Ernest Hemingway (27) weds journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (31)

1939-09-30

Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield

1940-12-03

Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

1956-09-14

British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)

1980-11-27

British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)

Prize - Notable Deaths

Alfred NobelDec 10, 1896

Ernesto Teodoro MonetaFeb 10, 1918

John William StruttJun 30, 1919

Hermann Emil FischerJul 15, 1919

Camillo GolgiJan 21, 1926

Christiaan EijkmanNov 5, 1930

Edith WhartonAug 11, 1937

Selma LagerlöfMar 16, 1940

J. J. ThomsonAug 30, 1940

Frederick BantingFeb 21, 1941

Frederick SoddySep 22, 1956

Howard FloreyFeb 21, 1968

John SteinbeckDec 20, 1968

Ralph BuncheDec 9, 1971

Paul DiracOct 20, 1984

Robert HofstadterNov 17, 1990

Linus PaulingAug 19, 1994

George WaldApr 12, 1997

Yasser ArafatNov 11, 2004

Milton FriedmanNov 16, 2006

José SaramagoJun 18, 2010

Seamus HeaneyAug 30, 2013

Gabriel García MárquezApr 17, 2014

Prize - Deaths
Date Event
1833-06-02

Simon Byrne, Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter (b. 1806)

1896-12-10

Alfred Nobel, Swedish Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

1906-12-07

Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1833)

1907-02-16

Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)

1908-07-22

William Randal Cremer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1828)

1914-03-16

Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician, recipient of the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)

1914-06-21

Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)

1916-09-04

José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)

1918-02-10

Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84

1918-06-26

Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

1919-06-30

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

1919-07-15

Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, commits suicide at 66

1922-05-18

Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1845)

1924-12-29

Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)

1925-02-24

Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1860)

1926-01-21

Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

1927-07-05

Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)

1930-11-05

Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1858)

1932-02-16

Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)

1932-09-16

Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)

1934-07-04

Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

1934-10-17

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1852)

1936-02-28

Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1866)

1936-03-08

Jean Patou, Beauty Prize

1937-08-11

Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

1938-05-13

Charles Edouard Guillaume, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)

1940-03-16

Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 81

1940-08-30

J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

1941-02-21

Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1891)

1941-11-18

Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77

1942-03-10

William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)

1942-04-17

Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)

1943-02-27

Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)

1943-05-14

Henri La Fontaine, Belgian Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)

1944-10-23

Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)

1944-11-05

Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)

1945-02-25

André Nicolle, Beauty Prize

1946-12-22

Francis Salabert, Beauty Prize

1947-12-07

Nicholas M. Butler, American university president, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1862)

1950-10-19

Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)

1950-11-25

Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)

1951-04-23

Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)

1951-10-06

Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)

1954-03-07

Otto Diels, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)

1954-04-28

Léon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1879)

1956-09-22

Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

1957-01-10

Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67

1957-03-07

Howard Swigett, The Power and the Prize

1957-08-16

Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1881)

1960-10-31

H L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64

1961-01-09

Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)

1961-06-02

George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72

1961-12-25

Otto Loewi, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)

1964-04-24

Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895)

1964-06-03

Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

1964-11-06

Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)

1965-03-30

Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)

1965-04-21

Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72

1966-07-05

George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)

1967-09-18

John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

1968-02-21

Howard Florey, pharmacologist/Pathologist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 69

1968-07-07

Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer Prize), dies at 73

1968-07-18

Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

1968-12-20

John Steinbeck, author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), dies at 66

1971-06-15

Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

1971-06-18

Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)

1971-09-21

Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1971-12-09

Ralph Bunche, UN delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at 67

1972-05-04

Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)

1973-02-11

Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65

1973-02-23

Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)

1973-03-06

Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80

1975-10-30

Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1975-11-05

Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)

1976-02-01

George Whipple, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)

1977-06-03

Archibald Vivian Hill, English physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)

1978-02-11

Harry Martinson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1904)

1978-06-07

Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

1979-05-02

Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

1979-08-03

Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1899)

1981-09-12

Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)

1981-09-21

Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies at 68

1982-06-12

Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)

1982-06-18

John Cheever, Pulitzer prize winning author, dies at 70 in Ossining

1982-08-15

Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1903)

1983-09-10

Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

1984-01-07

Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

1984-01-10

Chauncey Gray, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

1984-07-25

Georges Charlia, Beauty Prize

1984-10-14

Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)

1984-10-20

Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)

1984-10-20

Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 82

1984-10-25

Johnny Lee Wills, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

1985-09-08

John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)

1985-09-09

Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

1986-02-01

Alva Myrdal, Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84

1986-09-25

Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90

1988-01-11

Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89

1988-05-25

Ernst Ruska, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

1990-11-17

Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

1991-02-11

Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1922)

1991-03-02

Clark Mollenhoff, US journalist (Pulitzer Prize), dies

1993-03-24

John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78

1993-10-16

René Sylviano, Beauty Prize

1994-07-27

Kevin Carter, a South African photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize winner & member of the Bang-Bang Club, suicide at 33

1994-08-19

Linus Pauling, Nobel prize scientist (Vitamin C advocate), dies at 93

1994-10-07

Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish immunologist (Nobel prize 1984), dies at 82

1994-12-03

Dolf Verspoor, literary/translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77

1995-01-01

Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92

1995-01-13

Arnold Smith, painter (Vigelius Prize 1935), dies at 89

1995-03-20

Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (Pulitzer prize 1934), dies at 88

1995-04-02

Hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86

1995-04-20

Merle G. Cain, The Prize Fighter

1995-12-22

James Meade, English economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1907)

1997-04-12

George Wald, scientist, (Nobel Prize, vitamin A in retina) dies at 90

1997-05-22

Alfred Hershey, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1908)

1998-01-09

Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79

1998-02-08

William Lambert, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 78

1998-04-19

Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

1998-08-26

Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

1999-02-05

Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)

1999-02-15

Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)

1999-02-21

Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1918)

1999-03-03

Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

1999-11-16

Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)

2000-08-09

John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1920)

2000-10-15

Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)

2000-11-17

Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

2001-07-01

Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

2002-01-08

Alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)

2002-01-17

Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

2002-03-24

César Milstein, Argentine scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1927)

2003-04-20

Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)

2003-05-28

Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)

2003-08-04

Frederick Chapman Robbins, American Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)

2003-09-25

Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

2003-10-15

Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

2004-03-15

John Pople, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)

2004-07-21

Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1918)

2004-08-01

Philip Abelson American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1913)

2004-08-14

Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1911)

2004-08-15

Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)

2004-10-05

William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine nominee (b. 1941)

2004-11-11

Yasser Arafat, co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75

2004-12-29

Julius Axelrod, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)

2004-12-31

Gerard Debreu, French-born economist, Bank of Sweden Prize laureate (b. 1921)

2005-01-10

James Forman, Eyes on the Prize

2005-03-06

Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

2005-08-31

Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)

2005-10-28

Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)

2005-11-16

Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

2006-05-31

Raymond Davis Jr., American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

2006-08-30

Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

2006-11-16

Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 94

2006-12-11

Elisabeth Müller, The Power and the Prize

2007-05-16

Terry Ryan, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

2007-10-26

Dr. Arthur Kornberg, American Nobel Prize laureate in 1959 for the discovery of DNA polymerase (b. 1918)

2009-03-04

Horton Foote, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (b. 1916)

2010-02-26

Marilyn Gittell, Eyes on the Prize II (Parts III & IV): Power!/The Promised Land

2010-03-22

James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)

2010-03-27

Robert Lavelle, Eyes on the Prize II (Parts VII & VIII): The Keys to the Kingdom/Back to the Movement

2010-06-18

José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

2011-09-25

Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, dies from ovarian cancer at 71

2011-09-26

Jessy Dixon, Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

2011-11-23

Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78

2013-03-25

Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85

2013-08-30

Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature)

2014-04-17

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

2015-08-28

Al Arbour, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize

2016-02-04

Leslie Bassett, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dies at 93

2016-02-14

Pulitzer prize-winning composer Steven Stucky dies at 66

2016-03-16

Booker Prize victor Anita Brookner dies aged 87

2016-05-03

Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel prize-winning chemist, dies at 76

2016-07-11

Sydney Schanberg, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Dies Aged 82

2016-08-03

Egyptian Nobel prize winning chemist Zewail dies aged 70

2016-08-05

Egyptian Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Ahmed Zewail Dies Aged 70

2018-05-23

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Philip Roth Dies at 85


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