Updated at February 4, 2023 by BirthdayDBs Team
William Inge is best known as Playwright who has born on May 03, 1913 in Independence, KS. Currently, William Inge is 109 years, 9 months and 1 days old. William Inge will celebrate 110th birthday on Wednesday, 3rd of May 2023. Below the countdown to William Inge upcoming birthday.
A twentieth-century American dramatist and novelist, he is best known for his play, Picnic, which premiered at the Music Box Theatre and served as the Broadway debut of renowned actor, Paul Newman. Inge's other popular plays include The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Bus Stop.
He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Drama. He began his career as a drama critic for the St. Louis Star-Times.
His play, Picnic, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
He was raised in Independence, Kansas. At the age of sixty, he committed suicide.
He was encouraged by Tennessee Williams to write his first play.
William Inge is 109 years old today.
William Inge was born on May 03, 1913 in Independence, KS.
William Inge zodiac sign is Taurus.
William Inge was best known as Playwright.
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Below are historical events that coincided with William Inge's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1960||The Off-Broadway musical comedy The Fantasticks opens in New York City's Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.|
|1960||The Anne Frank House museum opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.|
|1963||The police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics and responds with violent force to stop the "Birmingham campaign" protesters. Images of the violent suppression are transmitted worldwide, bringing new-found attention to the civil rights movement.|
|1971||Erich Honecker becomes First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, remaining in power until 1989.|
|1973||The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1,451 feet as the world's tallest building.|
|1978||The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.|
|1986||Twenty-one people are killed and forty-one are injured after a bomb explodes on Air Lanka Flight 512 at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.|
|1987||A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop the restrictor plate for the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.|
|1999||The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City is devastated by an F5 tornado, killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This tornado also produces the highest wind speed ever recorded, measured at 301 +/- 20 mph (484 +/- 32 km/h).|
|2000||The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.|
|2001||The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.|
|2002||An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashes into a bank in Jalandhar, killing eight and injuring 17.|
|2007||The 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann disappears in Praia da Luz, Portugal, starting "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history".|
|2015||Two gunmen launch an attempted attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, which was held in response to the Charlie Hebdo shooting.|
|2016||Eighty-eight thousand people were evacuated from their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada as a wildfire ripped through the community, destroying approximately 2,400 homes and buildings.|
|1987||The birth of Lina Grinčikaitė, Lithuanian sprinter|
|1988||The birth of Ben Revere, American baseball player|
|1988||The birth of Paddy Holohan, Irish mixed martial artist|
|1989||The birth of Jesse Bromwich, New Zealand rugby league player|
|1989||The birth of Katinka Hosszú, Hungarian swimmer|
|1990||The birth of Brooks Koepka, American golfer|
|1991||The birth of Samuel Seo, South Korean musician|
|1992||The birth of Aaron Whitchurch, Australian rugby league player|
|1995||The birth of Ivan Bukavshin, Russian chess player (d. 2016)|
|1996||The birth of Mary Cain, American runner|
|1996||The birth of Alex Iwobi, Nigerian football player|
|1996||The birth of Domantas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player|
|1997||The birth of Desiigner, American rapper|
|1997||The birth of Dwayne Haskins, American football player|
|1997||The birth of Ivana Jorović, Serbian tennis player|
|2013||The death of Cedric Brooks, Jamaican-American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1943)|
|2013||The death of Keith Carter, American swimmer and soldier (b. 1924)|
|2013||The death of Brad Drewett, Australian tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1958)|
|2013||The death of David Morris Kern, American pharmacist, co-invented Orajel (b. 1909)|
|2013||The death of Curtis Rouse, American football player (b. 1960)|
|2013||The death of Branko Vukelić, Croatian politician, 11th Minister of Defence for Croatia (b. 1958)|
|2014||The death of Gary Becker, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1930)|
|2014||The death of Francisco Icaza, Mexican painter (b. 1930)|
|2014||The death of Jim Oberstar, American educator and politician (b. 1934)|
|2015||The death of Revaz Chkheidze, Georgian director and screenwriter (b. 1926)|
|2015||The death of Danny Jones, Welsh rugby player (b. 1986)|
|2015||The death of Warren Smith, American golfer and coach (b. 1915)|
|2016||The death of Ian Deans, Canadian politician (b. 1937)|
|2016||The death of Jadranka Stojaković, Yugoslav singer-songwriter (b. 1950)|
|2017||The death of Daliah Lavi, Israeli actress, singer and model (b. 1942)|
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