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Caen, Herbert Eugene (Herb)

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 1997 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Columnist


1916 - He was born in Sacramento, California, on the 3rd of April.

1936 - Caen worked for the San Francisco Chronicle.

1938 - Caen published his column "It's News to me," which gave him fame.

1949 - He published his collection of essays entitled Baghdad-by-the-Bay.

1950 - He wrote for the San Francisco Examiner.

1958-1997 - He served again as columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle.

         - He coined the term "beatnik" in his 2nd of April, column.

1967 - He popularized the word "hippie" during San Francisco's Summer of Love.

1996 - He received a special award from the Pulitzer Prize board.

1997 - He died on the 1st of February of lung cancer in San Francisco.





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