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On This Day in Mississippi Literary History


June 1

1978: A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur by Tennessee Williams premiered at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

1981: Author and educator Edward A. Jones died.

June 2

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June 3

1853: Poet Irwin Russell was born in Port Gibson, Mississippi.

1907: Educator Reginald C. Reindorp was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

1916: Presbyterian minister and pastoral counselor William B. Oglesby, Jr. was born in D’Lo, Mississippi.

1991: Author and Baptist minister W. Stanley Mooneyham died of kidney failure in Los Angeles, California.

June 4

1962: The Reivers, William Faulkner’s last novel, was published by Random House.

1968: Daddy Goodness, a play by Richard Wright, opened Off-Broadway at St. Mark’s Playhouse.

June 5

1949: Librarian and archivist Thomas W. Henderson was born in Jackson, Mississippi.

1954: Political scientist Mary DeLorse Coleman was born in Forest, Mississippi.

June 6

1816: Writer Catherine Ann Warfield, née “Ware,” was born in Natchez, Mississippi.

1904: Historian E. Wilson Lyon was born in Heidelberg, Mississippi.

June 7

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June 8

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June 9

1917: Poet Charles Lamar Nelson was born in Lafayette County, Mississippi.

June 10

1927: English professor William U. McDonald, Jr., was born in Meridian, Mississippi.

1960: Poet and professor Robert W. Hamblin married Barbara Kaye Smith.

1989: English professor Calvin S. Brown died in Sanibel, Florida.

June 11

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June 12

1915: Theologian J. Hardee Kennedy was born in Quitman, Mississippi.

1937: Tennessee Williams’ one-act play Me, Vasha! placed fourth out of the competition in his playwriting class at Washington University.

1963: Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.

1988: Theologian Lee A. Belford died in Leland, Mississippi.

June 13

1923: Economist Charles Edgar Summer was born in Newton, Mississippi.

1929: Tennessee Williams graduated fifty-third out of eighty-three in his University City, Missouri, high school class.

June 14

1941: Novelist John Armistead was born in Mobile, Alabama.

1983: Southern culture specialist William Ferris married Susannah Louise Furr.

June 15

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June 16

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June 17

1924: Psychiatrist B. C. Burris was born in Smithdale, Mississippi.

1935: William Mills was born in Hattiesburg.

1941: Richard Wright’s essay “Not My People’s War” appeared in New Masses.

1962: William Faulkner fell from a horse in Oxford, Mississippi, which contributed to his already failing health.

1986: Novelist and playwright William Attaway died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California.

June 18

1975: Tennessee Williams’ play The Red Devil Battery Sign opened at Boston’s Shubert Theatre. The play ran less than two weeks.

1998: Frank Trippett died at the age of 71.

June 19

1980: Musician, educator, and writer Robert Warner Kirk died of cancer.

2002: Fiction writer Berry Morgan died at the age of 83 in Sumit Point, West Virginia.

June 20

1897: Educator and author Charlemae Hill Rollins was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

1914: Theologian Josiah G. Chatham was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1929: William Faulkner married Lida Estelle Oldham Franklin in College Hill, Mississippi.

June 21

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June 22

1923: Historian George H. Thompson was born in Tylertown, Mississippi.

1940: William Faulkner published “A Point of Law” in Colliers, a story he will later revise for inclusion in the novel Go Down, Moses.

June 23

1910: Musician and photographer Milt Hinton, also known as “The Judge” and hailed as the dean of jazz bassists, was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1928: Joseph Lewis Fant, III, an English professor at West Point and the editor of Faulkner at West Point, was born in Columbus, Mississippi.

1948: Music from Spain by Eudora Welty was published by The Levee Press in Greenville, Mississippi.

June 24

1902: Historian John Percy Dyer was born in New Albany, Mississippi.

1933: William Faulkner’s daughter, Jill, was born.

1965: Fiction writer P. H. Lowrey died.

June 25

1933: James Meredith, a civil rights activist and the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi, was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

1964: The Eccentricities of a Nightingale by Tennessee Williams and starring Edie Adams premiered at Tappan Zee Playhouse in Nyak, New York.

June 26

1825: Southwestern humorist Henry Clay Lewis was born in Charleston, South Carolina.

1899: Writer Murry Falkner, brother of John and William Faulkner, was born in Ripley, Mississippi.

1925: Writer John E. Gregg was born in Taylorsville, Mississippi.

1964: Eudora Welty submitted her story “Where Is the Voice Coming From?” to The New Yorker. It would be published almost immediately in the July 6 issue.

June 27

1895: Schoolteacher, journalist and author Ida B. Wells married Ferdinand L. Barnett, a lawyer and newspaperman.

1941: Richard Wright accepted the Spingarn Award from the NAACP at its convention in Houston.

2005: Novelist and historian Shelby Foote died in Memphis at the age of 88.

June 28

1992: A statue of assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers was erected in his honor in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was living at the time of his death in 1963.

June 29

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June 30

1913: English professor Rodney M. Baine was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

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