Updated at September 24, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
Willard Motley is best known as Novelist who has born on July 04, 1909 in Illinois. Currently, Willard Motley is 113 years, 2 months and 20 days old. Willard Motley will celebrate 114th birthday on Tuesday, 4th of July 2023. Below the countdown to Willard Motley upcoming birthday.
A twentieth-century African-American writer and journalist, he is best known for his 1947 novel, Knock on Any Door, which was made into a film directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Humphrey Bogart. His other works include Let No Man Write My Epitaph and Let Noon Be Fair.
Using the pseudonym of "Bud Billikin," he wrote a children's column entitled "Bud Says" for the Chicago Defender.
His most famous novel, Knock on Any Door, is often classified as a work of gritty naturalism.
He grew up on the South Side of Chicago, and he died in Mexico City. He was the nephew of artist Archibald Motley.
His novel, We Fished All Night, was made into a movie featuring music by Ella Fitzgerald.
Willard Motley is 113 years old today.
Willard Motley was born on July 04, 1909 in Illinois.
Willard Motley zodiac sign is Cancer.
Willard Motley was best known as Novelist.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Willard Motley's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1976||The U.S. celebrates its Bicentennial.|
|1977||The George Jackson Brigade plants a bomb at the main power substation for the Washington state capitol in Olympia, in solidarity with a prison strike at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary Intensive Security Unit.|
|1982||Three Iranian diplomats and a journalist are kidnapped in Lebanon by Phalange forces, and their fate remains unknown.|
|1987||In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (a.k.a. the "Butcher of Lyon") is convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment.|
|1994||Rwandan genocide: Kigali, the Rwandan capital, is captured by the Rwandan Patriotic Front, ending the genocide in the city.|
|1997||NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.|
|1998||Japan launches the Nozomi probe to Mars, joining the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.|
|2001||Vladivostock Air Flight 352 crashes on approach to Irkutsk Airport killing all 145 people on board.|
|2004||The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the World Trade Center site in New York City.|
|2004||Greece beats Portugal in the UEFA Euro 2004 Final and becomes European Champion for first time in its history.|
|2005||The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.|
|2009||The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after eight years of closure due to security concerns following the September 11 attacks.|
|2009||The first of four days of bombings begins on the southern Philippine island group of Mindanao.|
|2012||The discovery of particles consistent with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider is announced at CERN.|
|2015||Chile claims its first title in international soccer by defeating Argentina in the 2015 Copa América Final.|
|1986||The birth of Marte Elden, Norwegian skier|
|1987||The birth of Wude Ayalew, Ethiopian runner|
|1987||The birth of Guram Kashia, Georgian footballer|
|1988||The birth of Angelique Boyer, French-Mexican actress|
|1989||The birth of Benjamin Büchel, Liechtenstein footballer|
|1990||The birth of Jake Gardiner, American ice hockey player|
|1990||The birth of Richard Mpong, Ghanaian footballer|
|1990||The birth of Naoki Yamada, Japanese footballer|
|1990||The birth of Ihar Yasinski, Belarusian footballer|
|1992||The birth of Ángel Romero, Paraguayan footballer|
|1992||The birth of Óscar Romero, Paraguayan footballer|
|1993||The birth of Tom Barkhuizen, English footballer|
|1995||The birth of Post Malone, American singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer|
|1999||The birth of Moa Kikuchi, Japanese musician|
|2003||The birth of Polina Bogusevich, Russian singer|
|2013||The death of Jack Crompton, English footballer and manager (b. 1921)|
|2013||The death of James Fulton, American dermatologist and academic (b. 1940)|
|2013||The death of Charles A. Hines, American general (b. 1935)|
|2013||The death of Bernie Nolan, Irish singer (b. 1960)|
|2014||The death of Giorgio Faletti, Italian author, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1950)|
|2014||The death of C. J. Henderson, American author and critic (b. 1951)|
|2014||The death of Earl Robinson, American baseball player (b. 1936)|
|2014||The death of Richard Mellon Scaife, American businessman (b. 1932)|
|2015||The death of Nedelcho Beronov, Bulgarian judge and politician (b. 1928)|
|2015||The death of William Conrad Gibbons, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1926)|
|2016||The death of Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian film director, screenwriter, poet, and photographer (b. 1940)|
|2017||The death of John Blackwell, American R&B, funk, and jazz drummer (b. 1973)|
|2017||The death of Daniil Granin, Soviet and Russian author (b. 1919)|
|2018||The death of Henri Dirickx, Belgian footballer (b. 1927)|
|2018||The death of Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (b. 1940)|
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