1940 – Born on October 21st. American journalist and author.
1972 – Wrote the book, Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, that won a Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and National Book Award.
1979 – Wrote "America Revised: History Schoolbooks in the Twentieth Century".
1981-2002 – FitzGerald wrote Cities on a Hill, Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War, and Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth.