1927 – Robert Ludlum, born on the 25th of May in New York City, raised in Short Hills, New Jersey and educated in Connecticut. He was an American author of 29 thriller novels. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into 32 languages. He was a US marine in the Second World War.
1951 – He graduated from Wesleyan University.
– Married to Mary Ryducha with two sons and one daughter.
1952 – 1960 – Before opting writing as a profession at forty, he was an actor as well as a theatrical producer.
1971 – His first published book was The Scarlatti Inheritance.
1972 – 1978 – His other novels include The Osterman Weekend, The Matlock Paper, The Rhinemann Exchange, The Gemini Contenders, The Chancellor Manuscript, The Holcroft Covenant.
1973 – 1974 – He also wrote the suspense novels Trevayne and The Cry of the Halidon under the name Jonathan Ryder.
1975 – 1992 – Although most of his fiction is serious in tone, Ludlum wrote two comic suspense novels featuring heroes named the Hawk and Sam, The Road to Gandalfo and The Road to Omaha.
1980 – 1990 – He has written a trilogy of novels about a spy named Bourne-The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum.
1982 – 1997 – Made the novels The Parsifal Mosaic, The Aquitane Progression, The Icarus Agenda, The Scorpio Illusion, The Apocalypse Watch, and The Matarese Countdown.
2001 – Died on the 12th of March due to Heart Failure.